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Tate Modern

Tate Modern

Looming over the southern bank of the Thames, Tate Modern, housed in the converted Bankside Power Station, holds one of the world’s premier collections of modern and contemporary art. With an ever-changing roster of exhibitions, it is London’s most visited gallery.

Opened to coincide with the new millennium, this Goliath of a gallery boasts a collection of over 70,000 works of modern art, featuring paintings and sculptures by some of the most significant artists of the 20th and 21stcenturies, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Mark Rothko and Francis Bacon among them. Lesser known artists and less mainstream media also abound, with pieces composed of bottle tops or, most famously, a porcelain urinal, in the guise of Marcel Duchamp’s notorious Fountain.

The focal point of the building is the awesome Turbine Hall, which is often filled by a specially commissioned work. Other exhibitions spaces, including the galleries of the towering Blavatnik Building, feature collections on a single theme or hugely popular temporary shows.

Top of the Tower. On level 10, the top floor of the fantastic Blavatnik Building extension, the 360-degree views terrace  gives spectacular views of London.

Experience gallery



At a glance

  • Activity

    Culture, Sightseeing
  • Address

    Bankside SE1, London
  • Underground

    Pimlico, Blackfriars, Southwark.

"One of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in the world."

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