Before Visiting the Tate Modern

London Tourist Attractions

Tate Modern is one of the most famous art galleries in London. It was a power station situated in a river bank. Tate Modern houses world-class paintings, photographs and, sculptures by Picasso, Rothko, Dali, and Warhol. This art gallery which forms a part of the Tate group was built after World War II and was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. The view of the river from the gallery’s cafe is a pleasant and beautiful one. Not just limited to paintings and photographs, the Tate Modern also has a collection of film, performance, and live art exhibitions. In recent years, it has introduced collections focused on international and female artists.

How to Get into the Tate Modern?

You can reach Tate modern by tube, bus or train. Always find nearest stations to get into there.

By Tube

If you are traveling by tube, the nearest stations to get into Tate modern are Southwark and Blackfriars which need 8 and 12 minute walks respectively from the station.

By Train

The nearest train stations to Tate Modern are Blackfriars and London Bridge. If you are stepping out at Blackfriars, you have 12-minute walk to the Tate Modern, whereas from London Bridge 15 minute walk is needed.

By Bus

You can reach the Tate Modern via routes 45, 63, 100, RV1, 381 and 344.

Five Entrances at Tate Modern

There are five entrances to the Tate modern. They are:

The Turbine Hall Entrance: This entrance on Holland Street directly leads visitors into the gallery’s level 0 and cafe on level 1.

The River Entrance: The River entrance on queen’s walk has lift access to all floors in the Boiler House and level 1. Wheelchairs are also allowed here.

The Switch House Entrance: This entrance on Sumner Street has direct access to level 1 and lift facility to the Boiler House and The switch House.

The Terrace Entrance: It has lift facility to all levels in the Switch House. Visitors directly lead their way to the Bar and Terrace shop.

Visiting the Tate Modern

• Entrance to the Tate Modern is free of cost. But some temporary exhibitions are subject to have an entrance fee.

• Visit Tate Modern between 10 am to 6 pm from Sunday to Thursday and between 10 am to 10 pm from Friday to Saturday.

• If you are an art lover, you may need at least five hours to explore the Tate Modern.

• Cloakroom facilities are available to store your valuables before entering the Tate Modern.

• Photography is allowed in the main galleries only. No paid exhibitions allow photography.

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