In the tours to any big city, it is a good experience to visit some of the important places in the city for free. Tate modern is such a place you must visit in your tours to London. It is a modern art gallery which forms part of the Tate group (along with Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, Tate St Ives and Tate Online). Among these, Tate Britain and Tate Modern are the main attractions. Here are some extraordinary features of Tate Modern which compels you to visit the place.
Tate Modern Is Larger
When you compare Tate Britain and Tate Modern, the latter is larger than the former. A recent expansion work of the museum has doubled the original size of the gallery which was already very large. The large space of the museum gives sufficient room to the wonderful art works installed here and also keeps the place from getting overcrowded.
Tate Modern Offers Good Views
After the recent enlargement of the building, the Tate Modern presently offers better view of the surrounding beauties. Previously, the only view visible from the building was that of the Thames River from the small outdoor balconies at the front area of the museum. But on the tenth floor of the new building is a big terrace which offers a 360 degree view. This terrace is open to all visitors and anyone can visit the terrace for free. You will be able to watch a few of the London landmarks from this terrace. You can have a beautiful panoramic view of the Millennium Bridge over the Thames.
Tate Modern Features Contemporary and Modern Art from All Over the World
It was in 2000 that Tate Modern was opened with the purpose of housing the increasing collection of the Tate Gallery. It is now, one of the most visited museums in London. The Tate Modern presently features a huge collection of contemporary and modern art created by artists from around the globe. This international sense of the art works attracts more visitors to the museum. These art works delight and entertain the visitors greatly.
Also the outstanding feature of the artworks in Tate Modern is that the works are arranged thematically rather than arranging them chronologically. This makes it easier for you to find out the type of art you are in search of. Even though Tate Britain has most of the famous artworks displayed, still there are some famous pieces to see in the Tate Modern. This includes the artwork of Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso.
Make sure that you go and behold this beautiful art gallery in your trip to London.