Tate Modern is one of the cultural high points in a city bursting with fantastic museums, galleries and theatres. Famed for its striking architecture, superb collections and ground-breaking exhibitions, the Tate Modern is a must-see for art lovers. Make the most of your day at the gallery with these useful tips.
Like all national galleries in the UK, Tate Modern is free to enter and the permanent collection is free to view. Temporary exhibitions require a ticket, however, there are concessions available for children, students and pensioners.
Tate Modern organises a variety of free workshops designed to teach people of all ages about art history and give people hands-on experience with artistic techniques. Spaces are limited, so it is advisable to book well in advance.
Learn more about the artworks, artists and the history of the gallery with the Tate App. Download to your smartphone and use the app to plan your visit and explore Tate Modern to its fullest.
Hotels near Tate Modern put you right in the heart of London's cultural centre, with a wide range of activities and points of interest in the area. There are many interesting things to see and do within walking distance of the gallery, from the imposing dome of St Paul's to the Shakespearean poetry of the rebuilt Globe Theatre. Discover the rich cultural tapestry of the city on your doorstep.
The iconic Globe Theatre on the banks of the Thames is just a short walk from Tate Modern. The theatre standing today is a replica of the original Elizabethan theatre and guided tours will teach you about the history of both the original and rebuilt site. Regular productions of Shakespeare plays are also shown in the Globe.
Crossing the Thames using the Millennium Bridge, visitors are treated to an excellent view of the magnificent St. Paul's Cathedral. Built and rebuilt five times over the course of its 1400 year history, St Paul's is a testament to the depth of history found within London.
Staging both classic and modern productions, the Old Vic Theatre has been in operation since 1818. With a broad range of shows suitable for all ages, The Old Vic is a great way to spend an evening with the whole family.