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Tate Britain

#51 of 1,552 things to do in London
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Address: Millbank, London SW1P 4RG, England
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+44 20 7887 8888
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The home of British art from 1500 to the present day.

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Amazing Hockney exhibition- so well presented. There were a lot of people, but we had no difficulty in enjoying the pictures at close quarters. All very well thought out. Highly... read more

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing Hockney exhibition- so well presented. There were a lot of people, but we had no difficulty in enjoying the pictures at close quarters. All very well thought out. Highly recommend the audio guides as they really did 'put one in the picture ' For two hours we inhabited a totally different world. Thank you Tate- it was brilliant!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed here, children will love it exhibitions very interesting and not to big to spend too much time looking around everything. Lots of toilets which was a plus,

Thank Sian L
Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited Tate Britain as we had tickets for the Hockney Retrospective. We arrived early and had a great time wandering around this splendid building looking at some great art. After this we looked around The Hockney exhibition, which was brilliant. Do get your timing right though as at times this special exhibtuon can get very busy. We were ok... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Here to see the Hockney & it seemed essential to pre book due to its' popularity & hence very crowded. Well set out with some stunning and some not so stunning pieces. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We did go to see the David Hockney exhibit which was very crowded. Hard to get close to read descriptions but the booklet that came with the price helped. We enjoyed the second half more than the first - the colors and the themes. And the Turners and Gainsboroughs are wonderful. More to my liking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are works of Hockney that I had never encountered and the sheer scope of his works in different mediums is breathtaking - this is one of the must-see shows of 2017. In particular the new 2010-11 video works taken up in Yorkshire and shown on multi-screens covering entire walls were just spectacular. Highly recommended.

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My Wife is a David Hockney’s Unconditional! So prior to her Birthday, I suggested to have a visit to his latest exhibition in The Tate Britain! We were lucky to manage 2 tickets for the Friday night. It is a retrospective of his work, from early 1961 till nowadays. In a gallery of 14 rooms we can see his evolution,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I last visited the Tate Britain about 20 years ago and I preferred this museum more than the Tate Modern. It is a celebration of British art though the centuries and it was striking not just to see the pictures but what you could also learn from them. My wife was surprised to see some exotic foreign fruits and vegetables... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love the Tate Britain and go there quite a lot. The current David Hockney retrospective is a great exhibition of work from the person who is probably Britain's best loved living artist. However my visit yesterday with a friend was not as enjoyable as it might have been. The gallery was too crowded. Also my friend has difficulty walking... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Got there at 10.30 am and already busy. Why do they let pushchairs into something that will be full of people? Rooms laid out well. We skipped the first two rooms as people are always very invested at the beginning of an exhibition. This strategy worked well. Can't say I was a big fan of the people paintings but I... More 

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Time spent in Pimlico is a slower-paced affair than most other Central London neighbourhoods. This largely residential area orderly arranged beside the Thames, is a treasure trove of quaint pubs, subtle architectural charms and local boutiques. Here, art lovers thrill at the chance to visit the world class Tate Britain gallery for its collection of British art from the 1500s to the present. For peace and quiet and some downtime spent along the Thames, Pimlico is highly recommended.
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