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Tate Britain

#51 of 1,529 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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Ended a London afternoon by visiting the Tate Britain @4pm. Great time to visit as the crowds have dispersed. It closes at 6pm most nights but this still gives a good chance to... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ended a London afternoon by visiting the Tate Britain @4pm. Great time to visit as the crowds have dispersed. It closes at 6pm most nights but this still gives a good chance to see the major rooms and highlights...Turner, Moore etc. Discounts might also be available later in the day for the temporary exhibitions which have charges. Beautiful serene building.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The perfect place to educate yourself about British art history, especially the 18th and 19th, or simply savor the high points of British art.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the best galleries to visit in London. It's a beautiful building in its own right and houses a fantastic art collection. It is let down by the café - always cold, overpriced and with impersonal and inefficient 'service' - but that is not unusual nowadays, just a shame when the rest of the experience is so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

With the Tate Modern opening up, we hadn't visited the original Tate Britain on our previous trip to London. So after more than a decade, it was wonderful to return to the Tate - like visiting an old Friend. There were some Hockney's on exhibit while we were there and our daughter loved them as well as a contemporary British... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been a fan of Pre-Raphaelite art for a couple of decades. When i finally had the chance to go to London in March of 2016, the Tate Britain was on my must-see list and it didn't disappoint. I was lucky enough to have the chance to go back in October that same year and made a point of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Cafe awesome...art...awesome...technology and the whole "user experience" left a lot to be desired... You can't detract from the wealth of art available, but the presentation and accessibility leaves a lot to be desired.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to see the art collection. Especially loved the focus on Turner's. Also ran into the Pre-Raphaelite's. All of the artwork helped to trace the development of British art. A must see. While there are two sites, we concentrated on the traditional collection, took a great boat ride across the Thames to the modern, but because of time limitations, cic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited for the special exibition and visited a few of the other galleries before our viewing of the Caravaggio exhibit. The space and lighting of the paintings, along with the collection definately deserves another visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited last week. Don't know if it was the weather or the train strikes but it was really quiet, bonus! Fantastic building to wander round, many different genres to see. Makes you proud to be British that all of this history is provided free of charge to everyone. Please leave a donation when you leave.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visit almost every time i come to London and usually attend a couple of the docent talks that are provided for free throuout the day. This gallery houses the best of British Art upto about the 1960,s. For more recent visit the Tate Moden. Curated by date this gallery takes you on a chronological trip through the art and... 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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