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Tate ModernLocated along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect of Battersea Power Station, Tate Modern opened to great acclaim in 2000. Since then it has welcomed millions of visitors through its imposing doors. If you are visiting for the first time, you should approach from Blackfriars Station, crossing Norman Foster's 'Blade of Light' Millennium Bridge footbridge, walking towards this spectacular modernist masterpiece with the dome of St Paul's Cathedral behind you. The gallery pays homage to art from 1900 to the present day while the awesome Turbine Hall creates a stunning entrance and a vast space, used to display temporary installations on a grand scale. There are three levels of galleries enclosed by a spectacular two-storey glass roof that provides fantastic views of London and a great caf. Full of the jokey eccentricities of contemporary art, it's one of the few art galleries that children and teenagers will enjoy, but it also offers the full set of iconic twentieth century artists, from Matisse to Moore, Dali to Picasso. Justifiably the most popular art gallery in Europe.

 

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Summer Families Gallery Material WorldSummer Families Gallery Material WorldAn opportunity to handle art materials as an artist would.2016-08-30T10:00:00+01002016-09-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Tate Modern,   Bankside Power Station  25 Sumner Street    SE1 9TG
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Georgia O'KeeffeGeorgia O'KeeffeGeorgia O'KeeffeThe first large-scale, monographic show on Georgia O'Keeffe in the UK for more than twenty years, this ambitious Tate Modern overview reassesses her place in the canon of modern art. Widely considered a founding figure of American modernism, the exhibition charts her progression from early abstract experiments to late work in the 1970s2016-08-30T00:00:00+01002016-10-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Tate Modern,   Bankside Power Station  25 Sumner Street    SE1 9TG
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art
PRICING  Adult £19, concession £17, under 12 Free
DATES  6th July to 30th October 2016
The first large-scale, monographic show on Georgia O'Keeffe in the UK for more than twenty years, this ambitious Tate Modern overview reassesses her place in the canon of modern art. Widely considered a founding figure of American modernism, the exhibition charts her progression from early abstract experiments to late work in the 1970s... More about this event
 
Artist Rooms: Phyllida BarlowArtist Rooms: Phyllida BarlowArtist Rooms: Phyllida BarlowBritish sculptor Phyllida Barlow, who was awarded a CBE for services to art in the 2016 New Year's Honours list, has installed her large-scale sculptural installations made using everyday household and DIY materials, as the 40th artist to join the Artist Rooms collection. The artist, shortlisted for the new £30,000 Hepworth prize, rewarding contem2016-08-30T10:00:00+01002016-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Tate Modern,   Bankside Power Station  25 Sumner Street    SE1 9TG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Sculpture | PRICING  Free  
DATES  11th January to 31st December 2016
British sculptor Phyllida Barlow, who was awarded a CBE for services to art in the 2016 New Year's Honours list, has installed her large-scale sculptural installations made using everyday household and DIY materials, as the 40th artist to join the Artist Rooms collection. The artist, shortlisted for the new £30,000 Hepworth prize, rewarding contem... More about this event
 
Artist Rooms: Louise BourgeoisArtist Rooms: Louise BourgeoisArtist Rooms: Louise BourgeoisLouise Bourgeois, the artist whose giant spiders first welcomed visitors to Tate Modern in 2000, is back 16 years later to mark the opening of the new Tate Modern extension. She's the chosen artist for Artist Rooms, housed in a new gallery revealed when Tate's Tanks launches on 17th June 2016. Who can forget the impact of the monumental spider Mama2016-08-30T00:00:00+01002017-06-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Tate Modern,   Bankside Power Station  25 Sumner Street    SE1 9TG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Sculpture | PRICING  Free  
DATES  17th June 2016 to 17th June 2017
Louise Bourgeois, the artist whose giant spiders first welcomed visitors to Tate Modern in 2000, is back 16 years later to mark the opening of the new Tate Modern extension. She's the chosen artist for Artist Rooms, housed in a new gallery revealed when Tate's Tanks launches on 17th June 2016. Who can forget the impact of the monumental spider Mama... More about this event
 
ElegiesElegiesWorks by Claude Monet, Joan Mitchell and Lee Ufan, all of which explore meditative approaches to abstraction.2016-08-30T10:00:00+01002016-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Tate Modern,   Bankside Power Station  25 Sumner Street    SE1 9TG
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Free EventOngoing
Elegies
Niki De Saint Phalle And Richard SerraNiki De Saint Phalle And Richard SerraWorks by two artists in the arte povera, or poor art, tradition using materials derived from industry and everyday life.2016-08-30T10:00:00+01002016-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Tate Modern,   Bankside Power Station  25 Sumner Street    SE1 9TG
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Free EventOngoing
Niki De Saint Phalle And Richard Serra
Surrealism And BeyondSurrealism And BeyondMixed works exploring how surrealist artists approached dreams, the channelling of the unconscious mind and the power of random conjunctions.2016-08-30T10:00:00+01002016-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Tate Modern,   Bankside Power Station  25 Sumner Street    SE1 9TG
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Free EventOngoing
Surrealism And Beyond
Bill ViolaBill ViolaDisplay of works by the pioneering video artist, best known for his 1993 piece Tiny Deaths. Recent works include Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water), installed in St Paul's Cathedral.2016-08-30T10:00:00+01002016-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Tate Modern,   Bankside Power Station  25 Sumner Street    SE1 9TG
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Free EventOngoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Multimedia | PRICING  Free  
DATES  27th May 2014 to 31st December 2016
Display of works by the pioneering video artist, best known for his 1993 piece Tiny Deaths. Recent works include Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water), installed in St Paul's Cathedral.... More about this event
Around Abstract Art 1920-1935Around Abstract Art 1920-1935An exhibition exploring the development of abstract art in the inter-war period, and how the term came to be favoured over others such as constructive or concrete art.2016-08-30T10:00:00+01002016-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Tate Modern,   Bankside Power Station  25 Sumner Street    SE1 9TG
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Free EventOngoing
Around Abstract Art 1920-1935
Arte Povera And Anti-FormArte Povera And Anti-FormAn art exhibition curated by Mark Godfrey and Helen Sainsbury, which explores how from the late 1960s many artists began to make use of a diverse range of commonplace materials.2016-08-30T10:00:00+01002016-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Tate Modern,   Bankside Power Station  25 Sumner Street    SE1 9TG
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Arte Povera And Anti-Form
 

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Holiday Inn Express London Southwark
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £73  40% off
103-109 Southwark Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Tate Modern
Located in the bustling heart of London's arts scene, with the capital's finest theatres, concert halls and cinemas just a short stroll away, this is a ... More
 
 
 
Mercure London Bridge Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £64  29% off
71-79 Southwark Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Tate Modern
This hotel in the Bankside area, just a five minute walk from London Bridge Tube station and Borough Market, offers good value for money. Walk from ... More
 
 
 
CitizenM London Bankside
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £84  42% off
20 Lavington S, SE1 | 3 minutes from Tate Modern
From comfy king sized beds and an international plug system to free movies and complimentary WiFi, the citizen London Bankside hotel promises to offer its guests ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Art Galleries nearest Tate Modern

Nearest to Tate Modern
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bankside Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
48 Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Tate Modern
Bankside Gallery is the home of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers - the oldest societies of their kind in the world. ... More
 
 
 
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The Wapping Project Bankside
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
65a Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Tate Modern
Dr Jules Wright, founder and owner of The Wapping Project, has opened up a second gallery space - the Wapping Project Bankside. Located next to Tate ... More
 
 
 
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Contemporary Applied Arts
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
89 Southwark Street, Fitzrovia, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Tate Modern
Founded in 1948 to promote and champion British craft, Contemporary Applied Arts operates a modern gallery space at 89 Southwark Street as a showcase of the ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Tate Modern

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Tate Modern
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Tate Modern Oil Tanks and Tate 2
London > Attractions >
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as Tate Modern
A dramatic new development at the Tate Modern opens in the summer of 2012 as three 30x7 metre oil tanks display art in live form. The ... More
 
 
 
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One Blackfriars
London > Attractions > Sights
1-16 Blackfriars Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Tate Modern
Shortlisted for the 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards before it was even completed, One Blackfriars is a 170 metre high tower on London's Southbank where homes ... More
 
 
 
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Millennium Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
River Thames, City, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Tate Modern
This sleek, £18.2million 325m steel footbridge designed by Sir Norman Foster spans the River Thames between St Paul's Cathedral in the City and the Tate Modern ... More
 
 
 
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The BFG at Hilton Bankside
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: 1st to 31st August 2016
Hilton London Bankside, Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Tate Modern
Take a seat at the Giant's Table, make your own dream jar and get a discount on family rooms at Hilton London Bankside, marking the launch ...More
 
 
 
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Great British Summer at The Refinery Bankside
London > Events > Sporting Events  Dates: 27th June to 31st August 2016
The Refinery, 110 Southwark Street, Blue Fin Building, SE1 | 4 minutes from Tate Modern
The Refinery, on the ground floor of the landmark Blue Fin Building in Southwark, gives the Great British Summer a Latin twist, teaming up with Bacardi ...More
 
 
 
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Into The Woods
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st July to 17th September 2016
Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Tate Modern
After a successful run in New York and a feature film adaptation, the Tony Award-winning Into The Woods comes to London this summer to be staged ...More
 
 
 
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Near Tate Modern
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Tate Modern
This replica of the Shakespeare's 16th century theatre, reconstructed just 200 yards from its original site, is the brainchild of American actor and director Sam Wanamaker. ... More
 
 
 
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The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Tate Modern
For the first time since it opened in 1997, Shakespeare's Globe has the facilities to present plays throughout the year at The Sam Wanamaker Theatre, a ... More
 
 
 
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The Union Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
229 Union Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from Tate Modern
The Union Theatre was set up by actor/producer Sacha Regan in 1998 in an old paper warehouse and with the help of a Prince's Youth Business ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Tate Modern
Morris & Verdin
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
Unit 2, Bankside Industrial Estate, Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from Tate Modern
Specialises in Burgundy and California ... More
 
 
 
Blue Fin Building
London > Shopping > Shopping Centres
110 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Tate Modern
The Blue Fin building on Bankside was designed by Allies and Morrison - the award-winning architectural practice also responsible for the Royal Festival Hall New Building ... More
 
 
 
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O W Loeb
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
3 Archie Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Tate Modern
Specialists in fine German wine, this shop has moved to larger premises and taken its customers with it - they have a deserved reputation for excellence ... More
 
 
 
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Cafe 2 (Tate Modern)
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
Second floor, Tate Modern, Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as Tate Modern
A brasserie at Tate Modern. It's really good! No really, given the lack of choice around here you might expect average to good food at extortionate ... More
 
 
 
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Cafe Level Seven
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as Tate Modern
Extremely swish International Cuisine in a magnificent setting looking out over the Blade of Light bridge, the Thames and the centre of town. This superior eaterie ... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as Tate Modern
With one of the best views over London, an eclectic menu based around carefully sourced, seasonal food together with an innovative wine list, the restaurant on ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Tate Modern

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Southwark College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Tate Modern
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Southwark College
London > Education > English Language Courses
Waterloo Centre, The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Tate Modern
No beginners accepted. £200 per week. Maximum class size 25.... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
South of England Athletics Association
London > Leisure >
4th Floor, Marathon House, 115 Southwark Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Tate Modern
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Agua Bathhouse and Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Tate Modern
Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Bathhouse and Spa within Mondrian London at Sea Containers. Bringing ... More
 
 
 
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Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 8 minutes from Tate Modern
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three components: ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Tate Modern

The best pubs near London Tate Modern.
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Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from Tate Modern
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The Thirsty Bear
London > Nightlife > Pubs
62 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Tate Modern
If you're the kind of drinker who gets thirsty, very thirsty, and you don't have the time or patience to queue for at a very busy ... More
 
 
 
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The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Tate Modern
The Anchor & Hope is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in ... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Viva Verdi
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
6 Canvey Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Tate Modern
Located just behind the Tate Modern is the delightful wine bar Viva Verdi where the prosciutto is served with piles of Palma ham, just like in ... More
 
 
 
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The Distillery
London > Nightlife > Bars
Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from Tate Modern
Cocktails incorporating homemade aromatics hark back to the heritage of the site of The Distillery , the ... More
 
 
 
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Samuel Pepys
London > Nightlife >
Stew Lane, High Timber Street, City, London EC4V | 5 minutes from Tate Modern
... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as Tate Modern
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect of ... More
 
 
 
Bankside Gallery
London > Business > Venue Hire
48 Hopton Street, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Tate Modern
Bankside Gallery is the home of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers - the oldest societies of their kind in the world. ... More
 
 
 
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The Mermaid
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Mermaid, Puddledock, City, London EC4V | 6 minutes from Tate Modern
The self-proclaimed best kept events secret in the City, the newly refurbished Mermaid events and conference centre in Blackfriars boasts a 600-seat theatre-style auditorium and numerous ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Foodie Events | Until 29th September 2016 

Balthazar 2 minutes walk from Tate Modern

Plumped up lips made from sponge, chocolate torte as gel eyeliner, and rhubarb and ginger cream lined up like brush-on ...More

 
The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 21st January 2017 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from Tate Modern

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Tate Modern

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Tate Modern

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 11th September 2016 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from Tate Modern

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 4th March 2017 

Novello Theatre 3 minutes walk from Tate Modern

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Theatre | Until 18th February 2017 

Aldwych Theatre 4 minutes walk from Tate Modern

Marc Bruni directs the London transfer of the two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, which ...More

 
Funny Girl
Funny Girl
Theatre | Until 8th October 2016 

Savoy Theatre 4 minutes walk from Tate Modern

Olivier and BAFTA award-winning actress Sheridan Smith makes her much awaited return to the West End in 2016 to star ...More

 
The Threepenny Opera
Theatre | Until 1st October 2016 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 9 minutes walk from Tate Modern

Rufus Norris directs Rory Kinnear as the notorious London criminal and cutthroat Macheath in Simon Stephens' darkly comic translation of ...More

Behind The Scenes Tour: Royal Festival Hall
Tours | Until 31st August 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from Tate Modern

Experience life backstage with access to restricted areas of this historic building....More

 
 
 
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