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Tate BritainOverlooking the River Thames, Tate Britain was originally founded through the philanthropy of the sugar magnate Sir Henry Tate. The Tate legacy now encompasses three other galleries around the UK, including Tate Modern also in London. Dedicated to showcasing Britain's artistic talent, Tate Britain is home to the greatest collection of British art from 1500 to the present day. Since it opened in 1897, the collection has expanded to include works from Blake, Rossetti, Spencer and Stubbs. It also hosts the Turner Prize - the contemporary art world's premier award. Turner's Gallery (another tribute to the artist himself) is a virtual reconstruction of the room in which Turner showed his own paintings.

 

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Art In Focus: Sir Luke Fildes' The DoctorArt In Focus: Sir Luke Fildes' The DoctorJoin a Tate guide for a short talk on this painting.2016-05-24T13:15:00+01002016-05-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Art In Focus: Sir Luke Fildes' The Doctor
Painting with LightPainting with LightPainting with LightStunning works by Pre-Raphaelites and British Impressionists like John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, JAM Whistler and John Singer Sargent will, for the first time, be shown alongside ravishing photographs which they inspired in Painting with Light . Tate Britain brings together photographs and paintings from the Victorian and 2016-05-24T00:00:00+01002016-09-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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PRICING  Adult £18, concession £16
DATES  11th May to 25th September 2016
Stunning works by Pre-Raphaelites and British Impressionists like John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, JAM Whistler and John Singer Sargent will, for the first time, be shown alongside ravishing photographs which they inspired in Painting with Light . Tate Britain brings together photographs and paintings from the Victorian and ... More about this event
 
Conceptual Art in Britain: 1964-1979Conceptual Art in Britain: 1964-1979Conceptual Art in Britain: 1964-1979A modern art movement that can be hard to comprehend, conceptual art comes under the spotlight in Tate Britain's Conceptual Art in Britain: 1964-1979. Taking a distinct period in British history, a time when both Harold Wilson and Margaret Thatcher were prime minister, the exhibition gathers together artists who set out to think beyond the limits o2016-05-24T00:00:00+01002016-08-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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PRICING  Adult £12, concession £10.50
DATES  12th April to 29th August 2016
A modern art movement that can be hard to comprehend, conceptual art comes under the spotlight in Tate Britain's Conceptual Art in Britain: 1964-1979. Taking a distinct period in British history, a time when both Harold Wilson and Margaret Thatcher were prime minister, the exhibition gathers together artists who set out to think beyond the limits o... More about this event
 
Pablo BronsteinPablo BronsteinFor the Tate Britain Commission in 2016, Pablo Bronstein will unveil a site-specific performance piece in response to the imposing architecture of the Duveen galleries. The Argentinian artist is known for his use of architectural design and drawing to engage with the grandiose and imperial past of the built environment. His 'Erecting of the2016-05-24T00:00:00+01002016-10-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES  26th April to 9th October 2016
For the Tate Britain Commission in 2016, Pablo Bronstein will unveil a site-specific performance piece in response to the imposing architecture of the Duveen galleries. The Argentinian artist is known for his use of architectural design and drawing to engage with the grandiose and imperial past of the built environment. His 'Erecting of the... More about this event
Art and AlcoholArt and AlcoholArt and AlcoholArt and Alcohol at Tate Britain looks at the role of alcohol in British art from the 19th century to modern day. Ever since William Hogarth satirised the Georgian fascination with gin, artists have illustrated Britain's relationship with alcohol, whether it be a social lubricant or a warming friend during a social or family breakdown. This exhibiti2016-05-24T00:00:00+01002016-09-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Free EventOngoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  16th November 2015 to 24th September 2016
Art and Alcohol at Tate Britain looks at the role of alcohol in British art from the 19th century to modern day. Ever since William Hogarth satirised the Georgian fascination with gin, artists have illustrated Britain's relationship with alcohol, whether it be a social lubricant or a warming friend during a social or family breakdown. This exhibiti... More about this event
 
Art In Focus: Sir Jacob Epstein's Sun GodArt In Focus: Sir Jacob Epstein's Sun GodJoin a Tate guide for a 15-minute talk.2016-06-02T13:15:00+01002016-06-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Free EventOn Soon
Art In Focus: Sir Jacob Epstein's Sun God
Experimental Making: Creating From EverydayExperimental Making: Creating From EverydayExplore the process of making art with Michael Atavar.2016-06-10T14:00:00+01002016-07-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Experimental Making: Creating From Everyday
Pump Up The VolumePump Up The VolumeA practical drawing class led by artist and illustrator Louise O'Reilly.2016-06-10T14:00:00+01002016-07-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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Pump Up The Volume
Tai Shani: Moans Of Approaching Death From Unsatisfied Desire And Other Physical Manifestations Of LTai Shani: Moans Of Approaching Death From Unsatisfied Desire And Other Physical Manifestations Of LA roaming performance piece produced by the artist which journeys through the gestures, narratives, mythologies, ethics and representation in the exhibition Painting with Light: Art And Photography From The Pre-Raphaelites To The Modern Age, featuring the life model Francesca Cluney.2016-06-24T18:30:00+01002016-06-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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Tai Shani: Moans Of Approaching Death From Unsatisfied Desire And Other Physical Manifestations Of L
Turner Prize 2016Turner Prize 2016Turner Prize 2016Set up in 1984, the Tate's Turner Prize has been courting controversy ever since. The most notorious prize in the world of contemporary art, it carries a large cash prize - there's £40,000 in the pot - and instant fame for the winner who must be a British artist under fifty and have staged an 'outstanding' exhibition of work completed with2016-09-27T00:00:00+01002017-01-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art
PRICING  TBC
DATES  27th September 2016 to 8th January 2017
Set up in 1984, the Tate's Turner Prize has been courting controversy ever since. The most notorious prize in the world of contemporary art, it carries a large cash prize - there's £40,000 in the pot - and instant fame for the winner who must be a British artist under fifty and have staged an 'outstanding' exhibition of work completed with... More about this event
 
 

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Westminster
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  22% off
30 John Islip Street, SW1P | 3 minutes from Tate Britain
Leave the laptop at home - every room at this hotel comes with its own Apple iMac. Across the river from the MI6 building, it's a ... More
 
 
 
Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  26% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 4 minutes from Tate Britain
For understated chic this hotel on the banks of the Thames opposite the Tate Britain is a top choice. The rooms are clean and modern and ... More
 
 
 
Plaza on the River Club & Residence London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £133  29% off
18 Albert Embankment, SE1 | 4 minutes from Tate Britain
Riverside rooms at this modern luxury hotel overlook the River Thames with the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye visible. All apartments features ... More
 
 
 
 
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Long & Ryle
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
4 John Islip Street, Pimlico, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Tate Britain
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Millbank Tower
London > Attractions > Sights
21-24 Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Tate Britain
Originally known as Vickers Tower, Millbank Tower is a Grade II listed 118-metre high skyscraper in Westminster on the banks of the Thames with fine views ... More
 
 
 
45 Millbank
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
45 Millbank at Chelsea College of Art and Design, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from Tate Britain
This grade II listed building is full of restored Edwardian features and is handily located just a few steps from the Tate Britain. Licensed for civil ... More
 
 
 
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Garden Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Tate Britain
Situated in the restored church of St Mary-at-Lambeth, adjacent to Lambeth Palace on the banks of the River Thames, the Garden Museum provides an insight into ... More
 
 
 
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30 Minutes On Constable
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 23rd, 25th and 30th May 2016 - 1.15pm
Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1P | Same location as Tate Britain
Explore a particular artist or artistic movement with a guide....More
 
 
 
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Art In Focus: Sir Luke Fildes' The Doctor
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th, 26th, 28th and 31st May 2016 - 1.15pm-1.30pm
Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1P | Same location as Tate Britain
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Vanilla And Concrete
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 9th November 2015 to 19th June 2016 - 10am-6pm
Tate Britain, Millbank, SW1P | Same location as Tate Britain
Paintings and sculpture by the three artists, Marie Lund, Rallou Panagiotou and Mary Ramsden....More
 
 
 
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Tea House Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
139 Vauxhall Walk, Lambeth, London SE11 | 7 minutes from Tate Britain
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London > Shopping > Specialists
Tate Britain Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as Tate Britain
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Metropolis
London > Shopping > Motoring
59 Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Tate Britain
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Wine Cellar
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
41 Horseferry Road, Westminster, London SW1P | 5 minutes from Tate Britain
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Rex Whistler Restaurant at Tate Britain
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as Tate Britain
The Rex Whistler Restaurant at Tate Britain gets its name from the specially commissioned Rex Whistler mural, 'The Expedition in Pursuit of Rare Meats', which provides ... More
 
 
 
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City Café
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
30 John Islip Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from Tate Britain
A cool refined decor, pretension-free food and immaculate attention to detail across a versatile set of menus make this a brilliant contemporary version of a classic ... More
 
 
 
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Shepherd's
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Marsham Court, Marsham Street, Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from Tate Britain
This formal restaurant in Marsham Street retains its old school charm and remains popular with men in pin-striped suits - being close to Parliament and several ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
London > Education > Professional Training
62 Horseferry Road, Westminster, London SW1P | 6 minutes from Tate Britain
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Women's Choice
London > Leisure > Fitness
40 Vauxhall Bridge Road, Pimlico, London SW1V | 5 minutes from Tate Britain
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Metropolitan Walkers
London > Leisure > Activities
2nd Floor, Camelford House, 87-90 Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Tate Britain
A social programme, a varied walks programme (5-11 miles, urban and rural) and weekends away for any Londoners who love to ramble.... More
 
 
 
Paris Gym
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73 Goding Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 7 minutes from Tate Britain
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Nine Elms Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Lane, SW8 | 15 minutes from Tate Britain
On Riverlight Quay near Battersea Power Station stands Young's pub Nine Elms Tavern, named after the neighbourhood created by the regeneration ... More
 
 
 
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Red Lion Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 15 minutes from Tate Britain
Right across the street from the Houses of Parliament, the Red Lion is perfectly positioned for politicos to pop in for a pint after a heated ... More
 
 
 
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The Orange Public House & Hotel
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Pimlico Road, Belgravia, London SW1W | 21 minutes from Tate Britain
The Orange Public House and Hotel on Pimlico Road has been lovingly restored to its former glory by the team behind The Thomas Cubitt and The ... More
 
 
 
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Page's Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
75 Page Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from Tate Britain
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Studio 33
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
101 Tinworth Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 5 minutes from Tate Britain
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Hidden
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
100 Tinworth Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 5 minutes from Tate Britain
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Tate Britain
London > Business > Venue Hire
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as Tate Britain
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Royal Horticultural Halls and Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
80 Vincent Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 8 minutes from Tate Britain
The architecturally unique Royal Horticultural Halls boasts two halls and a conference centre. Lindley Hall overlooking leafy Vincent Square is a popular venue for corporate events. ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Horticultural Halls: The Lindley Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
80 Vincent Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 8 minutes from Tate Britain
This architecturally unique venue boasts two halls and a conference centre. Lindley Hall, overlooking leafy Vincent Square, is a popular venue for corporate events. Since it ... More
 
 
 
 

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Goosebumps Alive
Theatre | Until 4th September 2016 

The Vaults, Arch 233 16 minutes walk from Tate Britain

Tom Salamon directs an immersive live theatre adaptation of nine of RL Stine's spine-tingling stories full of ghouls, ghosts and ...More

The Great American Trailer Park Musical
Theatre | Until 5th June 2016 

Waterloo East Theatre 17 minutes walk from Tate Britain

Rosemary Ashe stars in a comic musical fable exploring the relationships between tenants at the exclusive Armadillo Acres Trailer Park ...More

Cuttin' It
Cuttin' It
Theatre | Until 11th June 2016 

The Young Vic 18 minutes walk from Tate Britain

Delving into the disturbing world of female genital mutilation, Cuttin' It by Charlene James reveals the price ...More

 
Blue/Orange
Blue/Orange
Theatre | Until 18th June 2016 

The Young Vic 18 minutes walk from Tate Britain

Joe Penhall's Olivier Award-winning play Blue/Orange is revived in 2016, staged at ...More

 
Jekyll & Hyde
Jekyll & Hyde
Theatre | Until 28th May 2016 

Old Vic Theatre 19 minutes walk from Tate Britain

Matthew Warchus, the new artistic director of T he Old Vic , is bringing different forms ...More

 
Scottish Artists 1750-1900: From Caledonia to the Continent
Scottish Artists 1750-1900: From Caledonia to the Continent
Exhibitions | Until 9th October 2016 

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 22 minutes walk from Tate Britain

The Queen has one of the finest collections of Scottish art in the world and Scottish Artists 1750 ...More

 
Maria Merians Butterflies
Maria Merians Butterflies
Exhibitions | Until 9th October 2016 

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 22 minutes walk from Tate Britain

This exhibition tells the story of Maria Sibylla Merian, "one of the world's most talented scientific illustrators" (The ...More

 
Shapla Salique
Concerts | On 24th May 2016 

St James Theatre 24 minutes walk from Tate Britain

The British-Bangladeshi singer-songwriter performs traditional Bengali folk and mystical songs fused with jazz and soul....More

Musicals Unsung
Theatre | On 24th May 2016 

St James Theatre 24 minutes walk from Tate Britain

Parallel Productions present a selection of songs written for the golden age of Hollywood screen, to the newest Broadway shows, ...More

Fighting Extremes: From Ebola to ISIS
Fighting Extremes: From Ebola to ISIS
Exhibitions | Until 13th November 2016 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 25 minutes walk from Tate Britain

This free Imperial War Museum display tells the stories of British troops serving on two recent operations: the ...More

 
 
 
 
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