Tate Modern Pictures
London Art Galleries
Tate Modern, on the South Bank of the Thames, beside the Millennium Bridge across to The City. Entry Free.
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Many think that the best major, free art gallery in London is the National Gallery. We prefer Tate Britain.
Sadly we also think that its sister gallery, Tate Modern, is the worst. Great space and location, pity about the permanent exhibits. The temporary exhibitions, however, for which you have to pay, can be excellent.
We were impressed by Tate Modern's pay-to-enter Miró exhibition, and regarding the permanent exhibitions it is possible that a) we were over-impatient b) we just don't like modernism.
So if you're passing by on the South Bank - which you certainly should if you're a tourist - then drop in and make up your own mind.
Here are a few photos of Tate Modern inside and out, good and bad:
Another view of the Tate Modern from the Millennium Bridge. On the left is Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (white).
Tate Modern Opening Hours: 10.00 to 18.00 daily, except 24-26 December.
London SE1 9TG
Tel: +44 (0)20 7887 8888
Free to Enter though special exhibitions may cost extra.
The massive, ex-power station Turbine Hall. And no, that's not an optical illusion, it's a actually a gigantic trumpet. But is it art?
OK, so this Monet is definitely art but the lilies look a lot better in Paris' L'Orangerie.
A comfortable space with accessible though modest art forms.
This discreetly hung Picasso has got to be worth a look, since it's currently the most expensive painting in the world, bought by a Georgian for $108 million and kindly lent to the Tate. Nude, Green Leaves and Bust features Pablo's girlfriend Marie-Therese Walter in 1932, unknown to his long-suffering wife.
The views over the Millennium Bridge and the Thames to St Paul's Cathedral are worth the visit and the café serves an excellent fudge cake! Next, Tate Modern rubbish
Other galleries: National Gallery | Tate Britain | National Portrait Gallery
Getting to Tate Modern
Photos of attractions nearby: South Bank, City of London, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower of London, Tower Bridge
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