Current Time

Currency

see + do

View As:
|
|
‹ Previous | Next ›

Editors' Pick
Save For Later

Tate Modern, London

London, England, Europe
Bankside
London
England SE1 9TG
Tel: 44 207 887 8888
Tube: Blackfriars or Southwark
view web site ›
Concierge.com's insider take:

Sometimes it seems this former power station fashioned into a showy landmark by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron is the center of the city. There is something very glamorous about the vast space, let alone the amazing holdings, which range from Matisse to Matthew Barney. Entering is a thrill—a slope almost as wide as the building descends into aircraft-hangar–sized Turbine Hall. It's become known for site-specific installations on a barely conceivable scale. Anish Kapoor's 2002 "Marsyas," a slightly menacing, sinuous scarlet PVC membrane stretched over the entire volume of the hall like a mammoth Venus flytrap or some invertebrate sea monster from 1,000 fathoms deep. Then, with 2004's "The Weather Project," Olafur Eliasson seemed to make the sun rise and set inside. People were drawn to it like moths, prostrating themselves on the concrete as if to sunbathe—it was that magical. It's possible to catch the Tate catamaran—it's the one with the Damien Hirst polka-dot design—up the Thames to the now unfairly neglected Tate Britain. (It also stops at the London Eye and provides a spectacular view of the Houses of Parliament from the river.)

Sun–Thurs 10–6; Fri–Sat 10–10; free admission.

User Reviews

write a review ›
 

BEEN HERE? TELL US WHAT YOU THINK
Be the first to write a review of Tate Modern and share your tips with the Concierge.com community.

Write a Review
*The Daily Traveler: The day's best travel tips, secrets, and news that won't wait.
Information may have changed since date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.

My Concierge.com

Advertisement

I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its User Agreement, Privacy Policy, and Mobile Terms and Conditions.

 
iPhone App:

Create personalized postcards out of your favorite travel photos!

Learn More ›
Subscribe to our free RSS feeds:

Get the latest destinations picks, hot hotel lists, travel deals and blog posts automatically added to your newsreader or your personalized homepage.

Learn More ›

Advertisement

Special Advertisement

Contests, Sweepstakes & Promotions

SEND TO MY PHONE

Send  to your phone!




Don’t show this box again.
This information will be sent directly to your phone and waiting for you in a text message. Simple click on the url in that message or browse concierge.com/mydestinations on your phone.
Need more help? Our FAQ may contain the answer you need.
Never want to type in your cell phone number again?
Register now with Concierge.com and you'll be able to save your number and enjoy other great features like this.
I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its User Agreement , Privacy Policy, and mobile terms and conditions. Standard text messaging rates apply.
SUBMIT