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Tate Britain, London

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See what's showing at Tate Britain, the oldest gallery in the famed Tate network. View the permanent collection of British art from 1500 to the present, including many works from 19th-century Romantic painter J.M.W. Turner. You'll also find temporary exhibitions across various artistic media and from different periods, so check the schedule before your visit. For an overview of the gallery, join one of the free daily tours starting in the late morning or sit in on a free 15-minute talk in the afternoon. You can also check current listings for free talks on specific themes. For refreshments, head to the Djanogly Cafe. For gift ideas, check out the Gallery Shop and the Gallery Store. For Tate Britain and beyond, use our London trip builder to get the most from your London vacation.
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  • A top rate collection of art that conveys so much history. Personal taste, but I find the centuries spanning collection of so much more interest than a visit to the Tate Modern provides.  more »
  • Not my cup of tea but a huge exhibition for those who are fans. I had a smoked salmon salad for lunch. Very expensive  more »
  • One of my favourite places to visit whenever in London, the Tate always produces a mixture of responses from those that visit due to the often controversial works displayed here. This time there was a...  more »
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  • Architecturally one of my favourite London's museum's, the best in central London. Staircases and hidden rooms housing a wonderful contemporary art collection. Not crazy busy with tourists, and this is a plus. So I can always enjoy their remarkable paid exhibitions without bumping into everyone around. A public garden behind, benches around the building and the Thames just in front makes the all experience. Love visiting every time.
  • Great special exhibitions and members' room. Permanent collections of British art. The best place to see Turners.
  • The Tate Britain is home to some classic pieces of art. They usually have 3 or 4 interesting exhibitions going on each month. A good idea to book online if you want to see a particular one. Otherwise, you're free to walk in wonder around and take in the history and the culture!
  • Beautifully presented art in a beautiful venue, definitely worth a look when in London. Staff very friendly and helpful. However I know I'm not the only one that found the maps/guides difficult to understand when trying to get to the upper floors (William Blake etc).
  • Arty! Great place to eavesdrop on different peoples take on the exhibitions. (I don't have a clue). The Turner prize exhibit is amusing, interesting what constitutes as art. Personally I need subtitles for this sort of thing.