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Tate Britain

Art Gallery and Museum
Millbank, London
  • The experts at Londonist and Time Out London recommend this place
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  • Danny L.
    "A good day out, combine with a boat trip to the Tate modern."(16 Tips)
    "The Late Turner exhibit should not be missed."(4 Tips)
    Miwa N.
    "The David Hockney exhibition as well as Queer British Art was great."(4 Tips)
    Prema L.
    "Do check out the Turner exhibit - it is breathtaking."(4 Tips)
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  • Aaron
    AaronDecember 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Often overlooked for the higher profile Tate Modern -- which is sad, because this collection and its building is tremendous. 20th century British section is an ongoing education for me.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Sasha S.
    Sasha SSeptember 15, 2014
    Try to view the pieces in chronological order. In the end there is a room with computers showing nice video guide about the museum. It really helps to understand what you just have seen. Free wifi
  • Yeliz A.
    Yeliz AticiDecember 22, 2014
    the building it self is amazing!tate britain is really great! turner hall is amazing! especially queen elizabeth 1's portrait is a must see!spend half a day at least!
  • Esalina S.
    Esalina SafridaMarch 7, 2016
    Love the art inside the museum,especially for moeslim artist there. And also dont forget to try mango and lemon cake, thats really good
  • Lucille F.
    Lucille FisherOctober 18, 2015
    It's unfortunate that Tate Britain has a been overshadowed by its younger sibling Tate Modern, but if one is into British Art history, this is the place to be!
  • Foozee U.
    Foozee UridilJuly 22, 2015
    It was a great surprise that the Tate is free (£4 donation is requedted). only for single rooms in the basement ticket needed. a beautyful museum with diverse srtworks thrigh all centurys. :)
  • Joao M.
    Joao MoraesJune 14, 2013
    Impressive the way the museum is organized, chronologically, showing not only the evolution of British art but also of the country itself. Therefore it is really important to visit the rooms in order.
    Otel.comOctober 11, 2011
    This Millbank gallery is home to both old and contemporary British art. Has a wide collection of works by J. M. W. Turner. Millbank SW1P 4RG. Open from 10am-6pm. Free (except for major exhibits).
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonMarch 27, 2012
    Tate Modern gets all the attention, but the original Tate Gallery has a more inclusive brief. It opens until 10pm every Friday and Late at Tate Britain takes place on the first Friday of each month. Read more
  • Anna E.
    Anna EllegaardAugust 5, 2015
    The old great British artists, the YBA's, Tracey Emin's bed. It's a beautiful collection and a stunning museum combining old and new.
  • Jeremy L.
    Jeremy Le VanSeptember 26, 2011
    Impressive English art + contemporary international art permanent collection, free "Late at Tate" events (1st Friday of each month, 6:00-10:00pm). Notice the bombing traces on the exterior walls
  • Akua O.
    Akua Obeng-FrimpongJanuary 10, 2015
    Great service for members. Nice cafe with comfy seating. Great place to grab a cuppa before seeing the exhibition. Also love the beautiful art deco spiral stair case.
  • Mark P.
    Mark PatczaiFebruary 25
    Been here 5+ times
    Brilliant temporary exhibitions (Hockney retrospective is/was outstanding) with beautiful pieces of art on constant display as well.
  • Isa S.
    Isa SierraMarch 14
    One of the greatest galleries in the world, without a doubt. The permanent collection is great. The temporary exhibitions get very crowded, and are sometimes hard to see.
  • Stefi D.
    Stefi DimitrovaNovember 7, 2014
    It is a nice place...a little bit crowded than Tate modern, which i prefer...but there are great expositions....u should try if you starving for British art.....
  • Caroline W.
    Caroline Walker2 weeks ago
    Went to see the David Hockney exhibition it was an excellent display of work spanning several decades from the 60's to 2014. The composition of the exhibition was well thought through.
  • Louis Vuitton
    Louis VuittonDecember 16, 2011
    Late Nights: Explore art after hours the first Friday of every month. With access to the exhibitions, performances, and talks there is no better way to visit the Tate without all the crowds.
  • Alastair H.
    Alastair HiltonSeptember 12, 2015
    Not the Tate Modern! A rather overlooked museum which is a shame because well worth a visit. And a beautiful staircase!
  • Olga T.
    Olga TsybulskaAugust 14, 2014
    Wonderful British art for last centuries. Shows culture and history of Great Britain in paintings and sculpture.
  • Darren D.
    Darren DegiorgioSeptember 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great as a lunchtime jaunt or a longer more relaxing visit. It's free unless you would like to make a donation. Always has the interesting to wild & whacky!
  • Miwa N.
    The David Hockney exhibition as well as Queer British Art was great. The rainbow flag at the top of the building was a nice touch, too.
  • T K.
    T KOctober 23, 2015
    You can have a broad look at British and international art history. Turner Collection is excellent but Pre-Raphaelites, too! Don't forget to see "Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose".
  • Mats C.
    Amazing artworks and exhibits. The art from different decades - particularly the 80s-90s were blowing away my mind
  • Jillian P.
    Thank goodness for the rehang, they really opened up this space. So many works on view. The exhibition displays are always well done here too.
  • Christopher D.
    Christopher DoyleMarch 14, 2015
    Worth a visit, even if you're not an arty person. Take the boat trip up to the Tate Modern afterwards for some mind boggling modern art.
  • Olga T.
    Olga TsybulskaAugust 14, 2014
    Download a Tate Britain app on your device. It's free and available for iOS and Android. This is an audio guide which helps to learn more about the history of Britain in paintings and sculpture. Enjoy
  • Josie C.
    Josie CJanuary 11, 2015
    If you're not into modern art don't do the Turner Prize exhibition, my traditionally inclined friend really disliked it!
  • Ouicestmoi
    OuicestmoiMay 6, 2015
    Don't miss the astonishing Turner exhibit. Incredibly amazing! And what a pretty building!!
  • Ian M.
    Ian McKendrickAugust 17, 2013
    The Art Trolley gets rolled out every weekend with a range of activities for children aged 3-11 years - Something for everyone!!
  • Jack H.
    Jack HaynesJanuary 11, 2015
    After the renovations were complete just over a year ago, the Walk through British Art is outstanding. The new members room is a delight.
  • Bijan Y.
    Bijan YoungFebruary 10, 2015
    Fabulous building and so much to see. Good restaurant downstairs for a lunch break. Never miss the Turner's whenever I'm here.
  • Simon B.
    Simon BullJuly 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Always liked Patrick Caulfield and the current exhibition is superb. He has a true painter's sense of perspective and colour.
  • Adeline L.
    Adeline LevescotJanuary 3, 2014
    There's a mobile audio guide/app in beta, covering a few salient works from each room. Bring your own headphones and use the gallery's free wifi.
  • Paulo R.
    Paulo RementeriaSeptember 2, 2016
    A good collection very organized and well displayed. In an amazing atmosphere.
  • Karen Q.
    Karen QureshiJune 21, 2012
    Nice place for a picnic outside the the Tate Britain - Eating Falafels with hot chilli sauce and limonade!
  • Chris H.
    Chris HainesSeptember 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Beautiful architecture and British Art to admire and see. The tours are really interesting too.
  • Tracey N.
    Tracey NDecember 5, 2011
    Check out the photos by don mccullin- awesome!! Cafe food very over priced!! Did you know lettuce is classified as an entire salad there!!
  • Arthur
    ArthurJanuary 19, 2015
    If you go to london twice a year, register for the tate membership and benefit from bringing a plus one and unlimited access to all tate museum!
  • Thomas W.
    Thomas WrobelJune 4, 2013
    Impressive! Great museum, free entry. I had definitely too little time and will come back for sure!
  • London L.
    London LondonMarch 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Free guided tours of the collections, they happen several times a day, everyday. An hour long, no booking required. Enjoyable!
  • National Maritime M.
    Turner sketched ‘The Battle of Trafalgar as seen from the mizzen starboard shrouds of the ‘Victory’’ on the returned ship. It includes the smoking sniper gun that shot Nelson. Find your maritime story Read more
  • Erica P.
    Erica P.December 26, 2012
    One of the most renowned museums of modern and contemporary art in the world. In its permanent collection see 'Marilyn' by Andy Warhol and 'The Kiss' by Auguste Roudin.
  • Pinar E.
    Pinar E.April 6
    HenryMoore sculptures are awesome! They are at the end of the route so most ppl miss them; dont!
  • Lamine D.
    Lamine DiabyJuly 22, 2012
    The "Turner's Experiments" part is very interesting. You can even try to imitate him ;)
  • Morgans Hotel Group
    Morgans Hotel GroupApril 2, 2012
    Since 1897, Tate Britain has been the national gallery of British art from 1500 to the present day, with works by, like, everyone: Turner, Blake, Constable Read more
  • Jason M.
    Jason MitchellMay 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you have an iPhone download their app QuizTrail for free & it'll take you on a fun themed tour of the gallery & you can win prizes! Download FREE at
  • Roy
    RoyNovember 10, 2014
    The Late Turner exhibit should not be missed. Worth going on weekdays as it gets quite slammed.
  • Han F.
    Han FlynnJanuary 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Being a Tate member is great value. Entrance to shows is free for members, so even if you only see 2 or 3 a year it's already close to paying for itself. Tate Britain rehang is brilliant!
  • Morgans Hotel Group M.
    Since 1897, Tate Britain has been the national gallery of British art from 1500 to the present day, with works by, like, everyone: Turner, Blake, Constable Read more
  • Craig V.
    Beautiful location and an incredible collection. Highly recommend this less popular Tate!
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