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Tate Modern Tours

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Tate Modern
Perched on the banks of River Thames, Tate Modern is the epicenter of London’s contemporary art scene. It’s a culture lover’s paradise and one of the world’s largest modern art museums, complete with cutting edge works, thought-provoking installations, and dramatic think pieces.

The Basics
Many visitors explore the museum independently, but taking a private guided tour means you can benefit from the expertise of an experienced art critic. Combine your tour with a visit to the nearby Tate Britain museum by hopping on the scenic Tate Boat, which runs between the two sites every 40 minutes during gallery opening times. Or, choose a London Pass and enjoy access to dozens of other London attractions in addition to the museum. Alternatively, admire the striking Tate Modern façade on a London sightseeing tour or Thames River cruise.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Entrance to the museum is free, but donations are appreciated and ticket prices for special exhibitions vary.
  • Visitor facilities include restrooms, a coat check, gift shops, a café, and a restaurant.
  • Tate Modern is wheelchair accessible with lifts and ramps are available on all floors.

How to Get There
Tate Modern is located on the Thames River’s southern bank, opposite St. Paul’s Cathedral. The museum is easy to reach on foot, either by crossing the Millennium Bridge from the north bank or strolling along the riverfront from the Southbank entertainment district. The closest tube stations are Southwark, Mansion House, and Blackfriars. Visitors to the nearby Tate Britain museum can reach Tate Modern by cruising across Thames River on the Tate Boat.

When to Get There
Tate Modern is open year-round from 10am to 6pm from Sunday to Thursday and until 10pm on Friday and Saturday. The museum can get busy in summer, so plan to arrive early or opt for a weekday visit during this time. Don’t miss the spring and autumn Museums at Night festival, when the museum hosts a range of special events and parties after dark.

Modern Masterpieces at Tate Modern
The museum’s vast permanent collection includes works by iconic artists such as Cézanne, Bonnard, Matisse, Picasso, Rothko, Dalí, Pollock, Warhol, and Bourgeois. The grand centerpiece of Tate Modern is the enormous Turbine Hall, where specially commissioned art installations have included headline-grabbing works such as Ai Weiwei's Sunflower Seeds and Olafur Eliasson’s The Weather Project
Address: Bankside, London SE1 9TG, England
Hours: Open every day except December 24-26.
Admission: Entry is free except for major exhibitions.
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London Eye River Cruise and Standard London Eye Ticket

London Eye River Cruise and Standard London Eye Ticket

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Many of London’s top attractions lie along the Thames River. This boat tour cruises by most of them and includes a London Eye ride to see them from above. Get to know the city’s beating heart and great contrasts as you pass historic sites such as Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Tower of London as well as contemporary landmarks like the Tate Modern and Millennium Bridge. Then, ride the Lastminute.com London Eye for sweeping views of the city.
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  • 40 minutes
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The Original Tour London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

The Original Tour London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

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See the best of London without the stress of rigid tour times and massive crowds on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. With your flexible pass, hop aboard the double-decker, open-top bus for a comfortable sightseeing excursion. Great for kids and adults, your pass offers multiple route options with stops at main attractions like Big Ben, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and more. Bonus features include a free city walking tour, a Thames River cruise, and local discounts.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Tour: Tate Britain and Tate Modern

Private Tour: Tate Britain and Tate Modern

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Admire some great British and international art on this private tour of London’s Tate Britain and Tate Modern. With an art-expert guide, admire each gallery’s highlights, and enjoy a sightseeing boat trip along the Thames River in between. Visit the Tate Britain, home to Britain’s national collection of paintings from the 16th century to ogle masterpieces by Turner, Constable, Hockney and others. Later, explore the spectacular Tate Modern and see pieces by artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Rothko and more as your guide provides expert insight into each.
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  • 3 hours
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Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise

Westminster to Greenwich Sightseeing Thames Cruise

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Glide by some of London’s must-see landmarks on a sightseeing cruise from Westminster to Greenwich on the Thames River. Step aboard your comfortable cruise boat at Westminster Pier and listen to the entertaining live commentary as you pass sights such as Shakespeare’s Globe, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. Drink in the views from the open or indoor deck, and at Greenwich, step ashore to visit attractions (own expense) such as the Cutty Sark or National Maritime Museum. Upgrade to include a return cruise back to Westminster.
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  • 1 hour
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Private Tate Modern and Tate Britain Visit with Art Critic

Private Tate Modern and Tate Britain Visit with Art Critic

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There’s no better way to admire the masterpieces of the Tate Modern and Tate Britain than alongside an acclaimed art critic. Perfect for lovers of classic and contemporary art, this private 3-hour tour showcases the gems of the museum’s permanent collections. Travel between the galleries via the Thames River and enrich your knowledge of art while receiving the undivided attention of an art critic guide. A pre-experience questionnaire allows your guide to tailor the tour according to your artistic interests.
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  • 3 hours
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London In a Day: Tower of London, Westminster Abbey & Changing of the Guard

London In a Day: Tower of London, Westminster Abbey & Changing of the Guard

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Limited time in London doesn’t have to mean a limited view of the capital. Soak up the key sights in just one action-packed day on this guided small-group tour. Explore Westminster Abbey and watch the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace. Then cruise the Thames River to Tower Bridge and explore its inner workings before delving into British history at the Tower of London.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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London Thames River Dinner Cruise

London Thames River Dinner Cruise

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Take to the Thames for a sparkling river dinner sailing past London’s waterfront sights. Settle at your table to savor a delectable dinner and admire floodlit city sights such as Tower Bridge, the London Eye, and Big Ben as you eat and relax, and enjoy enchanting live entertainment.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
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London Harry Potter Walking Tour

London Harry Potter Walking Tour

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Step into a wonderland of wizardry on this Harry Potter walking tour. Trek through muggle-run London to visit beloved literary and cinematic landmarks such as Diagon Alley, the Leaky Cauldron, and Platform 9¾. Along the way, enjoy Harry Potter trivia, and visit famous locations that inspired J.K. Rowling's epic book series. This is a magical tour for Harry Potter fans of all ages and a great activity for family vacations in London.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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London Thames River Lunch Cruise

London Thames River Lunch Cruise

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Combine London’s riverside landmarks with a delicious meal on this lunchtime sightseeing cruise along the Thames River. Escape the city’s midday crowds, and relax as you admire the iconic sights ranged along the riverbanks. Enjoy stellar views of the London Eye, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and more; all as you savor a starter, main course and dessert freshly conjured up by the expert onboard chefs. A delightful way to spend lunchtime in London with family and friends or to celebrate a special occasion.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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The Tate Modern London Guided Museum Tour - Private Tour

The Tate Modern London Guided Museum Tour - Private Tour

Gain deeper insight into the works at London’s Tate Modern art gallery than you would independently, and ensure you cover its highlights on this private tour. With a personal guide, walk through the halls to see everything from Mondrian’s geometrics to Warhol’s pop art. Hear analysis on each work, including details of its creator—background that you might miss if visiting alone. A choice of time slots provides useful flexibility.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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The Tate Modern London Guided Museum Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

The Tate Modern London Guided Museum Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Have a more rewarding visit to London's Tate Modern on this guided tour. In a small group of no more than eight people, you have plenty of opportunities to ask questions about the artworks and the 19th-century power plant that houses the modern art museum. See works by Picasso, Dalí, and Warhol in the permanent collection and also learn about the many temporary exhibits that the museum has displayed in its relatively short history.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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Curated art dealer tour of Tate Modern

Curated art dealer tour of Tate Modern

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With this carefully curated tour of the Tate Modern, anyone can get a expert art dealer’s perspective on the collection’s most puzzling and provocative pieces. Whether you're an artist yourself or simply curious, learn a new way of looking at conceptual art from a passionate guide with degrees in art history and museology.
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  • 3 hours
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Sunday Lunch Jazz Cruise on the River Thames

Sunday Lunch Jazz Cruise on the River Thames

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Enjoy a delicious meal and be serenaded by live jazz on this relaxing Sunday lunch cruise on the Thames River in London. Step aboard a comfortable sightseeing cruise boat as you sail by top London sights such as Big Ben, the London Eye, Tower Bridge and many other iconic landmarks. As you cruise, sit down to a delicious 3-course lunch and kick back to sparkling jazz classics including easy listening, Dixieland and trad jazz numbers played by a band of acclaimed musicians.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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See Tate Modern with an Art Historian in London

See Tate Modern with an Art Historian in London

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Hi, my name is Julia; I am an art historian, freelance researcher and a founder, a bespoke provider of art and history related experiences in London (IG @nejasartwalks). I previously worked as a Collection Research Assistant at the Tate and I am now hosting one of the most successful Art Experiences in London. It is not uncommon to feel both intrigued and confused by a piece of contemporary art. Allow me to guide you through the galleries of Tate Modern on a curious inquiry into what we see, and hopefully, during the 90 minutes that we spend together, you will acquire the skills of looking, seeing and talking about art. At Tate Modern, we will look at some fabulous art from a fresh angle and try to experience it on a more personal level, without any preconceived ideas. Ask questions! Get excited! Let's talk about art in a way where no answer is too big, or too small, or too right, or too wrong. All ages are welcome, no specific knowledge of art is required.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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3 Hour Guided Private Walking Tour: The Best of London

3 Hour Guided Private Walking Tour: The Best of London

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Marvel over royal monuments, architectural masterpieces and iconic landmarks on this 3-hour walking tour of London. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide as you stroll around Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus; snap photos of Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben; and stand in awe before the magnificent Buckingham Palace. For the full experience, upgrade to include a visit to St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.
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  • 3 hours
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Tate Modern Art Gallery Private Guided Tour for Kids & Families in London

Tate Modern Art Gallery Private Guided Tour for Kids & Families in London

Visit one of London’s top museums—and explore its collection with the whole family in tow—on this private, kid-friendly tour of the Tate Modern. Housed in a revamped, disused power station, the cutting-edge museum is home to many masterpieces, including works by Rothko, Matisse, Picasso, and Dali. Discover many of its collection highlights; as you go, your guide will also share stories, games, and activities designed to keep younger visitors entertained and engaged.
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  • 2 hours
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$146.29
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4 Hour Tour Tower Of London and Tate Modern (With Private Guide)

4 Hour Tour Tower Of London and Tate Modern (With Private Guide)

Luxury chauffeured transport with qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guides who have a vast understanding of London. We offer guided tours for every occasion, helping you have a great time in London. If a tour is cancelled 7 days or less before it is scheduled, 50% of the fee is payable. If the tour is cancelled within 48 hours of the scheduled start then the full fee is payable.
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  • 4 hours
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$610.94
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4 Hour Tour Tate Modern and Tower Of London (With Private Guide)

4 Hour Tour Tate Modern and Tower Of London (With Private Guide)

A chauffeur driven car will pick you from your hotel, you will have a qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guide that knows London better than anyone. If a tour is cancelled 7 days or less before it is scheduled, 50% of the fee is payable. If the tour is cancelled within 48 hours of the scheduled start then the full fee is payable.
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  • 4 hours
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Tate Modern Art Gallery London Private Tour!

Tate Modern Art Gallery London Private Tour!

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Marvel at the world-class contemporary and modern art, whilst also being impressed by the stunning architecture of this converted power station building. Your personal professional guide will explain the history of the gallery and uncover the collections unmissable highlights, as well as accompanying you to the Tate viewing platform for an unrivalled view over London's famous skyline. Learn about movements as diverse as Dada, Impressionism, De Stijl, Cubism and Abstract Expressionism whilst discovering art from Picasso, Braque, Kandinsky, Monet, Degas, Rothko, Lichtenstein, Mondrian, and cutting edge contemporary artists. Works to be seen include Marcel Duchamp's Fountain, Picasso's Three Dancers, Mark Rothko's Seagram Murals, Claude Monet's Waterlillies, Salvador Dali's Autumnal Cannibalism, and Cildo Meireles Tower of Babble. This is a private tour just for your group, and so customisable by your interests.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$122.50
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Tate Modern Private Tour in London with Blue Badge Guide

Tate Modern Private Tour in London with Blue Badge Guide

If your are passionate about art and you are in London, a visit to the Tate modern is an absolute must! Contemporary art can be difficult to understand, and a guided tour is an excellent way to discover more about the most famous works of art hosted at the Tate Modern! You will see and learn about paintings by Picasso, Rotko, Dalì and many more.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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3 London Art Galleries with Private Local Guide - Tate Modern & National Gallery

3 London Art Galleries with Private Local Guide - Tate Modern & National Gallery

Dive into the creative life of London on our private art tour. Be entertained by the stories behind the wonderful masterpieces and hear about modern artists as you follow our local expert guide. Discover the impressive works of well-known artists like Rembrandt, Van Gogh, da Vinci at the National Gallery. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the significant persons’ paintings at the National Portrait Gallery. Feel the tug of modern and contemporary art at Tate Modern. As your guide will be right beside you, you don’t have to seek help from someone, all you have to do is ask, and you’ll get the answer. • Get to your meeting point by any transportation • Choose the time of the day, which would be good for you: morning or afternoon • You won’t be left wondering: just ask your host about anything you’d like to know • All three galleries are accessible for the tourists on a wheelchair
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  • 5 hours
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$225.00
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Tate Modern Tour

Tate Modern Tour

Without a trip to Tate Modern, a visit to London surely is not complete. Tate Modern is a National Gallery for International Modern Art featuring masterpieces by Henri Matisse, Salvador Dalí, Magritte, Mirò, Louise Bourgeois, Yayoi Kusama, Cornelia Parke, Mark Rothko and many more. Built-in 2000 from a disused power plant and extended in 2016 with a newer Blavatnik building, Tate Modern is Britain's national museum of modern and contemporary art from around the globe, and the world’s most visited contemporary art gallery. Housed in the former Bankside Power Station on the banks of the Thames, the awe-inspiring Turbine Hall is the dramatic setting for new art commissions. The collection is free to visit and the most important, our APTG Blue Badge art professional guides promise a unique way for our guests to find out more about the art on display in this greatest works of art shrine. Join us! (Note: Hand sanitizers and masks will be available in our for the best hygiene practice)
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Kid-Friendly Tate Modern Art Gallery Private Tour in London

Kid-Friendly Tate Modern Art Gallery Private Tour in London

Come and explore this fantastic collection of modern and contemporary art created by the likes of Picasso, Dali, Rothko and Matisse on this private guided tour for families with children. Opened in the year 2000, having been converted from a disused power station, the Tate Modern presents the UK's finest collection of modern art from all over the world, featuring paintings created from 1900 onwards and including art from the 21st century. Have fun with modern art thanks to our highly-rated child-friendly guide!
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  • 2 hours
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$258.16
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$258.16
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Tate Modern. Latin American Female Artists

Tate Modern. Latin American Female Artists

Enjoy a unique experience of the Tate Modern's collection to explore the work of female Latin American artists; women who fought to be seen in an art world dominated by men, expressing their political views to the world and manifesting a particular woman gaze, that hadn't been seen before. Sarcasm, embodiment, abstraction and social critique were some of the tools they employed to break through the strict social structures that controlled the Latin American art industry of the time. You will see the work of artists such as Ana Mendieta, Olga de Amaral, Lygia Clark, Liliana Porter and Gego, among many others.
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  • 2 hours
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Tate Modern hours of operation?
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Tate Modern hours of operation: Open every day except December 24-26.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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