Tate Modern

About the Tate Modern, London

The Tate Modern is Britain’s national gallery of international modern art and is located in the former Bankside Power Station in Southwark, London.

Tate is home to the national collection of British art from 1900 to the present day and international and contemporary art. The museum is one of the largest of its kind in the world and admission is free for access to the collection displays.

Levels 2, 3 and 4 contain gallery space and each floor is split into a large east and west wing with a minimum of 11 rooms in each.

The Tate Modern was opened by the Queen in 2000 and received 5.25 million visitors in its first year.

Helpful information about the Tate Modern, London


The nearest tube stations to the Tate Modern include: Southwark, on the Jubilee line, Blackfriars, on the District and Circle Line and St. Paul’s on the Central Line.


Routes 45, 63 and 100 stop on Blackfriars Bridge Road. Routes RV1 and 381 stop on Southwark Street. Route 344 stops on Southwark Bridge Road.


Blackfriars Station is 300 metres from the South exit and London Bridge
is approximately 1,100 metres away.

There are no parking facilities at Tate Modern or in the surrounding streets. Public transport is the easiest way of getting to the gallery. Check out Transport for London.

Did you know?

Tate Modern has:

  • a total internal floor area of 34,500 sq m (371,350 sq ft) 
  • a 240 seat auditorium
  • two cafés to seat 240 and to seat 170 plus 30 in the bar area

 Opening Times

Entrance to the Tate Modern is free, but there is usually a charge for special exhibitions. The gallery is open Sunday to Thursday 10.00am to 6pm and Friday to Saturday, 10am to 10pm.


Entry for wheelchairs, prams and buggies is via the River entrance, Café entrance or Switch House entrance.

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Things to do near the Tate Modern

If you are planning a visit to the Tate, the following London attractions are within easy walking distance: Millennium Bridge, Flat Iron Square Kirkaldy Testing Museum, Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition and Blackfriars Bridge.

More information about the Tate Modern

For more information about Tate Modern exhibitions, the restaurant, opening times and what to see, check the official website.

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