Tate Modern

The Tate Modern is Britain’s national gallery of modern art and is part of the Tate Group (along with Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives). It’s based in the former Bankside Power Station and a new extension to the Tate Modern named Switch House opened in June 2016 and is a 10 storey tower featuring a viewing platform on the 10th floor.

The gallery is free to enter, with regular exhibits in the impressive Turbine Hall, although entrance fees are charged for special exhibitions.

Visitor information:

Regular events: 

  • Art and photography exhibitions
  • Workshops
  • Talks

Website: www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern

Address: Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

Nearest pier: Bankside (Pink Route)

Nearest tube:


  • Jubilee Line

London Bridge

  • Jubilee Line
  • Northern Line (Bank branch)

Useful to know: 

  • The gallery runs accessible workshops and talks.
  • The gallery is wheelchair accessible and those with reduced mobility can borrow wheelchairs, motorised scooters and walkers but must book them at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Guidedogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs are welcome.
  • Check the website for more information about the Tate Modern’s accessibility policy. https://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern#getting-here
  • For security reasons, bags larger than cabin baggage size are not permitted in the building. The nearest luggage facility is at Waterloo Station.
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