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A comprehensive collection of British art from the 1500 to the present day.
Introduction to Tate Britain
The new Centenary Development at Tate Britain shows the world's largest display of British Art - 600 years of historic, modern and contemporary work shown under one roof. You can see work by key artists such as Turner, Gainsborough, Blake, Constable, Bacon, Hepworth, Hodgkin and Wearing in a new presentation - some rooms look at historical themes whilst others are devoted to a single major artist - all within a chronological sweep from 1500 to the present day.
The Architecture of Tate Britain
The opening of the Tate Centenary Development on 1 November 2001 completes the launch of Tate Britain, begun in March 2000. The Development was announced in 1997 - the Centenary year of the Tate Gallery, as it was previously known. It provides Tate Britain with ten new and five refurbished galleries as well as the dramatic new Manton Entrance on Atterbury Street providing visitors with full access, new visitor information points, a cloakroom, toilets and a shop.
The architects John Miller + Partners have ensured that the new and refurbished spaces and other visitor facilities beautifully enhance one of London's great public galleries. Equally the landscape architects Allies and Morrison have made certain that the new public space around the building creates a sensitive environment which also enhances access for visitors. The gallery has remained open while all this work has been carried out.
Address: Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG
Tate Britain is located on the north bank of the River Thames at Millbank, South West city centre and not far from the Houses of Parliament.
Daily 10:00 - 17:50 (Last admission into exhibitions 17:00)
Closed 24,25,26 December (Open as normal on 1 January)
Pimlico (Victoria Line - 600 metres approx.) Vauxhall (Victoria lines - 850 metres approx.), Westminister (Jubilee and District and Circles Lines).
A number buses service the area, including the 2, 3, C10, 36, 77A, 88, 159, 185, 507.
Vauxhall (850 metres approx.) and Victoria.
A taxi drop off/pick up point is situated on Millbank, just outside the Main Entrance.
There is a car park off John Islip Street, very near to Tate Britain. There is also a limited amount of pay and display parking in the streets surrounding Tate Britain (free at the weekends and after 6.30pm). Please Note: Due to building work being carried out as part of Tate Britain's Centenary Development, parking will be restricted and visitors are advised to use public transport.
Georgian House Hotel is ideally situated in a very central location, so visiting sights all over London is quick and easy. Why not book Georgian House Hotel when you plan a trip to Tate Britain? You can book online or email to make a reservation on firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone on 0044(0)207 834 1438