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A fine collection of modern international art from 1900 to the present.
Introduction to Tate Modern
Tate Modern stands at the heart of London, linked to St Paul's Cathedral by the new millennium footbridge. The building is a remarkable combination of the old and the new. The original Bankside Power Station was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott who was also the architect of Battersea Power Station, the Liverpool Anglican cathedral and the famous British red telephone box.
The building of Tate Modern
The building consists of a brick-clad steel structure, constructed from more than 4.2 million bricks. The height of the central chimney was limited to 325 feet (99 metres) in order to be lower than the dome of St Paul's Cathedral. The building has been converted by the leading Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, whose plans have highlighed the building's new function while respecting the integrity of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott's original design. The most noticeable change to the exterior of the building is a new two-storey glass structure or lightbeam spanning the length of the roof which not only provides natural light into the galleries on the top floors, but also houses a stunning café offering outstanding views across London.
A ten minute audio tour of the building with Tate Modern architect Jacques Herzog is available from Tate Audio, situated in Turbine Hall. Price £1.
Tate Modern is located on the south bank of the River Thames at Bankside, near Blackfriars Bridge, opposite St Paul's Cathedral and next to the Globe Theatre.
Address: Tate Modern, Bankside, London SW1 9TG
020 7887 8000 (international +44 20 7887 8000) (Monday to Friday 9.00 to 17.50)
Ticket office and Membership services:
Telephone 020 7887 8888 Monday to Friday 9.45 to 17.50)
020 7887 8008 (international +44 20 7887 8008)
Minicom: 020 7887 8687
Sunday to Thursday, 10.00-18.00
Friday and Saturday, 10.00-22.00
Last admission into exhibitions 17.15 (Fri and Sat 21.15)
Closed 24, 25, 26 December (open as normal on 1 January)
Getting to the Tate Modern
Tate boat runs every forty minutes along the Thames between Tate Britain, the London Eye and Tate Modern.
Southwark (Jubilee Line) and Blackfriars (District and Circle Lines) are the closest underground stations both of which are approximately ten minutes walk away.
A number buses service the area, including the RV1, 45, 63, 100, 381, 344.
Thameslink links between Bedford and Brighton stop at Blackfriars and London Bridge stations. London Bridge also carries a service to South East London and Kent.
Ferry service from Embankment or Festival Pier to Bankside.
By taxi or Dial-a-Ride:
If arriving by taxi or Dial-a-Ride please ask the driver to take you to the West Entrance on Holland Street.
Public transport is the easiest way of reaching the gallery as parking at Tate Modern is severely restricted in the surrounding streets. Nine parking spaces for visitors with mobility impairments are available only by booking in advance on 020 7887 8888. These car parking spaces are situated in Holland Street close to the West Entrance to the building.
Coach drop off points are situated on Southwark Street, a short walk from the West Entrance.
There is a bicycle shelter at the West Entrance.
The Millennium Bridge now provides a new pedestrian route across to and from St Paul's Cathedral and the city and St Paul's London Underground station including Central line services. Approximate walking time from St Paul's Cathedral will be about 10 minutes.
For more information please visit www.tate.org.uk
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 Modern? You can book online or email to make a reservation on firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone on 0044(0)207 834 1438