Tate Modern, one of the most visited modern art galleries in the world, houses UK’s collection of modern and contemporary art from 1900 to the present day. It is housed in the former Bankside Power Station between Southwark Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge on the south bank of the Thames River, in front of the pedestrian Millennium Bridge and beside Shakespeare’s Globe. You can easily access the north bank of the Thames River by crossing the Millennium Bridge or Blackfriars Bridge.
There are seven floors of gallery space, exhibitions, collection displays, performance spaces, auditoriums, cafés, small merchandise shop and a bar and restaurant on the 7th floor.
Admission is free, except for special exhibitions. (http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern)
Friday and Saturday – 10am to 10pm (last admission 9.15pm)
Sunday to Thursday – 10am to 6pm (last admission 5.15pm)
Tate Modern – http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-modern
Transport For London (tube, overground, bus and ferry maps) –http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/1106.aspx
Barclays Cycle Hire map –https://web.barclayscyclehire.tfl.gov.uk/maps
How to get there:
Nearest Train & Underground Station:Blackfriars Station, Mansion House, Southwark and London Bridge
The closest station is Blackfriars Station or Mansion House on the north bank (opposite) of the Thames River. However, Southwark and London Bridge are also within close walking distance.
The Northern Line, Jubilee Line and overground trains from all over London and south England stop at London Bridge Station.
The Jubilee Line goes through Southwark tube station.
The District Line and the Circle Line go throughBlackfriars Station and Mansion House.
Nearest stops on the south bank of the Thames River are located at Lavington Street on Southwark Street, Great Guilford Street on Southwark Street, Southwark Bridge/Bankside Pier.
The nearest bus stop on the north bank of the Thames River is Millennium Bridge or Blackfriars Station.
RV1 (to/from Covent Garden & Tower Gateway), 381 (to/from Peckham), 344 (to/from Clapham Junction Station and Appold Street), 388 (to/from Hackney Wick and Blackfriars Station),
Bankside Pier is the closest pier for The River Bus. Catch the LR2.
The River Bus (do not confuse with The River Tour) will operate every 15-30 minutes and stop at Bankside Pier from London Eye, Embankment, London Bridge, Canary Wharf, Woolwich Arsenal, Blackfriars and Greenwich.
Tip: purchase your ticket from the ticket office prior to boarding the boat. Adult tickets are £5.40 for Oyster holders.
Barclays Cycle Hire:
The nearest docking stations are located at New Globe Walk (near Shakespear’s Globe), Bankside Mix on Southwark Street and Poured Lines on Southwark Street.
Another is located at Queen Victoria Street at St Paul’s on the north bank of the Thames River (walk over Millennium Bridge).