Since Tate Modern first opened in 2000, it has become a London landmark, not just for the art it houses, but also for the architecture of the building itself. Housed in what used to be Bankside Power Station, Tate Modern is now the world’s most visited art gallery and holds one of the most impressive collections of modern and contemporary art. See works by Picasso, Rothko, Dali and Matisse for free and check out the latest blockbuster exhibitions and city vistas from the viewing platform in the Blavatnik Building.
Discover fun gift ideas, t-shirts and souvenirs at Tate’s two shops and grab something to eat at their Kitchen and Bar. For carefully chosen artists’ products, limited editions, design objects and items for the home, a visit to Tate Edit is essential.
Landscape lovers, water-colourists, printmakers and riverside idlers can’t resist this place. Opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1980, Bankside Gallery is home to the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) & Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE). Members elect their peers giving it an air of humble genius. You can join in by investing in their work. Grab a walk, take a tour, even bring your dog to go bow wow wow at these noble art forms.