The repository of British art
The Tate Britain museum in London, England
The Tate Britain houses the national collections of British art (15th century to today), which means room after room filled by Gainsborough, Reynolds, Stubbs, Blake, Constable, and especially Hogarth and J. M. W. Turner.
Since the gallery’s modern art collection decamped to Bankside (see Tate Modern), the British collection has expanded to fill the entirety of the museum’s traditional seat in a neoclassical building on Millbank.
Tube: Pimlico, and then walk to Vauxhall Bridge Road and turn right (walking toward the river); make a left onto John Islip Street; the Tate Gallery is on your right
Free (special exhibitions often charge a fee)
- Planning your time: Unless you’re really into British art, only expect to spend about 30 minutes here—though you might do it at lunchtime, as the Tate has an excellent cafe. Add another 20 minutes for the long walk to and from the nearest Tube station. ( on London Itineraries.)
- Get a free audio guide with your London Pass.
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