The Tate which holds the greatest
collection of British art in the world, including works by Blake, Constable,
Epstein, Gainsborough, Gilbert and George, Hirst, Hockney, Hogarth, Moore,
Rossetti, Spencer, Stubbs and Turner, has split its collections to create
two new galleries.
- Tate Britain shows the collection
of British art from 1600 to the present day. It has a facelift and
a radical re-hang, showing pictures thematically and not chronologically.
It is well-worth a visit.
- Tate Modern, in the beautifully
converted Bankside Power Station, recently opened to international
acclaim. One of the world's foremost modern art museums, it houses
the Tate's collection of international 20th century art and exhibits
- Tate Britain: daily 1000-1750. Tate
Modern: Sun.-Thurs. 1000-1800 (Fri. & Sat. to 2200).
- Both free but charge for some special
- Southwark Tube