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Tate Modern

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National Gallery

Both are rated highly by travel writers. Overall, Tate Modern is preferred by most writers compared to National Gallery. Tate Modern ranks #1 in London with approval from 12 publications such as Fodor's, Departures and Travel + Leisure.

Both are rated highly by travel writers. Overall, Tate Modern is preferred by most writers compared to National Gallery. Tate Modern ranks #1 in London with approval from 12 publications such as Fodor's, Departures and Travel + Leisure.

tripexpert score
97
#2 in London
location

Bankside, London SE1 9TG

endorsements
  • 13 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    It’s impossible to ignore the hulking 1950s architecture of the Tate Modern, slap-bang in the middle of the most-walked part of the South Bank. Full Review →

  • 14

    Concierge

    There is something very glamorous about the vast space, let alone the amazing holdings, which range from Matisse to Matthew Barney.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    This spectacular renovation of a mid-20th-century power station is one of the most-visited museums of modern art in the world. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Welcoming more than four million visitors a year, Tate Modern is the world's most popular modern art gallery (the free admission helps), and one of the capital's very best attractions. Full Review →

  • 58

    Let's Go

    Within the gallery rooms are Rothko and Picasso, Mondrian and Delvaux in glorious relief to... stark surroundings. Full Review →

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95
#3 in London

Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN

  • 9 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    The National Gallery in London holds art works of the masters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, and Rembrandt. Most importantly, entry is free! Full Review →

  • 14

    Concierge

    Up there with your Louvres and Uffizis, this huge gallery takes you through the history of Western European painting from 1250 to 1900.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Standing proudly on the north side of Trafalgar Square, this is truly one of the world's supreme art collections, with more than 2,300 masterpieces on show. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    For the sheer skill of its display and arrangement, the National surpasses its counterparts. Full Review →

  • 58

    Let's Go

    When they say “National Gallery,” it’s not just code for “country’s coolest collection.” Full Review →

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