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Tate Modern

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National Portrait Gallery

Tate Modern and National Portrait Gallery are both rated highly by expert reviewers. On balance, Tate Modern is the choice of most professionals compared to National Portrait Gallery. Tate Modern scores 96 with endorsements from 12 publications such as Fodor's, Condé Nast Traveler and Time Out.

Tate Modern and National Portrait Gallery are both rated highly by expert reviewers. On balance, Tate Modern is the choice of most professionals compared to National Portrait Gallery. Tate Modern scores 96 with endorsements from 12 publications such as Fodor's, Condé Nast Traveler and Time Out.

tripexpert score
97
#2 in London
location

Bankside, London SE1 9TG

endorsements
  • 13 endorsements
  • 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 →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    One of London's most popular attractions, this outstanding modern and contemporary art gallery is housed in the creatively revamped Bankside Power Station south of the Millennium Bridge. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    200m of rectilinear façade bordering the River Thames, 4.2 million brown bricks, a chimney resembling a church tower and a former turbine hall evoking a cathedral nave. Full Review →

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92
#10 in London

St. Martin's Place, London WC2H 0HE

  • 8 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The National Portrait Gallery was founded in 1856 with a single aim: to gather together portraits of famous (and infamous) British men and women. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Pictures have been chosen on the basis of who the subject is, not how well they've been captured by the artist. Full Review →

  • 58

    Let's Go

    The National Portrait Gallery is the Platonic ideal of Facebook. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    What makes the National Portrait Gallery, the only such museum in Europe, so compelling is its familiarity; in many cases you’ll have heard of the subject... or the artist. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    Founded in 1856, the National Portrait Gallery has since 1896 occupied a late-19C Italian Renaissance-style building neighbouring the National Gallery. Full Review →

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