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Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

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Tate Modern

Both are endorsed by reviewers writing for major publications. Overall, Tate Modern is the choice of most reviewers compared to Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. Tate Modern comes in at #1 in London with praise from 12 reviews such as Travel + Leisure, Let's Go and Lonely Planet.

Both are endorsed by reviewers writing for major publications. Overall, Tate Modern is the choice of most reviewers compared to Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. Tate Modern comes in at #1 in London with praise from 12 reviews such as Travel + Leisure, Let's Go and Lonely Planet.

tripexpert score
91
#12 in London
location

Kew Road, Richmond, Kew TW9 3AB

endorsements
  • 8 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Enter the Royal Botanic Gardens, as Kew Gardens are officially known, and you are enveloped by blazes of color, extraordinary blooms, hidden trails, and lovely old follies. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 33

    It's essentially a vast scientific research center that also happens to be extraordinarily beautiful. Full Review →

  • 58

    Let's Go

    These botanical gardens host the largest collection of plants in the world, and visitors can eat up gorgeous assemblages of roses, orchids, and cacti (or be eaten up by the carnivorous plants). Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    In 1759 botanists began rummaging around the world for specimens they could plant in the 3-hectare plot known as the Royal Botanic Gardens. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    Built between 1844 and 1848, it houses practical tropical species (coffee, cocoa) and more ornamental varieties. Full Review →

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97
#2 in London

Bankside, London SE1 9TG

  • 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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