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Tower of London

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Tate Modern

Both are rated very highly by travel writers. On balance, Tate Modern scores significantly better than Tower of London. Tate Modern is ranked #2 in London with approval from 13 reviews including Let's Go, Time Out and Afar Magazine.

Both are rated very highly by travel writers. On balance, Tate Modern scores significantly better than Tower of London. Tate Modern is ranked #2 in London with approval from 13 reviews including Let's Go, Time Out and Afar Magazine.

tripexpert score
92
#9 in London
location

Tower Hill, Tower Hill tube, London EC3N 4AB

endorsements
  • 11 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    Visitors to this turreted riverside castle enter a thousand years of history filled with cultural significance (but go early to avoid lines to see the crown jewels). Full Review →

  • 14

    Concierge

    Founded by William the Conqueror in 1066, this huge fortified palace-jail-treasury-arsenal is the source of some of the most-famous tourist photo ops in all of England.

  • 8

    Condé Nast Traveler

    The scene for many dramatic events during this country's history. Full Review →

  • 63

    Departures

    From the solid gold St Edward’s Crown, which rarely sees the light of day, to the glittering Imperial State Crown, here’s something you won’t see everyday: the Crown Jewels. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Nowhere else does London's history come to life so vividly as it does in this minicity of 20 towers filled with heraldry and treasure. Full Review →

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97
#2 in London

Bankside, London SE1 9TG

  • 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.

  • 8

    Condé Nast Traveler Tick Editor's Pick

    Housed within a former power station on the south bank of the Thames, the gallery houses Tate Britain's existing collection of 20th-century modern art. Full Review →

  • 63

    Departures

    The huge Turbine Hall entrance, which once housed Ai Weiwei’s porcelain sunflower seeds and Carsten Hèller’s helter-skelter slide, never ceases to inspire. Full Review →

  • 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 →

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