London Tate Modern area

London’s Tate Modern area is a place frequently visited by most tourists that flock to the city. The South Bank of the River Thames, where the Tate Modern museum is located, was not always such a popular destination. But with the opening of two London attractions in 2000 – the London Eye and the Tate Modern – , the area became a major tourist location.

The Tate Modern is one of the most popular London museums. It features a gallery of international and British art from the year 1500. The Tate Modern is believed to be the most-visited art gallery in the world so missing out on it would be a great shame! If you need a small break, we recommend that you go to the seventh floor to enjoy a warm coffee whilst looking over the wonderful London attraction – St Paul’s Cathedral.

Things to do in the Tate Modern area in London

There are several attractions near the Tate Modern worth to check out, however the first place you should visit after leaving the museum should definitely be St Paul’s Cathedral. Located at the top of Ludgate Hill – the highest point in the City of London – is the wonderful church that dates back to the late 17th century. As famous London landmark, the cathedral’s dome is one of the highest in the world. It is the location where Margaret Thatcher and Sir Winston Churchill’s funerals took place. Entrance to St Paul’s Cathedral is high but if you own a London Pass, you can enter for free!

Another great thing to see in London that is close to Tate Modern is Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. It is a reconstruction of the Elizabethan playhouse that was destroyed by a fire in 1614. For those who have a passion for theatre or a genuine interest in Shakespeare then this is the place to visit.

Feeling hungry while wandering around the Tate Modern area? You can check out Borough Market which is open between Thursday and Saturday. Borough Market is one of the oldest and largest food markets in London. With up to 70 stalls of different foods including fish, vegetables, meats, cheeses and cakes – the market is yet another of London’s wonderful attractions.

Looking for more tips on what to do on London’s South Bank? Check the rest of our video guides.

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