Tate to Tate – London

One of my favourite cheap things to do in London when friends are visiting is to do ‘Tate to Tate‘, as I have recently named it. This involves (obviously) visiting both Tates – Britain and Modern – in the space of an afternoon. It’s made very easy: you just take the river boat which goes direct from Tate Modern to Tate Britain (or the other way round) for a small fee. Even though it’s not completely free, it’s worth remembering that unlike in most other European countries, you don’t pay to get into either museum. There are exhibitions which you need to buy tickets for, but if it’s not something you really want to see, it’s not always worth paying for, & you can spend a perfectly busy afternoon in the free parts…

Prices from http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-boat

  • Adults – £6.50 single, £12 return
  • Tate Members – £4.90
  • Child under 16 with Travelcard – £2.15
  • Travelcard holder or London Student Card Single £4.30
  • Children under 5 travel for free
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