We’re very lucky to have the Tate Britain art gallery right next door and it’s well worth a look if you get time while you’re coming to see us at Pimlico Osteopathy. You can see more information on their website here.
The home of British art from 1500 to the present day. It is open daily Monday to Sunday 10.00–18.00 and you will find it at Millbank, London SW1P 4RG. Entry to Tate Britain is free for everyone with a charge for special exhibitions.
There is a very useful map of the gallery showing all the main exhibition areas and facilities. It is normally £1.00 but you can download it free here.
The gallery opened on 21 July 1897 as the National Gallery of British Art. However, from the start, it was commonly known as the Tate Gallery, after its founder Sir Henry Tate. Before 2000, the gallery housed and displayed both British and modern collections, but with the launch of Tate Modern just over the river, Tate’s modern collections were moved there and the original gallery became dedicated to the display of historical and contemporary British art. As a result, it was renamed Tate Britain in March 2000.
Tate Britain holds the largest collection of British art in the world. You can walk through the history of British art from 1500 to the present day. See masterpieces by JMW Turner, John Constable, John Everett Millais, as well as outstanding modern and contemporary art from Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Barbara Hepworth, David Hockney and Bridget Riley – to name a few.
Tate Britain is well served by public transport:
London Buses – route 87 stops outside
London Underground – Pimlico on the Victoria line is only a 0.4-mile walk away
National Rail – Vauxhall station on South Western Railway is 0.5-mile walk
London River Services – Millbank Millennium Pier is only a 0.2-mile walk
And it is an easy walk to Pimlico Osteopathy Clinic nearby:
Find out about another local landmark – Victoria Station