Getting the train to Tate Modern is easy. The nearest main line stations are Blackfriars and London Bridge. Blackfriars is very close - Tate Modern is right outside the station - while London Bridge is around 10 minutes' walk away. You can also walk up the South Bank from Waterloo. It's a longer walk, but a pleasant one. Nearby London Underground stations include Southwark on the Jubilee Line (10 minutes) and St Pauls on the Central Line (15 minutes).

Tate Modern only opened in 2000, but it has already cemented itself as one of London's biggest and best galleries - and a major landmark in the city too. Housed in a converted former power station on the South Bank of the Thames, it was planned as a space for international modern and contemporary art, and at time of writing over 40 million people have passed through its doors. It is one of the UK's top three tourist attractions.

Visit the Tate Modern official website for opening information.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays07:15 - 20:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayAvailable
Oyster topupAvailable
Oyster validatorAvailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Travel card zoneZone 1
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
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ATM located in ticket hall
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
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Web kioskUnavailable
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Please phone the Helpline on 0800 058 2844 to ensure arrangements are in place.
Customer help pointsUnavailable
Cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage spaces12
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
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Step-free accessWhole station
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Step free access is available all platforms. There are escalators and lifts.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
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Black cab accessible taxis are available

About the tate Modern

Beginning in 1900, Tate Modern charts the progress of contemporary art, with its permanent displays cleverly organised around four key themes. At the heart of the building lies the vast Turbine Hall, whose large-scale installations have grabbed headlines over the years: Carsten Hšller put in huge slides, Olafur Eliasson filled it with fine mist and a luminous disc, and Ai Weiwei carpeted it in painstakingly crafted porcelain sunflower seeds. Entry is free, but you'll need to pay extra for the major special exhibitions, which range from artist retrospectives to themed shows. But whatever you go to see, you can expect masterworks from the likes of Cezanne, Bonnard, Matisse, Picasso, Rothko, Dal’, Pollock, Warhol, Man Ray, Emin and Hirst.

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