This excursion will be back soon. In the meantime we’d be happy to organise a private tour for you. Please contact us on 020 7624 3978 | privatewalks@walks.com to make a booking.

The Tate Modern Tour

Mansion House underground station, London (exit 1)

Guided by Fiona or Pepe or Russell

Short read: Greatest Show on earth in London.

Long read: “Tate Modern, take one, was the ordinary made extraordinary… Fifteen years on the strangeness has been cranked up a notch, with the arrival of one of the most enigmatic buildings London has ever seen.” As for the art… Surreal, kinetic sculptures. A year collapsed into a document of only six minutes and four seconds. Behold 2009 (steel car bumpers and 4,000 metres of human hair). Bodily deformations to express heightened emotions (Picasso). Warhol’s self-portrait. An archive of misunderstandings, crises and ambivalences. Hommage à Chrysler Corp. 1957. Salvador Dali’s hallucinogenic imagery and Freudian confession. A dreary hotel corridor that’s the setting for an unnerving scene of unexplained events. Anything else? Yes, Fiona, Russell, Pepe and Alex are Tate Modern Guides. They know the art, know their way round the “enigmatic building” it’s folded into.

Translation read: 1) best possible introduction to a landmark building and art that is a series of flashpoints across the last century; 2) crash course in modern art (know your Dali from the Dali Llama).

TATE MODERN TOUR – THE PRACTICALS

In the Summer 20– London Walks programme – which kicks in on May 1 and runs through October 31 – the Tate Modern Tour takes place at 10 am every Sunday morning. The meeting point is just outside exit 1 of Mansion House Tube.

LONDON WALKS PRIVATE WALKS

If you can’t make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Mountain Building & Meteorites in the City of London walks it can always be booked as a private tour. If you go private you can have the The Tate Modern Tour walk – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We’ll tailor it to your requirements. Ring Fiona or Noel or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at privatewalks@walks.com and we’ll set it up and make it happen for you. A private London Walk – they’re good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group – makes an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing.

GIVE THE GIFT OF LONDON WALKS

A private London Walk makes a fab gift – be it a birthday or anniversary or Christmas present or whatever. Merchandise schmerchandise (gift wrapped or not) – but giving someone an experience, now that’s special. Memories make us rich.

LONDON WALKS – STREETS AHEAD!

Don’t just take it from us.

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