340. Tate Modern

What is the Tate Modern?

It's the UK's national gallery of modern art, located in a former power station on the South Bank of the Thames.

What's the Tate Modern like?

I really wanted to like the Tate Modern. I had been twice and came away disappointed both times, so I went back. But it just seems so confusing - there's a lot of space but no real direction on where to go or what to look at. I spent £1 on a map which told me where the restaurants were without really telling me what artworks I could or should see. It also seems extremely pleased with itself. I'm sorry.

Where is the Tate Modern? 

London, England

When did we go? 

September, 2019

How did we get there? 

I travelled by train to Waterloo and walked along the South Bank, which is a lovely walk. You can also come via the pedestrian bridge from St Paul's Cathedral

Worth noting

It attracted 5.8 million visitors in 2018.

Where was the Tate Modern in the 2015 edition of the Lonely Planet Ultimate Travel List? 

52. It dropped 288 places. 

Does the Tate Modern deserve its place in the 2020 Lonely Planet Top 500?

No, in my opinion.