Perched on the banks of River Thames, Tate Modern is the epicenter of London’s contemporary art scene. It’s a culture lover’s paradise and one of the world’s largest modern art museums, complete with cutting edge works, thought-provoking installations, and dramatic think pieces.
Glide by some of London’s must-see landmarks on a sightseeing cruise from Westminster to Greenwich on the Thames River. Step aboard your comfortable cruise boat at Westminster Pier and listen to the entertaining live commentary as you pass sights such as Shakespeare’s Globe, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. Drink in the views from the open or indoor deck, and at Greenwich, step ashore to visit attractions (own expense) such as the Cutty Sark or National Maritime Museum. Upgrade to include a return cruise back to Westminster.
Have only a short stay in London? See more of the city’s landmarks in less time—and enjoy a memorable way to travel—on a Thames river cruise. Pick from numerous daily departure times, and head to the London Eye Pier near the famous Lastminute.com London Eye, where you’ll hop aboard your vessel. As you cruise along the river, glimpse monuments ranging from St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tate Modern to Big Ben and the Tower of London. Live commentary is included (as are audio guides in eight additional languages).
Cruise from Westminster to St Katharine's on a 1-hour circle cruise in London. Choose to disembark at any of the stops, including St Katharine's Pier, Bankside Pier, Festival Pier and Embankment Pier, to visit the landmarks in central London. While on the boat, listen to live audio commentary by your captain about the sights you pass and London's rich history. Departures every 30 minutes from Westminster Pier between 11am and 6pm.
Gain deeper insight into the works at London’s Tate Modern art gallery than you would independently, and ensure you cover its highlights on this private tour. With a personal guide, walk through the halls to see everything from Mondrian’s geometrics to Warhol’s pop art. Hear analysis on each work, including details of its creator—background that you might miss if visiting alone. A choice of time slots provides useful flexibility.
Explore all of London's major sights, both by river and land. Hop on and off the bus at any stop and as many times as you like, then enjoy a Thames River cruise. Enjoy the best views of London's best sights. The bus tour gives you access to 3 different circuits. From the bus you will discover all the iconic sites of the capital such as Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral and many more. Get off the bus at the stop closest to the places you want to explore in detail, then hop back on the bus.
Finish your tour of London with a Thames River cruise operated by City Cruises. Get off at Westminster, take the cruise to Tower Pier, then take the yellow line to the Tower of London.
Many of London’s top attractions lie along the Thames River. This boat tour cruises by most of them and includes a London Eye ride to see them from above. Get to know the city’s beating heart and great contrasts as you pass historic sites such as Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Tower of London as well as contemporary landmarks like the Tate Modern and Millennium Bridge. Then, ride the Lastminute.com London Eye for sweeping views of the city.
Enjoy an alternative and thrilling way to explore London when you book tickets to a high-speed boat tour along the River Thames. Meet at Tower Bridge Quay and hop aboard one of the largest Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIB) on the river. After a safety briefing, grab your lifejacket and get ready to zoom past landmarks like Shakespeare’s Globe, the Shard, the Tower of London, and more. The boat reaches speeds of up to 35 mph (56 kph), so you’re guaranteed a rousing journey.
If you’re short on time in London, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the capital’s top attractions. Tick off more than 30 recognizable London landmarks on a walking tour that brings the city’s history and culture to life. Plus, exploring in a small group limited to six means you’ll be able to explore at a relaxed pace.
Have a more rewarding visit to London's Tate Modern on this guided tour. In a small group of no more than eight people, you have plenty of opportunities to ask questions about the artworks and the 19th-century power plant that houses the modern art museum. See works by Picasso, Dalí, and Warhol in the permanent collection and also learn about the many temporary exhibits that the museum has displayed in its relatively short history.
See a hidden side of Borough Market and Southbank, where a dark history comes to life among the vibrant stalls and waterfront views. Explore the back streets where people have lived, thrived, thieved and died for more than 2000 years, and see where Charles Dickens gained most of his inspiration for his books. Experience the places where Shakespeare once walked, put on plays and even enjoyed a drink.
Admire London from a fresh perspective on an evening tour that reveals the capital in its illuminated glory. You’ll travel by car after sunset, when traffic jams are fewer and London landmarks light up against the backdrop of night—plus, this private experience allows you to stop whenever you like to take photographs of architectural icons such as Buckingham Palace and Big Ben.
Checking off London’s top sights is one thing; but discovering its hidden gems independently is quite another. This private tour lets you do both, with a guide to show you the must-sees as well as tucked-away sights that many visitors overlook. View Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and other landmarks, and go off-grid to find old prisons, cemeteries, and other secret places, all as your guide reveals their stories and secrets.
See the best of London in just half a day—and learn more about the city’s highlights and history—on this private walking tour. Pick between morning and afternoon tour times, and meet your guide near Victoria Station. Then, set off on foot: you’ll discover London must-sees like Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and more, and will learn insider London stories as you go.
Make the most of your visit to London’s Tate Modern by exploring the museum with an art historian. This small-group tour will take you through the imposing structure, viewing the massive collection and offering insights into the individual works as well as the endeavor of looking at art. You’ll emerge from the experience with new ways of talking and thinking about modern art.
Hop aboard our double-decker bus for a magical sunset tour of London. Watch the city light up gently as night falls and enjoy the view from 4 meters high. The tour allows you to discover some of London's most iconic sights, such as Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, the London Eye, St Paul's Cathedral, the Shard, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, Southbank and much more! Ideal for discovering or rediscovering the city in a whole new light, London by Night is the best way to get a glimpse of the city in such a short time. Audio commentary will guide you throughout your tour. If you're travelling with children, take advantage of the youth audio channel, available in English and French, to keep them entertained. For an off-bus experience, try Tootwalk, audio guided walking tours available for free via the Tootbus app.
Admire some great British and international art on this private tour of London’s Tate Britain and Tate Modern. With an art-expert guide, admire each gallery’s highlights, and enjoy a sightseeing boat trip along the Thames River in between. Visit the Tate Britain, home to Britain’s national collection of paintings from the 16th century to ogle masterpieces by Turner, Constable, Hockney and others. Later, explore the spectacular Tate Modern and see pieces by artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Rothko and more as your guide provides expert insight into each.
See many of London’s major highlights in just a short amount of time—and tweak your itinerary to fit your interests—on a private tour of the city, led by a long-time London resident. Pick morning or afternoon tour times and meet your guide in the city’s Pimlico neighborhood. Choose to see major landmarks, art museums, bustling neighborhoods, and more. You’ll also head off the tourist track to explore locals-frequented areas and venues, and will learn insider tips about the city from your guide.
After a full day of exploring London, a classic way to relax is to indulge in the UK’s delicious comfort food. This tour shows off London’s best attractions and ends with a visit to an authentic English pub for a tasting menu of meals like fish and chips, scotched eggs, and pie and mash. The tour is perfect for anyone who wants to sample several iconic British meals in one sitting.
Marvel over royal monuments, architectural masterpieces and iconic landmarks on this 3-hour walking tour of London. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide as you stroll around Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus; snap photos of Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben; and stand in awe before the magnificent Buckingham Palace. For the full experience, upgrade to include a visit to St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.
Discover the darker side of historic London as you pedal past city landmarks and ancient monuments on this "Sin and Salvation" bike tour. Saddle up for a thrilling tour of the City of London and the East End, stopping to take a peek at the famous Borough Market, snap photos of Tower Bridge, and admire views along the Thames. Along the way, hear stories of ancient London, see where the Mayflower departed for the New World, embark on a graveyard tour, and end with a drink at a local brewery.
Explore London’s South Bank neighborhood while gaining insights from a local historian on this self-guided audio tour. You’ll learn all about cultural landmarks including Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the Tate Modern while making your way through this fascinating district at your own pace. With GPS maps included, you don’t need to worry about getting lost.
London is a large city full of dozens of major attractions—but on this full-day tour, you can navigate the city with ease. Meet your guide in the morning at Charing Cross Station, and set off on foot: you’ll see landmarks the likes of Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, and more. After a British lunch, head to St. Paul’s Cathedral, Millennium Bridge, and more before a final café stop.
London is steeped in atmosphere, so capture the city’s visual richness on a photography tour. Bring your camera and join a professional photographer guide on a walking tour through photogenic backstreets and hidden corners. Gain insight into British history while getting pro tips on composition, lighting, and more to create your own personal portfolio of London through the lens.
Experience a private photoshoot from a professional photographer who has worked in the fashion and music industries for 17 years. This photoshoot will give you the best light and a cool set of pictures to remind you of your time in one of the most exciting cities in the world.
Matilda was absolutely fantastic! She has a strong command of all the major works at the Tate Modern as asks excellent questions to get the viewers to think deeper about contemporary art. She was very engaging!
Becky was amazing! Having a tour with an art history buff was great. She made it very interactive for us and did a nice job of providing context for the art we were viewing without interpreting it for us. Would highly recommend!
Mark was an extremely knowledgeable guide and an art expert. I cannot say enough good things about Mark's ability to bring both Tate Museums to life. If you are going to the Tates, make sure you get Mark. You will not be disappointed.
Matilda was very knowledgeable and super nice! A small group of 6 people, we went through exhibits of a very varied selection of paintings, sculptures, photography, installations and mixed media. The museum is big and it’s absolutely a great idea to get your own guide, even if you are an Arts Major like myself. There is just so much to see and so little time. Someone like Matilda, makes the visit more concise and time efficient. The tour lasted more than 2.5 hours. Great value!!
My daughter (an art history minor in NYC) and I cannot imagine having gone through the Tate Modern without Becky.She was so knowledgable and thoughtful in how she curated her tour of the Tate in a manner to engage us with the art she had carefully selected and constantly assessing how much more we would be able to take in without underestimating our interest in what she had to share with us. She let us think what we wanted to think and shared her thoughts. She dialogued with us meaningfully leaving us with a most full and satisfying experience at the Tate. I only wish we had done this tour with her prior to our self guided tour of the British Museum. We are grateful to have matched with her and been given the best experience we could ask for at the Tate.
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Tate Modern hours of operation: Open every day except December 24-26.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.