Roaming around an art gallery doesn’t always appeal to kids – but the Tate Gallery has much to offer families.
Take the dedicated lift to the tenth floor of Tate Modern and see how many famous landmarks you can spot. If it is a clear day, you may be able to see as far north as Wembley Stadium as well as places nearby like St Paul’s Cathedral and the London Eye. In addition there are a lot of destinations to stop by like the hotels near Wembley Stadium are definitely a place to stay to check out the majority of the capital’s popular sites.
Down on the third floor, there are lots of family friendly activities such as discovering how to invent an alter ego and create a small DIY concert within the Turbine Hall. You can even take a Sonic Trail around the Gallery using your mobile device.
Then there is the countless imaginative modern art displayed throughout the building, as well as the somewhat unusual nature of the architecture. Tate Modern has not always been an art gallery. It was originally built as a power station providing electricity for much of central London. In those days the great chimneys would have been belching smoke into the sky.
Apart from its superb collection of contemporary modern art, Tate Modern has a regular programme of exhibitions relating to many different topics. Forthcoming exhibitions include the Impressionists in London, Pablo Picasso, and Red Star Over Russia – a revolution in visual culture under Stalin.
Book a stay in the Best Western Palm Hotel London and head out to the Tate Pier and take the short journey down the river to Tate Britain using the Tate Boat. Along the way, you will pass many famous landmarks providing stunning photographic opportunities of places like the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye. Tickets for the Tate Boat can be purchased online, or from the kiosk on the Tate Pier. Alternatively, you can pay via your Oyster card.
If you are staying in one of the hotels in North London then must visit the Tate Britain situated at Millbank, Chelsea on the northern side of the river Thames. This impressive building was the original home of the Tate Gallery, which first opened in 1897. Inside you can find an incredible array of artistic masterpieces dating from 1500 AD onwards.
By far the most spectacular and well known of these art works is the Turner Bequest. This bequest relates to the work of a nineteenth century artist by the name of Joseph Mallard William Turner whose work revolutionized modern art. Turner was a genius at depicting atmosphere, colour and speed. The Tate Gallery possesses the largest collection of Turner’s work in the world. Among the paintings on view here at Tate Britain are Hannibal and his Army crossing the Alps, The Shipwreck and The Snowstorm.