London being a busy city has so much to offer us and visiting Tate Britain is one of many ways to unwind and relax in the city. Tate Britain is one of London’s finest galleries and home to famous artistry and exhibitions. It also has a Café and a shop. Are there reasons why you should take a day off to visit Tate Britain? Let’s find out:
Pick up a Map
On your arrival at the gallery, pick up a free map at the reception to avoid missing out on interesting artifacts and explore. I went on a trip there with my daughter and was able to view the Henry Moore exhibition which we were very much looking forward to.
Less crowded at off peak times
The gallery is less crowded in the morning (probably due to its less central location). We actually enjoyed the art collections and walk peacefully through the gallery without bumping into anyone. We spent two hours looking around but it’s quite easy to get carried away and stay longer.
One good thing about going to the Tate is that you don’t need a travel buddy to make the most of your time there, although I chose to have one. Galleries are great activities to do by yourself because you can concentrate on the artefacts, absorb information and also browse at your own pace without anyone disrupting you. What a stress buster! There is so much to view and to keep you occupied if you are visiting alone or if you fancy some time away from your travelling party.
Tate Britain is huge and it could take a few days to see every corner of it. We were able to move around freely! This is mainly because we avoided the gallery during the peak tourist season.
The High of our visit was seeing the Henry Moore exhibition, which was a very pleasant experience. His work was peculiar but captivating at the same time.
As an art enthusiast, I’ve been eager to get to Tate Britain for some time. So during my visit, the gallery did not disappoint us. It also has a number of guided tours you should make the most of and at a reasonable price too – free! (except for special exhibitions)