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London Olympics 2012 - List of Places to go in London In Weekends

Updated on April 5, 2012

9. Tate Modern

Tate Modern
Tate Modern

If you are a lover of internation modern art then Tate Modern is the place for you to visit in London. Standing on the bank of Thames river, it is one of the family of four Tate galleries which display selections from the Tate Collection. The Collection comprises the national collection of British art from the year 1500 to the present day, and of international modern art.

Tate Modern was created in 2000 from an unused power station in heart of London. Modern art means all the art dated after 1900. Tate modern collection consist of four wings located on Levels 3 and 5. At the heart of each wing is a large central display, or ‘hub’, which focuses on a key period in the development of twentieth century art.

Tate Modern, Bankside London SE1 9TG:
Southwark, London SE1 9TG, UK

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Tate Modern

Bankside London SE1 9TG


Opening hours:Sunday – Thursday, 10.00–18.00

Friday and Saturday, 10.00–22.00

Last admission into exhibitions 17.15 (Friday and Saturday 21.15)

Closed on: 24, 25 and 26 December

Closing at 18.00 on 31 December (open as normal on 1 January).

Tickets and fees:

Entry is free except for major exhibitions

10. Victoria and Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum

If you want to visit one of the best and greatest museum of art and design, representing over three thousand years of human creativity, with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity then you should definitely keep Victoria and Albert museum in your list of places to visit in London.

As per the VA website,

The purpose of the Victoria and Albert Museum is to enable everyone to enjoy its collections, explore the cultures that created them and to inspire those who shape contemporary design.

All our efforts are focused upon a central purpose - the increased use of our displays, collections and expertise as resources for learning, creativity and enjoyment by audiences within and beyond the United Kingdom.

The Victoria and albert museum, Cromwell Road London SW7 2RL:
Cromwell Rd, Kensington, Greater London SW5 0, UK

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The Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Road




10.00 to 17.45 daily
10.00 to 22.00 Fridays (selected galleries remain open after 18.00)
Closing commences 10 minutes before time stated

The V&A is closed 24 - 26 December

Tickets and Fees:

Entry is free for VA.

This concludes my list of top 10 places to visit in London. If you have any suggestions or comments, please use the comment section below or mail me at


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