Private Tour: Tate Britain and Tate Modern

Greater London, United Kingdom
Private Tour Tate Britain and Tate Modern

From USD 333.18

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • Private Walking Tour of London’s Tate Britain and Tate Modern art galleries
  • Tailor the tour to suit your artistic preferences
  • Choice of morning and afternoon tours
  • Includes boat trip along the River Thames between the two galleries

What's Included

  • Private tour
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Tate Britain
    Millbank, London SW1P 4RG, UK

    Departure Point: Tour departs from the main entrance of Tate Britain. (Millbank entrance) Directions: The guide will be waiting in the steps of the Millbank Entrance which faces the Thames with a sign displaying your name

End point

  • Tate Modern
    Tate Modern, London SE1, UK

    Return point: Concludes at Tate Modern

What To Expect

Make your own way to the Tate Britain in central London and meet your private, art historian guide.

The recently revamped gallery contains the national collection of British art from the 16th century, with works by Constable, Gainsborough, Whistler, Hogarth and more, including contemporary painters. It’s also home to the world’s largest collection by JMW Turner, Britain’s greatest 19th-century landscape painter.

Head inside and view the main highlights. Admire works by artists such as Hogarth, Rossetti, Hockney and Bacon, among others, and explore the Turner collection of 300 works the artist bequeathed to the nation, including masterpieces such as Norham Castle, Sunrise and Rome, from the Vatican.

Afterward, take a boat trip along the Thames River. Soak up views of London landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge, and alight on the South Bank at Tate Modern, converted from the Bankside Power Station in the 1990s.

Ogle the spectacular Turbine Hall and other spaces of this once-industrial building, and take in seminal pieces by greats such as Warhol, Picasso, Cezanne and Rothko as your guide explains their meanings and backstories.

At both galleries, your guide can customize your tour to suit your personal interests, and will share their expert perspective on what you see. List any personal interests you have (such as particular artists, periods or styles) when you book so your guide can prepare for your tour.

After your tour, say goodbye to your guide at the Tate Modern and either continue to explore the gallery independently or leave and continue your day in London.

Tate Modern

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.


8 reviews
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Our Tour With Mark Was Outstanding
Raymond_S, June 2023
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.
Janine is fantastic for all things London!
Hillary_H, Mar 2023
Janine was our experienced guide. She was super professional, extremely knowledgeable, patient with us & a hoot! We really had such a great time with her. Can’t recommend her enough!!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you for our excellent comments on you recent tour for the two Tates. I sent your comments to her who appreciated them very much. Regards A
Perfect Guide
Raydean_R, Nov 2021
Mark Bishop was the perfect guide. Five and a half stars. His deep personal art experience shines through.
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Dear Mr Arnold, I wish to thank you, also on behalf of Mark to whom I copied your review, for your splendid comments. We are delighted to see how you enjoyed the tour and Mark found you a fascinating client. Thanks a lot Rosa Maria Letts
Victoralfredo R, Jan 2020
Our guide Ana María was fine. Was on time. Was very friendly and professional. But (but) we couldn't help to leave with the feeling that all she knew about the Tate Galleries was strictly the 12 or 15 pieces she showed us in both Galleries. She just basically told us literally what it was already written in the ID stuck on the wall next to every piece of art. Every time I asked about some other piece or some other space of the Galleries, she would answer (that, I don't know about). At least she was honest :)...but you would definitely expect more from a 4 hour private $550 tour. My recommendation, hire some other tour (there are plenty in Viator).
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Dear Friend your comment is obviously apt and specific and a very informative review for us, the employer. We were please that we were able to supply n another guide for the British Museum Tour you did after. The language sometimes creates for us some problems since we do not know the other language speaking guides as well as the english historian we normally use.Thank you for your review. Anthony Letts
Our guide, Paul, was very...
Brenda M, Nov 2016
Our guide, Paul, was very knowledgeable and gave us much insight into the paintings, artists and events occurring in history at the time of the paintings. He also gave us recommendations to find more info on our favorite artists. I highly recommend this tour and Paul. It was fun, educational and very thorough.
I paid a lot of money for this tour...
Gregw720, Oct 2015
I paid a lot of money for this tour. I expected a minimum of 2 hours at easy museum not including transporting from one to another. It was marketed as all day. But it was only 3 hours in total.
Superb knowledge, excellent pacing...
James L, July 2015
Superb knowledge, excellent pacing and use of time. Spoke clearly, open to new ideas/interpretations. We learned so much! Highly recommend Marguerite! Artstur!
Marguerite was an excellent guide. I...
richard t, Nov 2013
Marguerite was an excellent guide. I felt both Tate's were inferior to the National Gallery and next time will just go there. The Turner's were superb.

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