Tate Modern’s Viewing Platform Offers Gorgeous Views Of London For Free

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Tate Modern’s Viewing Platform Offers Gorgeous Views Of London For Free

Get a load of the view from the Tate Modern Viewing Platform!

The Tate Modern is filled with wonderful art, but perhaps the most beautiful thing to be found here is up on the roof. Nope, it’s not some avant-garde art project – it’s the stunning views of central London. The Tate Modern Viewing Platform offers picture-perfect vistas of the city, and best of all, it’s free. (Photo by @philipp_pley)

Photo: @ele_nagalli
Photo: @ele_nagalli

Once you’ve completed a lazy meander around the Tate Modern, you’d do well to take the lift to the top of the Blavatnik Building. Up on the tenth floor sits the Tate Modern Viewing Platform, which offers 360-degree views of the city. Amongst the sights to be seen up here are St Paul’s Cathedral, Millennium Bridge, The Shard, Canary Wharf, and on clear days, Wembley Stadium.

Tate Modern Viewing Platform
Photo: @lumariinho

The views may not be as high as the ones from say, the Sky Garden, but they are pretty dreamy. Particularly on sunny days, when the Thames is sparkling, as opposed to filthy. The Tate Modern Viewing Platform also boasts a bar, which happily means those views can be enjoyed with a drink in hand. As all good views should be, really.

Photo: @philipp_pley
Photo: @philipp_pley

Whilst the views are gorgeous by day, the platform is transformed by night. With the lights of London twinkling below you, the city almost looks like a painting. Almost, I said.

Tate Modern Viewing Platform
Photo: @dzuli_dzuls

Location: Level 10, Tate Modern, Bankside, SE1 9TG.Opening hours: 10am-5:30pm (Sunday to Thursday), 10am-10pm (Fridays and Saturdays) – last admission is 30 minutes before closing.
Entry: Free! Find more free things to do in London.
More information: on their website.

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