A balmy weekend and not to visit a gallery or a museum in London or being out there in a park is unthinkable actually.
We decided not to be late but to make the most of Tate on that lovely sunny weekend. Tate Britain is supposedly the oldest gallery in the ‘Tate Network’, opening in 1897 and home to a substantial collection of art from the United Kingdom from as early as the Tudor times. You could certainly arrive by boat at the Millibank pier or take short walk from the Pimlico tube station to arrive at the imposing Tate Britain gallery on the bank of the Thames.
Spring was in the air outside and art aficionados were springing inside in amusement at the various artifacts in display especially since the exhibitions were underway from Paul Nash and David Hockney. I soaked as much sun as possible in the courtyard in front of the Chelsea College of Arts of UAL (University of Arts London), taking a pause to marvel at the void in front. Later we ventured inside and immersed ourselves in the artistic masterpieces.
The best part about Tate Britain was that there was no entry fee, like so many other major British museums and galleries. However, the special displays such as those by Paul Nash and Hockney were ticketed but free for members.
So when are you going to find yourself hibernated in Tate Britain on a rainy weekend?
I say, soon. Tag a friend along and enjoy century old British history, culture, art and larger than life architecture and interiors. You’re welcome!
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