Tate Modern Viewing Level

November 28th, 2017 / / No Comments »

Tate Modern Viewing Tower

Enjoy views over the London skyline for FREE with a visit to the Switch Tower within the Tate Modern.  Take the lift to the 10th floor of the NEW Switch Tower and discover a 360-degree perspective over London from the banks of the River Thames.  Follow our tried & tested review of this latest attraction set out below with a few tips to make the most of your visit.

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Viewing Tower at Tate Modern


NEW Switch House Tate Modern

Ideally placed on the banks of the River Thames, Tate Modern now offers visitors an opportunity to appreciate London’s skyline before delving into works of art.  The NEW Switch House comes complete with a viewing terrace on the tenth floor that offers a great budget view over London.  Whilst there is a small suggested donation to help cover costs, ultimately the choice is yours with no entry charges in place to either the Tate Modern or the Viewing Tower.

Offering a unique 360-degree perspective over London, this open viewing terrace offers particularly good views of St Paul’s Cathedral, The Shard, Millennium Bridge & the River Thames. Once you have entered the Tate Modern, simply take the dedicated lift from Level 0 up to the tenth floor to enjoy the view, (during busy times, you may have to queue to gain access).

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The View Tower can be found at the top right of the image of the Tate Modern


The Tate Modern Viewing Platform; Top Tips

1. These views over London work best for visitors that know their sights as there is no signage available within the Viewing Platform.

2. Whilst entry to the Tate Modern & Viewing Tower remain FREE of charge, there is a small suggested donation to help cover costs.

3. Look out for the Kitchen & Bar, (East Room), located on Level 6 of the Boiler House where you can enjoy anything from a simple coffee to a glass of fizz with fantastic views across the Thames.  This is a popular spot so for a better chance of securing a seat try to avoid particularly busy times.

4. For those also planning a trip on the London Eye then look our for our cheap ticket guide.  More information available at The London Eye – cheap tickets & top tips.

5. Alternatively for more money saving ideas to take in more views over the city follow our Budget Views of London Guide.

6. Once you’ve finished why not take the Thames Clipper onwards to enjoy further views of London from the Thames, (there is a pier just outside the Tate Modern).  More information available at Exploring the River Thames on a Budget.


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View from the Kitchen & bar East Room, (Tate Modern)







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