Getting There

We will be in the venue called the Tate Exchange.  It is found within the Tate Modern.

Address:

“Tate Exchange”
Blavatnik Building, Level 5
Tate Modern
Bankside
London SE1 9TG

The map below shows the best entrance – “Blavatnik Building” – though you can get there through any of the entrances.

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Getting there…

By tube:

  • Southwark (Jubilee Line, 600 metres approx
  • Blackfriars underground: District and Circle Line, 800 metres approx (note there is also Blackfriars train station – 500m separate)
  • St Paul’s: Central Line, 1,100 metres approx.

By bus:

  • Routes 45, 63 and 100 stop on Blackfriars Bridge Road
  • Routes RV1 and 381 stop on Southwark Street
  • Route 344 stops on Southwark Bridge Road

By Train:

  • Blackfriars train station, South Exit, is 300 metres approx. (note that there is also Blackfriars underground station – 500m separate)
  • London Bridge 1,100 metres approx.

By Taxi:

  • Ask for the Tate Modern (SE1 9TG).  The driver probably wouldn’t know where the Tate Exchange is!

By Car (no!):

  • There are no parking facilities at Tate Modern or in the surrounding streets. Public transport is the easiest way of getting to the gallery.

The Tate website also has a great “Getting Here” section, if you load it and scroll down.

If you are new to London, we recommend using the free app “CityMapper” on a smartphone to help you get around (or Google Maps).  Searching for “Tate Modern” in either of those apps will help you get to the building.

Once you’re inside the Tate Modern…

The Tate Modern is shaped a bit like a giant H with two vertical towers. The Tate Exchange is on floor 5 of ONE of the vertical towers.  That tower is called the Blavatnik Building.  If you find you have gone up the WRONG vertical tower (Boiler House), you can cut across on the cool bridge that runs between the two, by going to level 4 (be sure to look down when crossing it!).

On the fifth floor, with your back to the elevators, turn right you will be facing the entrance to our corner of the Tate exchange!

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Accessibility

Please see the “Accessibility” section of Tate Modern’s own site for info on accessibility to the venue, including a booking form for disabled parking spaces (which are very limited and require at least 24 hours advance booking).

Some gotchas and some tips:

  • If you are using the tube be aware that many lines will be very busy on Monday morning with people commuting to work.  Be careful not to get separated when attempting to squeeze on or off the train!
  • Using the lifts can be VERY slow once the Tate is busy, particularly the lifts that run the whole height of the building.  On the Blavatnik Building side, there are lifts which only go to level four and are less popular. If you are able, take these to the 4th floor and then walk up one flight.
  • The giant swings on level 0 are pretty cool!
  • Here’s the pdf brochure from the Tate which we got the above map from.
  • Here’s a pdf Family Plan from the Tate
  • A useful page about visiting Tate Modern with your family