Warhol to Banksy: Tate Modern & Street Art Private TourPrivate Tour

Discover Southbank, from Warhol to Banksy, on a private tour in one of the most trendy and creative hubs in London famous for its street art, music, theatre, brutalist architecture and the Tate Modern
Adults: 2 Children: 0
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Things to know

Duration:

4 hrs

Suitable for:

Arty Farty, Couples, Friends, Looking for Local

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Walking tour - no transport required.

Tickets:

- Tate Modern tickets

Other inclusions:

- English Speaking Guide
Meeting points: Your guide will meet you at the entrance of GAIL's Bakery Blackfriars located at One Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 9PB

What makes this tour special

From Warhol to Banksy, explore the world-famous Tate Modern museum, a converted power station on the banks of the River Thames, followed by a stroll through the creative hub of London’s Southbank for stunning views, spectacular Brutalist architecture and London’s best street art. On this private walking tour you will: 


London's Southbank has always had a salubrious reputation for divergent arts and creativity. Historically it was home to munitions factories and overcrowded industrial slums. The area was heavily bombed during the Blitz, but in the last decades has undergone a total regeneration. 

It is also famous for its counter-cultural vibe, its street art and graffiti, and urban creative engagement programs across the arts including theatre, dance, poetry, writing, art and sculpture, at the various buildings within the Southbank Centre, with its magnificent Brutalist architecture.  

The Tate Modern is as famous for its architecture as for the impressive collection of contemporary art within. Your tour guide will show you the highlights of this vast space, including iconic works like Warhol’s Marilyn Diptych, Fontana’s Spatial Concept, Waiting (the slashed canvas series), Beuys’ dramatic Lightning with Stag in its Glare, Picasso’s Nude Woman with Necklace, and many more.

The second part of the tour takes you on a fascinating and colourful stroll along the river Thames with spectacular views of London landmarks, towards the Southbank Centre. Soak up the lively atmosphere, admire the spectacular Brutalist architecture and head below - to the Undercroft, a Skate Space that has been going for 40 years and is covered in a mass of graffiti and that has taken on iconic status as part of London’s counter-culture. 

You’ll also see some fabulous street art on the Hungerford Bridge before walking south towards Waterloo, via the superhero Covid tribute to the NHS by celebrated muralist Lionel Stanhope. 

Lastly, you will visit the hidden gem of London’s street art scene… Below the rumbling platforms of Waterloo Train Station, you will find the Leake Street Arches and 300-metre graffiti tunnel… the longest, biggest street art space in London. As an active, free space it is an ever-changing canvas with artists working there every day… some creations last months, others days, or even hours! 

It is a vibrant hub and testament to the years of hard work and cultural regeneration that have gone into making Southbank one of the most trailblazing artistic hubs in the world. 

What you'll see

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QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
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