The sister gallery to Tate Modern completed a £45 million transformation of the oldest part of the Grade II-listed building, creating new spaces for display, education and social activities, plus a revamp of the restaurant.
Home to the world’s largest collection of works by JMW Turner – the Turner Bequest comprises 300 oil paintings and thousands of sketches, sketchbooks and watercolours – Tate Britain is also the place to see fabulous masterpieces by Gainsborough, Millais and Hogarth.
Tate Britain houses the largest collection of British artists in the world, including Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud. This month you can see Sculpture for a Modern World (to 25 Oct; below), a major retrospective of Barbara Hepworth’s career.
Household Cavalry Museum
A living museum with 18th-century stables. Changing of the guard daily on Horse Guards Parade at 11am, Sun 10am. Daily 10am- 6pm. Adult £7; child £5. www.householdcavalrymuseum.co.uk. Horse Guards, Whitehall, SW1A 2AX. T: 020-7930 3070. E7/8. Station: Westminster/Embankment.
Imperial War Museum
Displays of conflicts, particularly those involving Britain. Daily 10am- 6pm. Admission free; charges for some special exhibitions. www.iwm.org.uk. Lambeth Rd, SE1 6HZ. T: 020-7416 5000.
Station: Lambeth North/ Waterloo.