Tate Britain and Tate Modern
The Tate Britain gallery in the Millbank area was founded by sugar tycoon Sir Henry Tate in 1897. It houses a substantial collection of paintings by J.W. Turner, as well as works by John Constable, William Blake and James McNeill Whistler.
Its sister gallery the Tate Modern is located in the imposing former Bankside Power Station on the Thames' South Bank. Perhaps due to its prominent location, it is the most visited modern art gallery in the world, with around 4.7 million visitors per year. The power station's old turbine hall is now home to large-scale exhibitions, such as Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's iconic Sunflower Seeds, which was on show between October 2010 and April 2011.