We started our UK trip at the Tate Britain. Located along the Thames, it was a nice walk from our location in Pimlico to the gallery. We prepared for the visit by watching several Khan Academy Smart History videos that highlighted famous works of art in the gallery. It was stunning to see Lady of Shalott and Ophelia in person after listening to their meaning on the videos. This engaged the kids so much more than if we walked in without context.
The gallery is organized chronologically by rooms, so it feels like you are walking through history. At night, the building is illuminated with a pink glow. It was an enriching first stop to kick off our time in London.