The Tate houses the biggest collection of British Art from 1500 to the present day. Opened in 1897 and renovated in 2013, the building is a work of art in itself. Due to its proximity to the River Thames, it had suffered some flooding damage and was also bombed during World War II. Galleries include works by Tracey Emin, John Latham, Douglas Gordon, Sam Taylor-Wood, David Hockney, Peter Blake and Francis Bacon and many more. Admission is free of charge. The Tate boat connects the museum's two sister galleries and runs every 40 minutes from bank to bank.