A journey through art history

When it comes to British art, only the National Gallery can compete with Tate Britain. The gallery dates back to 1897 and, on top of its 20th and 21st century collection, it also boasts a vast range of works from the past 500 years. This May, A Walk Through British Art will present a complete chronological rehang in its newly refurbished rooms.

Expect to see famous works from a broad range of artists, including Thomas Gainsborough, William Blake and Bridget Riley (pictured). Household names will feature alongside less familiar ones. One visit could turn you into an art historian. By Alex Dymoke

• Walk Through British Art begins 1 May.