Serpentine

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Hyde Park, South Kensington, London W2 3XA†
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SerpentineThe Serpentine lake gets its name from its curved shape which snakes around to the west of Hyde park. It's fed by a pure underground spring which makes it ideal for swimming and has a lido area cornered off for just such activity. There's an active swimming club who regularly dive in - even braving the waters every freezing New Year's Day. It's a superb feature which divides one of London's largest Royal Park's, Hyde Park, in two. There's also a regular running club which takes its name from the Serpentine who make use of the park's tracks, as does one of the city's most popular modern art galleries. It's a great spot to take time out from the city's bustle and has two cafes where you can take respite: The Dell to the east and the Lido cafe to the south of the lake, next to the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain.

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Lancaster Gate Tube Station
9 minutes walk
Knightsbridge Tube Station
13 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

West Brompton Overground Station
29 minutes walk
Paddington Railway Station
17 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Union Car Parks
8 minutes walk
Royal Garden Hotel NCP
11 minutes walk

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June in London 2012

Yoko Ono Serpentine Gallery, W2 3XA 19th June 2012 - 9th September 2012 The Serpentine Gallery presents a major exhibition of work by celebrated artist Yoko Ono...

December in London 2012

Peter Pan Cup Swimming Race Serpentine Boating Lake, W2 2UH 25th December 2012 This lot are a hardy bunch but tradition is tradition and members of the Serpentine Swimming Club...

Christmas Day & Boxing Day

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Autumn in London

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Hotels near Serpentine

Near Serpentine
Corus Hyde Park Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £67† 21% off
1-7 Lancaster Gate, W2 | 9 minutes from Serpentine
The glorious expanses of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens form the backdrop for this tastefully decorated, modern, comfortable hotel. Located just down the road from Paddington ... More
Baglioni Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £342† 32% off
60 Hyde Park Gate, SW7 | 9 minutes from Serpentine
You can really tell the Italian influence on this London branch of the Roman boutique hotel group. Not only is it located a short step from ... More
Best Western Mornington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £47† 33% off
12 Lancaster Gate,, W2 | 9 minutes from Serpentine
This hotel enjoys a location near the leafiest and largest of London's parks. Situated on an unusually quiet residential street opposite Hyde Park, the Mornington hotel ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Primrose Hill
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Primrose Hill Road, Primrose Hill, London NW3 | 2.5 miles from Serpentine
This small, grassy, hilly park, boasting fantastic views over London, has become increasingly popular with the young, the trendy and the famous – particularly from the ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Serpentine Boating Lake
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
The Boat House, Serpentine Road, Hyde Park, London W2 | 8 minutes from Serpentine
Fed by a pure underground spring, and set in the heart of London's gorgeous Hyde Park, the Serpentine Boating Lake is one of the most pleasant ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Holland Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Holland Park Avenue / Kensington High Street, Holland Park, London W8 | 24 minutes from Serpentine
Small, pretty park in west London. Pretty, petit Holland Park is the ideal location for those wanting to escape the clamour of the city but who don’t ... More
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Sights and Attractions near Serpentine

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Serpentine
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Serpentine Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | Same location as Serpentine
The Serpentine Gallery is closed for refurbishment and will reopen on Saturday 8th June 2013 with the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, designed by Sou Fujimoto. Found in ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Serpentine Sackler Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
West Carriage Drive, Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | 1 minute from Serpentine
The Serpentine Gallery made a significant expansion in September 2013, restoring a former gunpowder depot not far from its original gallery in Kensington Gardens. ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Albert Memorial
London > Attractions > Sights
Kensington Gardens, 27 Princes Square, South Kensington, London W2 | 4 minutes from Serpentine
This 180ft Victorian bronze gilt statue in Kensington Gardens is a tribute to Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, and was erected following his death through typhoid ... More
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Events near Serpentine

Near Serpentine
Ongoing
The Serpentine Sackler Gallery
London > Events > Tours †Dates: 28th September 2013 to 31st December 2014
Serpentine Sackler Gallery, West Carriage Drive, Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | 1 minute from Serpentine
The Zaha Hadid-designed gallery acts as the Serpentine's second space, and will feature a new gallery, restaurant and social space. Located on the north side of ...More
Now On
Hidden Universe 3D
London > Events > Film Events †Dates: 29th Dec 2014 to 1st Jan 2015 - Various Times
Science Museum IMAX, Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 10 minutes from Serpentine
...More
Ends Today
Winter Wonderland: Talk
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: Sunday 28th and Monday 29th December 2014 at 12.30pm-1pm and 2.30pm-3pm
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 11 minutes from Serpentine
Discover more about wildlife and the seasonal changes....More
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Entertainment near Serpentine

Near Serpentine
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal Albert Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Serpentine
Classical music, rock, pop and jazz, sporting events, galas, banquets and balls and the world-famous Proms series all take place within the Royal Albert Hall's ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 8 minutes from Serpentine
The Royal College of Music is the school where Gustav Hoilst, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Benjamin Britten, James Galway, Joan Sutherland and Ralph Vaughan Williams learnt their ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Science Museum IMAX
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 10 minutes from Serpentine
The huge IMAX screen - ten times bigger than the average screen - at the Science Museum is one of the few places in London where ... More
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Shopping near Serpentine

The best shops and markets near Serpentine
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
H&M
London > Shopping > Clothing
17-21 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 11 minutes from Serpentine
H&M is heaven for shoppers who like a bargain - with tons of variety and some cutting-edge designs thrown in to boot. A victim, in a ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Geographic Store
London > Shopping > Specialists
102a Brompton Road, Soho, London SW3 | 11 minutes from Serpentine
The vast National Geographic store on Regent Street cost, rumour has it, close to £6 million and it's spread over three-floors occupying 19,375 sq ft (1,800 ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cutler and Gross
London > Shopping > Eyewear
16 Knightsbridge Green, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 11 minutes from Serpentine
If you're feeling flush and flashy then Cutler & Gross in Knightsbridge is a very exclusive place to invest in eyewear. They stock a selection of ... More
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Restaurants near Serpentine

What are the best dining options near Serpentine London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Verdi
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 5 minutes from Serpentine
Verdi is the appropritately named restaurant at the Royal Albert Hall which replaces the former Cafe Consort, following a £1 million refurbishment unveiled on Tuesday 15th ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bistrot 190
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
190 Queen's Gate, Gore Hotel, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Serpentine
Mediterranean cuisine. Booking advised. ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bistro One Ninety Queen's Gate
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
189 - 190 Queens Gate, Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Serpentine
Bistro One Ninety is an all-day restaurant in the prestigious Gore Hotel. With tasteful vintage décor and a friendly atmosphere, the bistro is known for fine ... More
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Education near Serpentine

Near Serpentine
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 11 minutes from Serpentine
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 15 minutes from Serpentine
Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
La Cucina Caldesi
London > Education > Cookery Courses
118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 27 minutes from Serpentine
The Caldesi family first set up a cooking school in Giancarlo's native Tuscany. His 'Return to Tuscany' was captured by BBC cameras and dished up on ... More
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Leisure near Serpentine

Serpentine gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kensington Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Princes Square, Bayswater, London W2 | 9 minutes from Serpentine
Technically two different parks, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are in practical and historical terms one huge, merging expanse. Almost every kind of outdoor pursuit takes ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hyde Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London W2 | 9 minutes from Serpentine
Technically two different parks, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are in practical terms one huge, merging expanse. The 'split' dates back to 1728 when Queen Caroline, ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pensioners' Playground
London > Leisure > Activities
Hyde Park Pavilion Tennis and Bowls Centre, Hyde Park, London W2 | 9 minutes from Serpentine
It's not just kids who get a playground all to themselves. The over-60s can enjoy their own dedicated space in Hyde Park where London's first ever ... More
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Pubs near Serpentine

The best pubs near London Serpentine.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Victoria
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10a Strathearn Place, Paddington, London W2 | 12 minutes from Serpentine
High up on a wall, behind the counter of this opulent, smart Victorian pub is a clock dated 1864. A framed copy of the Sun newspaper ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Enterprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, , Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 15 minutes from Serpentine
Bar ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Mall Tavern
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
71 Palace Garden Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 16 minutes from Serpentine
... More
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Nightlife near Serpentine

Serpentine clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Babylon at the Roof Gardens
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 15 minutes from Serpentine
Richard Branson's rooftop restaurant-come-nightclub at Kensington Roof Gardens is a favourite with the glam girls of Kensington, who can be seen at all hours sipping cocktails ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Piano
London > Nightlife > Bars
106 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 15 minutes from Serpentine
If you ask your friends about this place, not many will know. It's not wildly off the beaten track either, situated directly opposite High Street Ken ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Blue Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place, Belgravia, London SW1X | 16 minutes from Serpentine
Having a cocktail in the Blue Bar is akin to sipping on gin and tonic in a very posh - and possibly eccentric - grand dame's ... More
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Meeting venue hire near Serpentine

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Serpentine.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal Geographical Society
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Serpentine
Conference facilities can accomodate for up to 1034 people.... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal Albert Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Serpentine
Can accomodate for up to 5200 people.... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Great Hall, Imperial College
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Kensington Campus, SW7 | 6 minutes from Serpentine
One of London's largest academic venues, the Imperial College London has a portfolio of more than 200 meeting and seminar rooms. Its largest conference room, The ... More

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The Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Tours | Until 31st December 2014 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery W2 2AR W2 3XA - 0 minute walk from Serpentine

The Zaha Hadid-designed gallery acts as the Serpentine's second space, and will feature a new gallery, restaurant and social space. ...More

India's Disappearing Railways: A Photographic Journey
Exhibitions | Until 9th January 2015 

Royal Geographical Society 4 minutes walk from Serpentine

Photographs of the country's changing relationship with the railway system, featuring contributions from the late Australian photojournalist and travel writer ...More

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Seasonal | Until 4th January 2015 

Hyde Park 9 minutes walk from Serpentine

Throughout late November and December a large area of Hyde Park near Hyde Park Corner is transformed into a Winter ...More

 
Constable: The Making of a Master
Constable: The Making of a Master
Exhibitions | Until 11th January 2015 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 11 minutes walk from Serpentine

The V&A showcases the work of British landscape artist John Constable in Constable: The Making of a Master. The exhibition ...More

 
Horst: Photographer Of Style
Horst: Photographer Of Style
Exhibitions | Until 4th January 2015 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 11 minutes walk from Serpentine

This major retrospective looks at the career of German-born photographer Horst P Horst, one of the 20th century's master photographers. ...More

 
Disobedient Objects
Disobedient Objects
Exhibitions | Until 1st February 2015 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 11 minutes walk from Serpentine

The V&A's Disobedient Objects exhibition showcases items made to play a role in political protest, ranging from Suffragette teapots to ...More

 
Wedding Dresses 1775-2014
Wedding Dresses 1775-2014
Exhibitions | Until 15th March 2015 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 11 minutes walk from Serpentine

The V&A turns its attentions, and not inconsiderable costume collection, to the subject of marriage, and in particular the evolution ...More

 
V & A Exhibition Road Project
V & A Exhibition Road Project
Exhibitions | Until 1st January 2016 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 11 minutes walk from Serpentine

A new purpose-built underground gallery, magnificent courtyard space and a new entrance from Exhibition Road on the west side of ...More

 
HiddenCity: The Enchanted Mirror
HiddenCity: The Enchanted Mirror
Tours | Until 11th January 2015 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 11 minutes walk from Serpentine

Following Scrooge's Cryptic Christmas Trail in 2013, HiddenCity are once again offering a festive scavenger hunt this year. The Enchanted ...More

 
Glorious Georges
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

Kensington Palace State Apartments 11 minutes walk from Serpentine

At Kensington Palace State Apartments a special display will take place to mark the 300th anniversary of the Georgian dynasty. ...More

 

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Electric Ballroom

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Alex Edelman: Millennial
Alex Edelman: Millennial
Comedy | 13th January 2015 - 31st January 2015 

Soho Theatre

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Troxy

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Seasonal | On 31st December 2014 

The Grand Hall

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Seasonal | On 31st December 2014 

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Opened 30th November 2014 

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The Ealing Park Tavern
Opened Mid December 2014 

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Opened 24th November 2014 

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