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

 
 
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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December in London 2012

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Christmas Day & Boxing Day

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    Corus Hyde Park Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £63  34% 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 £363  27% 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  24% 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
     
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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
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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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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    Thomas Edison
    London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Monday 4th May 2015 at 12.30pm and 2pm
    Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 10 minutes from Serpentine
    A costumed actor portrays the inventor....More
     
     
     
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    Digital Photography Level 2: Course
    London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 4th May 2015 - 10.30am-1pm
    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 11 minutes from Serpentine
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    The Imagination Station: May Bank Holiday (Over 3s)
    London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: 2nd, 3rd and 4th May 2015 - 10.30am-5pm
    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 11 minutes from Serpentine
    Explore the new Seeking Sculpture trail....More
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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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    The best shops and markets near Serpentine
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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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

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    The LookOut, Hyde Park
    London > Education > Other Attractions
    Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 8 minutes from Serpentine
    Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The LookOut is a tranquil haven in the heart of London. Home to the Isis Education Centre, ... More
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    Serpentine gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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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    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
     
     
     
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    The Enterprise
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 15 minutes from Serpentine
    Bar ... More
     
     
     
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    The Mall Tavern
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    71 Palace Garden Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 16 minutes from Serpentine
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    Nightlife near Serpentine

    Serpentine clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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.
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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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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    Alpha Leadership Conference
    Business Events | On 4th May 2015 

    Royal Albert Hall 5 minutes walk from Serpentine

    Worship, ministry and inspirational teaching....More

    Comedy & Cabaret Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience
    Theatre | Until 8th May 2015 

    Royal Albert Hall 5 minutes walk from Serpentine

    Site specific entertainment based on the popular TV series featuring Donna Gray as Sybil, Jack Baldwin as Basil, and Ed ...More

    Sinatra Lounge Act Hyde Park
    Concerts | Until 30th May 2015 

    Corus Park Hotel 9 minutes walk from Serpentine

    The singer and piano-player performs popular swing and rock covers....More

    Thomas Edison
    Kids Events | On 4th May 2015 

    Science Museum 10 minutes walk from Serpentine

    A costumed actor portrays the inventor....More

    Norman Long
    Exhibitions | Until 8th May 2015 

    The Osborne Studio Gallery 17 minutes walk from Serpentine

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    Eclipsed
    Theatre | Until 16th May 2015 

    Gate Theatre 20 minutes walk from Serpentine

    Four young female rebel fighters are struggling to survive the civil war, but find that the real threat comes from ...More

    Freedom Burning
    Theatre | Until 16th May 2015 

    Gate Theatre 20 minutes walk from Serpentine

    A double bill featuring Andrew Whaley's award-winning piece The Rise And Shine Of Comrade Fiasco and Danai Gurira's Eclipsed....More

    Lee Ufan
    Exhibitions | Until 9th May 2015 

    Lisson Gallery 22 minutes walk from Serpentine

    The most recent pieces by the painter and sculptor, as part of the Dialogue series....More

    Anish Kapoor
    Exhibitions | Until 9th May 2015 

    Lisson Gallery 22 minutes walk from Serpentine

    Large-scale retrospective of innovative works from the acclaimed British sculptor and Turner Prize winner....More

     
     
     
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