Serpentine

ADDRESS
Hyde Park, South Kensington, London W2 3XA†
TELEPHONE

Nearby

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.

Serpentine images

Serpentine† View Of The Serpentine †

Serpentine - View Of The Serpentine

Serpentine View Of The Serpentine†

Serpentine - View Of The Serpentine More Images

LondonTown.com - Serpentine Location Map

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

Q-Park Kingston House
6 minutes walk
Union Car Parks
8 minutes walk

Further articles featuring Serpentine on LondonTown.com

Single Scene

Serpentine Fire Jazz Cafe, NW1 7PG 14th February 2011 If you've never managed to catch Earth Wind & Fire live then Camden's Jazz Cafe is offering the...

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

Peter Pan Cup Swimming Race Serpentine Boating Lake, W2 2UH Christmas Day & Boxing Day This lot are a hardy bunch but tradition is tradition and members of...

Autumn in London

London's Parks All over the city It may not be as hot as during the summer months, but London's parks are often at their prettiest during autumn...

What to do in London Throughout 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

THE BEST

Hotels near Serpentine

Near Serpentine
Corus Hyde Park Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £82† 36% 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 £254† 42% 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† 27% 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
THE BEST

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
THE BEST

Events near Serpentine

Near Serpentine
Today Only
Patrick Bruel
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Monday 22nd September 2014 - 7pm-10pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Serpentine
Pop and guitar-oriented rock from the French singer and actor....More
Today Only
A History Of Life In 100 Fossils: Talk
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: Monday 22nd September 2014 - 2.30pm-3pm
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 11 minutes from Serpentine
Learn about fossils....More
Today Only
KCA Presents Pony And Trap
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Monday 22nd September 2014 - 7pm-11.30pm
Archangel, 7-11 Kensington High Street, W8 | 12 minutes from Serpentine
...More
THE BEST

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
THE BEST

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
THE BEST

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
THE BEST

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
THE BEST

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
THE BEST

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
THE BEST

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
THE BEST

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

Also in Hyde Park

Our recommendations in the same street as Serpentine

No.
Title
Category
 
 

Hotels Near

Serpentine

 
 
Near Serpentine All London hotels
Check-in:
Check-out:
Number of rooms:
Room 1:

What's On Today

Near Serpentine

 
 
 
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2014: Smiljan Radic
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2014: Smiljan Radic
Exhibitions | Until 19th October 2014 

Serpentine Gallery

A squashed moon, translucent shell, or alien space pod? See what you think of Chilean architect Smiljan Radic's ...More

 
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

Patrick Bruel
Concerts | On 22nd September 2014 

Royal Albert Hall 5 minutes walk from Serpentine

Pop and guitar-oriented rock from the French singer and actor....More

Aleksander Kolkowski: The Exponential Horn: In Search Of Perfect Sound
Exhibitions | Until 20th November 2015 

Science Museum 10 minutes walk from Serpentine

An installation by the Science Museum's Sound Artist in Residence in 2012, featuring a full-size reconstruction of the UK's largest ...More

Open For Business
Exhibitions | Until 2nd November 2014 

Science Museum 10 minutes walk from Serpentine

Open For Business at the Science Museum tells the story of the British industry through eye-opening photography and film footage. ...More

Joan Fontcuberta: Stranger Than Fiction
Joan Fontcuberta: Stranger Than Fiction
Exhibitions | Until 9th November 2014 

Science Museum 10 minutes walk from Serpentine

The Science Museum's Media Space, launched last year, hosts the first major UK exhibition by Catalan artist Joan Fontcuberta this ...More

 
The Glamour Of Italian Fashion 1945-2014
Exhibitions | Until 31st October 2014 

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

A major show which explores Italy's contribution to the world of fashion, from the end of the Second World War ...More

Memoirs Of An Infantry Officer: Paul Hogarth Illustrates Siegfried Sassoon WWI
Exhibitions | Until 12th October 2014 

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

Drawings and watercolours for Sassoon's novel based on his experiences in the trenches of the First World War....More

Crest by Zaha Hadid
Crest by Zaha Hadid
Exhibitions | Until 24th October 2014 

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

During London Design Festival head to the Victoria and Albert Museum's magical John Madejski Garden - a wonderfully peaceful place ...More

 
A History Of Photography
Exhibitions | Until 17th January 2015 

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

Photographs from the 1840s to the 1970s, featuring Eugene Atget's views of Old Paris and significant images by Henri Cartier-Bresson, ...More

 
 
 
SALE
Hotels near Serpentine

From cheap budget hotels to luxury 5 star hotels see our discounts for Serpentine hotels, including Best Western Mornington Hotel from 93% off.