Serpentine Gallery

 
 
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Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 3XA
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
10am-6pm
 
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Free, donations appreciated
 

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Serpentine GalleryThe 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 the middle of leafy Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, The Serpentine provides a platform for contemporary artists, both British and international, with frequent changing exhibitions. In July, the annual Summer Party is a highlight on the social circuit, attracting celebrities, fashionistas and models in the latest designer dresses. Rather more artistically important is the Summer Pavilion; each year a distinguished architect is invited to build a temporary structure which sits alongside the gallery for the summer months. Often controversial and always a talking point, the Summer Pavilion is arguably one of the most interesting exhibitions the Serpentine presents.

 

Serpentine Gallery events

 
Leon Golub: Bite Your TongueLeon Golub: Bite Your TongueThe American figurative painter presents his latest exhibition, featuring highly emotive large scale paintings.2015-05-05T10:00:00+01002015-05-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Leon Golub: Bite Your Tongue
Bertrand Lavier: FountainBertrand Lavier: FountainAn opportunity to view the work of the sculptor within the grounds of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery which will remain in situ for one year.2015-05-05T10:00:00+01002015-10-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Bertrand Lavier: Fountain
Lynette Yiadom-BoakyeLynette Yiadom-BoakyeFigurative oil paintings focusing on fictional figures.2015-06-02T10:00:00+01002015-09-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2015: SelgasCanoSerpentine Gallery Pavilion 2015: SelgasCanoSerpentine Gallery Pavilion 2015: SelgasCano Award-winning Spanish architects SelgasCano, headed by Jose Selgas and Lucia Cano, will bring a burst of colour to Kensington Gardens this summer with its brightly coloured "amorphous, double-skinned, polygonal structure". Like a multi-coloured glow worm, the temporary structure for the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion is made of translucent fabric so t2015-06-15T00:00:00+01002015-10-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Serpentine Gallery,   Kensington Gardens      W2 3XA
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event > Exhibitions > Art Exhibitions - Architecture | PRICING  Free  
DATES  15th June to 18th October 2015
Award-winning Spanish architects SelgasCano, headed by Jose Selgas and Lucia Cano, will bring a burst of colour to Kensington Gardens this summer with its brightly coloured "amorphous, double-skinned, polygonal structure". Like a multi-coloured glow worm, the temporary structure for the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion is made of translucent fabric so t... More about this event
 
 

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Opening and closing times for Serpentine Gallery

Today (Tuesday) Serpentine Gallery closes at 18.00

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LondonTown.com - Serpentine Gallery Location Map

 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Serpentine Gallery on LondonTown.com

 
June in London 2012

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Summer Swimming in London

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What's New in London

Serpentine Sackler Gallery Opening summer 2012 Art gallery The Serpentine Gallery is making a significant expansion in the summer of 2012, restoring a former gunpowder depot...

 
 
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    Pascale Marthine Tayou: Boomerang
    Exhibitions | Until 17th May 2015 

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

    The first solo show in London by this Cameroon-born, Belgian-based artist. Sculptural forms are based on archetypes, made and found ...More

    Leon Golub: Bite Your Tongue
    Exhibitions | Until 17th May 2015 

    Serpentine Gallery

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    Exhibitions | Until 4th October 2015 

    Serpentine Gallery

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    Exhibitions | Until 4th October 2015 

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

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    Concerts | On 5th May 2015 

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    Exhibitions | Until 28th August 2015 

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    Exhibitions | On 5th May 2015 

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    Exhibitions | Until 13th September 2015 

    Science Museum 10 minutes walk from Serpentine Gallery

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    The Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards and The First Book Award
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    Exhibitions | Until 28th June 2015 

    Science Museum 10 minutes walk from Serpentine Gallery

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    Churchill's Scientists
    Exhibitions | Until 1st March 2016 

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