Serpentine Gallery

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Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 3XA†
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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

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2014: Smiljan RadicSerpentine Gallery Pavilion 2014: Smiljan RadicSerpentine Gallery Pavilion 2014: Smiljan Radic A squashed moon, translucent shell, or alien space pod? See what you think of Chilean architect Smiljan Radic's design for the 2014 Serpentine Pavilion when the temporary structure goes up on the Serpentine Gallery lawn this summer. His design, a translucent domed structure of white fibreglass, rests on a bed of huge rocks, giving the sensation t20th August 2014Sunday 19th October 2014 Where:
Serpentine Gallery, † Kensington Gardens† † † W2 3XA
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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2014: Smiljan Radic
event > Exhibitions > Art Exhibitions - Architecture†|†PRICINGFree
DATES26th June to 19th October 2014
A squashed moon, translucent shell, or alien space pod? See what you think of Chilean architect Smiljan Radic's design for the 2014 Serpentine Pavilion when the temporary structure goes up on the Serpentine Gallery lawn this summer. His design, a translucent domed structure of white fibreglass, rests on a bed of huge rocks, giving the sensation t...†More about this event
Forget Amnesia With Haroon Mirza, Mark Fell And Okkyung LeeForget Amnesia With Haroon Mirza, Mark Fell And Okkyung LeeArtists Haroon Mirza, Mark Fell and Okkyung Lee come together for an evening of sound and light synthesis, transforming the Pavilion's acoustic and spatial environment.22nd August 2014Friday 22nd August 2014 Where:
Serpentine Gallery, † Kensington Gardens† † † W2 3XA
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Forget Amnesia With Haroon Mirza, Mark Fell And Okkyung Lee
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Multimedia
DATESFriday 22nd August 2014 - 8pm
Artists Haroon Mirza, Mark Fell and Okkyung Lee come together for an evening of sound and light synthesis, transforming the Pavilion's acoustic and spatial environment.
Lina Lapelyte's Hunky BluffLina Lapelyte's Hunky BluffNew vocal works by the composer, Lina Lapelyte.29th August 2014Friday 29th August 2014 Where:
Serpentine Gallery, † Kensington Gardens† † † W2 3XA
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Lina Lapelyte's Hunky Bluff
event > Concerts > Classical
DATESFriday 29th August 2014 - 8pm
New vocal works by the composer, Lina Lapelyte.
Saturday Walks: Liam YoungSaturday Walks: Liam YoungA series of walks in and around the Serpentine Pavilion explores themes related to its design through conversation and performative interventions.30th August 2014Saturday 30th August 2014 Where:
Serpentine Gallery, † Kensington Gardens† † † W2 3XA
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Saturday Walks: Liam Young
event > Tours > Guided Tours - Sightseeing - Guided Walks
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DATESSaturday 30th August 2014 - 3pm
A series of walks in and around the Serpentine Pavilion explores themes related to its design through conversation and performative interventions.
Hannah Perry: Horoscopes (Deja Vu)Hannah Perry: Horoscopes (Deja Vu)Inspired by her editing practice, Perry will produce a new, site-specific work, which will result in the unfolding pace of a performance film, with all its jolts, stirs and jump-cuts.12th September 2014Friday 12th September 2014 Where:
Serpentine Gallery, † Kensington Gardens† † † W2 3XA
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On Soon
Hannah Perry: Horoscopes (Deja Vu)
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Installation
DATESFriday 12th September 2014 - 8pm
Inspired by her editing practice, Perry will produce a new, site-specific work, which will result in the unfolding pace of a performance film, with all its jolts, stirs and jump-cuts.
Zygmunt Bauman: TalkZygmunt Bauman: TalkThe author discusses the themes behind his book.19th September 2014Friday 19th September 2014 Where:
Serpentine Gallery, † Kensington Gardens† † † W2 3XA
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Zygmunt Bauman: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESFriday 19th September 2014 - 8pm
The author discusses the themes behind his book.
Heather PhillipsonHeather PhillipsonPhillipson presents the latest episode of her 'talking pictures' - intercuts of video, sound and live voice.3rd October 2014Friday 3rd October 2014 Where:
Serpentine Gallery, † Kensington Gardens† † † W2 3XA
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Heather Phillipson
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Performance and Body Art
DATESFriday 3rd October 2014 - 8pm
Phillipson presents the latest episode of her 'talking pictures' - intercuts of video, sound and live voice.

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Opening and closing times for Serpentine Gallery

Today (Wednesday) 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

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

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Corus Hyde Park Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £67† 29% off
1-7 Lancaster Gate, W2 | 9 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
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 £237† 34% off
60 Hyde Park Gate, SW7 | 9 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
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 Gallery
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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Royal College of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
The Royal College of Art has a lively programme of exhibitions featuring the work of its postgraduate students. In a further bid to promote artistic excellence ... More
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Art Work Space: The Hempel Hotel
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
31-35 Craven Hill Gardens, Paddington, London W2 | 13 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
Art Work Space is an independent art gallery on the lower ground floor of The Hempel hotel, showcasing emerging artists working in a variety of media ... More
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Michael Werner Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
22 Upper Brook Street, W1K | 18 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
The Michael Werner Gallery, a New York gallery that has a "small but stellar roster of serious painters" (Financial Times), adds to its existing galleries in ... More
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Serpentine Sackler Gallery
London > Attractions >
Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | Same location as Serpentine Gallery
Serpentine Sackler Gallery opens on 28th September 2013. The Serpentine Gallery is making a significant expansion in September 2013, restoring a former ... More
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Albert Memorial
London > Attractions > Sights
Kensington Gardens, 27 Princes Square, South Kensington, London W2 | 4 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
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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Royal Geographical Society
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
For the past two centuries this old-fashioned 'learned society' has sent explorers and adventurers all over the world. Famous names from Mungo Park to ... More
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London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th August 2014 at 10am-11.30am and 2pm-3.30pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
Children aged 5-11 are invited to create art works in a workshop designed to engage them with world music....More
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Prom 46: Daniel Barenboim And The West Eastern Divan Orchestra
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Wednesday 20th August 2014 - 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
Daniel Barenboim conducts Mozart's The Marriage Of Figaro Overture, Kareem Roustom's Ramal, Ayal Adler's Resonating Sounds and Ravel's Rapsodie Espagnole, Alborada Del Gracioso, Pavane Pour Une ...More
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The Miracle Of Microfossils: Talk
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: Wednesday 20th August 2014 - 2.30pm-3pm
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 11 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
Discover more about how fossils help us understand how Earth has changed....More
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Royal Albert Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
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 Gallery
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 Gallery
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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H&M
London > Shopping > Clothing
17-21 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 11 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
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 Gallery
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 Gallery
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 Gallery
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 Gallery
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 Gallery
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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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 11 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
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 Gallery
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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La Cucina Caldesi
London > Education > Cookery Courses
118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 27 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
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Kensington Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Princes Square, Bayswater, London W2 | 9 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
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 Gallery
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 Gallery
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 Gallery
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 Gallery
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The Mall Tavern
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
71 Palace Garden Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 16 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
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Babylon at the Roof Gardens
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 15 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
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 Gallery
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 Gallery
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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Royal Geographical Society
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
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Royal Albert Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
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The Great Hall, Imperial College
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Kensington Campus, SW7 | 6 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2014: Smiljan Radic
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2014: Smiljan Radic
Exhibitions | Until 19th October 2014 

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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 3XA W2 3XA - 0 minute walk from Serpentine Gallery

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

The BBC Proms 2014
The BBC Proms 2014
Concerts | Until 13th September 2014 

Royal Albert Hall 5 minutes walk from Serpentine Gallery

A War Horse Prom, the first ever BBC Sport Prom, and a performance by the Pet Shop Boys are just ...More

 
Prom 46: Daniel Barenboim And The West Eastern Divan Orchestra
Concerts | On 20th August 2014 

Royal Albert Hall 5 minutes walk from Serpentine Gallery

Daniel Barenboim conducts Mozart's The Marriage Of Figaro Overture, Kareem Roustom's Ramal, Ayal Adler's Resonating Sounds and Ravel's Rapsodie Espagnole, ...More

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

Science Museum 10 minutes walk from Serpentine Gallery

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

 
A World To Win: Posters Of Protest And Revolution
A World To Win: Posters Of Protest And Revolution
Exhibitions | Until 2nd November 2014 

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

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Disobedient Objects
Disobedient Objects
Exhibitions | Until 1st February 2015 

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

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 Gallery

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

 
This Time in History: What Escapes
This Time in History: What Escapes
Exhibitions | Until 30th November 2014 

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

Each time Edinburgh-based visual artist Rose Frain carries out her site-specific installation piece 'What Escapes' it is different; what binds ...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 Gallery

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

 
 
 
 
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