Serpentine Gallery  

 
 
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Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 3XA
 
 
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10am-6pm
 
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Serpentine GalleryFound in the middle of leafy Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, there are two galleries that go by the name of The Serpentine, the original Serpentine Gallery, established in 1970, and the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, a 5 minute walk away across The Serpentine Bridge, was added in 2013. Both provide a platform for contemporary artists, both British and international, with frequent changing exhibitions. At the Serpentine Gallery in summer, the annual Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is a highlight of the arts calendar; 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.

 

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Pierre HuyghePierre HuygheThe conceptual artist creates an artificial ecosystem inside the gallery, releasing hordes of flies which interact with images generated from human brain activity which are being presented via giant LED screens.2018-12-18T10:00:00+00002019-02-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Serpentine Gallery,   Kensington Gardens      W2 3XA
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Pierre Huyghe
Lee Ufan: Relatum - StageLee Ufan: Relatum - StageA sculptural commission by the South Korean multi-disciplinary artist, installed outside the Serpentine Gallery.2018-12-18T10:00:00+00002019-01-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Serpentine Gallery,   Kensington Gardens      W2 3XA
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Free EventOngoing
Lee Ufan: Relatum - Stage
 

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

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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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Cheval Thorney Court Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £313  39% off
Palace Gate, W8 | 9 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
Offering timeless elegance within Kensington, the Cheval Thorney Court apartments located by Kensington Gardens; are furnished with a timeless Georgian style - Regency stripes, leather-topped writing ... More
 
 
 
Corus Hyde Park Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £71  33% 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 £271  39% 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
 
 
 
 
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Nearest to Serpentine Gallery
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Serpentine Sackler Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
West Carriage Drive, Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | 1 minute from Serpentine Gallery
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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Royal College of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
The Royal College of Art is one of London's most prestigious art colleges and the world's only wholly postgraduate university of art and design. Students need ... More
 
 
 
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Mathematics: The Winton Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 | 10 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
The Science Museum 's new gallery, Mathematics: The Winton Gallery , puts the spotlight on a subject often perceived as dry, complex ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Serpentine Gallery
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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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Serpentine Boating Lake
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
The Boat House, Serpentine Road, Hyde Park, London W2 | 6 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
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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London Community Gospel Choir At Christmas
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 18th December 2018 - 7.30pm
Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 5 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
The choir performs a selection of gospel tunes and traditional carols....More
 
 
 
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Father Christmas At The Hall
London > Events > Leisure  Dates: 17th to 19th and 21st & 22nd Dec 2018 - Various Times
Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 5 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
The iconic London venue is transformed into a winter wonderland for an immersive and interactive journey to help the elves prepare toys so Father Christmas can ...More
 
 
 
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Father Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: 21st November to 24th December 2018
Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 5 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
Children and their families are taken on an hour long Christmas experience through enchanted spaces within the Royal Albert Hall, guided by magical characters, before meeting ...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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The best shops and markets near Serpentine Gallery
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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, South Kensington, London 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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Near Serpentine Gallery
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The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 8 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
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 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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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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The best pubs near London Serpentine Gallery.
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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
Bar ... More
 
 
 
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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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Serpentine Gallery clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Hyde Kensington
London > Nightlife > Bars
1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 12 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
Opposite Kensington Palace, an area not known for its nightlife, Hyde Kensington cocktail bar has a drinks list by world ... More
 
 
 
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Harvey Nichols, Fifth Floor Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 13 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
The Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor Bar is a London institution, a place to have a ... 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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Royal Geographical Society
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
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 Gallery
Can accomodate for up to 5200 people.... More
 
 
 
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The Great Hall, Imperial College
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Kensington Campus, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
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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Atelier E.B: Passer-by
Atelier E.B: Passer-by
Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2020 

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The collaborative fashion label led by designer Beca Lipscombe and artist Lucy McKenzie presents a bespoke collection alongside a display ...More

 
Father Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall
Father Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall
Kids Events | Until 24th December 2018 

Royal Albert Hall 5 minutes walk from Serpentine Gallery

Children and their families are taken on an hour long Christmas experience through enchanted spaces within the Royal Albert Hall, ...More

 
London Community Gospel Choir At Christmas
Concerts | On 18th December 2018 

Royal Albert Hall 5 minutes walk from Serpentine Gallery

The choir performs a selection of gospel tunes and traditional carols....More

Father Christmas At The Hall
Leisure | Until 22nd December 2018 

Royal Albert Hall 5 minutes walk from Serpentine Gallery

The iconic London venue is transformed into a winter wonderland for an immersive and interactive journey to help the elves ...More

Winter Wonderland Comedy Club
Comedy | Until 23rd December 2018 

Hyde Park 9 minutes walk from Serpentine Gallery

Veteran duo Raymond & Mr Timpkins Revue headline this week's salvo of 45-minute comedy nights in the Circus MegaDome as ...More

Teletubbies Christmas Show
Theatre | Until 6th January 2019 

Hyde Park 9 minutes walk from Serpentine Gallery

The children's characters perform a live Christmas show....More

Backyard Cinema: The Snowman at Winter Wonderland
Backyard Cinema: The Snowman at Winter Wonderland
Seasonal | Until 6th January 2019 

Hyde Park 9 minutes walk from Serpentine Gallery

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Snowman, Backyard Cinema is bringing the classic film to life through a multi-roomed, multi-sensory ...More

 
Imperial Ice Stars: Peter Pan On Ice
Dance | Until 6th January 2019 

Hyde Park 9 minutes walk from Serpentine Gallery

Tinker Bell whisks Wendy and her brothers off to Neverland to meet the boy who never grows up in this ...More

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Seasonal | Until 6th January 2019 

Hyde Park 9 minutes walk from Serpentine Gallery

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

 
The Sun: Living With Our Star
The Sun: Living With Our Star
Exhibitions | Until 6th May 2019 

Science Museum 10 minutes walk from Serpentine Gallery

This autumn, the Science Museum hosts blockbuster exhibition The Sun: Living With Our Star. The biggest ever exhibition to be ...More

 

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Over the course of one month, the Grace Wales Bonner exhibition at the Sackler part ...More

 
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Geometric drawings inspired by spiritualism go on display at the Serpentine Gallery at the first ...More

 
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The Olivier award-winning Peeping Tom from Belgium return ...More

 
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Gecko's intricate choreography brings the union between state and individual into question amid a flurry ...More

 
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Harold Pinter Theatre

The Jamie Lloyd Company's season of Harold Pinter's one-act plays continues with a double-bill of scathing attacks on materialism and the class system including Pinter's final play, Celebration. ...More

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