Right in the heart of Hyde park it's a super place to pop in and tick the culture box before chilling out in the park. The Pavillion this year is beautiful, a lovely spot to grab a coffee and ponder.
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Posted: Tue Nov 27 2012
The secluded location to the west of the Long Water in Kensington Gardens makes this small and airy gallery for contemporary art an attractive destination. A rolling two-monthly programme of exhibitions featuring up-to-the-minute artists along with the recent opened Sackler Gallery just over the water keeps the Serpentine in the arts news, as does the annual Serpentine Pavilion: every spring an internationally renowned architect is commissioned to build a new pavilion that opens to the public between June and September. There's a good little art bookshop too, which handily stays open in between exhibitions while the gallery space itself closes.
Serpentine Gallery Kensington Gardens
What's on at Serpentine Gallery
New Yorker Haim Steinbach is an art-world heavyweight. Best-known as purveyor (along with Jeff Koons) of what for a short time in the 1980s was dubbed ‘Commodity Art’ – a flashy kind of art which held a mirror up to that consumerist decade –Steinbach...
Self-guided tours, Things to do, Digital and interactive
The Serpentine has commissioned 12 authors to create a short story (downloadable to your smartphone) timed to match the five-minute walk from the original gallery to the Serpentine Sackler, in honour of the new gallery's first year of operations. The...