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.
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Helen Marten: Drunk Brown House
A major exhibition of new work from London-based artist Helen Marten, created specifically for the Serpentine space. Combining sculpture, screen-printed paintings and text, Marten's work dips between 2d and 3d assemblages and leaves meaning open to interpretation...Installation Until Sunday November 20 2016 FreeRead more
A uncompromising visionary and fearless innovator, Zaha Hadid was never far from controversy of some kind, whether it was the form her buildings took or the circumstances in which they were built. But in this retrospective, it'll be the late Iraqi-British...Thursday December 8 2016 - Sunday February 12 2017 FreeRead more
Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!
Wow: based on the title on this exhibition, it sounds like Grayson Perry's feeling mighty full of himself. Or is it meant with a touch of irony? The cross-dressing artist – and one of Britain's most unlikely national treasures – tends to be either denounced...Thursday June 8 2017 - Thursday September 7 2017 FreeRead more
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Nestled between Hyde Park and KensingtonGardens the enchanting Serpentine gallery regularly showcases fresh and exciting works of contemporary art. The location of the gallery is great, it is only a short walk from High Street Kensington so you can shop till you drop or grab a bite to eat and then wonder through London’s royal parks to check out some art. The building itself is, a former tea pavilion, is charming and provides a splendid backdrop for contemporary art. In addition, between June and September a new Pavilion is displayed each year showcasing architectural and design talents from around the world. If that isn’t enough to satisfy your art craving then the Sackler gallery just over the bridge will surely fulfil your desires.
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.