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Friday, September 13, 2013

Serpentine Gallery

The Serpentine Gallery in London's Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park is a gallery dedicated to modern art.

Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London, UK


The Serpentine Gallery opened in 1970 in a 1930's brick pavilion in Kensington Gardens.

The Serpentine Gallery has hosted exhibitions by some of the world's most famous contemporary artists including Andy Warhol, Paula Rego, Anish Kapoor, Damien Hirst and Gustav Metzger.

Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London, UK


The Serpentine Gallery's lawn space hosts an annual architectural piece by a different architect each year. This year the piece has been designed by the Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto.

The British artist and poet Ian Hamilton Finlay's memorial work dedicated to Princess Diana is located at the entrance to the Serpentine gallery - a series of eight benches and a carved stone circle.

Serpentine Gallery


There is a small cafe on site with light refreshments run this year by Fortnum & Mason as well as a gallery shop with a branch of Koenig Books.

Serpentine Gallery
Kensington Gardens
London W2 3XA
Tel: 020 7402 6075

Hours:10am-6pm; Tuesdays to Sundays
Admission: Free (1£ donation recommended)
Access: The nearest tube stations are Lancaster Gate, Knightsbridge or South Kensington or take a London bus: 9, 10, 52, 94 or 148.

Serpentine Gallery architecture by Sou Fujimoto


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