UK Travel Guide

Galleries

Serpentine Gallery

Situated in a classical 1934 tea pavilion and surrounded by the beautiful parkland of Kensington Gardens, the Serpentine is a unique Gallery in a perfect setting. Since it was founded in 1970, it has established an international reputation for excellence, presenting pioneering exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. Man Ray, Henry Moore, Andy Warhol, Bridget Riley, Damien Hirst and Rachel Whiteread are just a few of the artists who have exhibited at the Gallery. Under the patronage of Diana, Princess of Wales, the Serpentine undertook a 4 million renovation of the Gallery which was completed in 1998. The new design, contained within the footprint of the original building, maintains the elegant character of the Grade II listed pavilion whilst offering maximum flexibility for the exhibition of works of art. The Serpentine is right at the heart of contemporary culture in London and is one of the country's most popular public galleries, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors a year. The Serpentine organises up to seven exhibitions annually and is the only publicly funded gallery in London to consistently maintain free admission.

Located at: Kensington Gardens, London, W2

Telephone: 020 7298 1515

Opens: daily from 10.00 am – 18.00 pm

Cost: Free

Closest Subway Station: Lancaster Gate Station (Click to see more atrraction at this station)