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Serpentine Gallery is one of London’s best-loved galleries for modern and contemporary art. Its Exhibition, Architecture, Education and Public Programmes attract approximately 750,000 visitors a year and admission is free.
In the grounds of the Gallery is a permanent work by artist and poet Ian Hamilton Finlay, dedicated to the Serpentine’s former Patron Diana, Princess of Wales. The work comprises eight benches, a tree-plaque, and a carved stone circle at the Gallery’s entrance.
Gallery, Artist studio or collective
Gallery open daily from 10am to 6pm
The Serpentine Gallery offers a range of Education Programmes for all audiences, including family activities, education previews, workshops for schools and colleges, film screenings, projects, artist residencies, and publications. Information/bookings:
Sally Tallant, Head of Education Programming: 0207 298 1514
Eleanor Farrington, Education Organiser: 0207 298 1516
Underground Knightsbridge, Lancaster Gate, South Kensington
Buses 9, 10, 12, 52, 24
Parking meters in Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park now
operate on Sundays and on Bank Holidays.
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 six exhibitions annually and is the only publicly funded gallery in London to consistently maintain free admission.
Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art, Film and Media, Fine Art
Bridge Commission Walk
- 28 September 2013 — 28 September 2014 *on now
Twelve writers have been invited to take part in the Serpentine Galleries' new Bridge Commission, including the award-winning novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of Half a Yellow Sun.
A literary journey into the fertile imagination of some of the world’s most compelling fiction writers, the commission explores the five-minute walk over the bridge between the Serpentine Gallery and its stunning new addition, the Serpentine Sackler Gallery.
Each month, visitors will be able to download a new text onto their mobile phones, which lasts the duration of the walk from the Serpentine Gallery, through Kensington Gardens and over the Serpentine Bridge to the Serpentine Sackler Gallery.
Serpentine Galleries Pavilion 2014: Smiljan Radic
- 26 June — 19 October 2014 *on now
The Serpentine has commissioned Chilean architect Smiljan Radic to design the Serpentine Galleries Pavilion 2014. Radic is the fourteenth architect to accept the invitation to design a temporary Pavilion outside the entrance to the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens.
Occupying a footprint of some 350 square metres on the lawn of the Serpentine Gallery, plans depict a semi-translucent, cylindrical structure, designed to resemble a shell, resting on large quarry stones.
- Any age
Teachers' Notes for Jeff Koons Exhibition
A free resource, designed to support your visit to the Serpentine Gallery. Teachers Notes include images, key themes, ideas to explore and suggestions for discussion and practical activities at the Gallery and in the classroom.