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SerpentineThe Serpentine lake gets its name from its curved shape which snakes around to the west of Hyde park. It's fed by a pure underground spring which makes it ideal for swimming and has a lido area cornered off for just such activity. There's an active swimming club who regularly dive in - even braving the waters every freezing New Year's Day. It's a superb feature which divides one of London's largest Royal Park's, Hyde Park, in two. There's also a regular running club which takes its name from the Serpentine who make use of the park's tracks, as does one of the city's most popular modern art galleries. It's a great spot to take time out from the city's bustle and has two cafes where you can take respite: The Dell to the east and the Lido cafe to the south of the lake, next to the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Lancaster Gate Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Knightsbridge Tube Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Paddington Railway Station
 
17 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Union Car Parks
 
8 minutes walk
 
Royal Garden Hotel NCP
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Gore Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £116  38% off
190 Queen's Gate, SW7 | 7 minutes from Serpentine
A mellow, off-the-wall charm is the key to the success of this pleasantly eccentric boutique hotel located between the Royal Albert Hall and Harrods, and just ... More
 
 
 
Cheval Thorney Court Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £244  31% off
Palace Gate, W8 | 9 minutes from Serpentine
Offering timeless elegance within Kensington, the Cheval Thorney Court apartments located by Kensington Gardens; are furnished with a timeless Georgian style - Regency stripes, leather-topped writing ... More
 
 
 
Corus Hyde Park Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £67  31% off
1-7 Lancaster Gate, W2 | 9 minutes from Serpentine
The glorious expanses of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens form the backdrop for this tastefully decorated, modern, comfortable hotel. Located just down the road from Paddington ... More
 
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Serpentine

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Serpentine
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Serpentine Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | Same location as Serpentine
Found in the middle of leafy Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, there are two galleries that go by the name of The Serpentine, the original Serpentine ... More
 
 
 
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Serpentine Sackler Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
West Carriage Drive, Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | 1 minute from Serpentine
The Serpentine Gallery made a significant expansion in September 2013, restoring a former gunpowder depot not far from its original gallery in Kensington Gardens. ... More
 
 
 
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Albert Memorial
London > Attractions > Sights
Kensington Gardens, 27 Princes Square, South Kensington, London W2 | 4 minutes from Serpentine
This 180ft Victorian bronze gilt statue in Kensington Gardens is a tribute to Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, and was erected following his death through typhoid ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Serpentine

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Prom 20: Hector Berlioz
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 30th July 2016 - 7pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 5 minutes from Serpentine
John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Monteverdi Choir, National Youth Choir Of Scotland and Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique to perform Hector Berlioz's Romeo and Juliet. Sung in ...More
 
 
 
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Pop Goes The Weasel!
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 14th to 31st July 2016 - 11am-6pm
Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 5 minutes from Serpentine
Contemporary sculpture and works by Ann Carrington including the opportunity to view the Royal Jubilee Banner commissioned by the Queen in celebration of her diamond Jubilee ...More
 
 
 
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The BBC Proms 2016
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 15th July to 10th September 2016
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Serpentine
Held yearly at the Royal Albert Hall, the Proms is arguably the most popular season of classical music the world over, featuring a varied but accessible ...More
 
 
 
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Near Serpentine
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Royal Albert Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Serpentine
Classical music, rock, pop and jazz, sporting events, galas, banquets and balls and the world-famous Proms series all take place within the Royal Albert Hall's ... More
 
 
 
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Koenig Books
London > Shopping > Books
Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | Same location as Serpentine
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Verdi
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Serpentine
Verdi is the appropritately named restaurant at the Royal Albert Hall which replaces the former Cafe Consort, following a £1 million refurbishment unveiled on Tuesday 15th ... More
 
 
 
Polish Hearth Club
London > Restaurants > Eastern European restaurants
55 Princes Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Serpentine
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Bistrot 190
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
190 Queen's Gate, Gore Hotel, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Serpentine
Mediterranean cuisine. Booking advised. ... More
 
 
 
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Royal College of General Practitioners
London > Education > Professional Training
14 Princes Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Serpentine
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Imperial College Business School (previously Tanaka Businesss School)
London > Education > Business Faculties
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Serpentine
Imperial College is the leading scientific university in Europe and its Business School, situated in a beautiful new building on Exhibition Road, is also at the ... More
 
 
 
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The Serpentine Lido
London > Leisure >
Hyde Park, South Kensington, London W2 | Same location as Serpentine
A hugely popular swimming venue, every summer Hyde Park's lovely lake invites London folk to plunge into its watery depths. It's a great option ... More
 
 
 
Imperial College Sports Centre
London > Leisure > Fitness
7 Princess Gardens, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Serpentine
Public Fitness Club.Offers Aerobics and Badminton.... More
 
 
 
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Victoria
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10a Strathearn Place, Paddington, London W2 | 12 minutes from Serpentine
High up on a wall, behind the counter of this opulent, smart Victorian pub is a clock dated 1864. A framed copy of the Sun newspaper ... More
 
 
 
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The Churchill Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 | 17 minutes from Serpentine
Now more England's national cuisine than sausages and mash, Thai food (the perfect accompaniment to a cooling pint of lager), saw its inauguration in the small, ... More
 
 
 
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Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 18 minutes from Serpentine
Always a popular hangout with the South Kensington locals, The Devonshire Arms had a fresh lick of paint in 2014 and emerged with its proper pub ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Serpentine.
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Royal Geographical Society
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Serpentine
Conference facilities can accomodate for up to 1034 people.... More
 
 
 
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Royal Albert Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Serpentine
Can accomodate for up to 5200 people.... More
 
 
 
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The Great Hall, Imperial College
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Kensington Campus, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Serpentine
One of London's largest academic venues, the Imperial College London has a portfolio of more than 200 meeting and seminar rooms. Its largest conference room, The ... More
 
 
 
 

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Barry Humphries's Weimar Cabaret
Concerts | Until 3rd August 2016 

Cadogan Hall 1.98 miles from Serpentine

Barry Humphries curates, presents and performs the music of Berlin's Weimar Republic (1920s-30s) including jazz, cabaret, tango and Broadway-musical style ...More

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Theatre | Until 6th August 2016 

Royal Court Theatre 1.99 miles from Serpentine

Known for his pioneering and imaginative work, Anthony Neilson returns to the Royal Court Theatre ...More

 
Chinese Afternoon Tea at Harrods
Chinese Afternoon Tea at Harrods
Foodie Events | Until 25th April 2017 

Chai Wu Harrods 2.01 miles from Serpentine

An eastern twist on the traditional afternoon tea, Chai Wu, the elegant Chinese restaurant on the fifth floor of Harrods, ...More

 
Into the Woods by Ellie Davies
Exhibitions | Until 20th August 2016 

Crane Kalman Gallery 2.16 miles from Serpentine

Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More

Tabor Robak: Drinking Bird Seasons
Exhibitions | Until 13th November 2016 

Serpentine Gallery 2.3 miles from Serpentine

A single-channel video work which serves as a commentary on the intrusiveness of digital information and the reliance on technical ...More

Serpentine Pavilion And Summer Houses 2016
Exhibitions | Until 9th October 2016 

Serpentine Gallery 2.3 miles from Serpentine

The Serpentine Galleries has expanded its internationally acclaimed programme of exhibiting architecture in a built form by commissioning four architects ...More

Etel Adnan: The Weight Of The World
Exhibitions | Until 11th September 2016 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 2.3 miles from Serpentine

Paintings, drawings, poetry, film and tapestry by the Beirut artist....More

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2016: Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2016: Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
Exhibitions | Until 9th October 2016 

Serpentine Gallery 2.3 miles from Serpentine

This summer the Serpentine Pavilion, the annual architectural project commissioned by the Serpentine Gallery, goes beyond its usual scope ...More

 
Etel Adnan
Exhibitions | Until 11th September 2016 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 2.3 miles from Serpentine

The first solo exhibition in a UK public institution dedicated to the Lebanese-American painter, ...More

Alex Katz
Exhibitions | Until 11th September 2016 

Serpentine Gallery 2.3 miles from Serpentine

American artist Alex Katz 's stylised figurative portraits were the subject of several major museum exhibitions in ...More

 
 
 
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