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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

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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

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

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Cheval Thorney Court Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £244  27% 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  25% 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
 
 
 
Baglioni Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £639  36% off
60 Hyde Park Gate, SW7 | 9 minutes from Serpentine
You can really tell the Italian influence on this London branch of the Roman boutique hotel group. Not only is it located a short step from ... More
 
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Serpentine
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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These Are A Few Of My Favourite Songs: With Dame Judi Dench
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Sunday 4th December 2016 - 3pm
Serpentine, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 5 minutes from Serpentine
The celebrated actor discusses her life and career....More
 
 
 
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The Fashion Awards 2016
London > Events > Leisure  Dates: Monday 5th December 2016 - 8.30pm
Serpentine, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 5 minutes from Serpentine
Celebrate the best of global fashion with the industry's biggest stars....More
 
 
 
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Christmas With The Stars
London > Events > Seasonal  Dates: Tuesday 6th December 2016 - 7.30pm
Serpentine, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 5 minutes from Serpentine
The annual festive extravaganza is guaranteed to be full of fun, surprises and Christmas cheer....More
 
 
 
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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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The best shops and markets near Serpentine
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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The Imperial Ice Stars: Nutcracker On Ice
The Imperial Ice Stars: Nutcracker On Ice
Dance | Until 2nd January 2017 

Hyde Park 1.86 miles from Serpentine

They've enjoyed sold-out seasons at the Royal Albert Hall and now The Imperial Ice Stars bring their version of The ...More

 
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Seasonal | Until 2nd January 2017 

Hyde Park 1.86 miles from Serpentine

Throughout late November and December a large area of Hyde Park near Hyde Park Corner is transformed into a Winter ...More

 
Winter Wonderland Open Air Ice Rink
Winter Wonderland Open Air Ice Rink
Seasonal | Until 2nd January 2017 

Hyde Park 1.86 miles from Serpentine

Don your skates and glide around the glittering ice rink set within the hugely popular Hyde Park Winter Wonderland which ...More

 
Harrods Christmas Grotto
Harrods Christmas Grotto
Kids Events | Until 24th December 2016 

Harrods 1.95 miles from Serpentine

Visiting Santa's Grotto at Harrods is a long-standing tradition at the luxury Knightsbridge store. Little ones can meet Father Christmas ...More

 
Tenebrae & English Chamber Orchestra
Concerts | On 4th December 2016 

Cadogan Hall 1.98 miles from Serpentine

The chamber choir performs Handel's Messiah, which remains an ever-popular work that covers a vast range of emotions, from great ...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

 
Duke of York Square Christmas Lights
Duke of York Square Christmas Lights
Seasonal | Until 23rd December 2016 

Duke of York Square 2.14 miles from Serpentine

Duke of York Square, a lovely pedestrianised area just off Sloane Square, gets in the festive spirit with a day ...More

 
Chelsea Christmas Shopping Weekend And Gourmet Gift Market
Seasonal | Until 4th December 2016 

Duke of York Square 2.14 miles from Serpentine

Community & Lifestyle, Christmas/Xmas Lights....More

Duke of York Square Christmas Grotto
Duke of York Square Christmas Grotto
Seasonal | Until 23rd December 2016 

Duke of York Square 2.14 miles from Serpentine

The pedestrianised Duke of York Square, just off the fashionable King's Road, presents its very own plush Santa's Grotto at ...More

 
Restoration And After: A History Of Theatre From 1660 To The Present Day
Exhibitions | Until 12th December 2016 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from Serpentine

Examining the work of the great playwrights....More

 
 
 
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