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Serpentine GalleryFound 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 Gallery, established in 1970, and the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, a 5 minute walk away across The Serpentine Bridge, was added in 2013. Both provide a platform for contemporary artists, both British and international, with frequent changing exhibitions. At the Serpentine Gallery in summer, the annual Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is a highlight of the arts calendar; each year a distinguished architect is invited to build a temporary structure which sits alongside the gallery for the summer months. Often controversial and always a talking point, the Summer Pavilion is arguably one of the most interesting exhibitions the Serpentine presents.

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Alex KatzAlex Katz American artist Alex Katz 's stylised figurative portraits were the subject of several major museum exhibitions in 2015 - at his New York gallery, Gavin Brown's enterprise, and at Atlanta's High Museum of Art - and his popularity continues in 2016 with a major solo show at the Serpentine this summer. Showing paintings, drawings, sculpture 2016-08-30T00:00:00+01002016-09-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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DATES8th June to 11th September 2016
American artist Alex Katz 's stylised figurative portraits were the subject of several major museum exhibitions in 2015 - at his New York gallery, Gavin Brown's enterprise, and at Atlanta's High Museum of Art - and his popularity continues in 2016 with a major solo show at the Serpentine this summer. Showing paintings, drawings, sculpture ...†More about this event
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2016: Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2016: Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2016: Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)This summer the Serpentine Pavilion, the annual architectural project commissioned by the Serpentine Gallery, goes beyond its usual scope and presents one temporary structure surrounded by four Summer Houses in Kensington Gardens. Each Summer House is designed by different architects - Kunl√© Adeyemi - NL√‰ (Amsterdam/Lagos); Barkow Leibinger2016-08-30T00:00:00+01002016-10-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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event > Exhibitions > Art Exhibitions - Architecture†|†PRICINGFree
DATES10th June to 9th October 2016
This summer the Serpentine Pavilion, the annual architectural project commissioned by the Serpentine Gallery, goes beyond its usual scope and presents one temporary structure surrounded by four Summer Houses in Kensington Gardens. Each Summer House is designed by different architects - Kunl√© Adeyemi - NL√‰ (Amsterdam/Lagos); Barkow Leibinger...†More about this event
Saturday Talks: Claude Adjil On The Serpentine Summer Houses 2016Saturday Talks: Claude Adjil On The Serpentine Summer Houses 2016Assistant Curator Claude Adjil leads a tour of the Serpentine Summer Houses.2016-09-03T15:00:00+01002016-09-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Saturday Talks: Melissa Blanchflower On Alex Katz: Quick LightSaturday Talks: Melissa Blanchflower On Alex Katz: Quick LightThe curator leads a tour of the exhibition.2016-09-10T15:00:00+01002016-09-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Saturday Talks: Melissa Blanchflower On Alex Katz: Quick Light
Park Nights 2016: BBC Radio 3's Late Junction, With Bas Jan, Yeah You And MorePark Nights 2016: BBC Radio 3's Late Junction, With Bas Jan, Yeah You And MoreA live recording of BBC Radio 3's Late Junction, featuring live sets by musicians and artists. All the performances recorded at this Park Night will be broadcast during the following week.2016-09-23T20:00:00+01002016-09-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Park Nights 2016: BBC Radio 3's Late Junction, With Bas Jan, Yeah You And More
Marc Camille ChaimowiczMarc Camille ChaimowiczMarc Camille ChaimowiczWidely known for his work which explores the space between public and private, design and art, Chaimowicz's works include painting, film, photography and prototypes for everyday objects, furnishings and wallpapers. Influential artist Marc Camille Chaimowicz, born in post-war Paris, restages the pioneering early work Enough Tiranny first presented a2016-09-29T10:00:00+01002016-11-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Graphic Design†|†PRICINGFree
DATES29th September to 20th November 2016
Widely known for his work which explores the space between public and private, design and art, Chaimowicz's works include painting, film, photography and prototypes for everyday objects, furnishings and wallpapers. Influential artist Marc Camille Chaimowicz, born in post-war Paris, restages the pioneering early work Enough Tiranny first presented a...†More about this event

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £120† 39% off
190 Queen's Gate, SW7 | 7 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
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London > Apartment > Apartment † from £244† 30% off
Palace Gate, W8 | 9 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
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† 23% off
1-7 Lancaster Gate, W2 | 9 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
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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Serpentine Sackler Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
West Carriage Drive, Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | 1 minute from Serpentine Gallery
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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Royal College of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
The Royal College of Art is one of London's most prestigious art colleges and the world's only wholly postgraduate university of art and design. Students need ... More
Blyth Gallery, Imperial College
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
5th Floor Sherfield Building, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
Housed at Imperial College, the Blyth Gallery holds exhibitions and workshops promoting contemporary art practice. There is also a suite of music practice rooms.... More
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Serpentine
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Hyde Park, South Kensington, London W2 | Same location as Serpentine Gallery
The 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 ... More
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Albert Memorial
London > Attractions > Sights
Kensington Gardens, 27 Princes Square, South Kensington, London W2 | 4 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
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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Royal Geographical Society
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
For the past two centuries this old-fashioned 'learned society' has sent explorers and adventurers all over the world. Famous names from Mungo Park to ... More
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Prom 60: Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Tuesday 30th August 2016 - 7pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 5 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
Philippe Jordan conducts a performance of J. S. Bach's Cantata No 82 and Bruckner's Symphony No 9 In D Minor....More
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Prom 61: Kamasi Washington
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Tuesday 30th August 2016 - 10.15pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 5 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
Thrilling California-based saxophonist and composer Kamasi Washington has been described as the biggest thing to hit jazz for years....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 Gallery
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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Royal Albert Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
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 Gallery
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Verdi
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
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 Gallery
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Bistrot 190
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
190 Queen's Gate, Gore Hotel, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
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 Gallery
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Imperial College of Science, Technology, Medicine
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
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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 Gallery
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 Gallery
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 Gallery
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 Gallery
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 Gallery
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 Gallery
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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Royal Geographical Society
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
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 Gallery
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 Gallery
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 Tiger Who Came To Tea
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A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood....More

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

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Alex Katz
Exhibitions | Until 11th September 2016 

Serpentine Gallery 2.3 miles from Serpentine Gallery

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

Etel Adnan
Exhibitions | Until 11th September 2016 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 2.3 miles from Serpentine Gallery

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

Elytra Filament Pavilion
Elytra Filament Pavilion
Exhibitions | Until 6th November 2016 

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

This newly-commissioned Elytra Filament Pavilion, a striking installation in the V&A's John Madejski Garden, has been created by architects and ...More

 
Curtain Up: Celebrating 40 Years of Theatre in London and New York
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Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2016 

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

Part of a year-long programme of activity to mark 40 years of the Olivier Awards Curtain Up: Celebrating 40 Years ...More

 
Engineering the World: Ove Arup and the Philosophy of Total Design
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Exhibitions | Until 6th November 2016 

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

He made ambitious designs for the Sydney Opera House and the Penguin Pool at ...More

 
Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear
Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear
Exhibitions | Until 12th March 2017 

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

Tighten your girdle. This spring the V&A tells the story of underwear, from the sensory to ...More

 
Road Building
Exhibitions | Until 15th October 2016 

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

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