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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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Hilma af Klint: Painting the UnseenHilma af Klint: Painting the UnseenHilma af Klint: Painting the Unseen The late Swedish painter Hilma af Klint, now regarded as a pioneer of abstract art, "claimed to be a clairvoyant who was told by spirit voices to paint 'on the astral plane'", wrote Adrian Searle in The Guardian in 2006. Although her paintings were not seen publicly until 1987, her work from the early 20th century pre-dates the first purely abst2016-05-05T00:00:00+01002016-05-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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DATES3rd March to 22nd May 2016
The late Swedish painter Hilma af Klint, now regarded as a pioneer of abstract art, "claimed to be a clairvoyant who was told by spirit voices to paint 'on the astral plane'", wrote Adrian Searle in The Guardian in 2006. Although her paintings were not seen publicly until 1987, her work from the early 20th century pre-dates the first purely abst...†More about this event
Tabor Robak: Drinking Bird SeasonsTabor Robak: Drinking Bird SeasonsA single-channel video work which serves as a commentary on the intrusiveness of digital information and the reliance on technical devices by the American media artist.2016-05-05T10:00:00+01002016-11-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Serpentine Gallery, † Kensington Gardens† † † W2 3XA
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Tabor Robak: Drinking Bird Seasons
Family Day: A Line Is A Dot That Went For A WalkFamily Day: A Line Is A Dot That Went For A WalkA chance to explore the gallery in a novel fashion.2016-05-15T12:00:00+01002016-05-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Family Day: A Line Is A Dot That Went For A Walk
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 2016-06-08T00:00:00+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 Leibinger2016-06-10T00:00:00+01002016-10-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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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
Serpentine Pavilion And Summer Houses 2016Serpentine Pavilion And Summer Houses 2016The Serpentine Galleries has expanded its internationally acclaimed programme of exhibiting architecture in a built form by commissioning four architects to each design a 25sqm Summer House.2016-06-10T10:00:00+01002016-10-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Serpentine Pavilion And Summer Houses 2016

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £113† 24% off
190 Queen's Gate, SW7 | 7 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
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1-7 Lancaster Gate, W2 | 9 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
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Baglioni Hotel London
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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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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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DAS INSTITUT
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 3rd March to 22nd May 2016
Serpentine Sackler Gallery, West Carriage Drive, Kensington Gardens, W2 | 1 minute from Serpentine Gallery
Kerstin Bratsch, a German artist living in New York City, and fellow artist Adele Roder have been working collaboratively as DAS INSTITUT ...More
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Above and Beyond
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: 5th May 2016
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 5 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
The electronic trio, comprising of Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamaki, performs an acoustic set, featuring stripped back versions of dance songs. Above & Beyond's ...More
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Smart Spaces: What Is The Role Of Neuroscience In Design'
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: Thursday 5th May 2016 - 7pm
Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 5 minutes from Serpentine Gallery
An informative talk about technology and spatial design....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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Chai Wu Harrods 2.01 miles from Serpentine Gallery

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

 
Mary Newcombe Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 21st May 2016 

Crane Kalman Gallery 2.16 miles from Serpentine Gallery

An exhibition of a selection of paintings by the artist, born in Harrow-on-the-Hill in 1922, featuring an array of works ...More

Hilma af Klint: Painting the Unseen
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Exhibitions | Until 22nd May 2016 

Serpentine Gallery 2.3 miles from Serpentine Gallery

The late Swedish painter Hilma af Klint, now regarded as a pioneer of abstract art, "claimed to ...More

 
DAS INSTITUT
Exhibitions | Until 22nd May 2016 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 2.3 miles from Serpentine Gallery

Kerstin Bratsch, a German artist living in New York City, and fellow artist Adele Roder have been ...More

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

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Exhibitions | Until 28th May 2016 

Andipa Gallery 2.31 miles from Serpentine Gallery

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