About the Serpentine Galleries

The Serpentine comprises two galleries situated on either side of The Serpentine lake in the heart of the Royal Park of Kensington Gardens in central London. The Serpentine Gallery and the newly opened Serpentine Sackler Gallery, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, present world-renowned exhibitions of art, architecture and design throughout the year.

Admission is free.

Open during exhibitions 10am - 6pm, Tuesday - Sunday, plus bank holidays

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Serpentine Gallery 
Kensington Gardens
London W2 3XA

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Serpentine Sackler Gallery 
West Carriage Drive
Kensington Gardens
London W2 2AR

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History

Since 1970, the Serpentine Gallery has gained an international reputation for excellence, working with a diverse range of artists, architects and designers over 44 years. The Gallery, a Grade II listed former tea pavilion underwent a major renovation in 1998 under the Patronage of Diana Princess of Wales.

The new Serpentine Sackler Gallery, designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize laureate Zaha Hadid, opened to the public in September 2013. Situated a five minute walk from the original Serpentine Gallery, the Serpentine Sackler Gallery brings this 1805 Grade II listed former gunpowder store into public use for the first time in its 208 year history. The restoration and extension of this building offers nearly 900 square metres of expanded galleries and social space as well as the new permanent restaurant, The Magazine, run by K&K Limited London.

The Serpentine Sackler Gallery is named after Dr Mortimer and Theresa Sackler, whose Foundation made the gallery possible thanks to the largest single gift ever received by the Serpentine in its 44 years.

Like the Serpentine Gallery, The Serpentine Sackler Gallery is free and accessible to all.

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