Welcome to 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

Established in 1970, the Serpentine Gallery has presented pioneering exhibitions of 1,600 artists over 43 years, from the work of emerging practitioners to the most internationally recognised artists and architects of our time. Each summer, the Serpentine commissions an architect who has not previously built in the UK to design a temporary Pavilion for the lawn in front of the Gallery. This annual architectural commission is a venue for the Gallery's public programmes and a café.

Kensington Gardens
London W2 3XA

T +44 (0)20 7402 6075
information@serpentinegalleries.org

Map

Nearest tube stations: Lancaster Gate, Knightsbridge or South Kensington
Main bus routes: 9, 10, 52, 94, 148
By car: Metered car parking in Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park
By bike: Dedicated cycle parking at both galleries

Koenig Books at the Serpentine Gallery is the main London branch of Walther Koenig Books Ltd, Europe’s leading independent bookshop, with a wide international stock of titles on modern and contemporary art, photography and architecture.

Koenig Books is also at 80 Charing Cross Road with a selection of the highlights from the Serpentine bookshop including a large department for special offers.
Open Tuesday – Sunday
10am – 6pm

T  020 7706 4907
F  020 7706 4911
E  mail@koenigbooks.co.uk
W www.koenigbooks.co.uk

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

The newly opened Serpentine Sackler Gallery, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, gives new life to The Magazine, a former 1805 gunpowder store located seven minutes’ walk from the Serpentine Gallery across the Serpentine Bridge.

With 900 square metres of new gallery, restaurant, shop and social space, the Serpentine’s second space in Kensington Gardens is a new cultural destination in the heart of London. The Magazine Restaurant is adjoined to the gallery.

West Carriage Drive
Kensington Gardens
London W2 2AR

T +44 (0)20 7402 6075
information@serpentinegalleries.org

Map

Nearest tube stations: Lancaster Gate or Marble Arch
Main bus routes: 148, 274, 390, 94
By car: Metered car parking in Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park
By bike: Dedicated cycle parking at both galleries

Serpentine Shop at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Open Tuesday – Sunday
10am – 6pm

The Shop features Serpentine Editions, exclusive works by leading and emerging artists, architects and designers created especially for the Serpentine.
Products are also available in the online shop.

Pavilion

The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion commission is an ongoing programme of temporary structures by internationally acclaimed architects and designers. The series is unique worldwide and presents the work of an international architect or design team who has not completed a building in England at the time of the Gallery’s invitation.

The Pavilion commission, conceived in 2000 by Gallery Director Julia Peyton-Jones, has made the Serpentine an international site for architectural experimentation, presenting Pavilions by some of the world’s greatest architects. Each pavilion is sited on the Gallery’s lawn for three months and the immediacy of the commission – a maximum of six months from invitation to completion – provides a unique model worldwide.

View previous Pavilion commissions

Facilities

We hope you enjoy your visit to the Serpentine Galleries.

The Galleries have full disability access and facilities. If you have any special access requirements, please contact the Visitor Services Team

T: +44 (0)20 7402 6075
information@serpentinegalleries.org

Baby Changing
There are baby changing rooms located at both the Serpentine Gallery and the Serpentine Sackler Gallery.

Bikes
There is dedicated cycle parking within the grounds of both galleries

Car Parking
There is metered car parking in Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park

Dogs
Dogs are not permitted inside the Serpentine Galleries or The Magazine restaurant.
There are several dog rings outside the Serpentine Gallery for short visits.
Guide dogs are permitted.

Park Nights 2014: Smiljan Radić and Justin McGuirk - Photo by Lewis Ronald (3)

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Park Nights 2014: Smiljan Radić and Justin McGuirk

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Welcome to the Serpentine Galleries