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The Serpentine Galleries comprises two galleries situated 5 minutes walk from each other on either side of The Serpentine Bridge in the heart of the Royal Park of Kensington Gardens in central London. The Serpentine Gallery, established in 1970, and the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects in 2013, present world-renowned exhibitions of art, architecture and design throughout the year.

Closed for installation. New exhibitions A World View: John Latham and Speak: Tania Bruguera, Douglas Gordon, Laure Prouvost and Cally Spooner open on Thursday 2 March.

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Please note: Lancaster Gate tube station is closed until July 2017. Nearest alternative tube stations are Marble Arch or Queensway.

Serpentine Gallery

The Serpentine Gallery situated in Kensington Gardens was established in 1970 and showcases emerging and established contemporary art and architecture.

Koenig Books

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.

Kensington Gardens
London
W2 3XA
T: +44 (0)20 7402 6075
Map

Nearest tube stations: Queensway or Marble Arch
Please note: Lancaster Gate tube station is closed until July 2017
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 Sackler Gallery

The Serpentine Sackler Gallery opened in 2013. It is located in a former 1805 gunpowder store, five minutes walk from the Serpentine Gallery across the Serpentine Bridge. 

Serpentine Shop

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 our online shop.

West Carriage Drive
London
W2 2AR
+44 (0)20 7402 6075
Map

Nearest tube stations: Queensway or Marble Arch
Please note: Lancaster Gate tube station is closed until July 2017
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

The Magazine Restaurant

Forming part of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, The Magazine was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid.

Opening hours
Tuesday to Sunday 9am - 6pm
+44 (0) 207 298 7552
reservations@magazine-restaurant.co.uk

West Carriage Drive
London
W2 2AR
+44 (0)20 7402 6075
Visit & Map

Nearest tube stations: Queensway or Marble Arch
Please note: Lancaster Gate tube station is closed until July 2017
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 Pavilion

The Serpentine's annual architectural commission showcases new temporary buildings by international architects. Open June - October. Public Programmes and a cafe.

Kensington Gardens
Hyde Park
London
England
W2 3XA
+44 (0)20 7402 6075
Visit & 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

Visit with your School

Plan a visit to the Serpentine Galleries exhibition programme with your school or college group.

All school and college groups must book in advance by completing and returning the Group Booking Form to the Visitor Services team.

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Self-Guided Visit
Organise a self-guided visit and explore the exhibitions at your own pace. The exhibitions are open Tuesday – Sunday from 10am until 6pm. Our team of gallery attendants are on hand to field any questions your group may have and our Mobile tours offer is available across the sites to support your visit.

Introduction to the Galleries
If you are visiting with a school or college group (in full time education and aged between 4-18 years old) from the Greater London area we can offer you a free introduction to the Galleries, subject to the availability of the Education Curators.

The Sackler Centre for Education
The Sackler Centre for Education, located at the rear of the Serpentine Gallery, is available for use free-of-charge by school or college groups (in full time education and aged between 4-18 years old) from the Greater London area. The capacity of the space is 30 people.

Use of the Sackler Centre for Education for self-directed activities is dependent on the availability of the space and must be confirmed in advance of your visit.

Supporting Documents

More information for your visit

Please complete the group booking form and return to the Visitor Services team.

The Galleries have full disability access and facilities. If you have any special access requirements, please detail them on the School and Group Booking Form and contact the Visitor Services Team if you have any further questions.

T: +44 (0) 20 7 402 6075
information@serpentinegalleries.org

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

Bags and Luggage
Due to its size, the Serpentine has no cloakroom facilities and cannot accommodate large holdalls, rucksacs and wheelie bags during your visit. Apologies for the inconvenience. 

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.

WiFi
Connect to our free public WiFi in the Galleries to access the Serpentine Mobile Tours - an interactive gallery experience providing access to additional content, including artist interviews and curator tours, from the Serpentine’s internationally acclaimed Exhibition and Architecture Programmes.

Hotel Partners

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16 Sumner Place
London
SW7 3EG
For special rates contact the hotel directly +44 (0) 20 7589 5232 quoting SERPENTINE

Kensington Gardens

Created initially as a private royal playground, Kensington Gardens opened to the general public over a century ago and is now one of London’s eight Royal Parks which cover a combined 5,000 acres of historic parkland and green spaces in the city. Landmarks sited within the Gardens include the Diana, Princess of Wales' Memorial Playground, the Italian Gardens, the Albert Memorial, the Peter Pan statue, Kensington Palace and, of course, the Serpentine Galleries. Kensington Gardens is located adjacent to Hyde Park

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Installation view, Yoko Ono: TO THE LIGHT - visit page

Yoko Ono

2015
Installation view, Yoko Ono: TO THE LIGHT Serpentine Gallery, London (19 June - 9 September 2012)

Installation view, Today We Reboot The Planet - visit page

Adrián Villar Rojas

2015
Installation view, Today We Reboot The Planet Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (28 September - 10 November 2013)
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2014 designed by Smiljan Radic

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2014 designed by Smiljan Radic

2014
1. Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2014 designed by Smiljan Radić, Photograph © 2014 Iwan Baan
Ehtifal family day 2013

Ehtifal family day 2013

2015
Ehtifal Festival, Serpentine Gallery, 4-6 July 2013

Image courtesy qulture.com

Martino Gamper installation view - visit page

Martino Gamper installation view - visit page

2015
Martino Gamper, design is a state of mind, installation view, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, 5 March – 18 May 2014
Serpentine Pavilion 2015 designed by selgascano - press page

Serpentine Pavilion 2015 designed by selgascano - press page

Serpentine Pavilion 2015 designed by selgascano (25 June – 18 October 2015) Photograph © Jim Stephenson
The Royal Parks

The Royal Parks

The Italian Gardens, Kensington Gardens

Featured Image: 

Extinction Marathon: Visions of the Future, Serpentine Galleries, 18 and 19 October 2014