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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. Established in 1970, the Serpentine Gallery is now, together with the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, a leading arts institution showing emerging and established artists from around the world. Its annual summer Pavilion has become a site for international architectural experimentation. 

Admission is free. The Serpentine Sackler Gallery is open 10am - 6pm, Tuesday - Sunday, plus bank holidays. Closed on Mondays. The Serpentine Gallery is currently closed for installation until 6 June 2019.

Luchita Hurtado: I Live I Die I Will Be Reborn is at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery until 20 October 2019. 
Faith Ringgold opens at the Serpentine Gallery on 6 June 2019.

Due to heightened security measures, we are unable to accommodate bags at the Galleries. Only one, reasonably sized, personal bag per visitor will be permitted. We thank you in advance for your understanding.

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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: Lancaster Gate, Queensway 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 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 Serpentine 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: Lancaster Gate, Queensway 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

Chucs Serpentine

Chucs Cafe Serpentine, located in Zaha Hadid’s renowned ‘Magazine’ extension to the Gallery, serves up breakfast, all day eats and children’s classics, as well as an all day brunch menu come the weekend. Authentic Italian coffee can be enjoyed alongside slabs of fresh cake, while little ones indulge in freshly pressed juice and home-made ice cream. Come sundown, kick back with cicchetti and an aperitif on our outdoor terrace.

For reservations, please call 020 7298 7552.

To check Chucs’ opening hours and to ensure it is not closed for a private event, please visit: www.chucsrestaurants.com

West Carriage Drive
London
W2 2AR
+44 (0)20 7298 7552
Visit & Map

Nearest tube stations: Lancaster Gate, Queensway 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 Pavilion

The Serpentine's annual architectural commission showcases new temporary buildings by international architects. Open June - October with Live Programmes including Park Nights and a café. 

Please note that the Pavilion will be closed for our annual fundraiser on Monday 24 June and will reopen at 1pm on Wednesday 26 June. 

Kensington Gardens
Hyde Park
London
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.

Self-Guided Visit
Organise a self-guided visit and explore the exhibitions at your own pace. The exhibitions are open Monday – 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.

Supporting Documents

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
Guide dogs are permitted.
Dogs are not permitted inside the Serpentine Galleries. Dogs kept on leads are welcome inside the Serpentine Pavilion. Dogs are welcome at Chucs Cafe Serpentine, although please note dogs are restricted to a specific section of the restaurant and the outdoor terrace.There are several dog rings outside the Serpentine Gallery for short visits.

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.

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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

Click here to find out more about The Royal Parks

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Extinction Marathon: Visions of the Future - visit page

Extinction Marathon: Visions of the Future - visit page

2015
Extinction Marathon: Visions of the Future, Serpentine Galleries, 18 and 19 October 2014

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

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Photograph © 2007 John Offenbach