Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain
Dedicated to the late Princess of Wales, this memorial fountain was envisaged by the designer Kathryn Gustafson as a ‘moat without a...
This splendid Victorian confection on the southern edge of Kensington Gardens is as ostentatious as its subject. Purportedly humble,...
Perhaps the ultimate London pool inside the Serpentine lake, this fabulous lido is open May to August.
Royal Albert Hall
This splendid Victorian concert hall hosts classical-music, rock and other performances, but is famously the venue for the BBC-sponsored...
Located in the ethereally beautiful extension of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery , Magazine is no ordinary museum cafe. The food is as...
Kensington Gardens · interesting places nearby
Serpentine Galleries information
Resembling an unprepossessing 1930s tearoom in the midst of leafy Kensington Gardens, this is one of London’s most important contemporary art galleries. Damien Hirst, Andreas Gursky, Louise Bourgeois, Gabriel Orozco, Tomoko Takahashi and Jeff Koons have all exhibited here. A leading architect (who has never built in the UK) is annually commissioned to build a new ‘Summer Pavilion’ nearby, open from June to October.
The galleries run a full program of readings, talks and open-air cinema screenings.