Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Kensington & Hyde Park

This exhibition space is part of the Serpentine Galleries, located within the Magazine, a former Palladian villa–style gunpowder depot dating to 1805, augmented with an undulating extension designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Zaha Hadid.

The adjoining Chucs is an architecturally amazing place to enjoy some decent Italian food after your gallery perusal.

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Nearby Kensington & Hyde Park attractions

1. The Arch

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Fashioned in stone from northern Italy, this 37-tonne travertine statue by Henry Moore provides phenomenal views of Kensington Palace.

3. Serpentine Gallery

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This gallery is one of London’s most important contemporary-art galleries. Damien Hirst, Andreas Gursky, Louise Bourgeois, Gabriel Orozco, Tomoko…

4. Peter Pan Statue

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This is sculptor George Frampton’s celebrated statue; close to the Long Water. Kensington Gardens were an inspiration for JM Barrie, author of Peter Pan,…

5. Serpentine Lake

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Hyde Park is separated from Kensington Gardens by the gently curving Serpentine lake, created when the River Westbourne was dammed in the 1730s. At…

6. Hyde Park

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One of London’s best parks, Hyde Park spreads itself over 142 hectares of neat gardens, wild expanses of overgrown grass and glorious trees. As well as…

7. Italian Gardens

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The elegant, ornamental Italian Gardens, believed to be a gift from Prince Albert to Queen Victoria, sit at the head of the Long Water, connecting Hyde…

8. Albert Memorial

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This splendid Victorian confection on the southern edge of Kensington Gardens is as ostentatious as its subject wasn't. Queen Victoria’s humble German…