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Serpentine Galleries

Located in the stunning Kensington Gardens in Hyde Park, Serpentine Galleries are just a leisurely 25-minute walk from Amba Hotel Marble Arch. The Serpentine Galleries comprise of Serpentine Gallery and Serpentine Sackler Gallery, two galleries that showcase fine art and architecture and sit either side of Serpentine Lake, linked by the Serpentine Bridge.

For visitors to London, the Serpentine Galleries offer a day rich with culture and the arts, set in the tranquillity of Kensington Gardens.

Serpentine Gallery

Residing within a Grade II listed former tea pavilion, the Serpentine Gallery as it is now was established in 1970. The building itself was built in 1933 by architect James Grey West. This free gallery hosts an array of art and has featured artists such as Andy Warhol, Man Ray and Damien Hirst as part of its exhibits over the years. The Serpentine Gallery prides itself on presenting some of the most acclaimed and recognised artists and architects from around the world, making it a pilgrimage for art lovers and those who wish to take in a slice of culture in the capital.

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Despite the building being built in 1805, the Serpentine Sackler Gallery has only been open since 2013. Housed within another Grade II listed building known as The Magazine, the extension of the building was designed by Zaha Hadid and contributes to the 900 square metres of the gallery, restaurant, shop and social space at Serpentine Sackler Gallery.

Where is the Serpentine Gallery?

The Serpentine Gallery is located in Kensington Gardens in Hyde Park, London. The Serpentine Gallery and the Serpentine Sackler Gallery are within a short five-minute walk from each other. They are linked by the Serpentine Bridge over the Serpentine Lake. This lake is where the galleries get their names from and provide a stunning backdrop for the buildings.

The address for the Serpentine Gallery is:

Serpentine Gallery
Kensington Gardens,
London,
W2 3XA

The address for the Serpentine Sackler Gallery is:

Serpentine Sackler Gallery
West Carriage Drive,
London,
W2 2AR

Serpentine Gallery Café

Chucs, Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Within The Magazine sits Chucs, an Italian restaurant that serves up fine cuisine within the stunning extension. Chucs Café Serpentine is the ideal place for a casual dining experience within the heart of Kensington Gardens, surrounded by the impressive Zaha Hadid architecture. This is the perfect location to stop and refresh on a visit to the Serpentine Galleries.

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

For visitors to London who are interested in the fine architecture on offer in the capital, the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is a must-see. Each year, the Serpentine Gallery commissions a new architect to design a temporary pavilion building that will be constructed over six months and is open for public exploration for a further three months of the year.

The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is always designed by an architect or design team who have not yet had a completed building in the UK – meaning a visit to the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is a unique insight into the work of an up-and-coming architect. This always-stunning sight is the ideal spot for budding photographers or just to marvel in the work. It can be located on the gallery lawn.

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Opening Hours

As the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is different each year, the months in which the Serpentine Gallery is available to view and enter will differ. You can access the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion website to find out the exact details of this year’s installation.

Serpentine Gallery Opening Hours

When exhibitions are being held, the galleries are open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm.

Chucs Café in The Magazine is open Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 11pm and Tuesday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm.

Serpentine Gallery Tickets

Admission to the Serpentine Galleries is completely free to the public. There is a suggested donation of £1 and admission can be gained upon arrival at the Serpentine Gallery.

How to Get to the Serpentine Gallery

The Serpentine Galleries are a leisurely 25-minute stroll through London from Amba Hotel Marble Arch.

Getting to the Serpentine Galleries on Foot

Turn left out of Amba Hotel Marble Arch onto Bryanston Street, following it until you reach Edgware Road and cross, bearing right slightly, onto Seymour Street. Follow the road until you reach Stanhope Place on the left. Turn here and follow the road until you reach the Hyde Park entrance. Once in the park, follow signs to the Serpentine Galleries along West Carriage Drive and onto North Carriage Drive through the park.

Nearest Tube to Serpentine Galleries

Lancaster Gate is the nearest tube to Serpentine Galleries. Leave Amba Hotel Marble Arch and turn left onto Bryanston Street before taking an immediate left towards Oxford Street. Turn right onto Oxford Street and follow to Marble Arch Station. Take the Central Line towards West Ruislip and alight at Lancaster Gate. Exit the station and cross the road to Hyde Park, following the signs to the Serpentine Galleries.

Getting to the Serpentine Galleries by Bus

Exit Amba Hotel Marble Arch and turn left onto Bryanston Street before taking an immediate left towards Oxford Street. Cross Oxford Street and follow Park Lane to Marble Arch Station. Get on the 23 bus to Hammersmith and alight after seven stops at Exhibition Road (Stop RB). Turn right onto West Carriage Drive and follow signs to the Serpentine Galleries.

A trip to London is the perfect chance to view some of the greatest works of art and architecture in the world. The Serpentine Galleries and Chucs Café provide a perfect day out within the peaceful and stunning surroundings of Kensington Gardens.

Book at Amba Hotel Marble Arch today to have access to the Serpentine Galleries and much more on your doorstep.

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Located in the stunning Kensington Gardens in Hyde Park, Serpentine Galleries are just a leisurely 25-minute walk from Amba Hotel Marble Arch. The Serpentine Galleries comprise of Serpentine Gallery and Serpentine Sackler Gallery, two galleries that showcase fine art and architecture and sit either side of Serpentine Lake, linked by the Serpentine Bridge.

For visitors to London, the Serpentine Galleries offer a day rich with culture and the arts, set in the tranquillity of Kensington Gardens.

Serpentine Gallery

Residing within a Grade II listed former tea pavilion, the Serpentine Gallery as it is now was established in 1970. The building itself was built in 1933 by architect James Grey West. This free gallery hosts an array of art and has featured artists such as Andy Warhol, Man Ray and Damien Hirst as part of its exhibits over the years. The Serpentine Gallery prides itself on presenting some of the most acclaimed and recognised artists and architects from around the world, making it a pilgrimage for art lovers and those who wish to take in a slice of culture in the capital.

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Despite the building being built in 1805, the Serpentine Sackler Gallery has only been open since 2013. Housed within another Grade II listed building known as The Magazine, the extension of the building was designed by Zaha Hadid and contributes to the 900 square metres of the gallery, restaurant, shop and social space at Serpentine Sackler Gallery.

Where is the Serpentine Gallery?

The Serpentine Gallery is located in Kensington Gardens in Hyde Park, London. The Serpentine Gallery and the Serpentine Sackler Gallery are within a short five-minute walk from each other. They are linked by the Serpentine Bridge over the Serpentine Lake. This lake is where the galleries get their names from and provide a stunning backdrop for the buildings.

The address for the Serpentine Gallery is:

Serpentine Gallery
Kensington Gardens,
London,
W2 3XA

The address for the Serpentine Sackler Gallery is:

Serpentine Sackler Gallery
West Carriage Drive,
London,
W2 2AR

Serpentine Gallery Café

Chucs, Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Within The Magazine sits Chucs, an Italian restaurant that serves up fine cuisine within the stunning extension. Chucs Café Serpentine is the ideal place for a casual dining experience within the heart of Kensington Gardens, surrounded by the impressive Zaha Hadid architecture. This is the perfect location to stop and refresh on a visit to the Serpentine Galleries.

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

For visitors to London who are interested in the fine architecture on offer in the capital, the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is a must-see. Each year, the Serpentine Gallery commissions a new architect to design a temporary pavilion building that will be constructed over six months and is open for public exploration for a further three months of the year.

The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is always designed by an architect or design team who have not yet had a completed building in the UK – meaning a visit to the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is a unique insight into the work of an up-and-coming architect. This always-stunning sight is the ideal spot for budding photographers or just to marvel in the work. It can be located on the gallery lawn.

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Opening Hours

As the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is different each year, the months in which the Serpentine Gallery is available to view and enter will differ. You can access the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion website to find out the exact details of this year’s installation.

Serpentine Gallery Opening Hours

When exhibitions are being held, the galleries are open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm.

Chucs Café in The Magazine is open Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 11pm and Tuesday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm.

Serpentine Gallery Tickets

Admission to the Serpentine Galleries is completely free to the public. There is a suggested donation of £1 and admission can be gained upon arrival at the Serpentine Gallery.

How to Get to the Serpentine Gallery

The Serpentine Galleries are a leisurely 25-minute stroll through London from Amba Hotel Marble Arch.

Getting to the Serpentine Galleries on Foot

Turn left out of Amba Hotel Marble Arch onto Bryanston Street, following it until you reach Edgware Road and cross, bearing right slightly, onto Seymour Street. Follow the road until you reach Stanhope Place on the left. Turn here and follow the road until you reach the Hyde Park entrance. Once in the park, follow signs to the Serpentine Galleries along West Carriage Drive and onto North Carriage Drive through the park.

Nearest Tube to Serpentine Galleries

Lancaster Gate is the nearest tube to Serpentine Galleries. Leave Amba Hotel Marble Arch and turn left onto Bryanston Street before taking an immediate left towards Oxford Street. Turn right onto Oxford Street and follow to Marble Arch Station. Take the Central Line towards West Ruislip and alight at Lancaster Gate. Exit the station and cross the road to Hyde Park, following the signs to the Serpentine Galleries.

Getting to the Serpentine Galleries by Bus

Exit Amba Hotel Marble Arch and turn left onto Bryanston Street before taking an immediate left towards Oxford Street. Cross Oxford Street and follow Park Lane to Marble Arch Station. Get on the 23 bus to Hammersmith and alight after seven stops at Exhibition Road (Stop RB). Turn right onto West Carriage Drive and follow signs to the Serpentine Galleries.

A trip to London is the perfect chance to view some of the greatest works of art and architecture in the world. The Serpentine Galleries and Chucs Café provide a perfect day out within the peaceful and stunning surroundings of Kensington Gardens.

Book at Amba Hotel Marble Arch today to have access to the Serpentine Galleries and much more on your doorstep.

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