Art is a vital part of London’s unmatched and one-of-a-kind cultural landscape. It is one of the city’s most outstanding and dynamic creative scenes, and it can be seen across the city. The Serpentine Galleries are two world-renowned contemporary art galleries located in the majestic Kensington Gardens of London. They are known for their innovative exhibitions and architecture and have hosted works by some of the biggest names in the art world, including Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, and Ai Weiwei. Here’s everything you need to know about Serpentine Galleries. So, read on for some inspiration, while you book your stay at the luxurious Park Grand Lancaster Gate, and get exploring!
What’s in Store for You?
The Serpentine Galleries hosts a variety of exhibitions throughout the year, so there’s always something new and amazing to see and explore. In addition to the permanent collection, the galleries also host temporary exhibitions and excellent public art projects that you can explore.
Some of the most popular exhibitions at the Serpentine Galleries that you can look out for are:
The Serpentine Pavilion
This is an annual, must-see architectural commission for any fan of contemporary architecture.
Each year, a world-renowned architect designs a temporary pavilion in London’s famous Hyde Park. The exhibits are designed by world-renowned architects such as Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, and Jean Nouvel and are sure to leave you awe-inspired. The pavilions are always innovative and eye-catching, and they offer a unique opportunity to experience spectacular contemporary architecture.
Experience a unique blend of great art, music, theatre, dance, philosophy, fashion, and technology at fabulous Park Nights, a summer festival held at the Serpentine Galleries. Each year, Park Nights features new works by emerging artists and pioneering thinkers from around the world.
So, plan an evening to experience the latest and greatest in contemporary art and performance at the galleries. Also, after enjoying the park night at the Serpentine Galleries, you can head to one of the several popular restaurants near Lancaster Gate to enjoy a scrumptious meal.
When to Visit?
You’re in for a good time because the Serpentine Galleries are open all year round!
The best time to visit, however, is during the summer months (June-August) when the weather is pleasantly warm and sunny. The galleries are also open till late on Fridays, so you can enjoy a leisurely evening stroll through the lovely gardens and take in the marvellous art.
How to Get Here?
Located in the enchanting Kensington Gardens, the Serpentine Galleries are easily accessible by public transportation. The nearest tube stations are South Kensington (Circle and District lines) and Knightsbridge (Piccadilly line). There are also several bus routes that stop near the galleries. However, with a stay at the exquisite Park Grand Lancaster Gate, you’ll only be a short walk away from the Serpentine Galleries in the heart of London.
The Serpentine Galleries are free to enter, so you can enjoy all the art without spending a penny. You can also treat yourself to a classic Indian afternoon tea for an exclusive British and Indian fusion experience. To avoid disappointment, make advance bookings for a special event or exhibition because there’s certainly a lot to see at the Serpentine Galleries.