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Serpentine Galleries
London W2 3XA
TfL Fare Zone 1
The Serpentine Galleries are two contemporary art galleries situated in Kensington Gardens in Central London.
The Serpentine Gallery and the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, are within five minutes walk of each other, and linked by the bridge over the Serpentine Lake. Their exhibitions, architecture, education and public programmes attract up to 1.2 million visitors a year. Admission to both galleries is free.
Serpentine Gallery
The Gallery was established in 1970 and is housed in a former tea pavilion built in 1933–34. On the ground at the gallery's entrance is a permanent work made by Ian Hamilton Finlay in collaboration with Peter Coates, and dedicated to Diana, Princess of Wales, the gallery's former patron.
Serpentine Sackler Gallery
The Serpentine Sackler, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects in 2013, presents world-renowned exhibitions of art, architecture and design, throughout the year.
The Serpentine Sackler Gallery gives new life to The Magazine, a former 1805 gunpowder store. It offers visitors 9,688 sq. feet (900 square metres) of exhibition, social and shopping space including The Magazine Restaurant, and is a new cultural destination for London.
Serpentine Gallery’s Pavilion Commission
Every year since 2000 the Serpentine Gallery has commissioned a temporary summer pavilion by a leading architect. The series presents the work of an international architect or design team who has not completed a building in England at the time of the Gallery’s invitation. Each Pavilion is completed within six months and is situated on the Gallery’s lawn for three months for the public to explore.
Disabled Access
The Galleries have full disability access and facilities.
Opening times & Admission
Tuesday - Sunday, plus bank holidays:  10:00 – 18:00
Admission is free.
Contact & Further Information
Telephone   +44 (0)2074 026 075
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The Magazine Restaurant
The Magazine Restaurant forms part of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery on the north bank of the Serpentine.
- Opening Hours
Tuesday to Sunday 09:00 to 18:00
Telephone +44 (0)207 298 7552
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Getting There
To find the best way for getting to the Serpentine Galleries, visit the TfL Journey Planner.
- By Underground
Lancaster Gate Station Central Line
Marble Arch Station Central Line
- By Bus
Main Bus routes: 148, 274, 390, 94
- By Car
Metered car parking in Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park
- By Bicycle
Dedicated cycle parking at both galleries
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