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Serpentine Galleries

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Address: Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA, England
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+44 20 7402 6075
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10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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The Serpentine comprises two galleries situated 5 minutes walk from each...

The Serpentine comprises two galleries situated 5 minutes walk from each other on either side of The Serpentine Bridge in the heart of the Royal Park of Kensington Gardens in central London. The Serpentine Gallery, established in 1970, and the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects in 2013, present world-renowned exhibitions of art, architecture and design throughout the year.

Admission is free. Open 10am - 6pm, Tuesday - Sunday, plus bank holidays

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Zaha Hadid art and drawings exhibition really fascinating

These artworks and drawings show what a huge loss the world of architecture has suffered with the departure of Zaha Hadid ...... the tantalizing thoughts behind the Trafalgar... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I wasn't sure what to expect of the space or the exhibition, but I can safely say I was amazed by the space and the art, both by the same woman. Clearly showing her final artworks, as well as sketches and notebooks, I am only sad to have seen this put together after she died. Hadid also designed the Aquatics... More 

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating exhibition of early Zaha Hadid drawings and sketches, this is well worth making the effort to visit. Well laid out, well lit and spacious, the visual treats on display and a delight. And the added bonus is afternoon tea in the Zaha Hadid designer "Magazine Restaurant" recently added to the Sackler, which beautifully exhibits everything that her design... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There's two small galleries. It's nice to pop in there if you go for the walk on the park, have a coffee and if you enjoy the exhibition that's on. Both are quite small.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came down from Chester to see the Zaha Hadid exhibition and talk at 3pm. 28th. Ate in The Magazine "fantastic" then toured the exhibition ourselves before waiting for the talk. Surprised the talk was free and not prebookable. Too many people for the talk, no mics, couldn't hear so gave up and left. Shame! Better tour on YouTube with the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was there for the recent Zaha Hadid and Lucy Raven exhibitions, and it was the first time I'd been to the new gallery extension in the Magazine. Great use of this building/space! Over the years I have seen some amazing exhibitions here (Paula Rego and Yoko Ono to name only two) and it it's always worth checking out.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These artworks and drawings show what a huge loss the world of architecture has suffered with the departure of Zaha Hadid ...... the tantalizing thoughts behind the Trafalgar Square artworks only hint of what was possible And the interior works of the dining table and tableware are just incredible Go see it now before it closes

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Serpentine galleries which was an interesting day out. They are set in abeautiful park with swans and ducks and a restaurant. When we went there, there was a virtual experience section which brings 4 paintings/ pictures to life. The artwork is well spaced out and during the day it was not crowded so it was quite peaceful walking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Recently viewed the Zaha Hadid Exhibition, whom is adored by myself and many others for her works in architecture and design. The exhibition was beautiful - The gallery was very nice, a nice open space with a minimal feel to it but also offering the rough look with the brick walls and wood. The outside is visually stunning as well.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We wandered in not knowing the artist's work. Not to my style but the gallery is nice and easy to navigate. The bookshop is more extensive than you;'d think, and staff were knowledgeable and friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Maximum results with minimum effort. BIG's Pavilion is a (not so) hidden gem in the heart of Hyde Park/Kensington Gardens. Unfortunately, until oct. 9th!

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