Serpentine Gallery

Located in Hyde Park near its namesake, the Serpentine Lake, the Serpentine Gallery has hosted works by some of the biggest names in modern and contemporary art.

Serpentine Gallery, London © 2007 John Offenbach

Serpentine Gallery, London

Over 1,600 artists have exhibited at Serpentine over its 43 year history, from emerging artists to internationally recognised names such as Louise Bourgeois, Frank Gehry, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Gerhard Richter, Yoko Ono, Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei.

In 2013, the Serpentine Gallery opens its new space, the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in the Grade II-listed building formerly known as The Magazine, also situated in Kensington Gardens.

Permanent collections

While the gallery itself rotates between a changing programme of temporary exhibitions, visitors to the converted tea pavilion can expect to be greeted by Ian Hamilton Finlay's permanent work in the garden just outside.

Dedicated to former Patron Diana, Princess of Wales, the piece comprises eight benches, a tree-plaque, and a carved stone circle.


Venue details

Serpentine Gallery Kensington Gardens London W2 3XA 020 7402 6075

Entry details

Free entry to all
Free exhibitions to all

Daily during exhibitions, 10am – 6pm

The Gallery is closed to the public in the period between exhibitions, however the Bookshop remains open at all times.