A former tea pavilion turned exceptional palace of art and high society parties...

The Serpentine Gallery, London

Since it opened in 1970, the Serpentine has showcased from work from emerging practitioners to the most internationally recognised artists, designers and architects of our time. From Man Ray to Henry Moore, Andy Warhol to Damien Hirst, Maria Lassnig, Jeff Koons and Marina Abramović. In 2013 it took over a close by a Grade II* listed former gunpowder store (built in 1805) and commissioned Zaha Hadid Architects to design the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, now a five minute walk away. Every summer they host a soiree, which is an annual highlight of London’s social calendar (last year’s was hosted by Chanel). Make a day of it and dine at the ultra-cool The Magazine restaurant after or, if it’s summer, you can pedal across the lake.

LOCATION: Two exhibition spaces situated on either side of The Serpentine lake in London’s Kensington Gardens
BUILDING: a Grade II listed former tea pavilion built in 1933–34 by the architect James Grey West.
NEAREST TUBE: Lancaster Gate, Queensway or Marble Arch

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