Cultural Institution

Serpentine Gallery

Kensington Gardens, W2 3XA

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The Serpentine Gallery is one of London’s best-loved galleries for modern and contemporary art. It attracts up to 800,000 visitors in any one year and admission is free.

In the grounds of the Gallery is a permanent work by artist and poet Ian Hamilton Finlay, dedicated to the Serpentine’s former Patron Diana, Princess of Wales. The work comprises eight benches, a tree-plaque, and a carved stone circle at the Gallery’s entrance. In 2013, the Serpentine Gallery opened the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. This innovative arts venue is housed in the Grade II-listed building formerly known as The Magazine, situated in Kensington Gardens.

Every summer, The Serpentine commissions a temporary pavilion, designed by the world’s leading architects. In June 2017, Francis Kéré opened his pavilion inspired by the tree as the central meeting place in his hometown of Gando.

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