The Serpentine Galleries are situated either side of the Serpentine Bridge in Kensington Gardens and next to the annually-changing Pavilion. Exhibitions are free; you can either drop in or book a timed ticket in advance to help you plan your day.
The Serpentine Pavilion 2023 is À table, a French phrase meaning ‘Dinner’s ready!” or ‘Come to the table’. Designed by architect Lina Ghotmeh, it was inspired by her Mediterranean heritage and experience of intense discussions around the table about everything from current affairs and politics to personal hopes and dreams.
As such, the Pavilion features a circular table along the perimeter, inviting us to come together, sit down, share and celebrate exchanges that forge new relationships. Recognising food as an expression of love and care, the Pavilion’s design is also a space for grounding and reflection on our relationship to land, nature and environment.
The galleries are open 10am-6pm Tuesday – Sunday (closed Mondays). Please note that the Serpentine North Gallery is closed until 23rd June.Organisers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.