An old-fashioned house in Kensington Gardens, Kensington Park, had tea and gossip at the door. It said Serpentine Gallery, the famous snake gallery. Every year, artists build unique and creative open-air galleries, which surprise visitors between ancient trees, lawns and blue sky and white clouds. This year's work is a flowing white Gallery of more than 1,800 fiberglass boxes, like a wall torn open and twisted. The box is a kind of geometric figure, but the gallery is fresh, beautiful and soft. Into the interior, suddenly, bright, light from the cracks in the shooting, coffee seats scattered around, do not have some fun. It would be interesting to see new works every year.
Hyde Park and Kensington Park are separated by a road, and the road across the oasis and the bridge across the river leave a unique architectural noumenon in the middle, which still retains the traditional serious style of European architecture, but the roof that seems to spread its wings beside it is interpreted with modern impact, which is very special.
Right in the middle of Kensington Gardens The Serpentine Gallery is small but perfectly formed. You have to walk through the park to get to the gallery and you can pass by the Royal Albert Hall or Kensington Palace on the way but do not be fooled… This is a very modern gallery concerned only with the cutting edge.The recently opened Zaha Hadid designed wing of the new Serpentine Sackler Gallery, a short walk further, is a testament to that. With a great bookshop and a killer program this is a must see for Art lovers visiting the capital.
This lighthouse will guide us as we venture into the unknown waters of the Rooftop Sea. The Serpentine's annual temporary pavilion has become a fixture in the art calendar: the only criterion is that the architects must never have completed a building in the UK before. Leading architects like Zaha Hadid,Daniel Libeskind, Oscar Niemeyer, Alvaro Siza, Rem Koolhaas and Frank Gehry have all contributed with projects in the past. This years pavillion, designed by the french architect Jean Nouvel will be open to the public from July 10th to mid October.
Originally a classical garden teahouse, the gallery has developed extensively since the 1990s and has become one of the most dynamic frontiers of contemporary art in London. The Gallery itself is miniature, but the new branch of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, built by Zaha Hadid on the site of the old munitions warehouse about five minutes'walk from the exhibition hall, presents a different style to you. Another attraction of summer snake galleries is that the idea of "exploring" instead of "staying" and "extending" instead of "occupying" has opened up a new artistic direction for contemporary architecture.
After days of viewing museums, palaces, and churches, go to Hyde Park. In Spring or Summer, rowing or paddling along the Serpentine (natural lake), is really delightful. There is even a swimming area. You might come upon a band giving a concert; an orator in Speakers Corner; the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain. For some other ideas(in a slideshow), see: http://www.frommers.com/slideshow/?p=1&group=503&cat_cd=ARTCULTURE#slide
A modern and contemporary focused gallery located in Hyde Park. There is a pavilion outside used for special events on certain nights. They also have seminars and music nights. Currently there is the Yoko Ono exhibit till September. In the past other notable artists have exhibited there.