There is so much to see for art lovers in London that it’s impossible to see it all in just one visit, but there are a few places that you won’t want to miss out on during your first trip. Among the list of famous artistic venues and iconic galleries is the often overlooked Serpentine Gallery. The quaint art house can be found on the grounds of the famous Kensington Gardens, where it sits alongside the Serpentine Lake.
The historic building features two galleries which both showcase some of the most iconic modern and contemporary art in the city. What’s great is that admission into the Serpentine Gallery is totally free, which means you can enjoy an afternoon of art without having to spend a penny. Read through our guide that outlines this month’s top exhibits and be sure not to miss out on anything during your visit and stay at the Piccadilly London West End.
This summer will see community groups and social organisations come together at the Serpentine Pavilion to engage in talks and debate regarding sustainable social change and political reform. The idea was inspired by the stories of Francis Kere who talked about the gathering of his community around a tree in his home village of Gando. The event will take place over multiple weeks and will be hosted by Mazi Kas, Francis Kere and a selection of other community groups and organisations.
Times can get hard for the people of London when tight-knit communities fall apart due to social injustice, but this series of collaborations aims to bring people together through the use of communitive conversation and great food. If you’re planning a trip to The Piccadilly London West End hotel then these events are a perfect opportunity to learn more about London communities while having fun and taking part in making some delicious food.
Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever
Grayson Perry is one of Britain’s most renowned artists and has gained a massive following in the art community with an extensive list of accolades, awards and achievements. His primary artistic medium is vase making, which has brought him much acclaim thanks to his unique style. Perry has also made a name for himself as a social commentator and cross-dresser who aims to reflect the problems and stigmas of modern society in his work. From now until 10 September, The Serpentine Gallery will be showcasing a collection of the latest work from this brilliant artist. Be sure to head over during your time at our West end hotels and check out his amazing collection of works.
The award winning architect and designer Francis Kere has brought his amazing skills and style from his home country of Burkina Faso in Africa all the way to London with an innovative structure like no other. The Serpentine Pavilion is a testament to the skills of this amazing architect and will give you a chance to see a totally different style of structural design that breaks the boundaries of traditional ideas. You won’t want to skip out on the opportunity to stand underneath this beautiful structure and admire its beautiful intricacies.