Serpentine Gallery

Gallery in/near Kensington, existing between the 1970s and now

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Gallery · Kensington · W2 ·
November
27
2020

The Serpentine Galleries are two contemporary art galleries in Kensington Gardens, comprising the Serpentine Gallery and the Serpentine Sackler Gallery.

The Serpentine Galleries are within five minutes’ walk of each other, linked by the bridge over the Serpentine Lake from which the galleries get their names.

The first of the two - the Serpentine Gallery - was established in 1970 and is housed in a Grade II listed former tea pavilion built in 1933–34 by the architect James Grey West. Notable artists whose works have been exhibited there include Andy Warhol, Man Ray, Henry Moore, Bridget Riley, Anish Kapoor, Damien Hirst and many others. Diana, Princess of Wales was the gallery’s former patron.

In 2013 the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, with an extension designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, was opened to the public, giving new life to The Magazine, a Grade II* listed former gunpowder store built in 1805. It comprises 900 square metres of gallery space, restaurant, shop and social space.

Every year since 2000 the Serpentine Gallery has commissioned a temporary summer pavilion by a leading architect.




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Added: 17 Feb 2021 15:05 GMT   

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Violet Trefusis, writer, cosmopolitan intellectual and patron of the Arts was born at 2 Wilton Crescent SW1X.

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PETER FAIRCLOUGH   
Added: 10 May 2021 14:46 GMT   

We once lived here
My family resided at number 53 Brindley Street Paddington.
My grandparents George and Elizabeth Jenkinson (ne Fowler) had four children with my Mother Olive Fairclough (ne Jenkinson) being born in the house on 30/09/1935.
She died on 29/04/2021 aged 85 being the last surviving of the four siblings

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Added: 1 May 2021 16:46 GMT   

Cheyne Place, SW3
Frances Faviell, author of the Blitz memoir, "A Chelsea Concerto", lived at 33, Cheyne Place, which was destroyed by a bomb. She survived, with her husband and unborn baby.

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Watts   
Added: 17 May 2022 20:29 GMT   

Baeethoven St School, also an Annex for Paddington College of FE.
In the early 70’s I took a two year science course at Paddington CFE. The science classes were held on weekday evenings at Beethoven Street school, overseen by chemistry teacher, Mr Tattershall.

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Southover, N12
Everyone knows Central Woodside is the place to be. Ever since kdog moved from finchtown, Woodside has been thriving.

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Bernard Miller   
Added: 12 Apr 2022 17:36 GMT   

My mother and her sister were born at 9 Windsor Terrace
My mother, Millie Haring (later Miller) and her sister Yetta Haring (later Freedman) were born here in 1922 and 1923. With their parents and older brother and sister, they lived in two rooms until they moved to Stoke Newington in 1929. She always said there were six rooms, six families, a shared sink on the first floor landing and a toilet in the backyard.

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Brian Lynch   
Added: 10 Apr 2022 13:38 GMT   

Staples Mattress Factory
An architect’s design of the Staples Mattress Factory
An image found on the website of Dalzell’s Beds, in Armagh Northern Ireland.

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Harmondsworth (1939 - 1965)
I lived in a house (Lostwithiel) on the Bath Road opposite the junction with Tythe Barn Lane, now a hotel site. Initially, aircraft used one of the diagonal runways directly in line with our house. I attended Sipson Primary School opposite the Three Magpies and celebrated my 21st birthday at The Peggy Bedford in 1959.

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Emma Seif   
Added: 25 Jan 2022 19:06 GMT   

Birth of the Bluestocking Society
In about 1750, Elizabeth Montagu began hosting literary breakfasts in her home at 23 (now 31) Hill Street. These are considered the first meetings of the Bluestocking society.

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Goldbourne Gardens W 10
I lived in Goldbourne Gardens in the 50,s very happy big bomb site

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Chris Nash   
Added: 10 Jan 2022 22:54 GMT   

Shortlands Close, DA17
Shortlands Close and the flats along it were constructed in the mid-1990s. Prior to this, the area was occupied by semi-detached houses with large gardens, which dated from the post-war period and were built on the site of Railway Farm. The farm and its buildings spanned the length of Abbey Road, on the south side of the North Kent Line railway tracks.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Long Water The Long Water is a recreational lake in Kensington Gardens, created in 1730 at the behest of Queen Caroline.
Serpentine Gallery The Serpentine Galleries are two contemporary art galleries in Kensington Gardens, comprising the Serpentine Gallery and the Serpentine Sackler Gallery.

NEARBY STREETS
Albert Hall Mansions, SW7 Albert Hall Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Flower Walk, SW7 Flower Walk is a named pathway within Kensington Gardens.
Kensington Gardens, W2 Kensington Gardens is a street in Paddington.
Kensington Gore, SW7 Kensington Gore grew out of King’s Gore - a gore is a narrow, triangular piece of land.
Kensington Road, SW7 Kensington Road is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Kingston House North, SW7 Kingston House North replaced a mansion called Kingston House.
New Ride, SW7 New Ride is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Policeman’s Walk, W2 Policeman’s Walk is a road in the W2 postcode area
Prince’s Gate, SW7 Prince’s Gate is a location in London.
Princes Gate, SW7 Princes Gate is one of the streets of London in the SW7 postal area.
Rotten Row, SW7 Rotten Row is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Serpentine Bridge, W2 Serpentine Bridge is a road in the W2 postcode area
Serpentine Road, W2 Serpentine Road is a street in Paddington.
Serpentine Road, W2 Serpentine Road is a road in the SW7 postcode area
Serpentine Road, W2 Serpentine Road is a road in the SW1X postcode area
Serpentine Road, W2 Serpentine Road is a road in the W1K postcode area
South Carriage Drive, SW7 South Carriage Drive is a road in the SW7 postcode area


Kensington

Kensington is a district of West London, England within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, located west of Charing Cross.

The focus of the area is Kensington High Street, a busy commercial centre with many shops, typically upmarket. The street was declared London's second best shopping street in February 2005 thanks to its range and number of shops.

The edges of Kensington are not well-defined; in particular, the southern part of Kensington blurs into Chelsea, which has a similar architectural style. To the west, a transition is made across the West London railway line and Earl's Court Road further south into other districts, whilst to the north, the only obvious dividing line is Holland Park Avenue, to the north of which is the similar district of Notting Hill.

Kensington is, in general, an extremely affluent area, a trait that it now shares with its neighbour to the south, Chelsea. The area has some of London's most expensive streets and garden squares.

Kensington is also very densely populated; it forms part of the most densely populated local government district (the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea) in the United Kingdom. This high density is not formed from high-rise buildings; instead, it has come about through the subdivision of large mid-rise Victorian and Georgian terraced houses (generally of some four to six floors) into flats.


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The Bayswater Conduit in 1798.
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Bayswater Road
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Chilworth Street, W2
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In the neighbourhood...

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The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, in Hyde Park, London (2006). Although described as an oval stone fountain, it has the form of a large, oval stream bed of about 50 by 80 metres. The 545 individual pieces of Cornish granite were cut by S. McConnell & Sons, in Kilkeel, Northern Ireland.
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Bayswater Road
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Ennismore Mews, SW7 with the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Dormiton at the end
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