GARDEN-AND-GALLERY-HOP THROUGH KENSINGTON

london

  • Walk your way through Hyde Park’s contemporary art galleries
  • ​Break for lunch or afternoon tea at an awe inspiring glass wall café
  • ​Escape the city at a luxuriant rooftop garden, filled with live flamingos




Meander through Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, stopping to check out the latest in contemporary British art at the Serpentine Gallery, which tapped Zaha Hadid to turn a 19th-century gunpowder store across the lake into its sibling Serpentine Sackler Gallery. Have something to eat in its undulating, glass-walled extension—The Magazine restaurant, serving a seasonal menu for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea—and if you’re in town between June and October, don’t miss the annual Pavilion commission, which sees a leading foreign architect create a temporary structure on the lawn. Move on to the nearby Kensington Roof Gardens, a 1.5-acre gem owned by Sir Richard Branson, with Spanish and Tudor gardens as well as an English woodland that is home to live flamingos, all above a members’ club. While the space is open to the public, it’s a popular venue for private events, so call before you go.


























Get off at Queensway, Bayswater or Lancaster Gate and go for a walk through the Kensington Gardens. Make the Kensington Roof Gardens the peak of your trip. They’re located above London’s skyline and just on the edge of Kensington Gardens.

​SERPENTINE GALLERY: Kensington Gardens; 44-(0)20-7402-6075; serpentinegalleries.org

​​SERPENTINE SACKLER GALLERY: West Carriage Dr.; 44-(0)20-7402-6075; serpentinegalleries.org

​​THE MAGAZINE: West Carriage Dr.; 44 (0)207 298 7552; magazine-restaurant.co.uk

​​KENSINGTON ROOF GARDENS: 99 Kensington High St.; 44-(0)20-7937-7994; virginlimitededition.com/en/the-roof-gardens





GARDEN-AND-GALLERY-HOP THROUGH KENSINGTON

GARDEN-AND-GALLERY-HOP THROUGH KENSINGTON

london

  • Walk your way through Hyde Park’s contemporary art galleries
  • ​Break for lunch or afternoon tea at an awe inspiring glass wall café
  • ​Escape the city at a luxuriant rooftop garden, filled with live flamingos




Meander through Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, stopping to check out the latest in contemporary British art at the Serpentine Gallery, which tapped Zaha Hadid to turn a 19th-century gunpowder store across the lake into its sibling Serpentine Sackler Gallery. Have something to eat in its undulating, glass-walled extension—The Magazine restaurant, serving a seasonal menu for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea—and if you’re in town between June and October, don’t miss the annual Pavilion commission, which sees a leading foreign architect create a temporary structure on the lawn. Move on to the nearby Kensington Roof Gardens, a 1.5-acre gem owned by Sir Richard Branson, with Spanish and Tudor gardens as well as an English woodland that is home to live flamingos, all above a members’ club. While the space is open to the public, it’s a popular venue for private events, so call before you go.


























Get off at Queensway, Bayswater or Lancaster Gate and go for a walk through the Kensington Gardens. Make the Kensington Roof Gardens the peak of your trip. They’re located above London’s skyline and just on the edge of Kensington Gardens.

​SERPENTINE GALLERY: Kensington Gardens; 44-(0)20-7402-6075; serpentinegalleries.org

​​SERPENTINE SACKLER GALLERY: West Carriage Dr.; 44-(0)20-7402-6075; serpentinegalleries.org

​​THE MAGAZINE: West Carriage Dr.; 44 (0)207 298 7552; magazine-restaurant.co.uk

​​KENSINGTON ROOF GARDENS: 99 Kensington High St.; 44-(0)20-7937-7994; virginlimitededition.com/en/the-roof-gardens