Apsley House, also known as Number One, London, is the London townhouse of the Dukes of Wellington. It stands alone at Hyde Park Corner, on the south-east corner of Hyde Park, facing south towards the busy traffic roundabout in the centre of which stands the Wellington Arch. It is a Grade I listed building.It is sometimes referred to as the Wellington Museum. The house is now run by English Heritage and is open to the public as a museum and art gallery, exhibiting 83 paintings from the Spanish royal collection. The 9th Duke of Wellington retains the use of part of the buildings. It is perhaps the only preserved example of an English aristocratic town house from its period. The practice has been to maintain the rooms as far as possible in the original style and decor. It contains the 1st Duke's collection of paintings, porcelain, the silver centrepiece made for the Duke in Portugal, c. 1815, sculpture and furniture. Antonio Canova's heroic marble nude of Napoleon as Mars the Peacemaker made 1802–10, holding a gilded Nike in the palm of his right hand, and standing to the raised left hand holding a staff. It was set up for a time in the Louvre and was bought by the Government for Wellington in 1816 (according to Nikolaus Pevsner) and stands in Adam's Stairwell.
The Serpentine Galleries are one of London’s best-loved galleries for modern and contemporary art. They attract up to 800,000 visitors in any one year and admission is free.
In the grounds of the Galleries is a permanent work by artist and poet Ian Hamilton Finlay, dedicated to the Serpentine’s former Patron Diana, Princess of Wales. The work comprises eight benches, a tree-plaque, and a carved stone circle at the Gallery’s entrance.
In September 2013, Serpentine Galleries opened its new space, the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. This innovative arts venue for the 21st century is housed in the Grade II-listed building formerly known as The Magazine, situated in Kensington Gardens.
In 2016 the Serpentine Pavilion programme expanded to include four Summer Houses in a group show of architecture in the built form. For the second year running the Serpentine, in association with Bloomberg Philanthropies, has opened the Build Your Own Pavilion Challenge, a competition for 8-14 year olds to design and enter their Pavilion models. For more information http://buildyourownpavilion.serpentinegalleries.org/
Nearest tube stations: Lancaster Gate, Knightsbridge or South Kensington Main bus routes: 9, 10, 52, 94, 148
Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Nearest tube stations: Lancaster Gate or Marble Arch Main bus routes: 148, 274, 390 94
The Serpentine welcomes school, university and community groups to the Galleries on Tuesday through Sunday for self-led visits. All groups must book in advance with the visitor services team. For further information regarding planning a group visit, please visit our group visits page.
Parking for vehicles and bicycles
There is metered car parking in Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park.
There is dedicated cycle parking within the grounds of the Serpentine Sackler Gallery.
There are Santander Cycles hire stations on West Carriage Drive near the Serpentine Sackler Gallery and on The Ring near the Serpentine Gallery.
Dogs are not permitted inside the Serpentine Galleries or The Magazine restaurant. There are several dog rings outside the Serpentine Galleries for short visits.
Guide dogs are permitted.
We have full disability access and facilities.
Facilities – toilets/baby changing room
The Serpentine Galleries have full disability access and facilities.
There is a baby changing room located at each Gallery.
Kofler & Kompanie run a cafe at the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion has a selection of teas, coffees, sandwiches and cakes available daily 10am-6pm until 9 October 2016.
The Magazine bar at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery offers visitors a selection of snack items, teas, coffees, cocktails and wine. Opening times vary on a daily basis. Call the bar on 020 7298 7552 for more information.
Serpentine Gallery Kensington Gardens London W2 3XADistance: 1.5 miTourist Information Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA (Hyde Park) London, W2 3XA
The Royal Academy aims, wherever possible, to remove or reduce physical, sensory, attitudinal or intellectual barriers to access, to ensure that all aspects of our galleries, exhibitions and activities are as accessible as possible for all visitors.
RA Access comprises the following programmes:
InMotion: Wheelchair Users and Visitors with Mobility Impairments.
InTouch: Blind and Visually Impaired Visitors.
InteRAct: Deaf, Deafened and Hard of Hearing Visitors.
InMind: Visitors living with Dementia and Alzheimer’s.
SEN Schools: Tailored workshops for SEN schools.
InPerson: An Arts Club for Everyone.
InPractice: A space for artists to share and celebrate their art practice.
For more detailed info on each programme and on Access resources, visit our website: http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/learning/access-and-communities/
Royal Academy of Arts Anselm KieferDistance: 1.3 miTourist Information Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD London,
The Royal Institution's historic Mayfair venue is available for private hire. Unique Georgian & contemporary spaces perfect for conferences, parties & weddings.
We offer space to accommodate for all style of events. We are also currently offering Summer 2014 Packages from June-August.
Throughout August we are also offering all our spaces at hourly rates for filming and photo shoots. http://www.unitbase.co.uk/filmbase/location/royal-institution-great-britain/
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In 1968-69 Jimi Hendrix moved into the flat at 23 Brook Street with his English girlfriend Kathy Etchingham. The flat is now the office of Handel House Museum. To mark the 40th anniversary of Hendrix’s death, Handel House presented the exhibition 'Hendrix in Britain' in 25 August - 7 November 2010.
"It is Midnight on the 13 April, 1759.
Former Royal Academy of Music sensation, the imposing Italian diva, Faustina Bordoni, has returned to England for the first time in decades to reignite her London career, with Handel’s assistance.
But the maestro’s health is fast failing. It’s late. The house is quiet.
As Handel’s servants tend his bedside, Faustina, tired and tetchy after an arduous journey, faces an anxious wait to see the ailing genius – with only a lowly maidservant for company.
What follows is both unexpected and disquieting…"
Performance dates and times
Friday 20 February 6pm and 7.30pm
Saturday 21 February 2pm
Sunday 22 February 2pm
Tuesday 24 February 6pm and 7.30pm
Wednesday 25 February 6pm and 7.30pm
Thursday 26 February 6pm and 7.30pm
Friday 27 February 6pm and 7.30pm
Saturday 28 February 2pm and 6pm
Sunday 1 March 2pm and 6pm
Tickets: £15 – early booking advised
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