The Serpentine Gallery

This morning I woke up at a sensible time so that I could visit the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Garden with Keyvan and Mariam. The weather was perfect for walking today – lovely sunny patches which made the blossoms look even lovelier. Spring has indeed sprung.

The Serpentine Gallery is in a 1930s tea room in the centre of Kensington Gardens and is certainly worth a visit if you are in that area of town, not least because it is free. The contemporary art housed there wasn’t really to my taste but the building was pleasant enough and certainly worth a wander round. I was disappointed to find that the oranges nestled in the orange trees where actually held on by wire and not growing naturally. I wasn’t sure whether they were supposed to be art or whether it was just bad interior design.

Afterwards we had a look at the Royal Albert Memorial – a very odd guilt covered affair and then the outside of the Albert Hall – a very satisfyingly round building, before wandering to Kensington Square – one of the oldest squares in London. After some brief refreshments at the Muffin Man – a very sweet little tea room just off the high street we wandered back to Hammersmith. The walk back isn’t pretty but it does pass many Iranian shops and restaurants which is interesting.

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