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Serpentine Boating LakeFed by a pure underground spring, and set in the heart of London's gorgeous Hyde Park, the Serpentine Boating Lake is one of the most pleasant places to experience summer in London. With 110 pedalos and rowboats, and a fantastic swimming area there are few better places to forget the bustle and buzz of the big city and float away and relax. The Serpentine Lake gets its name from its curved shape which snakes around to the west of Hyde Park. It's fed by a pure underground spring which makes it ideal for swimming and has a lido area cornered off for just such activity. It's a superb feature which divides one of London's largest Royal Park's in two. There's also a regular Running Club which takes its name from the Serpentine and which makes use of the park's tracks. It's a great spot to take time out from the city's bustle and has two cafes where you can take respite: the Serpentine Bar & Kitchen to the east and The Lido Cafe to the south of the lake, next to the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain. The Serpentine is scheduled to be used for the swimming leg of the triathlon at the London 2012 Olympics.

 

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Knightsbridge Tube Station
 
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Lancaster Gate Tube Station
 
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Paddington Railway Station
 
17 minutes walk
 
Marylebone Railway Station
 
23 minutes walk
 
 
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Knightsbridge Green NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
Union Car Parks
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Levin Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
28 Basil Street, SW3 | 9 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
Occupying the perfect location in Knightsbridge - just a few yards from Harrods and Sloane Street - The Levin Hotel is the younger, more contemporary sister ... More
 
 
 
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London > Apartment > Apartment   from £330  37% off
15 Cheval Place, SW7 | 10 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Royal Lancaster London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £21  36% off
Lancaster Terrace, W2 | 11 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
The Royal Lancaster Hotel nestles up against Hyde Park - the perfect place for your morning stroll. Views are most notable from the top floor executive ... More
 
 
 
 
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Primrose Hill
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Primrose Hill Road, Primrose Hill, London NW3 | 2.3 miles from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Tibetan Peace Gardens
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 2.7 miles from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Holland Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Holland Park Avenue / Kensington High Street, Holland Park, London W8 | 30 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 3 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
A year in the construction, this £3.6 million attraction opened in a blaze of farcical incompetence, as the architects discovered two shocking things: kids play in ... More
 
 
 
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Serpentine Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | 6 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
Found in the middle of leafy Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, there are two galleries that go by the name of The Serpentine, the original Serpentine ... More
 
 
 
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Serpentine Sackler Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
West Carriage Drive, Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | 6 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
The Serpentine Gallery made a significant expansion in September 2013, restoring a former gunpowder depot not far from its original gallery in Kensington Gardens. ... More
 
 
 
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Maria Abramovic: The Life
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 20th to 24th Feb 2019 - 10am-6pm
Serpentine Boating Lake, Kensington Gardens, W2 | 6 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
Mapping new territory at the intersection of technology and performance, Abramovic's new piece pits her at the centre of this evolving technology and further explores her ...More
 
 
 
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Atelier E.B: Passer-by
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 3rd October 2018 to 6th January 2020
Serpentine Boating Lake, West Carriage Drive, Kensington Gardens, W2 | 6 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Mountains Of The Moon
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 5th February to 18th April 2019 - Various Times
Serpentine Boating Lake, 1 Kensington Gore, SW7 | 8 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 10 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 11 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
The Royal College of Music is the school where Gustav Hoilst, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Benjamin Britten, James Galway, Joan Sutherland and Ralph Vaughan Williams learnt their ... More
 
 
 
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Marble Arch Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Marble Arch, W1C | 13 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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London > Shopping > Eyewear
16 Knightsbridge Green, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 7 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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London > Shopping > House and Garden
20 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 8 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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London > Shopping > Street or Area
Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 8 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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The Lido Cafe Bar
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
South side of The Serpentine, Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 3 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
On the south side of the Serpentine, near the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, The Lido Cafe Bar is entirely civilised and, as the restaurant ... More
 
 
 
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Serpentine Bar & Kitchen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Serpentine Road, Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 3 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Prince Gardens Restaurant
London > Restaurants > African restaurants
48 Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, London SW1X | 6 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 3 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 15 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 21 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Hyde Park
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Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London W2 | 3 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Hyde Park Pavilion Tennis and Bowls Centre, Hyde Park, London W2 | 3 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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The Spa at Mandarin Oriental
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Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, London SW1X | 8 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Victoria
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10a Strathearn Place, Paddington, London W2 | 11 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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The Pantechnicon
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
10 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London SW1X | 12 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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The Enterprise
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35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 14 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Harvey Nichols, Fifth Floor Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London SW1X | 9 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
The Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor Bar is a London institution, a place to have a ... More
 
 
 
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Blue Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place, Belgravia, London SW1X | 11 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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The Red Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
86-90 Park Lane, Marble Arch, Hyde Park, London W1K | 11 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
London > Business > Venue Hire
66 Knightsbridge, Hyde Park, London SW1X | 8 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Royal Geographical Society
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 8 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Royal Albert Hall
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Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 10 minutes from Serpentine Boating Lake
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Atelier E.B: Passer-by
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 12 minutes walk from Serpentine Boating Lake

The largest and most comprehensive exhibition ever staged in the UK on the House of Dior, Christian Dior: Designer of ...More

 
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Exhibitions | On 22nd February 2019 

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Embracing the current renaissance in Videogames, the V&A presents a major new show this September. The first show to fully ...More

 
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Running concurrently with the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition at the V&A, The Franklin is serving up a special ...More

 
The Sun: Living With Our Star
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Exhibitions | Until 6th May 2019 

Science Museum 13 minutes walk from Serpentine Boating Lake

This autumn, the Science Museum hosts blockbuster exhibition The Sun: Living With Our Star. The biggest ever exhibition to be ...More

 
Superbugs: The Fight For Our Lives
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Exhibitions | Until 28th February 2019 

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We don't mean to scare you but superbugs kill close to 700,000 people a year globally. In free exhibition Superbugs: ...More

 
The Wider Earth
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Unveiling the Natural History Museum's brand new theatre, located in the Jerwood Gallery, The Wider Earth is an award-winning drama ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 8th September 2019 

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The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is a highlight of the year at the Natural History Museum, consistently ...More

 

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