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Great galleries to visit in Kensington

There is a variety of art galleries to visit during your stay in Kensington.

Kensington might be most famous for its palace, gorgeous gardens, tempting restaurants and brilliant shopping, but it's actually home to some excellent galleries too. So, if you are taking a break in this part of the city or have some spare time while you're travelling on business, why not treat yourself to a gallery visit?

Here are the most interesting galleries in Kensington.

Saatchi Gallery
Located on King's Road, the Saatchi Gallery is a must-visit if you're interested in contemporary art. Having opened here in 2008, it aims to provide a space for unknown or young artists from both the UK and overseas to showcase their work. So, it's a brilliant place to see work that hasn't been exhibited anywhere else.

Receiving approximately 1.5 million visitors each year, this fantastic gallery is one of the best in Kensington, so make sure you add it to your list.

Serpentine Gallery
Tucked away in Kensington Gardens, this gallery is the perfect way to add a little culture to your trip to the gardens. Actually two galleries located five minutes apart, the Serpentine Gallery hosts prestigious temporary exhibitions. This means there's almost always something different to see here, even if you have been before.

The first of the establishment's two buildings, the Serpentine Gallery, was set up in 1970, while the second is the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. The latter is a much more recent addition, having been opened in 2013. They are located on either side of the Serpentine Bridge, making them very easy to find.

Royal College of Art
Located on Kensington Gore, the Royal College of Art isn't a gallery as such, but it does often put on a number of interesting exhibitions and lectures. For instance, for several days this month it will be hosting Ceramic Art London 2015. This will be presented by the Craft Potters Association, in partnership with Ceramic Review, and will showcase and sell amazing ceramics from leading makers.

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