CULTURE

The Lancasters is uniquely placed to enjoy many of London's best-loved cultural gems.

The Serpentine Gallery in the heart of the Park is one of London's primary modern and contemporary galleries and a focus of the visual art world all year round. Established in 1970 and housed in a classical 1934 tea pavilion, it takes its name from the nearby Serpentine Lake, and has held exhibitions from artists as renowned as Bridget Riley, Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons.

On the other side of the park, the Royal Albert Hall hosts musical performances, such as the Proms, which are broadcast across the world. Classical combines with World, Jazz and even Rock music in the distinctive elliptical Knightsbridge venue, the building of which was inspired by Britain's Great Exhibition held in 1851 in Hyde Park.