Just southwest of the Serpentine , from which it takes its name, Kensington Gardens' Serpentine Gallery is one of London's leading contemporary art spaces -- not to mention a good place to retire to should the British weather curtail your plans for a day of sunbathing or boating. It plays host to a rolling succession of shows, each displayed for a couple of months. Notable exhibitions have featured Henry Moore, Andy Warhol, and Damien Hirst. Over the past decade the Serp has perhaps become best known for commissioning a temporary pavilion each summer from one of the world's leading architects (in the Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry, Daniel Libeskind league), the more avant garde and "out there," the better. As well as being an artwork in its own right, the pavilion provides a temporary venue for the gallery's "Park Nights," a series of concerts, talks, and film screenings that take place on Friday nights.