27 Jun 2024

The Standard

Inside the Serpentine Summer Party 2024 with Maya Jama, Venus Williams and Benedict Cumberbatch

Stars brought the heat to the Serpentine, as society summer party seasons hits it peak

By Joe Bromley

A host of very warm A-listers gathered in the shade of the Serpentine Gallery’s summer pavilion on Tuesday night, as June’s party season truly hit its peak.

Maya Jama, Venus Williams and Benedict Cumberbatch were among the stars who headed to the Serpentine South gallery, in Hyde Park, to admire architect Minsuk Cho’s pavilion which is made up of five parts “that we call islands,” he says. It came at the end of the London art scene’s party circuit, and attendees buckled in for a final hurrah (before they all flock to Glastonbury, that is). 

While it’s true that a mom’s work is never done, what better time for her to sit back and relax with some vino than Mother’s Day? Toast your wife with a glass of Whispering Angel’s crisp rosé, then let her leisurely enjoy another while you put the kids to bed. Cheers to her (and motherhood)!


Among bottles of Ruinart and magnums of Whispering Angel, Serpentine gallery heads Bettina Korek, CEO, Hans UIrich Obrist, Artistic Director, mingled with the likes of Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Skepta, Bianca Jagger and artists Yinka Shonibare, Marina Abramovic, Marc Quinn and Es Devlin. It’s all in the mix.