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Royal Academy of Arts

Burlington House Piccadilly | Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD, England
+44 20 7300 8000
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Founded in 1768, this thriving center of artistic excellence is the oldest fine arts institution in Britain, whose exhibitions attract over a million people each year.
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Burlington House Piccadilly | Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD, England
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The Royal Academy of Arts is on Piccadilly, a few minutes walk from The National Gallery at Trafalgar Square. We had seen an interesting programme on TV a few weeks ago which showed the construction work being carried out in the building, and we wanted...More

Thank Rogeranddishenton
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This weekend marked the opening of the new revamped layout and the space is really great. But somehow the art on display appeared sparse and maybe could have been better displayed. The sculpture that stood out for me was the Venus de Milo (see pics),...More

Thank gary w
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The renovation that now joins the two parts of the Royal Academy has just opened. Still work in progress with some snagging. It may be unfair to prejudge the outcome but it’s good but not world class great. After £56m I would have hoped for...More

Thank Jeremy S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The student exhibit was awful; I worry about the future of British art if that is the best they can do. The building is lovely but under construction at the moment. I would wait until the work is done before visiting.More

Thank Wanderlust777
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Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your review. I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the student show. The display in the Weston Studio will change throughout the year. I hope next time you find something more to your liking. We look...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent collection of mostly paintings by famous artists such as Holbein, Van Dyke, Rembrandt etc. Really worth a look.

Thank John H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four stars simply because I felt that too many people were let in to see the exhibition all at once. This had the unfortunate effect of making the work difficult to view. Otherwise I would have given the show five stars. It's so good to...More

Thank mariahorace
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always fun to visit, but even members have to pick up tickets. With the biggest exhibitions the huge rooms grind to a halt with the crowd.More

Thank f2s
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Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your review. I'm glad that you have enjoyed your visits with us. Just to explain that Friends need to book for Preview Days. However they do not need to book for the run of most exhibitions.This only happens for exceptionally high...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to the Royal academy is one of the joys of being in London though much depends upon the exhibition at the time. Charles I proved an amazing experience with great jewels not all predictable. The Van Dycks were stunning but so too many...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to several exhibitions here and the quality is always superb. However, they could learn an awful lot from the Queens Gallery as regards visitors allowed in at any one time, the way items are displayed (needs to be more logical) and more...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

One of the best exhibitions we have ever been to so well done Royal Academy! The collection is amazing and to see so many greats under one roof was just incredible, it was busy and it was warm but we were patient and with the...More

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Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you for your kind review Sandy. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Just to let you know that we are shortly refurbishing our cafe spaces which will improve both comfort and queuing times. I trust this will improve your future visits. Many...More

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Laura P
9 March 2018|
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Response from Picc2014 | Reviewed this property |
I spent a lovely 3 hours. The thing is with galleries, its the experience, not just the looking! I like to take headphones, a nice bit of classical music and sit and watch the world go by as well.
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Spookssga
11 February 2018|
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Response from Kate T | Property representative |
Some of our smaller displays are free and it is free to simply come in and enjoy the building. Our larger exhibitions have charged entry with off-peak tickets at quieter times. In May, our expanded building opens with an... More
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Response from Fiona K | Reviewed this property |
You have to pay to see the exhibition unless you are a 'friend'.
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