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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
+44 20 7300 8000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a wonderful visit even though there were renovations taking place so that the entrance hall was not looking at it's best. Staff were helpful and though security measures are unfortunately necessary they were carried out efficiently and with good humour. We visited the...More

Thank lindatthomas
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just off Piccadilly, the always creative RA stages widely varying exhibits, some successful. some not. The Summer Exhibits shows wide variations in quality and style but is always interesting. The Matisse exhibit currently on is a rerun of the one of a decade or two...More

Thank HansGH16
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Royal Academy of Arts on Piccadilly hosts several high profile exhibitions per year. I have been there many times over the past 20 years to view exhibitions of work by artists as diverse as Van Gogh, Hockney and Ai Weiwei. There is also the...More

2  Thank LMarshUK
Reviewed 4 days ago

I am not knowledgeable about art at all and had never been to this before but always wondered about it. I found myself and my 14 year old daughter with a few hours to fill in the pouring rain before our theatre show and managed...More

Thank MTMHampshire
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was interested to see this exhibition. Matisse in his studio. It is a small exhibition but I learned a lot about the man and why he painted what he painted. Fascinating.

Thank rebecca f
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the last week of the Exhibition and we found it much less crowded than our earlier visit last year - so now is a good time to grab your last opportunity to go. Great variety of art by known and unknowns- which is...More

Thank MAEF F
Reviewed 5 days ago

A great collection of art forms in one exhibition. The cost of entry includes a catalogue listing all the works displayed. This was our 2nd visit. I do think I enjoyed last years more, but maybe that was because it was my first time. Most...More

Thank td1974
Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Many thanks, Kate

Reviewed 5 days ago

I know it's a bit late but ... For the most part this was a really good (as usual) exhibition - I was tempted with a couple of the items. Having said that, here are some minor (and maybe major) niggles: The well-known artists (especially...More

Thank Martin_Ridgway
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I really can't add anything that hasn't already been written. If you enjoy looking at art, give yourself plenty of time as the art is vast. Very eclectic and all for sale. Unfortunately, everything is too pricey for my purse, but worth checking out.

Thank Bobbie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Royal Academy of Arts is one of my favourite places in London. It always has superb exhibitions of art carefully displayed, but its also a lovely place to go for tea or a meal or to browse in its lovely shop. Set in a...More

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

Thank you so much for your kind review. I am so pleased you enjoyed Matisse exhibition; it is so colourful. Thank you for your continued support of the RA. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Many thanks, Kate

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Timothy Y
5 July 2017|
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Response from Peter P | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can buy them at the door.
Hannah C
13 March 2017|
Response from Kate T | Property representative |
Hi Hannah - really glad you enjoyed the show! We have two types of audio guide offer. Universal and optional. Universal is when the audio is included in the ticket price. We can only afford to do this once every tax... More
3 March 2017|
Response from Kate T | Property representative |
Hi, we have a free cloakroom but unfortunately space is limited. We cannot accept anything larger than 280 mm in width, 380 mm in height or 400 mm in depth. Hope this helps. Thanks, Kate