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Royal Academy of Arts

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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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Reviewed yesterday

Good value with excellent choice of cakes and beverages. Friendly efficient staff and lovely surroundings.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This exhibition might be great. Who knows? It was so crowded it was impossible to view the pictures comfortably. What is the point of expensive TIMED tickets if too many people are allowed in

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nickpickstick
Reviewed 2 days ago

Travelled up from Gloucestershire for the day specifically to see the Renzo Piano exhibition (excellent!). Managed to spend the entire day in Burlington House! I started the morning with two tours led by by two very knowledgeable lady guides (cant remember their names: my visit...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tastingman
Reviewed 3 days ago

Charming place, located in the city center, always fun to enter, high class exhibitions. Historical structure, not large exhibitions and always the most interesting, now on Klimt/ Schiele, very special a must see exhibtion, great opportunity to see Schiele drawing which are less known as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Orna K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Apart from the fact that the building itself is lovely - even more so after last year's additions - there were some excellent free collections to admire. I particularly enjoyed seeing the Turner and the Constable paintings that featured in the film 'Mr Turner' reunited...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Terry J
Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Terry - thank you for your lovely review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your visit. On 18 Jan our next free display opens in the Tennant Gallery. Titled 'The Anatomy Professor' it details the teaching of anatomy to the students at the RA schools....More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Whilst visiting a friend in London I noticed Schiele’s work was on display at this venue. I’ve had no reason to visit before, but I will definitely return. The staff were so helpful and the venue was stunning, not to mention the exhibition, it was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Poppy. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Many thanks, Kate.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Fantastic opportunity to view the sketches and drawings of some of Austria's great artists. Highly recommend it. You do need to book tickets with a time slot to see this exhibition

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SimonB775
Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review. I'm glad that you enjoyed the opportunity to see our Klimt Schiele exhibition. I hope that you will be able to come again and see one of our future shows. Many thanks, Kate

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just to see the interior courtyard is worth the trip but there’s so much more. We saw the Turner and Constable paintings today and the red barn/ house display from nyc in the courtyard as the lights of evening were turned on. Loved it!!!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Adequate if you have not seen what is on offer by these two fantastic artists in Vienna. If you have seen their work at the Albertina, Leopold or Belvedere in Vienna - why bother ! A bit of a let down. By the way the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed my first visit in August. The gallery was installed with thought provoking pieces with a hint of political satire that mimicked the ongoing political climate. This time round has put me off completely. Uninspiring sculptures and models. Juvenile paintings and sketches, Almost as if...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from zerobubble | Reviewed this property |
Mobile is fine
August 15, 2018|
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Response from Mark_Elliott | Reviewed this property |
Bang on opening time is usually quiet. Also, somewhat perversely, lunch time. But with mobility issues I'd think opening time is your best bet.
July 6, 2018|
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On the Friends of the Royal Academy web site you can purchase a gift membership.