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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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Reviewed 11 February 2012

David Hockney's Yorkshire landscapes will take your breath away - the scale and sheer exuberance of these paintings have to be seen

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Reviewed 11 February 2012

Apart from the temporary exhibitions, there's an interesting permanent collection. I'd recommend joining the free guided tour around the academy. Don't miss the hidden gem of Michaelangelo on the top floor!

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Reviewed 11 February 2012

What a wonderful exhibition. Room after room of his joyful, bright paintings celebrating the beauty of landscape. Most of the works are of the Yorkshire countryside, painted in recent years but there are also some from his time in the US as well as some...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2012

A superb collection of Hockney's best works. Such a wide range of creative talent fom charcoal thro water colour, oils, collage, photography to moving images in digital media. I was particulary impressed with the water colours and the charcoal drawings. SO NICE TO SEE the...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2012

The Hockney exhibit is a worth seeing. The painting of the english countryside, the pictures done through the seasons, and the overall collection done for the purpose of the exhibit make it very interesting. The smaller rooms , and themes per room make for a...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2012

I went to see the exhibit by David Hockney: A Bigger Picture. It was wonderful. I purchased my ticket at the door. However for future events I will buy them online. There were three lines at the entrance: Friends of the RA, online ticket holders...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2012

Snobby, very busy, and overpriced. Great location though.

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Reviewed 6 February 2012

Went to view the latest wonderful exhibition at the RA, David Hockney. What a treat was in store! The sheer genius of the man, now in his 70's and certainly still in his prime, is awe inspiring. His drawing techniques are as refreshing and as...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2012

At the moment the RA is showing a fantastic exhibition by the great and heroic David Hockney. The last exhibition before Hockney was Degas a master of drawing. A small scale but fascinating recent exhibition concerned Soviet architecture in the 1920's. Every year the RA...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2012

I was taken to see the Hockney Exhibition by a colleague and was very pleasantly surprised. Yes the RA was busy and it was cold but all worth the while to see the great works. I will return!

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Laura P
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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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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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