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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Burlington House Piccadilly | Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A fantastic exhibition! To see Jasper Johns' work in such numbers is a real rarity and the RA really opens up your mind to his work. Its fantastic to not only see the iconic early pieces but also hear about the more recent works. The...More

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous setting and beautifully curated exhibitions. Went this week to see Matisse which combined the beauty of his work with providing insight in to the influences on his work. Wheelchair friendly.

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Jasper Johns not known by too many of 20th century art lovers, this exhibition is an eye opener. So well presented with references to a small number of friends and many influences in art technique, this is a must see! The free audio guide is...More

Thank pammhall
Kate T, Public Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

As an attraction and culture, its terrific. If you want refreshments, then I suggest finding somewhere else. Apart from needing to sell a masterpiece to afford just a pot of tea, the said refreshment is anything but. Fighting to find somewhere to sit is one...More

Thank bambinoimages
Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the RA. I'm pleased you enjoyed your trip overall but was sorry to hear about your experience in the cafe. I will pass on your feedback to the catering team. Thank you for getting...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Struck lucky as the Dali/Deuchamp opened on the day of visit. Also saw Matisse and Jasper Johns. All very well curated and good notes to help you get more from the visit. The audio guide for Jasper Johns was excellent. Great building. Helpful staff.

Thank Stephen D
Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Stephen, thank you for your kind review. Glad you enjoyed the shows. We look forward to seeing you again. Many thanks, Kate

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were fortunate to have a private tour of this exhibition and it was incredible to add the curation to the pieces. (Loved the detail like his fluffy slippers!) I would definitely recommend this venue to explore if you have even half an hour to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Jasper Johns is the current big hitting exhibition at the RA which is really on a role with a series of major important exhibitions. Johns has been one of my favourite artists since I saw an exhibition at The Serpentine in the mid 1970s....More

Thank LondonMagicDougal
Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review. I'm really pleased to hear you enjoyed the shows. I will however pass on your feedback regarding the interpretative content. I hope you are able to visit us again. Many thanks for sharing your views, Kate

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place deserves your support. It is an independent, privately funded institution led by eminent artists and architects; its purpose is to promote the creation, enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions, education and debate. Recommended

Thank Ultron-8
Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This exhibition shows Matisse's work in their environment, and as far as that goes, it's fine. I would have expected, however, to see more paintings, so it was rather disappointing. Ticket holders can see also "Second Nature: the Art of Charles Tunnicliffe". I knew nothing...More

Thank mym27
Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the Matisse show. The exhibition is about Matisse's paintings but also the objects that inspired his work; as such the show has a combination of paintings, drawings and objects. I'm sorry the show...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking forward to this so much but started off badly with the dreadful cake and coffee in the courtyard. Timed tickets didn't seem to make a difference. Too busy to comfortably see the exhibition. Very disappointingMore

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the RA. I'm sorry to hear to were so disappointed. I will pass on your comments regarding the coffee and cake. I'm also sorry to hear that you found Matisse to be too busy....More

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Timothy Y
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Response from Peter P | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can buy them at the door.
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Hannah C
14 March 2017|
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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
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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
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