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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 yesterday via mobile

I love this place. I love this show. If you're into art, come and enjoy. Drag along friends and family who aren't and play 'guess how much' in the sumptuous Burlington house.

Thank princessadventure
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Clearly one of London's gems and one of the worlds great museums. I have visited for decades now and remember the wonderful Cubist exhibition in the 1980s that sparked my my love for modern art. This year I went to the American Expressionist exhibition which...More

Thank Douglas G
Reviewed 2 days ago

We came to the Summer Exhibition which was distinctly average this year, but it was the catering we were really appalled by. Outside is a coffee stall run by Peyton and Byrne. The coffee is fine, so long as you don't mind standing in a...More

Thank jill5302016
Reviewed 2 days ago

Yesterday we experienced the excellent Summer Exhibition which we enjoyed greatly. A huge diversity of artwork on show! Staff and facilities in the Academy brilliant. However our opinion was very different once outside looking forward to enjoying a coffee and cake outside in the courtyard...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I know that taste in Art is subjective and that the Academy needs to showcase new ideas rather than trotting out clichéd landscapes, but I found almost nothing to interest, uplift or inspire me. In fact I just felt confused and a bit cross with...More

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

Dear Ian, thank you for getting in touch and sharing your views. It's a shame you found the Summer Exhibition to be 'ugly'. I'm really pleased to hear that you have enjoyed previous shows at the RA though. I hope that you will be able...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We go just about every year, meet friends, browse and then have a late lunch together. The exhibition had some stunning pieces but we down-graded the rating to just four because there were two rooms closed; the RA did offer free tickets for another Summer...More

Thank crazymaddancer
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited the Summer Exhibition recently. We go most years but this year found it to be uninspiring. Art is very subjective and we spent time looking at all the exhibits. There were only a handful of artworks that we really liked. The most disappointing...More

Thank Bur88
Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm so sorry two of our rooms were closed during your visit. Now only one gallery is effected by our maintenance work. Nevertheless, I am really sorry that this impacted your visit. Please do contact me...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Most interesting exhibit was the bust of Amy Winehouse made of beads. Incredible piece, eye catching and very endearing. The Yinka exhibit in the Courtyard was good but very disappointed with the staircase. Didn't portray any inspiration. However, the 2015 staircase was so amazing that...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

As an amateur artist I was looking forward to the Summer Exhibition. I have an open mind and don't want art as you see it, but I have to say that there were many crazy uninspiring pictures that I could not see why they were...More

2  Thank fudgegudge
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place - always has some of the best touring exhibitions. A recent memorable one was the Ai Weiwei a couple of years ago. Great building - helpful staff - nice restaurant with good food. If visiting you will need a good few hours...More

Thank PatriciaDE24
Kate T, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Academy of Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Patricia - thank you for your kind review. I loved the Ai Weiwei exhibition too; I thought it was very powerful. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you again. 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.
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Hannah C
13 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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3 March 2017|
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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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