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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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  • Average8%
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Burlington House Piccadilly | Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A friend and I went to the Royal Academy specifically to see the Dali Duchamp exhibition. The RA often has particular exhibitions, with timed entrance to ensure that there is no overcrowding. The exhibition itself was interesting, but appreciation of art is very subjective. One...More

Thank JayL17
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very Ambient atmosphere which some very lovely Classic Sculptures and characteristics around the Food area. Lots of Tasty Snacks to eat in or take away, all very Healthy and Gluten free available. They change their menu often so it's the best place to grab...More

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

Thank you for your kind review. We hope to see you again soon. Many thanks, Kate

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just walking into the building takes me through one of my favourite spots in London across from Fortum and Mason and through the shopping alleys. The RA always has something of interest. I remember awhile ago, standing in front of three huge Monet lilies that...More

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

Thank you for your kind review. I too remember standing in front of the waterlily triptych. A genuinely special moment! We hope you can visit again soon. Many thanks, Kate

Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to several exhibitions here over the years. Last visit was to see Jasper Johns. They have a very unique way of curating the exhibitions, and I always feel you get your money's worth. A must visit if you're in London.

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

Thank you Rhea! We look forward to seeing you again. Many thanks, Kate

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, wow, wow. A fabulous well curated exhibition. Another hit for the RA. Well done also on the wonderful new toilets - a pleasure to use.

Thank Jackie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a big Dali fan. His imagination, the details in his paintings, the light and the colour; the way he designs and constructs the scenes. I also believe that he is one of the greatest draughtsman. In this exhibition you can see: Cristo de...More

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

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous visit with our 2 teenagers. Our son has been fascinated with Dali’s work since being a small child so he was very excited about the event. We thought the way the pieces were presented was splendid. Our only disappointment was that it was rather...More

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"Privately supported"=very costly. What is most interesting about the Johns show is that it doesn't back away from showing the way he would take a potentially clever idea, and use it to create a dozen (or maybe a hundred) variations on the there--for instance, the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arrived to this impressive museum in order to visit the Dali+Duchamp exhibition, The entrance charge is very expensive and it allows entrance to only one of the exhibitions. The exhibition itself was small (3 average sized rooms), with not too many exhibits, most of...More

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

I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit. Please feel free to contact me on kate.topham@royalacademy.org.uk if you would like to speak further. I hope to hear from you. Many thanks, Kate

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even if you are in London as seldom as twice a year (as I am) I highly recommend a membership to the Royal Academy as their special exhibitions are typically phenomenally good. The Jasper Johns exhibition was particularly excellent. I have never been a huge...More

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Timothy Y
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Yes you can buy them at the door.
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Hannah C
13 March 2017|
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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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