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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
Mayfair
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of the best exhibitions we have ever been to so well done Royal Academy! The collection is amazing and to see so many greats under one roof was just incredible, it was busy and it was warm but we were patient and with the...More

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

Thank you for your kind review Sandy. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Just to let you know that we are shortly refurbishing our cafe spaces which will improve both comfort and queuing times. I trust this will improve your future visits. Many...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We managed to fit this in on the last day of the exhibition. As I understood the timed tickets were designed to allow comfort of viewing, I was a bit disappointed to find crushes at the start (I dislike crowds particularly in galleries or other...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I'm pleased that you enjoyed the show and that you liked the building. We do have timed ticketing and we do limit the number of tickets sold. It is however a difficult balance to get...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I used my ICOM Membership card to get in and this exhibit has renewed my faith in the future of museums! This is the reunion of the collection of Charles I of England (Yup, they lopped off his head!) after the "Sale of the Century"...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a timed ticket to see Charles I:King & Collector, however the viewing was far too over-subscribed - which should have been managed better, and it was extremely difficult to view anything. People were literally ramming into each other and step back into each...More

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

Thank you for getting in touch. I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy your experience. We do limit the number of tickets available (and for several days did not sell any more tickets other than returns on site). The exhibition was especially busy as the final...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Royal Academy of Arts on Piccadilly in London to view the exhibition of paintings from the collection of Charles I. Before his deposition and execution Charles I was one of the great collectors of fine art. He had a particular eye for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I totally agree with Owltree, this cafe is appalling! We had the misfortune to visit this cafe on Monday afternoon about 4pm. Having enjoyed a superb visit to the Charles 1 Exhibition we felt in need of a cup of tea so made our way...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great exhibits, super shop, easy access - wonderful clean and accessible lift needed by yours truly; not every gallery/museum has one.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to see the Premium show of the Academy school students. Fantastic work. Such a lovely place to visit, even if it's busy over Easter hols.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am astonished by the good reviews. Our visit on Tuesday of this week was a great letdown. We ran off the online menu, especially as my wife is gluten-intolerant. On arrival at 12.45 we found a different menu being shown, but in fact few...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I travelled down from Manchester last Saturday especially to see this exibition before it closed. I expected it to be very crowded and it was. A little bit of patience was all that was needed in order to see all the paintings. Previous reviewers have...More

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Laura P
10 March 2018|
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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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Response from Kate T | Property representative |
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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Spookssga
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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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