Royal Academy

Listique’s Recommendation

There are certain places that always take our breath away upon visiting, even when we have visited numerous times before. The Royal Academy is such a place. A true artistic institution with a world-class exhibition programme, we have become accustomed to seeing new sides of even the most familiar artists in these halls. Somehow artists seem ‘fuller’ when they are exhibited here. Although this could be the effect of the beautiful Georgian architecture, we’re sure that expert curators, who are determined to ‘open up’ artists, are mostly to thank for this effect.



About Royal Academy

Founded by King George III and 40 artists and architects in 1768, The Royal Academy has been exhibiting art and promoting artistic debate for over two and a half centuries in Burlington House in Piccadilly. From ancient sculptures to modern masterpiece, the Academy features exhibitions from across the full spectrum of artistic creativity. The academy is also home to Britain’s longest established art schools. Never content to rest on its laurels, the Academy has recently expanded with new spots to eat, drink and shop, as well as new ‘free to view’ exhibiting space. There is something for everyone at the Academy; there are talks especially designed for younger visitors and even a private members club, The Academician’s Room, which hosts parties, film screenings and interviews. The Royal Academy is an artistic institution unrivalled in its heritage and contribution to British art. To walk through its galleries is to walk through a dynamic, changing environment firmly at the centre of the art world.


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Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD

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