|Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1
Nearest Tube: Green Park
|The prestigious Royal Academy of Arts first opened in 1768 and since then it has had numerous well-known members, including Gainsborough, Reynolds, Turner and Constable.|
Not only does the Academy hold traditional art exhibitions, but it also holds an annual Summer Exhibition when thousands of works by both artists and the general public are put on display. This is a tradition that goes back over 200 years. The quality of work varies enormously and it can be good fun to go and see what is on display this year.
The Academy has been housed in its current building since 1837 which, as well as housing the Arts, is also home to the Royal Astronomical Society, the Antiquaries Society and the Chemical, Geological and Botanical Societies.
The Royal Academy of Arts is open daily from 10am-6pm. Admission varies according to the current exhibition. There is a cafeteria and gift shop available.
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