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Royal Academy of Arts, London

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An independent academy run by artists and architects, Royal Academy of Arts is one of the world's foremost art schools. It is also one of the oldest art schools in Britain and houses a collection of important books, archives, and works of art. Many of these are archived online for free viewing. The most prized piece in the collection is Michelangelo's Taddei Tondo, which is on display in the Sackler Wing on the gallery level. This gallery, as well as other portions of the academy, are open to the public. In fact, the academy gallery spans two city blocks and, as of 2015, the Piccadilly and Burlington Gardens locations will be joined. Review ticketing options and book tickets online, where you'll see discounts and get updates on the latest exhibitions. Make Royal Academy of Arts a centerpiece of your London vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our London family vacation planner.
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  • Never been to the Summer Exhibition before and expected a mixed bag and that exactly what I got. There was the fantastic, the odd and the down right bizarre all in equal measure. If you've never been ...  more »
  • We visited the Summer exhibition and found it to be a well organised well curated and light hearted event in beautiful surroundings. Well informed and helpful staff enhanced our experience. The only d...  more »
  • I attended the America After The Fall exhibition during the late opening on a Friday evening. It was busy, but not too busy with ample space to get up close to the wonderful paintings. A highlight was...  more »
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  • Very nice structure with large rooms displaying the the frames. I went for the Russian Revolution exhibition – which was a good immersion into this part of the history. The price is a little bit bitter: paid £18. But I do recommend visiting, just the place itself is nice.
  • Nice gallery in lovely Burlington House. Lots of rooms with tonnes to see - loads of places to eat nearby and good transport links. Had a great couple of hours looking at the Soviet exhibition. I would always plan to be there for two hours if I were you.
  • Beautiful building with its own piazza, came here to see America after the fall a fine exhibition with post 1930's classics including American Gothic and a night at the movies by Ed Hopper glad I got to see these in person
  • Amazing range of Art! Great atmosphere and space.
  • Breathtaking Summer Exhibition. Gets better every year.