The Royal Academy of Arts has a unique position in being an independent, privately funded institution led by eminent artists and architects whose purpose is to promote the creation, enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions, education and debate.
Great exhibition space in the heart of London. Puts on great shows, but you also pay the price.
Amazing architecture! And spectacular exhibitions. Definitely recommended for art lovers
Ai wei wei is a must do!
If you are in London during summer, please do visit here for its Summer Exhibition.
Tourists: Space for luggage is limited (first come, first serve), but wardrobe and storage are free of charge.
A must visit every time I'm in London. The current Ai Wei Wei retrospective is illuminating-both the artist and his art.
Wifi is available at this museum, as is great coffee and guided tours
Become a Friend of the RA! So many perks. Oh yeah, Ai Weiwei hangs out here a lot. Look out!
Becoming a friend gives free wifi access
A kickers tarter campaign has just raised 132,000 to bring a new courtyard piece this September yay
Debatable how good to the eye what you'll see will be. But you gotta try ;)
Summer exhibit was very enjoyable and a great way to spend an afternoon!
Don't miss the summer exhibition! So quirky and English.
The summer exhibition is always worth a visit!
Always at least one exhibition to see. Don't forget about the Burlington Gardens space, behind the building.
Have coffee in the courtyard on a sunny day!
If you need a toilet in the neighborhood it's free to enter and they are to the left of the main stairs.
Fabulous Rubens exhibition currently, portraying the iconic Master's art & his legacy from Van Dyck to Cézanne.
Great art and architecture exhibitions. visit the cafe as well great atmosphere
Become a friend because events are then free and the friends' catering is excellent
Love their cafe/restaurant Very chilled atmosphere with good selection of drinks & cakes. Try the cranberry, apple, cucumber cooler.
Great Anselm Kiefer exhibition. Free cloakroom.
Anselm Kiefer's exhibit runs till December. A must see! What a treat. Highly recommended!
Dennis Hopper photography exhibit
Might become one of 'my' museums in London for its contemporary exhibits. Enjoyed the summer exhibition
Really loved the #summer #exhibition
The summer exhibition is amazing!!!
Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined 25 January — 6 April 2014 In the Main Galleries
If you are some type of art student in London and need to visit lots they have half price on membership which means you can go to anything there for a year for free and bring a guest for free too
Sensing spaces: interesting exhibition on architecture
Went for the Mexico exhibition. Definitely need to go back for everything else.
Very good but short
Summer Exhibition 2013 well worth the effort!
Be careful when leaving art for exhibitions as W ereceived ours back damaged and they did not care
they have some good exhibitions here - an easy stroll from Piccadilly Circus - afterwards you can relax in Green Park, further down the road
Fantastic Alexander Calder show on ATM
Great exhibition on Manet. Audioguide technology sucks. You're not supposed to touch the screen although it's a touchscreen w Android app.Stops working if you do accidentally which inevitably happenes
The Manet exhibit is open till midnight, until April 14th 2013
Check out 'Manet: Portraying Life' that "brings together works from across Europe, Asia and the USA." (Courtesy of the Royal Academy)
Spelt Manet with an O. Idiots.
Check out Eva Gonzales in the Manet exhibition. Looks like Sonja Jackson
Manet exhibition - go there!! xoxo :D
Have a bite in the forecourt
The Nicholas Hawksmoor exhibit is wonderful, capturing the famous architect’s life with a series of pictures, quotes, and work from the artist himself. We highly recommend it.
so many nice exhibition here