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Royal Academy of ArtsLord Burlington's spectacular London palace is home to the Royal Academy of Arts, a set of galleries that houses the country's premier art school and a brilliantly curated program of exhibitions. There's always something new to enjoy at the Royal Academy. The programme of exhibitions is constantly changing and shows are presented in some of Europe's most magnificent galleries. Perhaps the most celebrated show of recent years was Saatchi's 'Sensation!', but exhibitions include everything from recent fashion and photography retrospectives to much broader collections of post-18th century art, and immaculately researched explorations of historical cultures. Their Summer Exhibition is a wonderful mish-mash of artists - from established artists to those just starting out - media and styles. The Academy is also the venue of choice for collections celebrating the life and works of recently deceased artists.

 

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Royal Academy Summer ExhibitionRoyal Academy Summer ExhibitionRoyal Academy Summer ExhibitionAnyone can submit to the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition which gives it a wonderful element of surprise. Over 12,000 pieces are sifted through from relative unknowns to famous artists and members of the RA. The fun part for visitors is choosing a favourite and, with the majority of works on sale at varying price ranges, you can even buy one if yo2016-07-29T00:00:00+01002016-08-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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PRICING  £12 (Adults), £13.50 (Adults with donation), £10 (Concessions), Free (Under 16s)
DATES  13th June to 21st August 2016
Anyone can submit to the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition which gives it a wonderful element of surprise. Over 12,000 pieces are sifted through from relative unknowns to famous artists and members of the RA. The fun part for visitors is choosing a favourite and, with the majority of works on sale at varying price ranges, you can even buy one if yo... More about this event
 
Royal Academy Of Arts: Summer Exhibition 2016Royal Academy Of Arts: Summer Exhibition 2016Works in a variety of media and genres by emerging and established contemporary artists. Curator Richard Wilson RA explores the theme of artistic duos and has also invited Turkish filmmaker and artist Kutlug Ataman to display a major work. Sculptor Ron Arad RA contributes a site-specific installation.2016-07-29T10:00:00+01002016-08-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Royal Academy Of Arts: Summer Exhibition 2016
David Hockney RA: 79 Portraits and 2 Still LifesDavid Hockney RA: 79 Portraits and 2 Still LifesDavid Hockney RA: 79 Portraits and 2 Still Lifes In 2012 David Hockney's A Bigger Picture filled the Royal Academy of Arts with vast landscapes in the year London hosted the Olympics. Now, a mere four years later, those "overblown" (Evening Standard) landscapes have been set aside for more intimate portraits. Hockney, who once said he prefers to only paint people he knows, has been working2016-07-29T00:00:00+01002016-10-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
PRICING  £11.50 (Adults), Concessions available, Free (Under 16s)
DATES  2nd July to 2nd October 2016
In 2012 David Hockney's A Bigger Picture filled the Royal Academy of Arts with vast landscapes in the year London hosted the Olympics. Now, a mere four years later, those "overblown" (Evening Standard) landscapes have been set aside for more intimate portraits. Hockney, who once said he prefers to only paint people he knows, has been working... More about this event
 
Abstract ExpressionismAbstract ExpressionismAbstract Expressionism Modern art scholars, be prepared to leave your preconceptions at the door. This autumn exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art challenges preconceptions about Abstract Expressionism arguing that it was not unified, its roots go back further than you'd think and it wasn't all about painting. Using major works by the New York School, where2016-09-24T00:00:00+01002017-01-02T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
PRICING  £16.50 (Adults), £15 (without donation), Concessions available, Free (Under 16s)
DATES  24th September 2016 to 2nd January 2017
Modern art scholars, be prepared to leave your preconceptions at the door. This autumn exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art challenges preconceptions about Abstract Expressionism arguing that it was not unified, its roots go back further than you'd think and it wasn't all about painting. Using major works by the New York School, where... More about this event
 
Intrigue: James Ensor by Luc TuymansIntrigue: James Ensor by Luc TuymansIntrigue: James Ensor by Luc Tuymans At the end of 2016, the Royal Academy of Arts brings you the work of James Ensor in an exhibition curated by fellow Belgian artist Luc Tuymans. Held in the Sackler Wing, the display shows Ensor as an innovator and an outsider who rebelled against the conservative art teachings of the late 19th century academy in Brussels. Influential in the 2016-10-27T00:00:00+01002017-01-29T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
PRICING  £11.50 (Adults), £10 (without donation), Concessions available, Free (Under 16s)
DATES  27th October 2016 to 29th January 2017
At the end of 2016, the Royal Academy of Arts brings you the work of James Ensor in an exhibition curated by fellow Belgian artist Luc Tuymans. Held in the Sackler Wing, the display shows Ensor as an innovator and an outsider who rebelled against the conservative art teachings of the late 19th century academy in Brussels. Influential in the ... More about this event
 
 

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Cavendish London Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £113  28% off
81 Jermyn Street, SW1Y | 3 minutes from Royal Academy of Arts
Situated on prestigious Jermyn Street, in the heart of Piccadilly, the 4 star deluxe Cavendish Hotel is perfectly located for London's theatres, shops and arts. It ... More
 
 
 
Le Meridien Piccadilly
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £147  28% off
21 Piccadilly, W1J | 3 minutes from Royal Academy of Arts
A hotel that is distinctly in the old English style, with magnificent antique décor, staff who are attentive, discreet, and ever so polite and, most importantly, ... More
 
 
 
Cafe Royal Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £210  29% off
68 Regent Street, W1B | 3 minutes from Royal Academy of Arts
Café Royal is a 160-bedroom 5-star luxury hotel on Regent Street, in London's city centre overlooking Piccadilly Circus. The hotel has conference facilities, a cafe, bar ... More
 
 
 
 
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Colnaghi Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
15 Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Royal Academy of Arts
Among the first galleries to be established in Europe, Colnaghi specialises in Old Master paintings and drawings from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Its clients ... More
 
 
 
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Pace Gallery London
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
6 Burlington Gardens, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Royal Academy of Arts
New York art gallery Pace opens its second London space at 6 Burlington Gardens on 4th October 2012, a 9,000 square foot space in the presitgious ... More
 
 
 
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Halcyon Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
29 New Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Royal Academy of Arts
Situated in the heart of Mayfair, Halcyon Gallery is one of Europe's leading art galleries, representing some of the finest contemporary painters and sculptors working today. ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Institution of Great Britain
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
21 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 2 minutes from Royal Academy of Arts
Best known for its annual televised Christmas lectures, the RI is one of Britain's most famous science institutions and the place where famous scientists such as ... More
 
 
 
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Piccadilly Circus
London > Attractions > Sights
Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1J | 5 minutes from Royal Academy of Arts
Right in the middle of the West End, Piccadilly Circus isn't a circus at all, but an enormous road junction where Piccadilly itself Regent Street, Shaftesbury ... More
 
 
 
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Spencer House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
27 St James's Place, St James's, London SW1A | 5 minutes from Royal Academy of Arts
Spencer family's 18th London residence. The ancestral home of Diana, Princess of Wales, the Spencer family hasn’t lived in this, their London residence, since 1926. Following ... More
 
 
 
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Jersey Boys
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th March 2014 to 16th April 2017
Piccadilly Theatre, 16 Denman Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Royal Academy of Arts
Jersey Boys at the Piccadilly Theatre is the tale of four blue collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks who went on to become ...More
 
 
 
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The Go-Between
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th May to 15th October 2016
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 6 minutes from Royal Academy of Arts
The Olivier and Tony Award-winning Michael Crawford returns to the West End in 2016 to star in The Go-Between at the Apollo Theatre. Directed by Roger ...More
 
 
 
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Peter Pan Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th October 2016 to 29th January 2017
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 6 minutes from Royal Academy of Arts
After a successful run in 2015, Peter Pan Goes Wrong returns to the Apollo Theatre this October. The production by Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play ...More
 
 
 
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Criterion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 5 minutes from Royal Academy of Arts
The tiny entrance of the Criterion Theatre is almost invisible among the massive advertisements, traffic and crowds of Piccadilly Circus. To ignore it, however, is to ... More
 
 
 
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Picturehouse Central
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7-14 Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 6 minutes from Royal Academy of Arts
A vast and much needed improvement on the old Cineworld cinema in the Trocodero, Picturehouse Central opened in June 2015 and was treated to a full ... More
 
 
 
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Gielgud Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 7 minutes from Royal Academy of Arts
From the outside, the Gielgud Theatre is an impressive sight, towering four storeys over Shaftesbury Avenue, its height further emphasized by the turret on top. The ... More
 
 
 
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Manolo Blahnik
London > Shopping > Shoes
Burlington Arcade, W1J | 1 minute from Royal Academy of Arts
More than 40 years after Manolo Blahnik opened his first store on Old Church Street in Chelsea, the ... More
 
 
 
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Penhaligon's
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
16-17 Burlington Arcade, Mayfair, London W1J | 1 minute from Royal Academy of Arts
130-year-old scent emporium with royal warrants. For a sweet-smelling, sensory overload, Penhaligon’s has to be the place to go. From the original Hammam Bouquet to the Winston ... More
 
 
 
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Prada
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
16-18 Old Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Royal Academy of Arts
One of the coolest, most stylish designer labels, Prada is fashion royalty. A favourite with the trend conscious who find everything here - from evening wear ... More
 
 
 
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The Restaurant at The Royal Academy of Arts
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Burlington House, Mayfair, London W1J | Same location as Royal Academy of Arts
The Restaurant at the Royal Academy of Arts is a restaurant and bar housed at the The Royal Academy of Arts, offering all day dining and ... More
 
 
 
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Sackville's
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
8a Sackville Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Royal Academy of Arts
Black truffles and posh burgers are primarily what Sackville's is all about. The Mayfair grill and bar is run by chef Wayne Dixon, former ... More
 
 
 
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Cecconi's
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
5A Burlington Gardens, Mayfair, London W1S | 1 minute from Royal Academy of Arts
Cecconi's is a wonderful Italian restaurant where you should eat at least once, even if it is just for tapas. A 2005 refurb means this institution ... More
 
 
 
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Regent Academy of Fine Arts
London > Education > Arts and Drama
153 Regent Street, Mayfair, London W1B | 3 minutes from Royal Academy of Arts
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London Institute of Technology and English
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sherwood Street, Soho, London W1F | 4 minutes from Royal Academy of Arts
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Royal College of Pathologists
London > Education > Professional Training
2 Carlton House Terrace, St James's, London SW1Y | 7 minutes from Royal Academy of Arts
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May Fair Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
May Fair Hotel, Stratton Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 4 minutes from Royal Academy of Arts
The subterranean spa within the luxury May Fair Hotel offers a compact gym, herbal sauna and a good size aromatic steam room as well ... More
 
 
 
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Catalyst Health and Fitness Ltd
London > Leisure > Fitness
30 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Royal Academy of Arts
Catalyst personal trainers are among the best in London. Get fit without doing yourself an injury, lose weight with a specially devised programme or build your ... More
 
 
 
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The Beauty Lounge
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
1 Kingly Court, Soho, London W1B | 4 minutes from Royal Academy of Arts
All therapists at The Beauty Lounge in Kingly Court work in the media, fashion and beauty industry so when you go for a make-up leseson you'll ... More
 
 
 
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The Only Running Footman
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
5 Charles Street, Mayfair, London W1J | 5 minutes from Royal Academy of Arts
One of two venues belonging to The Meredith Group who also run The Portman in Portman Village, The Only Running Footman is a popular pub, restaurant ... More
 
 
 
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Ye Grapes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
16 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J | 6 minutes from Royal Academy of Arts
Built in 1882 this gorgeous Victorian pub could be the perfect spot for a night out, if you can find it, that is. Very close to ... More
 
 
 
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The Reform Club
London > Nightlife > Pubs
104 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 6 minutes from Royal Academy of Arts
Located in the heart of London's traditional Clubland in Pall Mall, The Reform Club was founded in 1836 and was membership was initially restricted to those who ... More
 
 
 
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The Donovan Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Brown's Hotel, 33 Albermarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 2 minutes from Royal Academy of Arts
For those who like Gucci with their champagne, the Donovan Bar is an example of all the things a classy hotel bar ought to be. The ... More
 
 
 
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Mahiki
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
1 Dover Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1S | 2 minutes from Royal Academy of Arts
A favourite with young royals - Princes Harry and William, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie have been spotted here... all at the same time. And ... More
 
 
 
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Longitude 0°8
London > Nightlife > Bars
Le Meridien Piccadilly, 21 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J | 3 minutes from Royal Academy of Arts
The Le Meridien hotel's in-house bar, Longitude 0°8, is a stylish destination that uses music and lighting to offer a unique experience dependant on whether you ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Academy of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J | Same location as Royal Academy of Arts
Lord Burlington's spectacular London palace is home to the Royal Academy of Arts, a set of galleries that houses the country's premier art school and a ... More
 
 
 
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Dover Street Restaurant and Bar
London > Business > Venue Hire
8-10 Dover Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1S | 2 minutes from Royal Academy of Arts
This long established night spot in Mayfair's Dover Street has been providing Londoners with a sophisticated setting to enjoy food, drink and live entertainment for 30 ... More
 
 
 
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195 Piccadilly (BAFTA)
London > Business > Venue Hire
195 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 2 minutes from Royal Academy of Arts
The home of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is also available to hire for your own event. The iconic building at 195 ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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The Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake
Dance | Until 10th August 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Royal Academy Of Arts

Yuri Grigorovich's adaptation of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov's celebrated 1895 production, set to Tchaikovsky's score....More

Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Royal Academy Of Arts

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Foodie Events | Until 29th September 2016 

Balthazar 2 minutes walk from Royal Academy Of Arts

Plumped up lips made from sponge, chocolate torte as gel eyeliner, and rhubarb and ginger cream lined up like brush-on ...More

 
The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 21st January 2017 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from Royal Academy Of Arts

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Royal Academy Of Arts

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from Royal Academy Of Arts

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
Hobson's Choice
Hobson's Choice
Theatre | Until 10th September 2016 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from Royal Academy Of Arts

Marking the 100th anniversary of the first UK production of Harold Brighouse's classic comedy, Hobson's Choice comes to the Vaudeville ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from Royal Academy Of Arts

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Royal Academy Of Arts

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
Faith Healer
Theatre | Until 20th August 2016 

The Donmar Warehouse 3 minutes walk from Royal Academy Of Arts

Following her productions of Fathers and Sons and Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Lyndsey Turner returns to the ...More

 
 
 
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