The Royal Academy of Arts
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Located on Piccadilly is The Royal Academy of Arts, and if you’re headed to London, it’s a stop you’ll definitely want to make. This historic institution was established in 1768, and it’s no surprise that it’s lasted so long considering how big of an impact it’s had and how much of a difference it makes, not just to artists, but to others as well. If the idea of visiting The Royal Academy of Arts intrigues you, check out some of the following information so you can start planning your trip.
There are talks, workshops, tours, and a whole variety of events that you can attend at The Royal Academy of Arts. Events do book up, so you’ll want to make sure that you book a reservation if it is possible although there are events that are free where no booking is necessary. Feel free to check out the schedule on their website so you can make the appropriate arrangements.
If it’s seeing an exhibition that you desire, then you’ll have no problem finding something you’ll love at The Royal Academy of Arts. For example, the Abstract Expressionism exhibition runs until January 2, 2017, “Intrigue: James Ensor by Luc Tuymans” runs until January 29, and “Olwyn Bowey RA Academicians in Focus” runs until March 27. Before attending an exhibition, consider reading the information about it as well as the artist on The Royal Academy of Arts website.
So what happens if you get hungry while you’re visiting The Royal Academy of Arts? Have no fear, because you have three options from which you can choose. There’s the RA Grand Cafe and The Keeper’s House, as well as The Courtyard Cafe which is only open in summer. All options are ideal whether you’re with family, friends, on a date, or you’re having some “me” time and you could use some wonderful art and delicious food on your own.
If you’re looking for some interesting and unique gift ideas for yourself or someone else, check out the Shop on The Royal Academy of Arts website. You can find a variety of items ranging from scarves and bags to prints and cards. You can also stop by The Royal Academy Shop on site which is open starting at 10 am.
The Royal Academy of Arts is open every day of the week so you have plenty of opportunities to visit. Friday they’re open 10 am to 10 pm, and all the other days they’re open 10 am to 6 pm. If you’re a Friend of the RA, admission for yourself and a guest are free. Discounts are available for some, but an ID may be required. If you’d rather not drive to visit, you can also walk, ride your bike, or take public transportation as it’s easily accessible in the area.
Ready to book your trip to The Royal Academy of Arts? Make sure you make your reservations as soon as possible. Additionally, it’s best that you double check the hours and days they’ll be open in case of closures for a major holiday or a change of hours.