Royal Academy of Arts

The exterior of the Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House with blue sky in the background and a statue of Sir Joshua Reynolds in the foreground.
Burlington House facade. Photo: Fraser Marr. Image courtesy of the Royal Academy of Arts.
Head to Burlington House on Piccadilly to discover contemporary and classic masterpieces at the Royal Academy of Arts.


Explore free displays and top exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts on Piccadilly.

The Royal Academy was founded in 1768 by artists and architects and is still dedicated to their original aim of promoting the appreciation, understanding and practice of art in all its forms.

What can I see at the Royal Academy of Arts?

Enjoy some of the finest temporary and touring art exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts, from ancient sculpture to contemporary masterpieces. The Academy’s permanent collection spans 250 years of British Art with works from the likes of John Constable, J.M.W. Turner and David Hockney. It is also home to the annual Summer Exhibition.

What is the Summer Exhibition?

The Summer Exhibition is the world’s oldest open submission exhibition where anyone can enter their work to be considered for inclusion. Works from emerging artists sit alongside pieces from established names with former exhibitions including new works from artists such as Tracy Emin and Bruce Nauman.

Where is the Royal Academy of Arts?

The Royal Academy of Arts is located at Burlington House on Piccadilly in west London.

How do I get to the Royal Academy of Arts?

The closest tube stations to Burlington House are Piccadilly Circus and Green Park Underground stations. There is also an entrance in Burlington Gardens which is within half a mile of Oxford Circus and Bond Street Underground stations.

Opening Times

Ticket prices variable depending on exhibition.

Opening Times

10:00 - 18:00 every day except Friday (last admission to galleries 17.30pm)

10:00 - 22:00 Friday (last admission to galleries 21.30pm)

Venue Details & Map

Royal Academy of Arts

Burlington House
+44 (0)20 7300 8000
Public transport:
Tube: Piccadilly Circus/Green Park, Train: Victoria. Piccadilly Circus: walk down Piccadilly towards Green Park. The Royal Academy is opposite Fortnum & Masons.

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