Ideally located for visitors, and known for hosting some of the world's must-see exhibitions, the Royal Academy of Arts is one of London's top attractions and an integral part of the UK's artistic heritage. Exhibitions cover everything from ancient to contemporary art. The annual Summer Exhibition is a highlight of every art-lovers calendar. Combine with dining and shopping options for an ideal day out. Group discounts, private tours and packages are available. Photos: Fraser Marr, Benedict Johnson, Roy Matthews
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking nearby
- Fully accessible
- Facilities: Large-print guides/labels, sign language, audio guides, tours, parking
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, daily 10-6. Late night opening Fri 10am-10pm. Closed 24-26 Dec
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About the area
The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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