ROYAL ACADEMY OF THE ARTS
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London
Mon – Thurs, Sat – Sun: 10am – 6pm
Fri: 10am – 10pm
The renaissance-style building was originally built in 1664 to house noble scientific societies. Today, the “RA” is a beloved public art gallery. The permanent collection boasts masterpieces by the likes of Turner and Gainsborough, while the annual Summer Exhibition celebrates the best contemporary art offerings and draws large crowds.