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From its foundation in 1768 the Royal Academy of Arts has provided a voice for art and artists. We are an independent charity led by eminent artists and architects—the Royal Academicians—and we pursue our mission through exhibitions, education and debate.
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Meet at Canary Wharf Station
Friends enjoy a fascinating walking tour of the Canary Wharf site, exploring the unique buildings designed for the area by some of the world’s leading architects and designers.
£24. Friends only.
4 Grosvenor Square, W1
This exclusive tour for Friends explores the Italian Embassy’s architecture and fine collection of furniture, tapestries and paintings.
£35. Friends only.
106 Pall Mall, SW1
By special arrangement, we tour the Travellers Club in Pall Mall, designed by Charles Barry RA in 1829.
£26. Friends only.
Friends have an opportunity to privately tour Mansion House, one of the grandest surviving Georgian town palaces in London.
Friends of the RA can enjoy exclusive access to ‘Rubens and His Legacy’, before it opens to the public.
Serle St, WC2
Our popular private walking tour of Lincoln’s Inn includes visiting the impressive Old Hall, the Chapel and the Great Hall.
£23. Friends only.
Ranelagh Gardens, SW6
Bordering the Thames in Fulham and set in 42 acres of magnificent grounds, The Hurlingham Club is a green oasis of tradition and international prominence.
£28. Friends only.
Sussex and Tudeley
Standen is a charming Arts and Crafts home built by Philip Webb in the 1890s, which showcases the wallpapers and textiles of his close friend William Morris.
£86. Friends only.
Friends privately tour Dorich House, a fascinating example of 1930s modernism that was the home of Estonian sculptor Dora Gordine.
£45. Friends only.
17 Gough Square, EC4
At this curator-led evening event, Friends enjoy a private visit to Dr Johnson’s house, one of the few residential houses of its age that survives in the City of London.
We privately tour the London home of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Lambeth Palace, with its 13th century vaulted crypt and Tudor gatehouse.
£29. Friends only.
Friends of the RA can enjoy exclusive access to the galleries in this late night opening of ‘Rubens and His Legacy".
Friends privately tour the Cutlers’ Company, one of the most ancient City of London livery companies, receiving its first Royal Charter from Henry V in 1416.
£30. Friends only.
Reynolds Room, RA
The Public Catalogue Foundation was set up in 2003 to catalogue every oil painting in public ownership in the UK. This unique and ambitious project involved visiting over 3,000 collections across the country.
£15. Friends only.
Highgate West Cemetery
We return to Highgate Cemetery for a guided tour of the private west section, which includes the atmospheric Lebanon Circle Vaults, Egyptian Avenue and Terrace Catacombs.
Friends enjoy a guided-walking tour of the medieval and historic architecture of the city and, after lunch, a tour of the magnificent St Albans Cathedral.
£78. Friends only.
At this curator led evening event, Friends will enjoy a private visit to Dr Johnson’s house, one of the few residential houses of its age that survives in the City of London.
Friends privately tour this impressive castle, built by William the Conqueror to dominate the Welland Valley.
Fine Rooms, Royal Academy of Arts
Join us for an evening drinks reception and private view of ‘Rubens and His Legacy’ followed by a chamber-music recital featuring musicians from the Philharmonia Orchestra.
£45 / £22. Friends Only.
Friends privately tour Woburn Abbey in advance of its open season.
£95. Friends only.
Friends privately tour Charleston, the rural meeting place of the Bloomsbury Group, and visit Berwick Church.
£76. Friends only.
Friends of the RA can enjoy exclusive access to the galleries in this early morning opening of ‘Rubens and His Legacy’.
On this exclusive private two-day tour, Friends will visit a selection of the most magnificent buildings in Sussex.
£435 per person based on two sharing.