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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.
Lambeth Palace Road, SE1
Friends visit Lambeth Palace, the London home of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
£25. Friends only.
Join us for our inaugural tour of ‘The Rag’ (as the Army and Navy Club is affectionately called), which was founded in 1837.
£28. Friends only.
Built in 1583, Breamore is an Elizabethan manor house that has changed very little over the past four hundred years.
£78. Friends only.
Our walking tour of the area around Oxford Circus features a number of architectural gems, such as All Saints Church, a Grade 1 listed Robert Adam townhouse and The Langham, London’s first ‘grand hotel’.
£26. Friends Only.
Foster Lane, EC2V
Led by the librarians at Goldsmiths’ Hall, Friends enjoy an exclusive private visit to this historic livery hall, designed by Philip Hardwick RA.
Considered by many to be the most magnificent of our medieval cathedrals, Ely was founded as an abbey by St Etheldreda in 673 CE and established as a cathedral in 1109.
£75. Friends only.
Our walking tour of Spitalfields is led by Charlie de Wet, Chair of the Huguenots of Spitalfields charity.
£30. Friends only.
The Strand, WC2A
Friends can enjoy this guided tour of the Royal Courts of Justice, which are amongst the last major Victorian Gothic Revival buildings in London, and now home to the High Court and Court of Appeal.
£25. Friends Only
The Cut, Waterloo, SE1
Led by the Stage Door Keeper, Friends have the opportunity to enjoy a unique backstage tour of The Old Vic, which covers the public areas such as the foyer, auditorium and upper circle, and also the stage door and stage itself.
£27. Friends only.
Upper Thames Street, EC4
Granted Royal Charter in 1364, the Vintners’ Company is one of the twelve Great Livery Companies and for centuries has been known for its involvement in the importation, regulation and sale of wine.
£26. Friends only.
Main Galleries, Burlington House
Friends of the RA can enjoy exclusive access to the galleries in this late night opening of 'Anselm Kiefer'.
The Sackler Wing, Burlington House
Friends of the RA can enjoy exclusive access to the galleries in this late night opening of Giovanni Battista Moroni.
Join us for a rare opportunity to privately tour this wonderful building with the Savile Club’s Secretary.
St Paul’s Cathedral, EC4
Friends privately tour the Triforium of St Paul’s, and visit places not normally seen by the public.
£36. Friends only.
By kind invitation, we enjoy a private tour of Dorney Court, one of the finest examples of a Tudor manor house in England.
£50. Friends only.
Rosebery Ave, EC1R
Friends tour the internationally renowned performing arts institution Sadler’s Wells with the theatre’s Technical Director.
£23 (including coffee)
Royal Academy of Arts / St James's Church
Please join us for our Friends’ annual Christmas celebrations with a drinks and mince pies reception in the John Madejski Fine Rooms, followed by a candlelit carol service at St James’s Church, Piccadilly.
£27. Concert only £17.