Spanning two historic sites in central London, the Royal Academy of Arts is based in Burlington House on Piccadilly and at Burlington Gardens, immediately behind the Piccadilly galleries.
Please note: at the present time, it is not possible to access Burlington Gardens directly from Burlington House and vice versa. To get from one site to the other, you need to use Old Bond Street, the Burlington Arcade or Sackville Street.
Our two sites will be linked as part of a major transformation of the Royal Academy scheduled for 2015.
Burlington Gardens site:
General enquiries: 020 7300 8000
For a full list of ticket prices and to book click here
The cloakroom is for coats, umbrellas and small bags and has very limited capacity. Items may be subject to search. Items must be no larger than 280mm width by 380mm height and 400mm depth. We regret that we cannot accept suitcases, hold-alls or large backpacks in the cloakroom or in the galleries.
10am-6pm Saturday-Thursday (last admission to galleries 5.30pm)
10am-10pm Friday (last admission to galleries 9.30pm)
The Ticket Office is open 10am-5.30pm Saturday-Thursday and 10am-9.30pm Friday.
Opening times for The John Madejski Fine Rooms may vary. For more information on opening times and about tours click here or call 020 7300 8000.
Christmas opening times
20-23 December: 10am – 6pm
24-26 December: Closed
27 December: 10am - 6pm
Disabled parking should be booked as far in advance as possible, especially for popular exhibitions. Time slots available are 10am to 2pm, 2pm to 6pm and 6pm to 10pm. When requesting a booking please give your name, vehicle registration number and a contact telephone number. For disabled parking and wheelchair bookings please telephone 020 7300 8028.
If you experience trouble queuing for a long time due to ill health or a disability, please make yourself known to one of our visitor services team when you arrive.
Visit the DisabledGo website for a detailed and independent review of the RA's facilities for disabled users.
For a full programme of events for disabled audiences, click here.
The closest tube stations are Piccadilly Circus (on the Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines) and Green Park (on the Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria lines). Oxford Circus and Bond Street are the nearest tube stations on the Central Line. Both are approximately 5-10 minutes walk away.
Numerous bus routes stop on Piccadilly outside the Royal Academy and on nearby Regent Street. To plan your journey please visit www.tfl.gov.uk or use the journey planner on this page.
Royal Academy Restaurant, Burlington House, Piccadilly
The Restaurant at the Royal Academy is open Saturday to Thursday 10am - 5.30pm and Fridays 10am - 9.30pm.
The Restaurant at the Royal Academy of Arts offers all day dining with waiter service. The menu, designed by restauranteur Oliver Peyton makes full use of prime British ingredients and changes on a regular basis.
Please note: On Thursday 19 December the Restaurant will close early at 4pm
The Keeper's House
The Keeper’s House can be found tucked in the corner of the Royal Academy’s courtyard and provides a new social space for all, be they artists or “art curious”. The Keeper’s House offers a variety of food ranging from a fine dining restaurant and cocktail bar to light lunches or evening snacks. For more details on where to find us and our opening hours, click here.
The Courtyard Café, Burlington House, Piccadilly
During the summer months, the Courtyard Café will open from 10am to 6pm Saturday - Thursday, 10am - 10pm Friday, weather permitting.
Gallery Café, Burlington House, Piccadilly
Designed by Foster Associates, and situated on the ground floor next to the lift, the café has a light contemporary feel. Serving a range of freshly prepared sandwiches, cakes and pastries this is an ideal place to visit for a light snack and drink. The Gallery Café is open 10am – 5.30pm daily (7.30pm Friday).
Atelier Café, Burlington Gardens
Atelier is a light, bright culinary studio offering breakfast, lunch, barista-made coffee, tea and sweet treats to eat in or take away open 8.30am-6pm daily.
Royal Academy Shop
The Royal Academy Shop offers a wide selection of books, stationery and exclusive gifts inspired by the work of the Royal Academicians. The Royal Academy Shop is open daily, closing 15 minutes prior to the closure of the galleries.
RA Studio Shop
Found on the ground floor of Burlington Gardens, the RA Studio Shop specialises in contemporary design and art-led products exclusively created with Royal Academicians and carefully selected artists. The RA Studio Shop opens Saturday - Thursday from 10am - 5.45pm and Friday 10am - 9.45pm.
The RA offers exciting family activities, including practical workshops, drop-in family studios, exhibition talks and galleries full of colourful paintings and sculpture to explore. Why not try our Art Detective family trails, a great way to engage children with the artworks, (available from the Information Desk). Exhibition in focus guides are also available from the RA shop for older visitors or free to download from our website. We also have our Be Creative at Home worksheets with inspiration for activities to try at home.
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