Autumn 2012 saw the launch of the Royal Academy’s exciting new venue for our expanded programme of art and architecture, Burlington Gardens.
We are thrilled to welcome both new and existing audiences to this historic grade II listed building immediately behind our established home on Piccadilly.
RA Studio Shop
Our new RA Studio Shop, on the ground floor of Burlington Gardens, 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.
is a light, bright culinary studio offering breakfast, lunch, barista-made coffee, tea and sweet treats to eat in or take away. World-renowned pastry chef Claire Clark MBE has created the enticing range of delicious cakes perfect for mid-morning and afternoon pitstops. The savoury menu features simple dishes (soups, stews, salads, and sandwiches) made from quality artisanal produce. Cool, functional décor and seating that meanders from foyer to terrace make Atelier a great place to visit whether you are alone or with friends, visiting an exhibition, or living, working or shopping in the area. Open 8.30am-6pm daily.
From Left: RA Studio Shop and Atelier.
Now available to hire for any occasion, from receptions and dinners to product launches and even fashion shows, Burlington Gardens’ 19th century Senate Rooms offer a grand and elegant setting for your event. Read more
Looking ahead: revealing, celebrating and exploring the heritage of the RA
In the longer term, the Burlington Project – a masterplan for the entire Royal Academy by Sir David Chipperfield RA
– will deliver a wide range of new spaces and facilities. We will strengthen the RA’s status as a home for debate in the heart of London with the addition of a 300 seat auditorium in Burlington Gardens. We will improve accommodation for the Royal Academy Schools,
where our unrivalled three year postgraduate course nurtures the next generation of talented artists. New learning spaces, and an enhanced programme of interpretation and education designed to reveal and celebrate the RA's history. And a link will be constructed between Burlington Gardens and Burlington House enabling visitors easy access to a unified Royal Academy site.
In November 2013, we were delighted to be awarded a £12.7m grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund to support Reveal, Celebrate and Explore, a major project that will transform Burlington Gardens, and enable the RA to share and interpret its heritage for a broad 21st century audience.
The Burlington Project also encompasses improvements to Burlington House. These include significant improvements to the main entrance hall, and the new Keeper’s House development
by Long and Kentish architects which opened in Autumn 2013 to provide new facilities and spaces for Friends of the Royal Academy
Burlington Gardens site:
6 Burlington Gardens
London W1S 3ET
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