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Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly
Join artists from collective Portugal Prints on a curated 30-minute tour of their selection of works from this year’s Summer Exhibition.
Free with exhibition entry, no booking required.
Enter the Hall via the Clerk's Entrance, Throgmorton Avenue off Throgmorton Street, London EC2N 2DQ
Archivist Penny Fussell leads a tour of the magnificent Drapers’ Hall, which has some of the most sumptuous interiors of all the ancient Livery Halls in London.
£28. Includes coffee, tea and biscuits on arrival.
Glebe Place, Chelsea. Full directions with ticket.
Join us for a very exclusive visit to the only building in London designed by the Scottish architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Following our very successful visit to Shropshire last October, we return to the magnificent stately home Weston Park for two nights, to explore their collections more fully and to visit two more of Shropshire’s private country houses.
Lead Practitioner of the Creative Arts at Westminster Special Schools, Paul Morrow, leads a curated 30-minute tour of five works from this year’s Summer Exhibition.
Free, no booking required.
Meet in the Front Hall, 6 Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts
A creative workshop inspired by artworks in ‘The Great Spectacle’
Free, booking required.
Unit 44, Spaces Business Centre, Ingate Place, London SW8 3NS
Visit the working studio of the Carvers and Gilders and see examples and demonstrations of their masterful work.
The Cut, Waterloo, SE1 8NB
Enjoy a unique backstage tour of The Old Vic, described by The Stage as ‘London’s most eclectic theatre’.
Mail Rail, 15-20 Phoenix Place. London WC1X 0DF
Join fellow Friends for a visit to London’s newest museum, which brings five centuries of communications history to life.
£45. Includes entry to the permanent collection following the tour and tea or coffee.
Meet RA representatives and the coach on Piccadilly outside the RA. Please note: the coach will leave promptly at 9am
In celebration of the RA’s 250th anniversary, we visit the homes of two of the RA’s most famous Academicians.
£98. Includes coach, morning coffee and biscuits, a two-course set lunch, a glass of wine and a cream tea
49 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8QZ
The official residence of the Argentine Ambassador to the UK opens its doors to Friends of the RA for this exclusive private tour.
Armourers' Hall, Coleman Street, London, EC2R
Friends privately tour the home of the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Braziers, viewing the company’s exceptional collection of Tudor art and armour
18 Stafford Terrace, London, W8
Friends tour 18 Stafford Terrace, a uniquely preserved example of a late Victorian townhouse that was once the home of the renowned ‘Punch’ cartoonist, Edward Linley Sambourne.