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Monday, January 11, 2010

Royal Academy of Arts . . .ENGLAND

Located in the historic Piccadilly area in the heart of London, the Royal Academy of Arts is an independent fine arts institution which supports contemporary artists and promotes interest in the arts through a comprehensive exhibition programme. The Academy is completely independent and as such is a self-funded organisation which is governed by the Royal Academicians – eminent practising painters, printmakers, sculptors and architects who are elected to the position. The Academy has a long history and was founded in 1768 with Sir Joshua Reynolds as its first President. The Academy is located in Burlington House which itself has a long a colourful history with parts of the original structure estimated as dating back to 1664. Today, the Academy attracts well over one million visitors each year making it one of London's top 10 attractions for paying visitors.
Air: London's City Airport, Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport, Luton Airport and Stansted Airport. Rail: Underground: Piccadilly and Green Park or a short walk from Oxford Circus and Bond Street. Road: Bus: Public services.

Contact Addresses

Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD
Telephone 020 7300 8000