The Royal Academy of Arts has a unique position in being an independent, privately funded institution led by eminent artists and architects whose purpose is to promote the creation, enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions, education and debate.
Powered by Foursquare
This is worth a trip and a good base in central London if you need to rejuvenate. Don’t go to the cafe, go the the basement bar on minus one, through cafe and down the stairs. Much quieter and prettier .
An art institution on Piccadilly, led by eminent artists and architects; its purpose is to promote the creation, and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions, education and debate.
Twin with a visit to central London. Burlington Arcade behind the arts centre, the biggest book shop in Europe across the Regent Street road, Waterstones Piccadilly.
“Based in Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery is one of the most popular Art Galleries in the city. Dating back to 1824, the gallery is home to a massive collection of 2300 paintings, some of which are as old as the 13th century. Whether you’re looking for the works of Turner, Holben or Van Gogh, you’ll find some recognisable classics dotted around the gallery. One item of note about the national gallery is in the fact that it was not taken from an existing collection from royalty or nobility but was instead stemming from a collection of 38 paintings which were bought from John Julius Angerstein, a patron of the arts in the 19th century.”
“If you are into more art house movies not just blockbusters, Curzon Mayfair is a lovely local cinema for discerning movie goers. ”
“Great museum to visit for the Arts, culture, fashion, architecture and many more.”
“The National Gallery is an art museum in Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster, in Central London. Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900”
“One of Londons oldest department stores. Forget fashion-faux-pas and treat yourself to the latest trends storming the streets of London. Be the envy of your friends and onlookers as you charm them with your new look. ”