The Royal Academy hosts art exhibitions, the most visited of which is the Summer Exhibition, displaying more than 1200 new works by established and new artists selected by the academy, most of which are available for visitors to buy. Britain's first art school, most of the displays are free to the public, including the Turner, Constable and Reynolds in the Madejski Rooms.
Burlington House, Piccadilly
Nearest Transit: Green Park (Lines: Jubilee, Piccadilly, Victoria)
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