The Royal Academy celebrated 250 years in 2018 (image courtesy of The Royal Academy)
Attractive 18th-century building, with RA Collection works in all media. To celebrate its 250th birthday, the Royal Academy has completed a bold redevelopment project, providing more space for free art and educational areas. Previously comprising two separate buildings, Burlington House and Burlington Gardens, both are now joined by a ‘cultural campus’. Sat-Thur 10am-6pm, Fri 10am-10pm; check for regular special events and free lunchtime concerts. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions.
To 3 Dec: Antony Gormley. Monumental installations and sculpture from one of Britain's most prominent contemporary sculptors.
To 26 Jan 2020: Lucian Freud: The Self-portraits. The British artist's paintings, drawings and prints of himself are displayed together for the first time.
From 23 Nov to 23 Feb 2020: Eco-Visionaries: Confronting a Planet in a State of Emergency. Explore works being undertaken by architects, artists and designers who are on a mission to protect the environment.
From 25 Jan to 13 Apr 2020: Picasso and Paper. Not only did this revered modern artist work on paper, but he often worked with paper – discover another side to Picasso's body of work.