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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ The Royal Academy of Arts (RA) is an art institution based in Burlington House on Piccadilly in London, England. Founded in 1768, it has a unique position as an independent, privately funded institution led by eminent artists and architects. Its purpose is to promote the creation, enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions, education and debate. “

The things you might need in Royal Academy

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Royal Academy name before moving in the neighbourhood.

In Royal Academy, what tube and train stations are nearby?

We assembled the train and tube stations of Royal Academy in a convenient table below so you can find the best location for you to live if transport connections are important to you.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Oxford Circus Oxford Street, London 4.2 1256
Bond Street Bond Street Station Underground Ltd, Oxford Street, London 4.4 604
Green Park Underground Ltd, Piccadilly, London 4.2 408
Piccadilly Circus Piccadilly Circus, London 4.5 2005
Bond Street Bond Street Station Underground Ltd, Oxford Street, London 4.4 604
Leicester Square Square Station Underground Ltd, Leicester, Cranbourn Street, London 4.3 569
Charing Cross London 4.2 207

How many hospitals, pharmacies and doctors are there in Royal Academy?

Royal Academy has 20 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Harley Medical Group Harley Street 6 Harley Street, London 4.3 291
Third Space Soho 67 Brewer Street, London 4.8 1188
childrens commissioning 43 Berkeley Square, London N/A N/A
MedicSpot Clinic Mayfair 6 Shepherd Market, London 5 3
Medix 118 Piccadilly, London N/A N/A
Absolute Aesthetics 1 Chapel Place, London N/A N/A
FERRAMED 81 Oxford Street, London N/A N/A
MedicSpot Clinic Grosvenor Square 36 South Audley Street, London 5 3
OFFA 4 Cavendish Square, London N/A N/A
Body Fabulous Health Clinic 95 Mortimer Street, London 4.9 142
Dermadoc Clinic 2 Wimpole Street, Off Oxford Street, Parallel to Harley Street, London 4.7 15
Sinusoothe Ltd 60 Saint Martin’s Lane, London N/A N/A
Harley Body Clinic 10 Harley Street, London 3.8 80
The Cardiovascular Health Clinic 9 Harley Street, London N/A N/A
Symmetry Clinic 9 Harley Street, London N/A N/A
Isokinetic London 11 Harley Street, London 4.9 151
Carolina Capellari Simon Harley Street Nutritionist & Weight Loss – Nutricionista em Londres 23 Harley Street, London 5 70
Specialist Detox Clinic Ten Harley Street Ltd, 10 Harley Street, London N/A N/A
The Harley Street Cardiology Practice Ten Harley Street Ltd, 10 Harley Street, London N/A N/A
Priest Medical Services Ltd 10 Harley Street, London N/A N/A

Are there many post offices in the region of Royal Academy?

Nearby post offices simplify sending and getting packages. Royal Academy branches also offer services like money orders and insurance along with mail services. Here they are along with their proximity to the area.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Regent Street St. James’s Post Office (Ryman) 11 Regent Street Saint James’s, London 4.9 2607
Mayfair Post Office 32A Grosvenor Street, London 2.4 133
Mayfair News, Cards & Wine – POST OFFICE 28 Shepherd Market, London 4.5 10
Royal Mail Post Box LIBERTY C/O skin laundry, Regent Street, London 4 2
The Courier Co 15 Ingestre Place, London 5 2
Citibox Mayfair (FedEx Authorised Ship Centre) 2 Lansdowne Row, London 5 14
Post office box 14, St. James’s, London 0 0
InPost Locker 17 Bruton Street, London 1 4
Poland Street Post Office 14 Poland Street, London 2.7 145
Postbox 6 Suffolk Place, London 0 0
Post Office 54-56 Great Portland Street, London 4.1 304

What schools are nearby in Royal Academy?

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the Royal Academy vicinity and how they relate to property prices.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Dancebuzz 15 Marshall Street, London 4.7 61
Oyster Diving School London Leisure Centre, 15 Marshall Street, London 5 489
Piano Lessons at Piano-Yoga Music Studio Central London 48 Great Marlborough Street, London N/A N/A
Arts Academy 3rd, 207 Regent Street, London N/A N/A
Pure Soho Ltd Hammer House, 113-117 Wardour Street, London 4.3 7
SCHOOLGUIDE Heddon House, 149-151 Regent Street, London N/A N/A
iNegotiate 3rd Floor, 207 Regent Street, London 5 159
Singing Teacher London – Michael Thomas Freeman 191 Wardour Street, London 3 2
Ballroom Courses By Michael Litke Inspiration 2 Dance, The Dilly Hotel, 21 Piccadilly, London 5 10
Luv Me Buddies 1 Sherwood Street, London N/A N/A
EMMA MILLS LONDON Bond Street, London N/A N/A
The Great Windmill Studio 2nd floor, 39 Great Windmill Street, London 5 6
DMT Swimming Lessons In London Leisure Centre, 15 Marshall Street, London 4.8 24
Listen & Learn UK 124 New Bond Street, London 4.8 84
Dukes Education 14 Waterloo Place, London 3.5 8
Henry Stewart 3 Winnett Street, London 4.4 7
Schools for Children of Cambodia 17 Grosvenor Street, London N/A N/A
London School of Management Studies Harewood Place, London N/A N/A
The Online Coach Limited 72 New Bond Street, London N/A N/A
Languages for Businesses 12A Royal Opera Arcade, London N/A N/A

What to do in the area of Royal Academy

Royal Academy is full of life and things to do. We suggest looking at Timeout for their weekly Royal Academy event listings to find local activities. Here’s a convenient link to see their upcoming happenings. Having a good grasp of what’s in Royal Academy and where helps get situated when moving. Our map compiles property price points and other details from this article to outline what’s available in Royal Academy.

In the city of Royal Academy, what kind of things are there to do?

What makes the heart of Royal Academy? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs and gyms that exist in Royal Academy to help you decide as to whether to move there or not.


The below table gives you a good idea of what kind of options there are for eating out. In Royal Academy, you may find things like Italian, Chinese or even Indian takeouts. Take a look below if you are visiting or want to move here if eating out is a big deal for you.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Premier Inn London Leicester Square hotel Queens House, 1 Leicester Square, London 4.3 927
The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences 116 Piccadilly, London 4.3 1117
St. James’s Hotel and Club – Mayfair London 7-8 Park Place, London 4.3 408
Sofitel London St James 6 Waterloo Place, London 4.3 1982
Karma Sanctum Soho London 20 Warwick Street, London 4.3 655
Dean Street Townhouse 69-71 Dean Street, London 4.3 1775
Flemings Mayfair Hotel 7-12 Half Moon Street, London 4.3 274
COMO Metropolitan London 19 Old Park Lane, London 4.3 611
The Wolseley 160 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London 4.3 6069
Wong Kei 41-43 Wardour Street, London 4.3 3522
Bob Bob Ricard Soho 1 Upper James Street, London 4.3 2703
Goodman – Mayfair 24-26 Maddox Street, London 4.3 1965
Veeraswamy Victory House, 99 Regent Street, London 4.3 1629
Liberty London Regent Street, London 4.3 19176
Inamo 134-136 Wardour Street, London 4.3 4758
The Loop Bar 19 Dering Street, London 4.3 4544
L’Escargot Restaurant 48 Greek Street, London 4.3 860
The Ivy 1-5 West Street, London 4.3 3523
Burger & Lobster Mayfair 29 Clarges Street, London 4.3 3276
Gaucho Piccadilly 25 Swallow Street, London 4.3 4610

The range of gyms in Royal Academy

In Royal Academy, using the public parks is not for everyone. Finding out if you are able to attend a local gym or leisure centre nearby may be a good idea if you are trying to move to the area perhaps for permanent residency.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Washington Mayfair Hotel 5 Curzon Street, London 4.3 705
SweatBox Soho Ramillies House, 1-2 Ramillies Street, London 4.3 445
Fitness First 15 Great Marlborough Street, London 4.3 434
Fitness First Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London 4.3 205
Powertone Studios 13 Maddox Street, London 4.3 1
Nordic Balance St James’s | Gym & Physiotherapy 7-9 Babmaes Street, London 4.3 180
Akkaya valley fitness UK office 1 Berkeley Street, London 4.3 N/A
Kingyo Therapy Suites 58 South Molton Street, London 4.3 N/A
Health Club at The Dilly 21 Piccadilly, London 4.3 18
Jon Mortimer PT Mayfair 21 Piccadilly, London 4.3 35
Ten Health & Fitness St James’s Lower Ground, 6 Duke Street, St James’s, London 4.3 51
Third Space Soho 67 Brewer Street, London 4.3 1177
Sweaty Betty 1 Carnaby Street, London 4.3 87
Physio Remedies The Lansdowne Club, 9 Fitzmaurice Place, London 4.3 24
3 St James’s Square 3 Saint James’s Square, London 4.3 6
The Health Club at Dukes 35-37 Saint James’s Place, London 4.3 1
PureGym London Piccadilly – Upgrade Coming Soon! Rex House, 4-12 Regent Street, London 4.3 340
ENHANCED PERFORMANCE Rex House, 4-12 Regent Street, London 4.3 N/A
Spartan IQ Health Systems Regent Street, London 4.3 1
Pilates Konnected Limited 9 Hanover Street, London 4.3 N/A

Public houses of Royal Academy

As Londoners, we cherish our local pubs. Royal Academy has some great go-to spots. From smaller, more family run chains to larger pubs like WeatherSpoons, there is a pub for everyone in the area.

Pub name Name Address Description
Chesterfield Arms 50 Hertford Street London W1J 7SS Smallish corner pub in the historic Shepherd Market area frequented by tourists; with an upstairs restaurant and function room. Now operated by Metropolitan Pub Company under the Chesterfield Arms name again, its previous name 1769-1938. Four handpumps usually include a house bitter. The food menu offers fresh seasonal dishes and pub classics.
Coach & Horses 5 Bruton Street London W1J 6PT An excellent refuge from the nearby Bond Street shopping area. First licensed in 1738, it was rebuilt in 1933 and has an imposing mock-Tudor exterior contrasting sharply with its surroundings. This is thought to be London’s narrowest pub and inside it is tiny; the atmosphere is traditional, with wooden beams and panelling; pictures on the walls feature caricatures of 19th-century politicians and clerics. Four handpumps although not all are always in use. The small dining room with bar upstairs is available for private functions.
Coach & Horses 5 Hill Street London W1J 5LD The oldest-surviving pub in Mayfair, this distinguished establishment dating from 1744 is also Grade II-listed. The splendid bar is outstanding with much polished wood, alcoves and mirrors; pictures depict humorous drinking scenes from past times. An unusual wooden canopy extends over the bar counter and brass lanterns above contribute to the impression of grandeur; the rear seating area features an attractive marble and wood fireplace. The pub is popular with business people from the surrounding area and is available for private hire at weekends. As at date of this entry, August 2023, the kitchen here is temporarily cloaed.
Footman 5 Charles Street London W1J 5DE Licensed in 1749 and rebuilt in 1937; the only pub in London bearing this sign. In olden days liveried footmen were employed to run before carriages to pay toll dues, carry lights at night, and similar. Their physical powers were often formidable and some could run sixteen to twenty miles in a couple of hours. Now the site is a comfortable lounge bar with attractive bay windows and additional seating plus restaurant upstairs. The food offering includes lunchtime sandwiches and Sunday roasts. The venue has been described as “a posh local for posh locals”.
Grapes 16 Shepherd Market London W1J 7QQ High ceilinged bar hidden away in a corner of Shepherd Market. There is a hunting theme, with taxidermy round the walls. Raised seating areas by the windows and summer seating outside. Licensed in 1742 as the Market Coffee House and renamed some forty years later then rebuilt in 1882. The pub is in a tourist area and can become crowded in popular hours and you may have to drink in the roped-off area outside. There is a Thai restaurant upstairs, but in addition the pub food menu includes various English pub classic dishes, and a lunch deal.
Guinea 30 Bruton Place London W1J 6NL This is a small mews pub with its own renowned “Guinea Grill” restaurant, which has become a destination pub restaurant and for which booking is advisable; the restaurant has a meat fridge from which customers can select their own cuts as they enter. The bar area itself has limited seating and can get a bit cramped when busy. Unsurprisingly in this area the clientele tends to be upmarket and ale prices reflect this.
Henry’s Cafe Bar 80 Piccadilly London W1J 8HX On the north side of Piccadilly and very close to Green Park underground station, this venue has a surprisingly cavernous interior, much larger than the average for pubs in Mayfair. A renovation in 2016 produced a profusion of Art-Deco-ish mirrors and glass, with raised seating areas and velour banquettes. Large food menu including brunch; four real ales (although despite showing the pumpclips they may not be available). Prices reflect the location but see venue website for any special offers or vouchers. There is a sister venue in Covent Garden. NB tips on credit cards attract an 8% deduction – so pay cash tips! Alcohol is not available before 10am Monday to Saturday or noon on Sunday.
Kings Arms 2 Shepherd Market London W1J 7QA Pub with a curved frontage and a more conventional decor, having rid itself of its old English spit and sawdust layout. There is a first floor bar by, way of a curved staircase, which can be hired for functions. First licensed in 1742 and called the Three Jolly Butchers until 1785. The present pub dates from 1967. A Lilley’s cider occupied the remaining handpump.
Market Tavern 7 Shepherd Street London W1J 7HR Rather gastropubby, and seems very busy most of the time, even mid-afternoon. A fairly small u-shaped bar downstairs so a lot of standers both inside and outside, and a lounge upstairs. Four real ales often including some unusual ones. The food offering is reasonably priced for the area and includes bar snacks, a main menu which includes pub favourites, and Sunday roasts. Since its last refurb and reopening, the pub makes efforts to reduce its carbon footprint by working closely with charities such as FareShare (which helps reduce food waste) and the Zero Carbon Forum.
Punch Bowl 41 Farm Street London W1J 5RU Grade II listed upmarket gastropub in an upmarket area but with a warm welcome. Dating from 1729, licensed in 1786 and rebuilt in 1792 after a fire, it served as a magistrates’ court in its early days and was later home to the last public bar in Mayfair, alas no more. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries it was a favourite haunt of the servants employed by the large houses in Grosvenor Square. Its wartime appearance was featured in the “Roll out the Barrel” DVD of pub shorts. Ground-floor bar, first-floor restaurant and second-floor Club private dining room.
Royal Air Force Club 128 Piccadilly London W1J 7PY The club was founded in 1918 and the present clubhouse, situated very near Hyde Park Corner, was opened in 1922. Membership is primarily for past and present commissioned officers of the RAF and its associated nursing and reserve forces, plus those from Commonwealth and other friendly air forces. The building contains an extensive collection of aviation-themed paintings and memorabilia; note particularly the arched and vaulted corridor with its framed squadron badges, the paintings of flying Hurricanes and Spitfires, and the marvellous stained glass window. Whilst the ground and first floor restaurants, bars (most with keg draught beer, but none with real ale) and function rooms retain much of their original appearance, the basement is completely contemporary. It houses the Running Horse Tavern, named after an eighteenth century pub which once occupied the site, a small room, decorated in mock-Tudor style and divided into booths. As well as several keg beers and a changing real ale, the permanent cask beer offered is, appropriately, Shepherd Neame’s Spitfire! A short menu offers pub grub at modest prices. Opening hours etc shown above relate to this bar alone. Please note that entry to the club – and therefore to the Running Horse Tavern – is restricted to its members and their guests.

Museums & Galleries in the area

Art helps discover an area’s culture. Galleries and museums are great weekend enjoyment and you can find where all the fun is happening by checking out the museum and galleries table for Royal Academy below.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The National Gallery Trafalgar Square, London 4.7 47389
The Photographers’ Gallery 16-18 Ramillies Street, London 4.5 2418
National Portrait Gallery Saint Martin’s Place, London 4.6 10128
Handel Hendrix House 25 Brook Street, London 4.5 574
Spencer House 27 Saint James’s Place, London 4.6 340
The Cartoon Museum 63 Wells Street, London 4.1 1024
Alison Jacques 22 Cork Street, London 4.6 47
Fashion Space Gallery 20 John Prince’s Street, London 4.5 13
Charles Ede 1 Three Kings’ Yard, Davies Street, London 5 6
Matthiesen Gallery Ltd 7, 8 Masons Yard, St. James’s, London 5 4
Faraday Museum at The Royal Institution 21 Albemarle Street, London 4.5 210
Jimi hendrix home 13A Lancashire Court, London 4.5 32
Mall Galleries The Mall, London 4.6 638
Cristea Roberts Gallery 43 Pall Mall, St. James’s, London 4.6 37
The National Police Memorial The Mall, London 4.6 54
HALLANGEN ART – Illustration graphic design West One Shopping Centre, 381 Oxford Street, London N/A N/A
Marlborough 6 Albemarle Street, London 4.6 41
Superblue London 6 Burlington Gardens, London 3.3 174
Pilar Corrias 2 Savile Row, London 4.9 8
Annenberg Courtyard 49-50 Piccadilly, London 4.9 24

What supermarkets are there?

Grocery shopping is another important activity you will do if you move into the area of Royal Academy. In the below table, we go over the nearby supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s so you know what the area has to offer for your food shop.

We weren’t able to find any supermarket in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local supermarket or grocery store. We’ll amend this page

Green space in the city of Royal Academy

One of London’s best features is its many green spaces. See if Royal Academy offers space for strolls or picnics.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Green Park Green Park, London 4.6 24180
St James’s Park London 4.7 54833
Hanning Recruitment 12 Hay Hill, London 4.3 510
Golden Square Golden Square, London 4.3 1283
The Tuk Tuk Flower Studio 34 Bourdon Street, London 1 1
The National Police Memorial The Mall, London 4.6 54
Soho Square Gardens Soho Square, London 4.3 6139
Cavendish Square Gardens Cavendish Square, London 4.2 1167
Brown Hart Gardens Brown Hart Gardens, London 4.6 346
Rathbone Square 1 Rathbone Square, London 4.6 50
Mount Street Gardens Mount Street, London 4.8 348
Grosvenor Square London 4.5 2221
Southwood Garden St. James’s, London 5 1
Stolperstein 3 Upper James Street, London N/A N/A
WPC Yvonne Fletcher Memorial 6 Saint James’s Square, St. James’s, London 4.7 3
St James’s Square Saint James’s Square, London 4.5 1385
Berkeley Square 45 Berkeley Square, London 4.5 399
Hanover Square Gardens 3 Hanover Square, London 4.2 41
Medici Courtyard Medici Courtyard, London 5 2
Waterloo Gardens The Royal Academy of Engineering, The Royal Academy of Engineering, 3-4 Carlton House Terrace, St. James’s, London 4.5 64

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