Facilities - Royal Academy of Arts - London

Cycling to the Royal Academy
There is a bicycle rack in the courtyard.
We regret that we cannot accept suitcases, hold-alls or backpacks in the cloakroom or in the galleries. Items may be subject to search. Bags must be no larger than 280mm width by 380mm height and 400mm depth.
Academy restaurant
Designed by Norman Shaw in 1885, the renovation has been led by London-based architects MUMA. The Academy Restaurant is an ideal setting for art lovers to relax and enjoy a delicious buffet menu amid celebrated murals by Fred Appleyard, Harold Speed, Gilbert Spencer and Leonard Rosoman. The renovation has enabled these murals to be illuminated for the first time, fulfilling the original intentions of the artists. With no entrance fee to the Royal Academy, this is a great meeting place for anyone in the vicinity of Piccadilly and St James's.
Opening times
12pm-3pm Saturday to Thursday (until 30 January 2007)
12pm-4.30pm Friday; table service dinner 6.15pm-10pm (last orders 8.30pm)
Gallery Café
Designed by Foster Associates, and situated on the ground floor next to the lift, the café has a light contemporary feel. Serving a range of freshly prepared sandwiches, cakes and pastries this is an ideal place to visit for a light snack and drink.
10am–5.30pm daily (7.30pm Friday).
We welcome all dogs for disabled people, including guide dogs. Please ask a Red Collar security guard if you require a dog bowl for your dog.
Disabled parking
We have two disabled parking spaces available for badge holders. Please telephone 020 7300 8028 or e-mail access@royalacademy.org.uk to book a parking space. We recommend that you book a least one week in advance of your visit as spaces are limited.
We have five regular size manual wheelchairs available for hire at the Royal Academy. Please telephone 020 7300 8028 or email access@royalacademy.org.uk to book a wheelchair.
Wheelchair escorts
If you need someone to assist you in a wheelchair, or lend a supporting arm, a trained access to art volunteer escort can assist you. Email access@royalacademy.org.uk or telephone 020 7300 5732.
Accessible toilet
A unisex accessible toilet is available on the right hand side of the staircase in the Front Hall as you take the entrance towards the gentleman’s toilets; it is on your right.
Facilities for babies and young children
There is a baby changing facility inside the accessible toilet (see above for directions). High chairs are available in the restaurant and café. For breast feeding, the most comfortable area may be leather seats on entrance to the restaurant.
There are two red telephone boxes under the arch in the courtyard. Disabled visitors can use the phone at the Information Desk to ring for a taxi.
First aid
There are a number of trained first aiders in the building. Please ask the nearest member of staff for help.
Contact details for information and bookings
Disabled parking and wheelchair booking 020 7300 8028
General access enquiries (limited service) 020 7300 5732
Email access@royalacademy.org.uk

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