Need a Members Club in London? – Consider joining the Royal Academy
Last Wednesday 8th February, I took a well needed day off and went to see the David Hockney exhibition at the Royal Academy.We got there just before 10am in the peak of big freeze temperatures and stood in line to get our tickets. Just before we got to the front of the queue inside the foyer, I noticed a screen showing the ‘Friends of the RA’ promotional video presented by the delightful if totally ubiquitous Stephen Fry. Much of the content was as expected, but I really honed in when he got to the part about using the RA as an affordable London club for meeting clients and having lunch.
My grandmother was an artist and a friend of the RA and as a little girl I remember sitting with her in the spacious and uncrowded ‘Friends Room’ drinking hot chocolate after wandering through the vast galleries.
I got straight onto it and bought a joint annual membership with my mother also an artist for £130.00. For a total bargain of £5 each per month this offers us the following benefits: –
- Free entry to exhibitions for you, an adult family guest and up to four family children under 16 years of age A whole year of exciting and wonderful exhibitions
- See it first at Friends previews Visit each exhibition before it’s open
- Relax in the Friends Rooms Enjoy a coffee and light refreshment from our buffet service café
- Receive the quarterly RA magazine The RA magazine delivered to your doorstep