6 Burlington Gardens was designed by Sir James Pennethorne, and originally served as the headquarters of the University of London. Since then, it's been used as the headquarters of The National Antarctic Expedition, and the Civil Service Commission, and has been home to the British Museum's Museum of Mankind.
The Royal Academy acquired the building in 2001 and began showing temporary exhibitions in the elegant gallery spaces before transforming the building to celebrate 250 years of the RA in 2018.
Let's take a look upstairs (with a quick stop to admire the staircase, of course)...
Here you can see another sculpture by Phyllida Barlow RA, titled untitled: smallholder. It was on display as part of her solo show at the RA in 2019.
Through the archway on the left are the Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries, which host major exhibitions with a focus on living artists and architects. See what's on at the moment.
Through the archway on the right is the Collection Gallery, where you can see highlights from the Royal Academy's historic Collection, free of charge. You’ll find works by Michelangelo, Constable and Gainsborough, and many other treasures – including a spectacular 16th-century copy of The Last Supper.