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Unleash your children’s inner artist this Autumn with a little help from the Royal Academy of Arts.

Rocco Forte Hotels are the incredibly proud sponsor of the RA’s latest exhibition, Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings. Renzo Piano is undoubtedly the world’s greatest living architect known for his innovative and aesthetically-fascinating buildings, including The Shard and the Pompidou Centre.

Budding architects and design lovers will adore the working models, sketch books and mock-ups on display that reveal the inner workings of Piano’s creative process. They have even built an imaginary island which lays out all of Piano’s imaginative constructs to create a fantastic model city.

But if architecture is not their thing, and you’re looking for something a little more hands’ on then the RA has an on-going series of activities to keep their littlest visitors entertained. This season, both children and parents can get creative exploring and drawing the world of Oceania, channel their inner potter while making clay sculptures, discover the world of Māori story-telling, or simply sing along to animated favourite Moana at a family screening.

They even have an Art Detectives series to keep children engaged in their exhibitions, from tracking down works of art, teaching them how to look at art, and getting them creative with a little  ketching.

What’s more, kids under 16 go free to all Royal Academy exhibitions. And after the brain’s taken in all it can, then simply unwind with a delightful Afternoon Tea at Brown’s in our historic English Tea Room.

Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings, Royal Academy of Arts, Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries, 15 th September 2018 – 20 th January 2019.

Discover more about the RA’s family program here or to enquire about Afternoon Tea or at stay at Brown’s Hotel call +44 20 7493 6020 or email

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