Amex has launched, very quietly so far (ie they haven’t told anyone), a new promotion for Platinum cardholders.
You get free admission for you and a friend to selected exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts on Piccadilly. Children under 15 are always free so you could bring your entire family without charge.
Platinum cardholders can also get access to the Keeper’s House lounge, bar and restaurant, which is usually exclusive to Friends of the Royal Academy before 4pm. This is an interesting space which only opened last year and which includes a tiny hidden garden. It is open seven days a week.
The promotion runs until the end of the year and will cover the following three exhibitions:
Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album
Burlington Gardens, London
26 June — 19 October 2014
From the Civil Rights movement to the streets of Harlem, Hopper’s photography powerfully captures American culture and life in the 1960s, a decade of progress, violence and enormous upheaval.
Radical Geometry: Modern Art of South America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection
The Sackler Wing of Galleries, Burlington House, London
05 July — 28 September 2014
From radical innovations in the use of colour and form to new materials like neon and interactive, kinetic sculpture, this exhibition will reveal some of the most original art of the last 100 years.
Main Galleries, Burlington House
27 September — 14 December 2014
Kiefer’s extraordinary body of work includes painting, sculpture and quite simply monumental installations. Uncompromising in the subject matter he tackles, Kiefer’s work powerfully captures the human experience and draws on history, folklore, literature, philosophy and science.
Note that Dennis Hopper is in the Burlington Gardens annexe which is ’round the back’ and cannot be reached from the Piccadilly entrance.
The Anselm Kiefer shows carries a £15.50 ticket price, so this offer saves £31 for a couple – not a bad deal at all.
The deal also has two other benefits – as you aren’t paying, it doesn’t matter if you don’t like the show so you can take a punt on something that might not normally interest you. You can also pop in for a brief visit if time is short without worrying about getting value for money for a full price ticket.
Full details are on the Platinum website under ‘Platinum Lifestyle’ and ‘Offers / Events’.
Want to earn more points from credit cards? – April 2021 update
If you are looking to apply for a new credit or charge card, here are our April 2021 recommendations based on the current sign-up bonus.
You can see our full directory of all UK cards which earn airline or hotel points here. Here are the other top current deals:
British Airways American Express
5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review
British Airways American Express Premium Plus
25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review
The Platinum Card from American Express
30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review
Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard
15,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending Read our full review
Earning miles and points from small business cards
If you are a sole trader or run a small company, you may also want to check out these:
American Express Business Gold
20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review
American Express Business Platinum
40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review
British Airways Accelerating Business American Express
Earn both Avios and BA On Business points with your business spending Read our full review
Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa
The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review
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