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Royal Albert Hall and Memorial

After the Great Exhibition of 1851, Queen Victoria’s husband Prince Albert proposed the creation of Albertopolis – a series of buildings around Kensington Gore that would serve to enlighten the public. He died before seeing his ideas come to fruition, and his wife proposed a Great Hall in his honour, in addition to a memorial opposite. The Royal Albert Hall was built in 1871, and is best known for having hosted the BBC Proms since 1941. The distinctive rotunda welcomes over 350 events each year, including rock and pop concerts, ATP tennis, opera and the Cirque du Soleil. Just across Kensington Gore, the Albert Memorial is an ornate George Gilbert Scott creation, featuring the seated figure of Albert surrounded by an exquisite frieze.

Kensington Gore, Kensington
SW7 2AP
Tel: 0845 401 5045
Opening Times: Open 9am-late. Tours daily (except Wed), 10.30am-3pm
Entry Charges: Admission: free. Tours: under 16s free, Adult £7.50-£8.50
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