Located in the Kensington area on the edge of Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall is one of the most famous concert halls in the world. It is a very striking building, because the building and hall have the round shape of an ancient amphitheatre.
The Royal Albert Hall was opened in 1871 by Queen Victoria and was named after her husband Prince Albert. Unfortunately, he was not allowed to experience the opening of the hall because he died before that time. Near the Royal Albert Hall, in Hyde Park, is a memorial to Prince Albert.
the Royal Albert Hall has become famous for the Proms, a series of summer concerts that have taken place annually since 1941. The series concludes with the Last Night of the Proms on the second Saturday in September.
concerts, performances and much more often take place in the Royal Albert Hall, check the agenda for the program of the coming period.
visit the Royal Albert Hall
it is possible to visit the Royal Albert Hall, there are 3 different tours. The Royal Albert Hall tour is the classic tour which takes place most days, the tour lasts approximately 60 minutes. There is also the ‘behind the scenes’ tour, which is given about 20 times a year. In this tour you will come to places where you don’t come easily. Finally, there are group tours for groups larger than 15 people.
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how do you get there?
Underground station South Kensington and then walk towards Hyde Park. The Royal Albert Hall is located near Hyde Park