Royal Albert Hall  

 
 
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Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP
 
 
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Tours run daily (except Wed) 10:30-15:30 | Times may vary - check with box office
 
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Royal Albert HallClassical music, rock, pop and jazz, sporting events, galas, banquets and balls and the world-famous Proms series all take place within the Royal Albert Hall's iconic oval walls. One of London's most versatile venues, it is a favourite of performers from Jose Carreras to Kylie Minogue. The Hall also plays host to the Seniors' tennis circuit. The likes of Becker and McEnroe can be seen bouncing balls off the famous mushrooms on the ceiling. The brainchild of Prince Albert, inspired by the success of the Great Exhibition, the hall first opened in 1871, ten years after the Prince's death. Heavily influenced by ancient amphitheatres and notions of the 'Empire and the arts, the oval structure's terracotta walls are decorated on the outside with a frieze dedicated to "The Triumph of Arts and Sciences". Gas lighting, poor acoustics and old pipe organs have been replaced over the years and the awe-inspiring venue now exists as a testimony to both the architectural and aesthetic achievements of the past and the technological developments of the present - it now features the largest pipe organ in the British Isles. A Grade I listed building, the hall has a capacity of over 5000 and is most consistently packed out during the summer when the Promenade concerts take over. First held here in 1941 when their original venue - the Queen's Hall - was bombed, the Proms remain fantastically popular.

 

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Patti SmithPatti SmithIconic, American punk-rock singer-songwriter and poet.2020-11-02T18:45:00+00002020-11-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Barenaked LadiesBarenaked LadiesRock courtesy of the Canadian four-piece, composed of Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson and Tyler Stewart.2020-11-08T19:00:00+00002020-11-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Katie MeluaKatie MeluaThe Georgian-British singer-songwriter performs her easy listing folk-pop material from her upcoming album.2020-11-09T18:45:00+00002020-11-09T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Deacon BlueDeacon BlueAfter over 30 years together the Glasgow-formed six-piece still presents an energetic pop and blues-infused rock performance including hit singles Dignity and Real Gone Kid.2020-11-11T19:00:00+00002020-11-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Christmas With The Royal Choral SocietyChristmas With The Royal Choral SocietyThe 150-strong choir performs a festive programme of carols old and new accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.2020-12-07T19:30:00+00002020-12-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Christmas With The Royal Choral Society
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: John Rutter's Christmas CelebrationRoyal Philharmonic Orchestra: John Rutter's Christmas CelebrationThe composer conducts the orchestra, Choristers of Croydon Minster and Voces8 in sing-along carols, rousing fanfares, Yuletide classics and more. The concert includes his popular annual Quiz.2020-12-10T15:00:00+00002020-12-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: John Rutter's Christmas Celebration
Guy Barker's Big Band ChristmasGuy Barker's Big Band ChristmasThe big band, plus a guest line-up, play jazz classics, unearthed treasures and Christmas oddities.2020-12-11T19:30:00+00002020-12-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Guy Barker's Big Band Christmas
My Christmas Orchestral AdventureMy Christmas Orchestral AdventureTimothy Redmond conducts Albert's Orchestra in a children's concert starring Father Christmas, with Tom Redmond as the Chief Adventurer.2020-12-13T16:30:00+00002020-12-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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My Christmas Orchestral Adventure
Handel's MessiahHandel's MessiahThe annual performance of Handel's sacred oratorio is a Royal Albert Hall tradition, featuring top soloists, the Philharmonia Chorus and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.2020-12-15T14:30:00+00002020-12-15T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Handel's Messiah
Carols at the Royal Albert HallCarols at the Royal Albert HallSing along to festive favourites, with traditional carols and modern arrangements brought to life by world class musicians.2020-12-21T15:00:00+00002020-12-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Baglioni Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £267  37% off
60 Hyde Park Gate, SW7 | 6 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
You can really tell the Italian influence on this London branch of the Roman boutique hotel group. Not only is it located a short step from ... More
 
 
 
The Milestone Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £313  39% off
1 Kensington Court, W8 | 8 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
'Luxury' best sums up these rooms and apartments overlooking Kensington Palace and Gardens in one of London's most coveted positions. Apartments come with fireplaces, en-suite marble ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  21% off
68-86 Cromwell Road, SW7 | 9 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
Grade II listed building in Kensington and Chelsea offering elegant single, double and family sized rooms. Free high-speed WiFi on unlimited devices. Scoff and Banter serves ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Classical Music nearest Royal Albert Hall

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Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
The Royal College of Music is the school where Gustav Hoilst, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Benjamin Britten, James Galway, Joan Sutherland and Ralph Vaughan Williams learnt their ... More
 
 
 
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Cadogan Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
5 Sloane Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1X | 19 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
Cadogan Hall opened its doors on 18th June 2004 with a surprising lack of fanfare but is making up for that with a year of 10th ... More
 
 
 
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Wigmore Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
36 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 32 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
Built by the Bechstein piano company in 1901, this grandiose concert hall is regarded by many as London's best venue for chamber and solo performances. Wigmore ... More
 
 
 
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Near Royal Albert Hall
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Science Museum IMAX
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
The huge IMAX screen - ten times bigger than the average screen - at the Science Museum is one of the few places in London where ... More
 
 
 
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Cine Lumiere
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 9 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
The Cine Lumiere is a shining beacon for all fans of European and World cinema. Attached to the Institut Francais, its programme is varied and intelligent, ... More
 
 
 
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Gate Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
11 Pembridge Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 20 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
With an average audience capacity of 70, the Gate has been presenting first class fringe theatre for over 30 years and continues to do so, making ... More
 
 
 
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Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th June 2020 to 10th January 2021
Royal Albert Hall, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 7 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
Take a tumble down the rabbit hole at the Victoria & Albert Museum's landmark exhibition, Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser which charts the evolution of Alice in ...More
 
 
 
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Bags: Inside Out
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 25th April 2020 to 31st January 2021
Royal Albert Hall, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 7 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
From Margaret Thatcher's iconic handbag to Queen Mary's World War II gas mask, the V&A puts history's most famous bags on display in its major new ...More
 
 
 
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On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st May 2020 to 6th February 2021
Royal Albert Hall, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 7 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
In 2020, the V&A celebrates the significant contribution that the Royal Academy of Dance has made to the development of British ballet over the past hundred ...More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Royal Albert Hall
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Royal College of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Royal Albert Hall
The Royal College of Art is one of London's most prestigious art colleges and the world's only wholly postgraduate university of art and design. Students need ... More
 
 
 
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Albert Memorial
London > Attractions > Sights
Kensington Gardens, 27 Princes Square, South Kensington, London W2 | 2 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
This 180ft Victorian bronze gilt statue in Kensington Gardens is a tribute to Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, and was erected following his death through typhoid ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Geographical Society
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
For the past two centuries this old-fashioned 'learned society' has sent explorers and adventurers all over the world. Famous names from Mungo Park to ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Royal Albert Hall
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La Cave a Fromage
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 9 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
In true French style, this chic cheese shop piles its wares high and stinking, with no fridges, or glass barriers to stop customers getting in for ... More
 
 
 
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Whole Foods Market
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
6397 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 10 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
The Barkers Building on Kensington High Street used to house an entire department store so you can imagine how much fresh, good-for-you food you can fit ... More
 
 
 
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Gilding the Lily
London > Shopping > Florists
Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 10 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
Superior florist directly opposite South Kensington Tube Station. They sell flowers to the great and good of this area and as you might expect, this means ... More
 
 
 
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Verdi
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Royal Albert Hall
Verdi is the appropritately named restaurant at the Royal Albert Hall which replaces the former Cafe Consort, following a £1 million refurbishment unveiled on Tuesday 15th ... More
 
 
 
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Bistrot 190
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
190 Queen's Gate, Gore Hotel, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
Mediterranean cuisine. Booking advised. ... More
 
 
 
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Bistro One Ninety Queen's Gate
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
189 - 190 Queens Gate, Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
Bistro One Ninety is an all-day restaurant in the prestigious Gore Hotel. With tasteful vintage décor and a friendly atmosphere, the bistro is known for fine ... More
 
 
 
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Near Royal Albert Hall
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
 
 
 
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The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 11 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ... More
 
 
 
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The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 12 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The LookOut is a tranquil haven in the heart of London. Home to the Isis Education Centre, ... More
 
 
 
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London Archers
London > Leisure > Activities
Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | 10 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
An excellent members archery club that shoots in the grounds of Kensington Palace in summer and in Pimlico in winter. Archery is a totally satisfying sport, ... More
 
 
 
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Kensington Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Princes Square, Bayswater, London W2 | 10 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
Technically two different parks, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are in practical and historical terms one huge, merging expanse. Almost every kind of outdoor pursuit takes ... More
 
 
 
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G-Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 12 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
Downstairs from LA Fitness (keep going past the people who look like they're about to die on the running machines) you'll find G-Spa. A world away ... More
 
 
 
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The Enterprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 13 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
Bar ... More
 
 
 
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The Admiral Codrington
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 14 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
Affectionately referred to as "the Cod", this Knightsbridge boozer-come-gastropub has acquired a reputation for serving high quality, modern food in no-fuss, sleek surroundings. If you do ... More
 
 
 
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Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 14 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
Always a popular hangout with the South Kensington locals, The Devonshire Arms had a fresh lick of paint in 2014 and emerged with its proper pub ... More
 
 
 
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Hyde Kensington
London > Nightlife > Bars
1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 9 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
Opposite Kensington Palace, an area not known for its nightlife, Hyde Kensington cocktail bar has a drinks list by world ... More
 
 
 
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Bloom
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
2 Kensington High Street, W8 | 9 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
Forget strict guest lists, ignore boring dress codes and exclusive nonsense and instead rock up at Bloom, a new kind of bar in Kensington from the ... More
 
 
 
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Albert's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 12 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
The guys behind Boujis, Raffles and Mahiki - Jake Parkinson-Smith, Carlo Carello, Piers Adam and Fraser Carruthers - offer a party place ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Royal Albert Hall.
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Royal Albert Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Royal Albert Hall
Can accomodate for up to 5200 people.... More
 
 
 
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The Great Hall, Imperial College
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Kensington Campus, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Royal Albert Hall
One of London's largest academic venues, the Imperial College London has a portfolio of more than 200 meeting and seminar rooms. Its largest conference room, The ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Geographical Society
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
Conference facilities can accomodate for up to 1034 people.... More
 
 
 
 

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Brass, Steel And Fire
Exhibitions | Until 3rd May 2021 

Science Museum 5 minutes walk from Royal Albert Hall

A craft-based exhibition celebrating 100 years of homemade, steaming miniature locomotives, which inspired rapid change during the Industrial Revolution....More

Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries
Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2021 

Science Museum 5 minutes walk from Royal Albert Hall

Thousands of medical artefacts including the world's first MRI scanner, Fleming's penicillin mould, a pianist's prosthetic arm and robotic surgery ...More

Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature
Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature
Exhibitions | Until 3rd January 2021 

Natural History Museum 6 minutes walk from Royal Albert Hall

Discover the real life creatures, specimens and artefacts from the Natural History Museum's collection which could just as easily feature ...More

 
On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100
On Point: Royal Academy of Dance at 100
Exhibitions | Until 6th February 2021 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 7 minutes walk from Royal Albert Hall

In 2020, the V&A celebrates the significant contribution that the Royal Academy of Dance has made to the development of ...More

 
Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser
Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser
Exhibitions | Until 10th January 2021 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 7 minutes walk from Royal Albert Hall

Take a tumble down the rabbit hole at the Victoria & Albert Museum's landmark exhibition, Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser which ...More

 
Bags: Inside Out
Bags: Inside Out
Exhibitions | Until 31st January 2021 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 7 minutes walk from Royal Albert Hall

From Margaret Thatcher's iconic handbag to Queen Mary's World War II gas mask, the V&A puts history's most famous bags ...More

 
Margaret Calvert: Woman At Work
Exhibitions | Until 10th January 2021 

Design Museum 18 minutes walk from Royal Albert Hall

A temporary display of the work of graphic designer Margaret Calvert spanning six decades to coincide with the launch of ...More

Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street
Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street
Exhibitions | Until 4th December 2020 

Design Museum 18 minutes walk from Royal Albert Hall

Looking at their role as both a style statement and a high-tech fitness accessory, the Design Museum puts trainers in ...More

 
Beazley Designs Of The Year
Exhibitions | Until 28th March 2021 

Design Museum 18 minutes walk from Royal Albert Hall

A review of designs across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design from the past 12 months as nominated ...More

Electronic: From Kraftwerk To The Chemical Brothers
Exhibitions | Until 14th February 2021 

Design Museum 18 minutes walk from Royal Albert Hall

An immersive, multi-sensory, multimedia experience, celebrating the artists, designers and technology responsible for shaping the visual landscape of electronic music. ...More

 
 
 
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