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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£12.25 (Adult), £5.25 (Child), £10.25 (Concessions)
 

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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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Phil CollinsPhil CollinsPhil Collins is Not Dead Yet. Far from it. The Grammy award winning singer and former Genesis frontman is playing live for the first time in 10 years with five nights at the Royal Albert Hall, followed by a major British Summer Time gig in Hyde Park, all in June 2017. Collins might well be a 'Marmite' musician (you either love him or... not) but th2017-06-04T00:00:00+01002017-06-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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DATES  Running from  Sunday 4th June 2017untilFriday 9th June 2017
Phil Collins is Not Dead Yet. Far from it. The Grammy award winning singer and former Genesis frontman is playing live for the first time in 10 years with five nights at the Royal Albert Hall, followed by a major British Summer Time gig in Hyde Park, all in June 2017. Collins might well be a 'Marmite' musician (you either love him or... not) but th... More about this event
Fun DMC - Xmas Double HeaderFun DMC - Xmas Double HeaderCommunity & Lifestyle, Family Event.2016-12-10T10:00:00+00002016-12-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Father Christmas at the Royal Albert HallFather Christmas at the Royal Albert HallFather Christmas at the Royal Albert HallChildren can explore the grand Royal Albert Hall through an hour-long interactive festive adventure culminating in a visit to Father Christmas's grotto. You'll be led by a Victorian doorkeeper who knows all of the Hall's secrets. Together you will solve puzzles and follow clues to find the key to Father Christmas's grotto where children aged two an2016-12-10T09:00:00+00002016-12-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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DATES  6th to 24th December 2016
Children can explore the grand Royal Albert Hall through an hour-long interactive festive adventure culminating in a visit to Father Christmas's grotto. You'll be led by a Victorian doorkeeper who knows all of the Hall's secrets. Together you will solve puzzles and follow clues to find the key to Father Christmas's grotto where children aged two an... More about this event
 
Guy Barker's Big Band ChristmasGuy Barker's Big Band ChristmasThe jazz trumpeter and his band put a festive twist on classics by the likes of Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman. With guests Clare Teal, Kurt Elling, Vanessa Haynes, Soweto Kinch, Clarke Peters and a cappella stars Accent.2016-12-11T18:00:00+00002016-12-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Guy Barker's Big Band Christmas
The BT Christmas ConcertThe BT Christmas ConcertChris Hollins presents a festive concert of traditional carols and popular Christmas hits, with John Rigby conducting the London Concert Choir, London Concert Chorus and Tiffin Boys' Choir, plus guests.2016-12-13T19:30:00+00002016-12-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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The BT Christmas Concert
Christmas Carols & Concerts at the Royal Albert HallChristmas Carols & Concerts at the Royal Albert HallChristmas Carols & Concerts at the Royal Albert HallThe climax of the Royal Albert Hall's Christmas carols programme is the dimly lit traditional Christmas celebration, Carols by Candlelight, a fun-filled jamboree of carols and Christmas hits with readings from Dickens and the Scriptures accompanied by the Mozart Festival Orchestra in full period costume. There are no actual candles, just an 'ev2016-12-13T00:00:00+00002016-12-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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PRICING  Various
DATES  13th to 24th December 2016
The climax of the Royal Albert Hall's Christmas carols programme is the dimly lit traditional Christmas celebration, Carols by Candlelight, a fun-filled jamboree of carols and Christmas hits with readings from Dickens and the Scriptures accompanied by the Mozart Festival Orchestra in full period costume. There are no actual candles, just an 'ev... More about this event
 
Christmas ClassicsChristmas ClassicsRichard Cooke conducts the London Concert Orchestra, Royal Choral Society and Fanfare Trumpeters Of The Coldstream Guards to perform a traditional concert of seasonal classics. With soprano Julia Doyle and organist Richard Pearce.2016-12-14T19:30:00+00002016-12-14T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Christmas Classics
Late Night Jazz - Philip KaneLate Night Jazz - Philip Kane2016-12-15T21:45:00+00002016-12-15T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Late Night Jazz - Philip Kane
Goldsmiths Choral Union/English Concert Chorus/Highgate Choral Society: Handel's MessiahGoldsmiths Choral Union/English Concert Chorus/Highgate Choral Society: Handel's MessiahBrian Wright conducts the collective choruses and societies in a performance of Handel's masterpiece. With soprano Rebecca Evans, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston tenor Timothy Robinson and bass singer Alastair Miles.2016-12-15T19:30:00+00002016-12-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Goldsmiths Choral Union/English Concert Chorus/Highgate Choral Society: Handel's Messiah
The London Concert Orchestra And Chorus: Christmas Carol Sing-A-LongThe London Concert Orchestra And Chorus: Christmas Carol Sing-A-LongThe orchestra performs a fun-filled evening of much-loved carols and all-time Christmas hits, with showman Jonathan Cohen and special guest Louise Dearman.2016-12-15T14:30:00+00002016-12-23T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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The London Concert Orchestra And Chorus: Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long
 

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Cheval Thorney Court Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £244  39% off
Palace Gate, W8 | 5 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
Offering timeless elegance within Kensington, the Cheval Thorney Court apartments located by Kensington Gardens; are furnished with a timeless Georgian style - Regency stripes, leather-topped writing ... More
 
 
 
Baglioni Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £646  24% 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 £251  42% 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
 
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
Britten Theatre
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Royal College of Music Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from 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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London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Saturday 10th December 2016 - 10am
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 | Same location as Royal Albert Hall
Community & Lifestyle, Family Event....More
 
 
 
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A Kylie Christmas
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 9th and Saturday 10th December 2016 - 8pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 | Same location as Royal Albert Hall
The Melbourne-born pop sensation who originally found fame on TV soap Neighbours presents Christmas-themed shows for the winter. She will be joined on stage by a ...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 10th December 2016 - 3pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gardens, W2 | 5 minutes from 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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Coys of Kensington
London > Shopping > Specialists
2-4 Queens Gate Mews, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
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Koenig Books
London > Shopping > Books
Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | 5 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
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Science Museum Shop
London > Shopping > Gifts and Luxuries
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
This shop is full of gifts to inspire young and inquisitive minds. From robotics kits to telescopes they have all kinds of educational toys and ... 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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Imperial College of Science, Technology, Medicine
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Royal Albert Hall
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Imperial College Business School (previously Tanaka Businesss School)
London > Education > Business Faculties
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Royal Albert Hall
Imperial College is the leading scientific university in Europe and its Business School, situated in a beautiful new building on Exhibition Road, is also at the ... More
 
 
 
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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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Imperial College Climbing Wall
London > Leisure > Fitness
Ethos, 7 Prince's Gardens, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
Imperial College sports centre, Ethos, is Imperial's flagship sports centre. Within Ethos the climbing wall is the most unique facility, offering climbing for both beginners and ... More
 
 
 
Imperial College Sports Centre
London > Leisure > Fitness
7 Princess Gardens, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
Public Fitness Club.Offers Aerobics and Badminton.... More
 
 
 
The Serpentine Lido
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Hyde Park, South Kensington, London W2 | 5 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
A hugely popular swimming venue, every summer Hyde Park's lovely lake invites London folk to plunge into its watery depths. It's a great option ... 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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The Churchill Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 | 16 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
Now more England's national cuisine than sausages and mash, Thai food (the perfect accompaniment to a cooling pint of lager), saw its inauguration in the small, ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10a Strathearn Place, Paddington, London W2 | 17 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
High up on a wall, behind the counter of this opulent, smart Victorian pub is a clock dated 1864. A framed copy of the Sun newspaper ... More
 
 
 
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The Gore Hotel, Bar 190
London > Nightlife > Bars
190 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from 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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The Imperial Ice Stars: Nutcracker On Ice
The Imperial Ice Stars: Nutcracker On Ice
Dance | Until 2nd January 2017 

Hyde Park 1.86 miles from Royal Albert Hall

They've enjoyed sold-out seasons at the Royal Albert Hall and now The Imperial Ice Stars bring their version of The ...More

 
Winter Wonderland Open Air Ice Rink
Winter Wonderland Open Air Ice Rink
Seasonal | Until 2nd January 2017 

Hyde Park 1.86 miles from Royal Albert Hall

Don your skates and glide around the glittering ice rink set within the hugely popular Hyde Park Winter Wonderland which ...More

 
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Seasonal | Until 2nd January 2017 

Hyde Park 1.86 miles from Royal Albert Hall

Throughout late November and December a large area of Hyde Park near Hyde Park Corner is transformed into a Winter ...More

 
Harrods Christmas Grotto
Harrods Christmas Grotto
Kids Events | Until 24th December 2016 

Harrods 1.95 miles from Royal Albert Hall

Visiting Santa's Grotto at Harrods is a long-standing tradition at the luxury Knightsbridge store. Little ones can meet Father Christmas ...More

 
Chinese Afternoon Tea at Harrods
Chinese Afternoon Tea at Harrods
Foodie Events | Until 25th April 2017 

Chai Wu Harrods 2.01 miles from Royal Albert Hall

An eastern twist on the traditional afternoon tea, Chai Wu, the elegant Chinese restaurant on the fifth floor of Harrods, ...More

 
Duke of York Square Christmas Lights
Duke of York Square Christmas Lights
Seasonal | Until 23rd December 2016 

Duke of York Square 2.14 miles from Royal Albert Hall

Duke of York Square, a lovely pedestrianised area just off Sloane Square, gets in the festive spirit with a day ...More

 
Duke of York Square Christmas Grotto
Duke of York Square Christmas Grotto
Seasonal | Until 23rd December 2016 

Duke of York Square 2.14 miles from Royal Albert Hall

The pedestrianised Duke of York Square, just off the fashionable King's Road, presents its very own plush Santa's Grotto at ...More

 
Unwritten Handbook: Paul Maheke
Exhibitions | On 10th December 2016 

Serpentine Gallery 2.3 miles from Royal Albert Hall

Literary & Education, Talk....More

HiddenCity: The Enchanted Mirror
HiddenCity: The Enchanted Mirror
Tours | Until 1st March 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from Royal Albert Hall

Following Scrooge's Cryptic Christmas Trail in 2013, HiddenCity launched another festive trail in 2014 and it continues through this year's ...More

 
Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear
Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear
Exhibitions | Until 12th March 2017 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 2.39 miles from Royal Albert Hall

Tighten your girdle. This spring the V&A tells the story of underwear, from the sensory to ...More

 
 
 
 
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