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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Langley Park School For Boys Brass QuintetLangley Park School For Boys Brass QuintetThe prize-winning ensemble performs a selection of jazz and classical works.2015-03-27T12:00:00+00002015-03-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Langley Park School For Boys Brass Quintet
Paul WellerPaul WellerThe legendary guitarist, singer-songwriter and former frontman of The Jam and The Style Council plays mod revival and post-punk rock tracks. With support from Johnny Marr.2015-03-27T18:45:00+00002015-03-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Paul Weller
Live Music In Verdi - Alex HuttonLive Music In Verdi - Alex HuttonThe exceptional jazz pianist performs works from his critically-acclaimed album, Songs From The Seven Hills.2015-03-27T20:00:00+00002015-04-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Live Music In Verdi - Alex Hutton
Noel Gallagher's High Flying BirdsNoel Gallagher's High Flying BirdsFormer Oasis songwriter and co-frontman, along with his latest musical band of brothers. With support from Future Islands.2015-03-28T19:30:00+00002015-03-28T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Sunday Brunch - EnchanteuseSunday Brunch - EnchanteuseThe ensemble performs melodies from the 1930s to the 1950s.2015-03-29T12:00:00+01002015-03-29T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Sunday Brunch - Enchanteuse
Frank TurnerFrank TurnerThe singer-songwriter from Meonstoke and former frontman of post-hardcore band Million Dead plays folk-punk.2015-03-29T18:45:00+01002015-03-29T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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James Last And His OrchestraJames Last And His OrchestraThe legendary German composer and his orchestra performs big band arrangements of pop music hits.2015-03-31T19:30:00+01002015-04-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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James Last And His Orchestra
John Bishop: SupersonicJohn Bishop: SupersonicCheeky stories and observations from Liverpudlian stand-up, Best Male Breakthrough Artist at the British Comedy Awards 2010 and host of his own BBC1 show.2015-04-02T20:00:00+01002015-04-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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John Bishop: Supersonic
Late Night Jazz - Brendan ReillyLate Night Jazz - Brendan ReillyThe London-based American singer performs material from his debut album The Life of Reilly, a mixture of original material and standards.2015-04-02T21:45:00+01002015-04-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Late Night Jazz - Brendan Reilly
Handel's Messiah on Good FridayHandel's Messiah on Good FridayHandel's Messiah on Good FridayThe Royal Choral Society presents its renowned Good Friday performance of Handel's 'Messiah' at the Royal Albert Hall on Good Friday continuing a tradition which, for many, marks the start of Easter - the Royal Choral Society's Good Friday performance stretches back to 1878. For those who find the year flat and empty between Prom seasons, this afte2015-04-03T00:00:00+01002015-04-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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DATES  Friday 3rd April 2015
The Royal Choral Society presents its renowned Good Friday performance of Handel's 'Messiah' at the Royal Albert Hall on Good Friday continuing a tradition which, for many, marks the start of Easter - the Royal Choral Society's Good Friday performance stretches back to 1878. For those who find the year flat and empty between Prom seasons, this afte... More about this event
 
 

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Underground Stations

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South Kensington Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Paddington Railway Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

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Union Car Parks
 
6 minutes walk
 
Royal Garden Hotel NCP
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Noah and the Whale Royal Albert Hall, SW7 2AP 16th April 2012 - 17th April 2012 Concluding their American and Mexican tour Noah and the Whale drift back...

 
 
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    Baglioni Hotel London
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    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  26% off
    54 Queen's Gate, SW7 | 7 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
    Located at 54 Queen's Gate, this traditional Edwardian townhouse hotel is well positioned, within five minutes' walk of both Gloucester Road and South Kensington Tube stations ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £285  24% off
    1 Kensington Court, W8 | 8 minutes from 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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    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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    Music In The Museum
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 27th March 2015 - 1.15pm
    Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
    A lunchtime concert performed on some of the historical instruments....More
     
     
     
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    Coral Reefs: Paradise Lost': Talk
    London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 27th March 2015 - 2.30pm-3pm
    Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 6 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
    A museum scientist discusses the factors contributing to the loss of the ecosystem....More
     
     
     
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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 has a lively programme of exhibitions featuring the work of its postgraduate students. In a further bid to promote artistic excellence ... 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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    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, 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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    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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    Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    1 Hester Road, SW11 | 29 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
    The £21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester ... 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
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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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    Babylon at the Roof Gardens
    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
    99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 12 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
    Richard Branson's rooftop restaurant-come-nightclub at Kensington Roof Gardens is a favourite with the glam girls of Kensington, who can be seen at all hours sipping cocktails ... More
     
     
     
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    Piano
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    106 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 12 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
    If you ask your friends about this place, not many will know. It's not wildly off the beaten track either, situated directly opposite High Street Ken ... More
     
     
     
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    Barts
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 15 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
    Taking its inspiration from the American speakeasy movement, Barts is a tiny, intimate and relaxed bar in South Kensington which promises a refreshingly fun experience - ... More
     
     
     
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    Royal Albert Hall
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as Royal Albert Hall
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    The Great Hall, Imperial College
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    South Kensington Campus, 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
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    Paul Weller
    Concerts | On 27th March 2015 

    Royal Albert Hall

    The legendary guitarist, singer-songwriter and former frontman of The Jam and The Style Council plays mod revival and post-punk rock ...More

    Langley Park School For Boys Brass Quintet
    Concerts | On 27th March 2015 

    Royal Albert Hall

    The prize-winning ensemble performs a selection of jazz and classical works....More

    Music In The Museum
    Concerts | On 27th March 2015 

    Royal College of Music 3 minutes walk from Royal Albert Hall

    A lunchtime concert performed on some of the historical instruments....More

    Can We Build A Bright Future For Our Reefs': Discussion
    Exhibitions | On 27th March 2015 

    Natural History Museum 6 minutes walk from Royal Albert Hall

    An expert leads a discussion into the future of coral reefs....More

    It's All About Piano
    Concerts | Until 29th March 2015 

    Institut Francais Du Royaume-Uni 9 minutes walk from Royal Albert Hall

    A host of multi-genre piano performances and events held across the weekend....More

    Neil Sean
    Theatre | On 27th March 2015 

    The Pheasantry 19 minutes walk from Royal Albert Hall

    Join Neil along with co-star Ann Montini in his debut show at the Pheasantry as he performs songs from his ...More

    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Concerts | On 27th March 2015 

    Cadogan Hall 19 minutes walk from Royal Albert Hall

    Micha Nesterowicz conducts a performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No 24. With Janina Fialkowska, piano....More

    The Big Smoke Band
    Concerts | On 27th March 2015 

    The Troubadour 21 minutes walk from Royal Albert Hall

    Folk and blues outfit. With support from Ogre Melodies and Harriet....More

    Plant Remedies For Spring: Workshop
    Exhibitions | On 27th March 2015 

    Chelsea Physic Garden 1.32 miles from Royal Albert Hall

    With Medical Herbalist Lara Bean....More

    Soul Shadows
    Concerts | Until 27th March 2015 

    Boisdale Of Belgravia 1.35 miles from Royal Albert Hall

    The band performs a range of funk and jazz covers....More

     
     
     
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