Albert Memorial

 
 
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Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, 27 Princes Square, London W2 2NJ
 
 
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FREE | Tours cost £5 (Adults) £4.50 (Concessions)
 

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Albert MemorialThis 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 at the age of 42. The Albert Memorial accurately captures a royal love story that, like the statue, has stood the test of time. The Queen's grief, and that of her public, was directed at the monument which reflected both the Prince's various public passions and Victorian achievements of the time. Designed by Sir Gilbert Scott in 1872 this tribute to the Prince Consort was unveiled by Queen Victoria in 1876. Each pillar took eight men about 20 weeks to finish and polish, and the Albert Memorial was noted at the time of its completion as being one of the most costly works in granite of the period. Now a beacon, shimmering in bronze gilt, the highly ostentatious, high-Victorian gothic statue presides over Kensington Gardens, facing the Royal Albert Hall another architectural tribute to the royal consort. Visitors can walk around the memorial for free or try and join one of the guided tours. Tours take place at 2pm and 3pm on the first Sunday of the month from March to December. There is no need to book.

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Gold, gold and more gold, Kensington Gardens, Gilbert Scott and Victoriana.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

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

Railway Stations

 
 
Paddington Railway Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

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

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    The Gore Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £128  21% off
    190 Queen's Gate, SW7 | 3 minutes from Albert Memorial
    A mellow, off-the-wall charm is the key to the success of this pleasantly eccentric boutique hotel located between the Royal Albert Hall and Harrods, and just ... More
     
     
     
    Baglioni Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £363  27% off
    60 Hyde Park Gate, SW7 | 6 minutes from Albert Memorial
    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 £285  25% off
    1 Kensington Court, W8 | 8 minutes from Albert Memorial
    '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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    Speakers' Corner
    London > Attractions > Sights
    Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 20 minutes from Albert Memorial
    Not strictly classed "entertainment", this bastion of British free public speech and free assembly can prove one of the most absorbingly unique, theatrical activities the city ... More
     
     
     
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    Wellington Arch
    London > Attractions > Sights
    Hyde Park Corner, Belgravia, London W1J | 22 minutes from Albert Memorial
    A landmark triumphal arch set opposite the Duke of Wellington's residence at Apsley House, Wellington Arch was built in 1830 to commemorate the victories won by ... More
     
     
     
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    BBC Broadcasting House
    London > Attractions > Sights
    2-22 Portland Place, Fitzrovia, London W1A | 35 minutes from Albert Memorial
    BBC HQ and home, in particular, to the BBC's famous Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House is an iconic building in Portland Place. This purpose-built broadcast centre, erected ... More
     
     
     
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    Royal College of Art
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Albert Memorial
    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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    Royal Geographical Society
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Albert Memorial
    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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    Serpentine Gallery
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | 4 minutes from Albert Memorial
    The Serpentine Gallery is closed for refurbishment and will reopen on Saturday 8th June 2013 with the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, designed by Sou Fujimoto. Found in ... More
     
     
     
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    Baroque Violin Masterclass With Simon Jones
    London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 3rd July 2015 - 10am
    Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Albert Memorial
    Violinist Simon Jones will share his knowledge and experience with RCM musicians in this masterclass.....More
     
     
     
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    Music In The Museum
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 3rd July 2015 - 1.15pm
    Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Albert Memorial
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    Viola Masterclass With Ivo Jan Van Der Werff
    London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 3rd July 2015 - 2pm
    Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Albert Memorial
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    Royal Albert Hall
    London > Entertainment > Classical Music
    Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Albert Memorial
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    Royal College of Music
    London > Entertainment > Classical Music
    Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Albert Memorial
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    Science Museum IMAX
    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
    Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Albert Memorial
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    Whole Foods Market
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    6397 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 10 minutes from Albert Memorial
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    H&M
    London > Shopping > Clothing
    17-21 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 11 minutes from Albert Memorial
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    La Cave a Fromage
    London > Shopping > Delicatessens
    24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 11 minutes from Albert Memorial
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    Verdi
    London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
    Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 2 minutes from Albert Memorial
    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 | 3 minutes from Albert Memorial
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    Bistro One Ninety Queen's Gate
    London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
    189 - 190 Queens Gate, Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Albert Memorial
    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 | 7 minutes from Albert Memorial
    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 | 12 minutes from Albert Memorial
    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 Albert Memorial
    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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    Kensington Gardens
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Princes Square, Bayswater, London W2 | 9 minutes from Albert Memorial
    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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    London Archers
    London > Leisure > Activities
    Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | 9 minutes from Albert Memorial
    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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    The Roof Gardens
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 12 minutes from Albert Memorial
    Although a restaurant, clubbing and event venue, the extraordinary Kensington Roof Gardens are still accessible to the general public during the day if there are no ... More
     
     
     
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    The Enterprise
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 14 minutes from Albert Memorial
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    Devonshire Arms W8
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 15 minutes from Albert Memorial
    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 Admiral Codrington
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 15 minutes from Albert Memorial
    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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    Babylon at the Roof Gardens
    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
    99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 12 minutes from Albert Memorial
    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 Albert Memorial
    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 | 16 minutes from Albert Memorial
    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 | 2 minutes from Albert Memorial
    Can accomodate for up to 5200 people.... More
     
     
     
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    Royal Geographical Society
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Albert Memorial
    Conference facilities can accomodate for up to 1034 people.... More
     
     
     
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    The Great Hall, Imperial College
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    South Kensington Campus, SW7 | 3 minutes from Albert Memorial
    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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    Serpentine Sackler Gallery 4 minutes walk from Albert Memorial

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