Albert Memorial

ADDRESS
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

West Brompton Overground Station
25 minutes walk
Paddington Railway Station
20 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Q-Park Kingston House
6 minutes walk
Union Car Parks
6 minutes walk

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Hotels near Albert Memorial

Near Albert Memorial
Baglioni Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £237† 26% 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
Eden Plaza Kensington Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
68-69 Queens Gate, SW7 | 6 minutes from Albert Memorial
In the heart of Central London, the Eden Plaza Hotel sits closely to the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum, as well as being near ... More
The Milestone Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £285† 35% 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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Alternative Sights nearest Albert Memorial

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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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Sights and Attractions near Albert Memorial

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Albert Memorial
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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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Events near Albert Memorial

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London > Events > Film Events †Dates: Wednesday 9th July 2014 at 11am and 2.45pm & Thursday 10th July 2014 at 11am and 1.30pm
Science Museum IMAX, Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Albert Memorial
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Cycling With Moliere
London > Events > Film Events †Dates: 8th July 2014 at 6.30pm, 9th July 2014 at 3pm & 10th July 2014 at 8.40pm
Cine Lumiere, Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 11 minutes from Albert Memorial
Television heartthrob Gauthier Valence is poised to stage a new production of Moliere's 17th-century comedy of manners The Misanthrope. He desperately wants his old friend, reclusive ...More
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Night Wind (Le Vent De La Nuit)
London > Events > Film Events †Dates: 4th to 10th Jul 2014
Cine Lumiere, Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 11 minutes from Albert Memorial
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Entertainment near Albert Memorial

Near Albert Memorial
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Royal Albert Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Albert Memorial
Classical 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 ... More
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Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Albert Memorial
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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Science Museum IMAX
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Albert Memorial
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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Shopping near Albert Memorial

The best shops and markets near 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
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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H&M
London > Shopping > Clothing
17-21 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 11 minutes from Albert Memorial
H&M is heaven for shoppers who like a bargain - with tons of variety and some cutting-edge designs thrown in to boot. A victim, in a ... More
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La Cave a Fromage
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 11 minutes from Albert Memorial
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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Restaurants near 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
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 | 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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Education near Albert Memorial

Near Albert Memorial
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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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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, SW11 | 30 minutes from Albert Memorial
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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Leisure near Albert Memorial

Albert Memorial gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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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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Pubs near Albert Memorial

The best pubs near London Albert Memorial.
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The Enterprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, , Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 14 minutes from Albert Memorial
Bar ... More
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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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Nightlife near Albert Memorial

Albert Memorial clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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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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Meeting venue hire near Albert Memorial

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Albert Memorial.
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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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The Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Tours | Until 31st December 2014 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 4 minutes walk from Albert Memorial

The Zaha Hadid-designed gallery acts as the Serpentine's second space, and will feature a new gallery, restaurant and social space. ...More

Images of Nature
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Exhibitions | Next performance 10th July 2014 

Natural History Museum 8 minutes walk from Albert Memorial

Women artists are the theme of Natural History Museum's temporary exhibition in the Images of Nature gallery, which showcases botanical ...More

 
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants
Mammoths: Ice Age Giants
Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2014 

Natural History Museum 8 minutes walk from Albert Memorial

Some of the largest creatures to ever walk the earth will be the subject of Mammoths: Ice Age Giants at ...More

 
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story
Exhibitions | Until 27th September 2014 

Natural History Museum 8 minutes walk from Albert Memorial

Look back at Britain long before the Romans, Saxons and Vikings arrived at the Natural History Museum's major exhibition, Britain: ...More

 
Are We Part-Neanderthal': Talk
Exhibitions | On 10th July 2014 

Natural History Museum 8 minutes walk from Albert Memorial

Find out what this topic means to human evolution...More

Images Of The Ice Age: Talk
Exhibitions | On 10th July 2014 

Natural History Museum 8 minutes walk from Albert Memorial

A museum scientist discusses what the carvings and cave wall paintings tell us about our ancestors' lives....More

Sensational Butterflies
Sensational Butterflies
Kids Events | Until 14th September 2014 

Natural History Museum 8 minutes walk from Albert Memorial

From chomping caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Natural History Museum comes alive this summer with the erection of a tropical ...More

 
Wedding Dresses 1775-2014
Wedding Dresses 1775-2014
Exhibitions | Until 15th March 2015 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 9 minutes walk from Albert Memorial

The V&A turns its attentions, and not inconsiderable costume collection, to the subject of marriage, and in particular the evolution ...More

 
 
 
 
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