Royal Albert Hall  

 
 
ADDRESS
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP
 
 
TELEPHONE
 
TWITTER
 
OPENING TIMES
Tours run daily (except Wed) 10:30-15:30 | Times may vary - check with box office
 
PRICES
£12.25 (Adult), £5.25 (Child), £10.25 (Concessions)
 

Nearby

 

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.

 

Royal Albert Hall events

 
Above and BeyondAbove and BeyondAbove and BeyondThe electronic trio, comprising of Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamaki, performs an acoustic set, featuring stripped back versions of dance songs. Above & Beyond's acoustic project began in 2013 with a short run of shows at London's Porchester Hall. Fast forward four years and the electronic supergroup are playing at the Royal Albert Ha2016-05-05T00:00:00+01002016-05-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
Category: event
On Soon

event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Electronica
PRICING  phone for availability
DATES  Running from  Thursday 5th May 2016untilThursday 5th May 2016
The electronic trio, comprising of Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamaki, performs an acoustic set, featuring stripped back versions of dance songs. Above & Beyond's acoustic project began in 2013 with a short run of shows at London's Porchester Hall. Fast forward four years and the electronic supergroup are playing at the Royal Albert Ha... More about this event
 
The DamnedThe DamnedThis London-based band, fronted by Dave Vanian, performs classic punk.2016-05-20T00:00:00+01002016-05-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
Category: event
On Soon

event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Punk
PRICING  phone for availability
DATES  Running from  Friday 20th May 2016untilFriday 20th May 2016
This London-based band, fronted by Dave Vanian, performs classic punk.... More about this event
Last Night of the PromsLast Night of the PromsLast Night of the PromsFeaturing much flag waving and patriotic anthems - including Arne's Rule, Britannia!, Elgar's Pomp And Circumstance March No 1 In D Major 'Land Of Hope And Glory' and Parry's Jerusalem - the Last Night of the Proms brings the annual celebration of classical music to a rousing close. The final concert is traditionally very different from the eig2016-09-10T00:00:00+01002016-09-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
Category: event
 

event > Concerts > Classical
PRICING  Ticket prices announced 13 Apr, booking opens 7 May
DATES  Running from  Saturday 10th September 2016untilSaturday 10th September 2016
Featuring much flag waving and patriotic anthems - including Arne's Rule, Britannia!, Elgar's Pomp And Circumstance March No 1 In D Major 'Land Of Hope And Glory' and Parry's Jerusalem - the Last Night of the Proms brings the annual celebration of classical music to a rousing close. The final concert is traditionally very different from the eig... More about this event
 
Al Murray The Pub Landlord: One Man, One GuvnorAl Murray The Pub Landlord: One Man, One GuvnorBritain's funniest xenophobic publican comes to the Royal Albert Hall for a pint and a chat with friends as he calls last orders to his latest UK Tour. Al Murray's simple but clever creation The Pub Landlord, a bald, working-class, BNP-voting barman with a dislike for anything that soils his dated concept of Blighty, earned the comedian a Perrier A2016-10-11T00:00:00+01002016-10-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
Category: event
 

event > Comedy > Stand-Up
PRICING  £24-£30
DATES  Running from  Tuesday 11th October 2016untilTuesday 11th October 2016
Britain's funniest xenophobic publican comes to the Royal Albert Hall for a pint and a chat with friends as he calls last orders to his latest UK Tour. Al Murray's simple but clever creation The Pub Landlord, a bald, working-class, BNP-voting barman with a dislike for anything that soils his dated concept of Blighty, earned the comedian a Perrier A... More about this event
Bancroft & LyneBancroft & LyneThe guitarist and double bassist perform jazz standards and original songs written by Sophie.2016-04-29T12:00:00+01002016-04-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Bancroft & Lyne
Alex HuttonAlex HuttonThe jazz pianist performs music from his critically acclaimed album Magna Carta Suite, released in 2015.2016-04-29T20:00:00+01002016-04-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
Category: event
Today Only
Alex Hutton
Roger HodgsonRoger HodgsonThe Portsmouth-born singer-songwriter and co-frontman of the progressive rock band Supertramp, performs his classic rock material including Dreamer, Give A Little Bit, The Logical Song and Take The Long Way Home.2016-04-29T20:00:00+01002016-04-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
Category: event
Today Only
Roger Hodgson
Phil NicholPhil NicholHost, Mae Martin introduces the ground-breaking and surreal stand-up and improviser. With support from the multi-award winning Carl Hutchinson.2016-04-29T21:00:00+01002016-04-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
Category: event
Today Only
Phil Nichol
A Gala For St GeorgeA Gala For St GeorgeA Gala For St GeorgeInspector Morse actor Kevin Whately, the much loved star of Lewis and Peak Practice, hosts A Gala For St. George at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Choral Society performing a selection of classic English pieces to celebrate England's patron saint. Elgar's Nimrod - which would surely make a wonderful natio2016-04-30T00:00:00+01002016-04-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
Category: event
On Soon

event > Concerts > Classical
PRICING  £14.50-£54
DATES  Saturday 30th April 2016
Inspector Morse actor Kevin Whately, the much loved star of Lewis and Peak Practice, hosts A Gala For St. George at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Choral Society performing a selection of classic English pieces to celebrate England's patron saint. Elgar's Nimrod - which would surely make a wonderful natio... More about this event
 
Duo BrillianteDuo BrilliantePolish-born clarinetist and award-winning pianist Aleksy Kornicz perform Schumann's Fantasiestucke, Debussy's Premiere Rhapsodie, Poulenc's Sonata and C.M. Widor's Introduction et Rondo.2016-05-01T10:15:00+01002016-05-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
Category: event
On Soon
Duo Brilliante
 

Royal Albert Hall images

Royal Albert Hall   

   
Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall  


LondonTown.com - Royal Albert Hall Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
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

Car Parks

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

Further articles featuring Royal Albert Hall on LondonTown.com

 
October in London 2015

London hosts the final of the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham Stadium on 31st October 2015, the Frieze Art Fair draws the world's most...

 
 
July in London 2016

The Royal Academy of Arts displays intimate portraits by David Hockney, Florence and the Machine, Take That and Beyonce perform live, and the Museum of...

 
 
May in London 2016

The Regent's Park Open Air Theatre returns, opening with an adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's Running Wild, and Photo London presents a special exhibition on legendary...

 
 
April in London 2016

The Rolling Stones, Glen Close and Sheridan Smith are three of hottest ticket in town this April when the London...

 
 
Autumn 2013 on London's South Bank

From theatre and film premieres to live music events and stand-up comedy, London's South Bank has got a fantastic programme lined up for autumn 2013....

 
 
London's Best Events 2016

Find out the best London 2016 events with our comprehensive guide to the top entertainment in the city throughout the year. From January through to December, 2016 is packed with unmissable events - so read on to get the best out of London town.

 
THE BEST

Hotels near Royal Albert Hall

Near Royal Albert Hall
FIND YOUR PERFECT LONDON HOTEL
SALE
Check in
--
Check out
--

Booking multiple rooms?

Visit our group bookings page or call 020 7437 4370 for assistance

Room 1

2 Adults
ADULTS (12+)
-
2
+
CHILDREN (2 - 12 Years)
-
0
+
INFANTS (0 - 2 Years)
-
0
+
Okay
Maximum 4 to a room.
+ Add another room
The Gore Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £113  42% off
190 Queen's Gate, SW7 | 2 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
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 £639  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
 
 
 
Citadines South Kensington Apart-Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £100  26% off
35A Gloucester Road, SW7 | 7 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
These popular apartments offer a luxurious home from home environment that is so unique to the capital. With flexible living spaces and fully fitted kitchens parents ... More
 
 
 
 
THE BEST

Alternative Classical Music nearest Royal Albert Hall

Nearest to Royal Albert Hall
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Entertainment near Royal Albert Hall

Near Royal Albert Hall
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Events near Royal Albert Hall

Near Royal Albert Hall
Today Only
Bancroft & Lyne
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 29th April 2016 - 12noon
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 | Same location as Royal Albert Hall
The guitarist and double bassist perform jazz standards and original songs written by Sophie....More
 
 
 
Today Only
Roger Hodgson
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 29th April 2016 - 8pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 | Same location as Royal Albert Hall
The Portsmouth-born singer-songwriter and co-frontman of the progressive rock band Supertramp, performs his classic rock material including Dreamer, Give A Little Bit, The Logical Song and ...More
 
 
 
Today Only
BSL Talk: Botticelli Reimagined
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 29th April 2016 - 6.30pm-7.30pm
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 7 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
A BSL interpreted talk about the exhibition....More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Sights and Attractions near Royal Albert Hall

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Royal Albert Hall
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Shopping near Royal Albert Hall

The best shops and markets near Royal Albert Hall
Coys of Kensington
London > Shopping > Specialists
2-4 Queens Gate Mews, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
Car Auctioneers ... More
 
 
 
Koenig Books
London > Shopping > Books
Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | 5 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
... More
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Restaurants near Royal Albert Hall

What are the best dining options near Royal Albert Hall London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Education near Royal Albert Hall

Near Royal Albert Hall
Imperial College of Science, Technology, Medicine
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 1 minute from Royal Albert Hall
... More
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Leisure near Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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
London > Leisure >
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Pubs near Royal Albert Hall

The best pubs near London Royal Albert Hall.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Nightlife near Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
The Gore Hotel, Bar 190
London > Nightlife > Bars
190 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Meeting venue hire near Royal Albert Hall

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Royal Albert Hall.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
 

Also in Kensington Gore

Our recommendations in the same street as Royal Albert Hall

 
No.
Title
Category
 

Alternate names and popular misspellings for Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall, Royal Albert Hal
 
 

Hotels Near

Royal Albert Hall

 
 
Near Royal Albert Hall All London hotels
Check-in:
Check-out:
Number of rooms:
Room 1:

What's On Today

Near Royal Albert Hall

 
 
 
Allen Jones: Maitresse
Exhibitions | Until 6th May 2016 

Michael Werner Gallery 1.42 miles from Royal Albert Hall

The exhibition brings together for the first time the paintings that form Jones's Maitresse cycle. Begun as a commissioned movie ...More

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra: Puttin' On The Ritz!
Concerts | On 29th April 2016 

Cadogan Hall 1.98 miles from Royal Albert Hall

The velvet-throated crooner, Duncan Galloway fronts the eleven strong ensemble in a performance of a unique blend of classic popular ...More

X
X
Theatre | Until 7th May 2016 

Royal Court Theatre 1.99 miles from Royal Albert Hall

Alistair McDowall follows his powerful 2015 production, Pomona , with exciting new work, ...More

 
Cyprus Avenue
Cyprus Avenue
Theatre | Until 7th May 2016 

Royal Court Theatre 1.99 miles from Royal Albert Hall

"Gerry Adams has disguised himself as a new-born baby and successfully infiltrated my family home." Belfast Loyalist Eric ...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

 
Exhibitionism
Exhibitionism
Exhibitions | Until 4th September 2016 

Saatchi Gallery 2.16 miles from Royal Albert Hall

Going strong for 50 years and counting, the Rolling Stones stage their first major exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, documenting ...More

 
Mary Newcombe Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 21st May 2016 

Crane Kalman Gallery 2.16 miles from Royal Albert Hall

An exhibition of a selection of paintings by the artist, born in Harrow-on-the-Hill in 1922, featuring an array of works ...More

Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones
Exhibitions | Until 4th September 2016 

Saatchi Gallery 2.16 miles from Royal Albert Hall

The exhibition combines over 500 original Stones' artefacts such as rare instruments, original stage designs, iconic costumes, diaries and posters, ...More

Richard Wilson: 20:50
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Saatchi Gallery 2.16 miles from Royal Albert Hall

The British sculptor's large-scale installation, created with recycled engine oil and steel....More

Tabor Robak: Drinking Bird Seasons
Exhibitions | Until 13th November 2016 

Serpentine Gallery 2.3 miles from Royal Albert Hall

A single-channel video work which serves as a commentary on the intrusiveness of digital information and the reliance on technical ...More

 
 
 
SALE
Hotels near Royal Albert Hall

From cheap budget accommodation to luxury 5 star suites see our discounts for Royal Albert Hall hotels, including Citadines South Kensington Apart-Hotel from 81% off.

 
 
Call now: hotel deals 0207 420 4960