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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Josephine ArthurJosephine ArthurA West London-based jazz singer who started in musical theatre 12 years ago and fell in love with all the old tunes from the 1950's2016-02-07T00:00:00+00002016-02-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Jazz For Kids - Jumpin' At The Royal Albert HallJazz For Kids - Jumpin' At The Royal Albert HallThe Dixie Ticklers present a special jazz session for children aged 4-9.2016-02-18T00:00:00+00002016-02-18T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Jazz For Kids - Jumpin' At The Royal Albert Hall
Classical Coffee Mornings - Huw Montague Rendall & Hamish BrownClassical Coffee Mornings - Huw Montague Rendall & Hamish BrownThe baritone and pianist pairing performs works by Schumann, Brahms, Mahler and Schoenberg.2016-03-13T00:00:00+00002016-03-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Classical Coffee Mornings - Huw Montague Rendall & Hamish Brown
Live Music Brunch - Southside Gypsy TrioLive Music Brunch - Southside Gypsy TrioAccordion-player, Mike Guy, guitarist, Christian Miller and double-bassist, Eric Guy plays a repertoire of gypsy jazz classics and American songbook standards.2016-03-13T00:00:00+00002016-03-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Live Music Brunch - Southside Gypsy Trio
Live Music Brunch - Daj DookLive Music Brunch - Daj DookThe group of friends perform a mixture of swing and gypsy music. Refreshments are included.2016-03-27T00:00:00+00002016-03-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Live Music Brunch - Daj Dook
Live Music Brunch - Irene SerraLive Music Brunch - Irene SerraThe performer sings music from jazz, blues, Latin, pop to the classic Italian Songbook. Includes refreshments.2016-04-02T00:00:00+01002016-04-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Live Music Brunch - Irene Serra
imagiNATIONSimagiNATIONSA celebration of British choral traditions featuring the five choirs and 750 voices of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, joined by a quartet of star soloists and the NYCGB Alumni Choir to perform world premieres plus pieces by Britten, Dowland, Holst, MacMillan and Purcell.2016-04-10T00:00:00+01002016-04-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Live Music Brunch - La TipicaLive Music Brunch - La TipicaContemporary flamenco music and dance performed by guitarist and composer Jorge Bravo and dancer Natalia Garcia-Huidobro, with refreshments.2016-04-10T00:00:00+01002016-04-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Live Music Brunch - La Tipica
Live Music Brunch - Harry Christelis TrioLive Music Brunch - Harry Christelis TrioA jazz organ trio, featuring organist Liam Dunachie, drummer Dave Storey and guitarist Harry Christelis.2016-04-24T00:00:00+01002016-04-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Live Music Brunch - Harry Christelis Trio
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
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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
 

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Paddington Railway Station
 
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Baglioni Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £369  35% 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
 
 
 
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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
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Entertainment near Royal Albert Hall

Near 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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Gyps N Progress
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 5th February 2016 - 12noon
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 | Same location as Royal Albert Hall
A new and modern manouche trio with a chaotic dancing twist....More
 
 
 
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Across Antarctica
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 5th February 2016 - 7pm-10pm
Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, SW7 | 2 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
Shackleton centenary celebration film and talk....More
 
 
 
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Revealing The Cosmonaut: An All-Day Symposium
London > Events > Business Events  Dates: Friday 5th February 2016
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, SW7 | 5 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
Scholars attempt to put the Soviet space programme in its social and historical perspective....More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Royal Albert Hall

The best museums, galleries, attractions near 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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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
 
 
 
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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
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
 
 
 
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Pubs near Royal Albert Hall

The best pubs near London Royal Albert Hall.
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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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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
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Meeting venue hire near Royal Albert Hall

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near 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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A.R. Penck: Early Works
Exhibitions | Until 20th February 2016 

Michael Werner Gallery 1.42 miles from Royal Albert Hall

An exhibition of early works by German artist A.R. Penck. This is the first comprehensive exhibition in London of Penck's ...More

Yen
Yen
Theatre | Until 13th February 2016 

Royal Court Theatre 1.99 miles from Royal Albert Hall

Anna Jordan's Bruntwood Prize-winning play Yen receives its London premiere in 2016, with a staging at the Royal Court Theatre. ...More

 
Escaped Alone
Escaped Alone
Theatre | Until 12th March 2016 

Royal Court Theatre 1.99 miles from Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Court Theatre celebrates its 60th birthday in 2016 and commencing the year will be Caryl Churchill's Escaped Alone. ...More

 
Champagne Life
Champagne Life
Exhibitions | Until 6th March 2016 

Saatchi Gallery 2.16 miles from Royal Albert Hall

Though at its current Kings Road home for just eight years, the Saatchi Gallery celebrates its thirtieth birthday ...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

Bianca Gidwani
Exhibitions | Until 28th February 2016 

Saatchi Gallery 2.16 miles from Royal Albert Hall

Sculpture, painting, drawing and video by the Russian artist....More

Michael Craig-Martin: Transience
Michael Craig-Martin: Transience
Exhibitions | Until 14th February 2016 

Serpentine Gallery 2.3 miles from Royal Albert Hall

He was an influential teacher, working at Goldsmiths during the rise of ...More

 
Simon Denny
Exhibitions | Until 14th February 2016 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 2.3 miles from Royal Albert Hall

Sculptural installations that include print, graphics, moving images and texts....More

Across Antarctica
Exhibitions | On 5th February 2016 

Royal Geographical Society 2.37 miles from Royal Albert Hall

Shackleton centenary celebration film and talk....More

TheatreLand
Exhibitions | Until 24th March 2016 

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

A course exploring the history of London's theatrical world....More

 
 
 
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