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.

 

Royal Albert Hall events

 
Prom 24: James MacMillan & MahlerProm 24: James MacMillan & MahlerDonald Runnicles conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra for James MacMillan's Symphony No 4 and Mahler's Symphony No 5 In C Sharp Minor.2015-08-03T19:30:00+01002015-08-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Prom 24: James MacMillan & Mahler
The BBC Proms 2015The BBC Proms 2015The BBC Proms 2015Pete Tong joins Mozart and Beethoven for the Proms in 2015, showing how the classical music concert series caters for music lovers young and old. Held yearly at the Royal Albert Hall, the Proms is arguably the most popular season of classical music the world over, featuring a varied but accessible programme of 92 concerts in eight weeks, concluding2015-08-03T00:00:00+01002015-09-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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event > Concerts > Classical - Festivals
DATES  17th July to 12th September 2015
Pete Tong joins Mozart and Beethoven for the Proms in 2015, showing how the classical music concert series caters for music lovers young and old. Held yearly at the Royal Albert Hall, the Proms is arguably the most popular season of classical music the world over, featuring a varied but accessible programme of 92 concerts in eight weeks, concluding... More about this event
 
Prom 25: Monteverdi: OrfeoProm 25: Monteverdi: OrfeoSir John Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists transform the Royal Albert Hall into the 17th-century Mantuan court of the Gonzagas with some of Monteverdi's loveliest melodies and most colourful instrumental writing, which brings to life the tale of Orpheus and his beloved Eurydice.2015-08-04T19:30:00+01002015-08-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Prom 25: Monteverdi: Orfeo
Discover Mosaics (Ages 5-11)Discover Mosaics (Ages 5-11)View the large frieze in the hall.2015-08-04T10:00:00+01002015-08-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Prom 26: British ComposersProm 26: British ComposersChloe Hanslip is the soloist in Vaughan Williams's rarely heard Concerto Accademico. The concert also features Welsh composer Grace Williams's ecstatic, neo-Straussian Fairest Of Stars, Walton's Spitfire Prelude And Fugue and Symphony No 2 and Elgar's Overture Froissart. Conducted by Tadaaki Otaka.2015-08-05T18:30:00+01002015-08-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Prom 26: British Composers
Prom 28: Dukas, Turnage, Schuller & ScriabinProm 28: Dukas, Turnage, Schuller & ScriabinOliver Knussen conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra for a performance of Scriabin's The Poem Of Ecstasy, Turnage's On Opened Ground and Schuller's Seven Studies. Soloists include viola player Lawrence Power and pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.2015-08-06T19:30:00+01002015-08-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Prom 28: Dukas, Turnage, Schuller & Scriabin
Prom 29: Stravinsky, Messiaen & RavelProm 29: Stravinsky, Messiaen & RavelNicholas Collon conducts the BBC Philharmonic for Mozart's Idomeneo, Ravel's Piano Concerto In G, Miroirs Oiseaux Tristes and La Valse, Messiaen's Un Oiseau Des Arbes De Vie (Oiseau Tui) and Stravinsky's Symphony In Three Movements.2015-08-07T18:30:00+01002015-08-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Prom 29: Stravinsky, Messiaen & Ravel
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.2015-08-07T20:00:00+01002015-08-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Live Music In Verdi - Alex Hutton
Proms Saturday Matinee 2: BrockProms Saturday Matinee 2: Brock2015-08-08T15:00:00+01002015-08-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Proms Saturday Matinee 2: Brock
Prom 31: National Youth Orchestra Of Great BritainProm 31: National Youth Orchestra Of Great BritainSir Mark Elder conducts National Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain for a performance Tansy Davies's2015-08-08T19:30:00+01002015-08-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Royal Albert Hall,   Kensington Gore      SW7 2AP
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Prom 31: National Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain
 

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    The Gore Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £128  32% 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 £363  31% 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 £101  39% 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
     
     
     
     
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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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    Prom 24: James MacMillan & Mahler
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 3rd August 2015 - 7.30pm
    Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 | Same location as Royal Albert Hall
    Donald Runnicles conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra for James MacMillan's Symphony No 4 and Mahler's Symphony No 5 In C Sharp Minor....More
     
     
     
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    Rcm Sparks: Springboard Composition Course (Ages 13-18)
    London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 2nd to 6th Aug 2015 - 11am-5pm
    Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
    Be introduced to new ways of approaching composition....More
     
     
     
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    Create! Pattern Cutting (Ages 13-15)
    London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th August 2015 - 11am-4pm
    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
    Learn pattern-cutting skills with fashion designer Juliana Sissons....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, 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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    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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    The LookOut, Hyde Park
    London > Education > Other Attractions
    Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 12 minutes from Royal Albert Hall
    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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    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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    Royal Albert Hall 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 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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    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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    Prom 24: James MacMillan & Mahler
    Concerts | On 3rd August 2015 

    Royal Albert Hall

    Donald Runnicles conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra for James MacMillan's Symphony No 4 and Mahler's Symphony No 5 In ...More

    The BBC Proms 2015
    The BBC Proms 2015
    Concerts | Until 12th September 2015 

    Royal Albert Hall

    Pete Tong joins Mozart and Beethoven for the Proms in 2015, showing how the classical music concert series caters for ...More

     
    Rcm Sparks: Springboard Composition Course (Ages 13-18)
    Exhibitions | Until 6th August 2015 

    Royal College of Music 3 minutes walk from Royal Albert Hall

    Be introduced to new ways of approaching composition....More

    Cosmos & Culture
    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

    Science Museum 5 minutes walk from Royal Albert Hall

    Explore how astronomy has changed how the universe is seen. Objects from ancient heritage to cutting edge technology show the ...More

    Engineer Your Future
    Exhibitions | Until 17th December 2017 

    Science Museum 5 minutes walk from Royal Albert Hall

    A contemporary exhibition looking at engineering and the role of engineers, with interactive challenges for visitors....More

    Aleksander Kolkowski: The Exponential Horn: In Search Of Perfect Sound
    Exhibitions | Until 20th November 2015 

    Science Museum 5 minutes walk from Royal Albert Hall

    An installation by the Science Museum's Sound Artist in Residence in 2012, featuring a full-size reconstruction of the UK's largest ...More

    Ways To Be Public
    Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2015 

    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 7 minutes walk from Royal Albert Hall

    Architectural designs demonstrating how practitioners are using new tools, tactics and ideas to forge public spaces like schools, libraries, hospitals ...More

    Create! Pattern Cutting (Ages 13-15)
    Exhibitions | Until 4th August 2015 

    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 7 minutes walk from Royal Albert Hall

    Learn pattern-cutting skills with fashion designer Juliana Sissons....More

    Road Building
    Exhibitions | Until 15th October 2016 

    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 7 minutes walk from Royal Albert Hall

    Models, visualisations, sketches and mock ups of a new entrance, gallery, courtyard, shop and cafe for the V&A, including details ...More

    A Room From Damascus
    Exhibitions | Until 16th December 2015 

    Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 7 minutes walk from Royal Albert Hall

    In the 18th-century, the main reception rooms in Syrian upper-class houses began to be highly decorated with colourful painted wooden ...More

     
     
     
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