Albert Memorial  

 
 
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Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, 27 Princes Square, London W2 2NJ
 
 
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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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Baglioni Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £267  28% 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 £313  37% 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
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  42% off
68-86 Cromwell Road, SW7 | 10 minutes from Albert Memorial
Grade II listed building in Kensington and Chelsea offering elegant single, double and family sized rooms. Free high-speed WiFi on unlimited devices. Scoff and Banter serves ... More
 
 
 
 
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V&A Exhibition Road Quarter
London > Attractions > Sights
V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 9 minutes from Albert Memorial
A new purpose-built underground gallery, magnificent courtyard space and a new entrance from Exhibition Road on the west side of the Victoria and Albert Museum are ... 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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Royal College of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Albert Memorial
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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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
Found in the middle of leafy Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, there are two galleries that go by the name of The Serpentine, the original Serpentine ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd November 2020 - 6.45pm
Albert Memorial, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 2 minutes from Albert Memorial
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 8th November 2020 - 7pm
Albert Memorial, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 2 minutes from Albert Memorial
Rock courtesy of the Canadian four-piece, composed of Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson and Tyler Stewart....More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 9th November 2020 - 6.45pm
Albert Memorial, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 2 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
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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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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Verdi
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London 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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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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Hyde Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London W2 | 12 minutes from Albert Memorial
Technically two different parks, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are in practical terms one huge, merging expanse. The 'split' dates back to 1728 when Queen Caroline, ... 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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Hyde Kensington
London > Nightlife > Bars
1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 9 minutes from Albert Memorial
Opposite Kensington Palace, an area not known for its nightlife, Hyde Kensington cocktail bar has a drinks list by world ... More
 
 
 
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Bloom
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
2 Kensington High Street, W8 | 9 minutes from Albert Memorial
Forget strict guest lists, ignore boring dress codes and exclusive nonsense and instead rock up at Bloom, a new kind of bar in Kensington from the ... 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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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, South Kensington, London 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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Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street
Exhibitions | Until 4th December 2020 

Design Museum 18 minutes walk from Albert Memorial

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