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Albert Memorial

Princes Gate | Kensington Gore, London W8, England (Kensington and Hyde Park)
020 7495 0916
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Ranked #193 of 1,085 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: This gigantic bejeweled shrine protects the gilt bronze sculpture of Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, which was designed and executed after... more » Owner description: This gigantic bejeweled shrine protects the gilt bronze sculpture of Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, which was designed and executed after the Prince Consort's death in 1861. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A quite stunning and huge memorial. Well worth a visit to feast the eyes on a bit of grandure. Very interesting to walk around

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I have waited 14 years to see this & it did not disappoint. Recommend some research first as it is much more meaningful with some understanding of what it represents

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Victorians certainly knew how to do big bling! Built at a cost of £150,000 in 1862 This was a people paid homage to the highly thought of Prince Albert The refurbishment in 1990 cost a staggering £14,000,000 It is a fantastic monument

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It's HUGE! Known about it for over 30 years but didn't realised how big it is. The Victorian art work is intriguing. I has hoped to see it but loved being in Kensington gardens and then coming to a path intersection and suddenly being upon it.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Well worth a visit if you like taking photos you do get a clear view if you stand on the road side or you can get very close up if you enter the park

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The Albert Memorial is a beautifully ornate monument located on the southern side of Kensington Gardens, just across the street from the Royal Albert Hall. Designed by George Gilbert Scott and unveiled in 1872 upon the death of Prince Albert, this 54 meter tall memorial features a Gothic-Revival style pavilion with a large statue of a seated Prince Albert, facing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The King Albert memorial it is beautiful ! It shows how loved this prince was by his wife and the English people!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

It’s a huge memorial inside Kensington Park in front of famous Royal Albert Hall. Statue is colored gold. Nice sculptures around the statue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This is a huge and spectacular monument to Queen Victoria's late husband. The gold leaf on this statue is brilliant and each corner at the top and bottom of the steps has a separate beautifully carved statue to depict the royal territories and human advancements. Of the many countries we have been too and monuments we have seen - this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Usually, most memorials are boring and plain with a plate that describes what the memorial stands for. But this one was cover in gold and intricate details! This extremely impressive memorial is right across the Albert Theater. From the memorial you can walk through Hyde back to Kensington Palace. Definitely worth the visit.

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