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Albert Memorial

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Address: Princes Gate | Kensington Gore, London W8, England
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Description: This gigantic bejeweled shrine protects the gilt bronze sculpture of Queen...
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.
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We had to be at the Royal Albert Hall at 3pm, and happened to look across the street to see this glistening monument. Wow, is all I can say. A memorial to Queen Victoria’s... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We had to be at the Royal Albert Hall at 3pm, and happened to look across the street to see this glistening monument. Wow, is all I can say. A memorial to Queen Victoria’s husband Prince Albert, it is larger than life. It is so very ornate and detailed. At the base appear friezes of poets, musicians, architects, and painters... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Happened across the memorial on route from the science museum to my old dutch. Stopped for a look and some pics in Kensington park. Made for a nice stroll past the memorial and through the gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Absolutely beautiful monument opposite the Albert Hall. If sunny it glistens just like real gold,fantastic memorial to ones loved one. Glad we walked to see it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We passed this monument on our way out of Hyde Park to Kensington Palace. This statue sits directly across from the Prince Albert Hall. As you get closer, the sheer size of the statue becomes taller and taller. We sat on its steps, taking it all in, along with the admiring the hall across the way (tour is on the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This large statue is a memorial to Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, who died of typhoid in 1861. The statue consists of the model of Albert himself, surrounded by four other groups of smaller statues at each corner of him: they represent Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Having not read up on this and passing it on the way into the park, I was stunned at the size and just how ornate this monument is. The gilding was magnificent and the frieze at the base depicts Prince Albert's enthusiasm for the arts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We were very surprised when we came upon this monument across from the Royal Albert Hall. The sheer size of it, I never imagined. It is a very imposing monument and is very ornate. At the base appear freizes of poets, sculptors, musicians, architects,and painters honouring Prince Albert's love of the arts. Certainly worth a viewing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The monument is relatively large and gold gilded. It is pretty yet imposing. It's always worth having a look when you visit the royal Albert hall. If you can't afford to eat dinner in the restaurants before a concert why not take a picnic and sit by the Albert memorial taking in the view of the royal Albert hall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Queen Victoria was so bereft when Albert died that she took funds from the Royal Albert Hall to have this memorial built. It took 11 years to complete and is very heavily gilded. It stands opposite the Royal Albert Hall, at the gateway to Hyde Park. It is worth a visit, especially if combined with a tour of The Royal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The Albert Memorial is quite an amazing Victorian tribute to Queen Victoria's consort, Prince Albert. It stands in Kensington Gardens and faces the equally imposing Royal Albert Hall - again, named after the Queen's husband. It is very ornate, with a gilded statue of Albert. I walked into the Gardens through The Queen's Gate after avery pleasant walk along the... More 

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