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Albert Memorial

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Address: Princes Gate | Kensington Gore, London W8, England
Phone Number: 020 7495 0916
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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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A Very Large Memorial

This memorial to Queen Victoria's husband Albert is much larger than you would expect. We came upon it from Hyde Park.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This memorial to Queen Victoria's husband Albert is much larger than you would expect. We came upon it from Hyde Park.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I walk past this many times a week; it's one of the more impressive monuments around and if you're into sculpture then the four corners with the 'regional' things will probably be impressive, but I don't think that within London it's something I'd suggest you went too far out of the way to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The first place we saw in London was the Albert Memorial. It is huge and well kept. I didn't get all the history I'd like to know about it, but it is worth seeing.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

It is well worth the price (around $10) to take the guided tour of the Albert Memorial. Only offered once a month, on a Sunday. Make the effort to find out the details via internet. The guide was well-versed and took us inside the railings, right up to the 150+ impressive carvings of artists, scientists, statesmen from history. The memorial... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The monumental scale and intricate beauty speak to Queen Victoria's love for -- and despair over the loss of -- her beloved Prince Albert. There is something about how this sits there, alone, somewhat raised, that makes it a majestic tribute to the man. Picture-worthy from all angles!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This memorial can be seen from quite a distance. It is near Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, and not far from many museums. It's worth a walk by to view this massive memorial. Gorgeous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Walking from Hyde park to Kensington Gardens I was not even aware of the mem orial's location until I saw it from a distance. Breathtakingly bigger than I imagined it captures all the splendour and richness associated with Royalty

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This memorial is extremely impressive. A must see for a walk around. Nothing to do but admire the work of art and massive size.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is a beautiful memorial but I would not go see it unless I had another reason to go to that area such as a concert at Royal Albert Hall. It does not rate a spot on the "must see" list, but if you happen to be in the area take a few minutes and go see it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

If you walk in the park just look up. It is wonderful to see. There is a lot of detail in the art work. It is great to photograph from any angle.

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Additional Information about Albert Memorial

Address: Princes Gate | Kensington Gore, London W8, England
Phone Number: 020 7495 0916
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Kensington and Hyde Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 am - 6:30 pm
Monday 5:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 5:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 am - 6:30 pm

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