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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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This gigantic bejeweled shrine protects the gilt bronze sculpture of...

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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Impressive monument . . . great location!

We had enjoyed a long walk from our Paddington hotel across Kensington Gardens to Kensington Palace and then on to Kensington High Street. From Kensington High Street, we returned... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Adelaide, Australia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had enjoyed a long walk from our Paddington hotel across Kensington Gardens to Kensington Palace and then on to Kensington High Street. From Kensington High Street, we returned to the gardens and followed the path, heading in the general direction of Royal Albert Hall. As we neared Royal Albert Hall, we came across the Albert Memorial. We had seen... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Marvelous iconic memorial to Albert great sculpture pleasant walk from Hyde park and the Albert Hall just across the road , great photo opportunities

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Albert memorial is well worth a look if you are in the area, it is very detailed and there is a lot to look at. Walking through Kensington Gardens to the memorial is a nice walk also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walked from Hyde Park to The Royal Albert Hall and saw the amazing gilded Memorial to Prince Albert from Queen Victoria ,quite ornate. A fabulous place to take some interesting photos.The Albert Hall is across the road ,so yet another lovely place to take photos.well worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This monument is absolutely a must see. Now I have to read about this love story! Truly a beautiful site to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for photography. Each of the four corners of the memorial represents a different regions of the world: the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

A fitting tribute to Albert or a massive waste of money? Well, it's a bit late now to answer that question. I noticed the eight themed allegorical sculptures: four in the center area and four at the corners - it's nice to know that the sculptures aren't just random sculptured musings. The location offers good photo opportunities of both the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This is Victoria's tribute to Albert as a husband and her angel and confidante. It has a beautiful gate and statues in it and it is huge- I suppose a metaphor the immense love she felt for him Moving and over the top, it still reeks of love and admiration for a man taken too early in life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

First Sunday of the month between March & November there is a guided tour at 2 & 3 pm, which lasts about 50 minutes at a cost of £8 pp or £7 for concessions. It was a very informative tour and we were taken inside the railings for a closer look at the Parnassus frieze.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

At a time of so much poverty in Britain, Old Vicky and the brown nose brigade thought this appropriate?

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