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Albert Memorial

Address: Princes Gate | Kensington Gore, London W8, England (Kensington and Hyde Park)
Phone Number: 020 7495 0916
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Ranked #217 of 852 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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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.

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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201 reviews 201 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It may be due to it’s location or the time of day we were there but the area was relatively quiet, something I wish I could duplicate in Trafalgar Square or Piccadilly. The memorial is fenced off so you can't walk under it or even very close to it. It was very respectful. It has a lot of brass/gold with... More

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I was attending an event at the Royal Albert Hall across the road, and arrived here in the middle of a sunny afternoon to be struck by how shiny and gold everything is. It has to be one of the gaudiest monuments around, but there is a beauty about it too. When I came out of the hall it was... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Really impressive statue and history behind it. Queen Victoria must have really liked this guy! But keep on walking through the park and relax!

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her husband, Prince Albert who died of typhoid, it is a wonderful memorial that glows in the sun and looks just as good on the typical rainy day in London. It doesn't take long to stop by as there isn't much to do other than look at the memorial but if you are... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Absolutely beautiful monument located directly across the street from the Royal Albert Hall. It is a very large and very gold structure. Queen Victoria had the monument erected for her late husband, Albert. A must-see if you are in the area.

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Athens, Greece
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24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The monument Queen Victoria built for her husband, Albert, after his death is big, empowering and very ... very gold. It's a fine looking monument and I enjoyed seeing it but I also find it hilarious that the Royal Albert Hall (that was being built during that time) couldn't get finished because all the money were used for the Albert... More

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The Albert Memorial is situated overlooking and 'in command' of the area known (lovingly) as Albert-opolis. This area that was championed by Prince Albert for the advancement of the Arts and Sciences [Royal Albert Hall, Science Museum, Natural History Museum, Imperial College, Royal College of Music.....]. The memorial is lavish and intricate - do spend some time to look closer... More

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windsor uk
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

When Victoria decided to have tributes to her husband built she really did go to town! A spectacular monument encompassing so much detail about the British empire during her reign- from the elephants of Africa to the agriculture of the uk. The gold catches the light beautifully, and at sunrise when there is just you and a few other joggers... More

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Doha, Qatar
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Visit around Albert Memorial and surrounding Hyde Park was amazing. It was truely relaxing and a great place to visit after a long day of sightseeing around London.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

There are Albert Memorials all over Britain, but this one is THE Albert Memorial, and it rather puts the other ones (such as the one in Manchester) in the shade. In fact, it is so over the top that it teeters on the brink of being quite camp. Albert sits in a way that was no doubt considered very manly... More

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