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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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Very impressive monument

This really is a very impressive monument right outside the royal Albert hall. Very impressive but it's something you may incorporate into a bike ride or walk around the area. Not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A striking monument to Albert. Sitting at the edge of Kensington Gardens, this well maintained monument dominates it's space, overlooking Albert's namesake performance hall. Remarkable and interesting in its execution, worth a stop and moment of contemplation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This really is a very impressive monument right outside the royal Albert hall. Very impressive but it's something you may incorporate into a bike ride or walk around the area. Not something you would go to to spend a lot of time there

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A beautiful, impressive,imposing memorial to Prince Alvert. It really is worth taking the time to walk around it to have a good look. Don't just drive by. Take the time to stop & look.

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UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

It is quite an imposing memorial to Victorias dead husband. I don't think he did anything special for the country to warrent such a send off. It looks totally over the top, which might please some people but for the average tourist it is pretty meaningless.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

She must have really liked him as it's a mighty impressive memorial that wouldn't look out of place in any beautiful city around the world. Really glad i took the time to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This memorial is massive, I had to walk across the street to get a good photo of the entire thing. But the memorial is simply fantastic up close. The sculptures on each corner, representing various continents, are so well done. Really look at the faces, the animals and all facets of each--this was the empire at the time. The central... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Previous visits to London have included fleeting views of this attraction, perhaps from a bus or a passing on foot. But, if possible, give some time to scrutinising this closely, perhaps with the assistance of some downloaded notes. Observe the detail and symbolism of the two sets of sculptured tableaux at each of the corners (Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe; agriculture,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a fantastic memorial to Prince Albert. I was fascinated by the sculptures representing all the different occupations and the continents and ethnicities influenced by the Empire. This is easy to get to and you could spend a while taking in all the different facets of the memorial. The gold gilt adds to the imposing statue of Prince Albert.... More 

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Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Have been visiting London for almost 50 years and this was the first time I had been to see this memorial. Well worth seeing and pictures do not do it justice.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I hadn't see this memorial fora number of years and I was surprised to see how good it looks. Prince Albert seems to have had a facelift of new gold gilt as he glistened in the sun. Well worht a visit if in the area to appreciate Queen Victoria's love for Albert.

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