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Albert Memorial

Princes Gate | Kensington Gore, London W8, England (Kensington and Hyde Park)
020 7495 0916
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Ranked #183 of 1,041 attractions in London
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: This gigantic bejeweled shrine protects the gilt bronze sculpture of Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, which was designed and executed after... more » 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is a huge and spectacular monument to Queen Victoria's late husband. The gold leaf on this statue is brilliant and each corner at the top and bottom of the steps has a separate beautifully carved statue to depict the royal territories and human advancements. Of the many countries we have been too and monuments we have seen - this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Usually, most memorials are boring and plain with a plate that describes what the memorial stands for. But this one was cover in gold and intricate details! This extremely impressive memorial is right across the Albert Theater. From the memorial you can walk through Hyde back to Kensington Palace. Definitely worth the visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I used to hate it, now I love it, even though it is so over the top. The ONLY way to really experience it is to go on the tours that take you within the gates, on the first Sunday of every month , at 14:00 & 15:00. These are organised commercially and always have extremely knowledgeable blue-badge guides to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is one of my favorite places in London. I was an exchange student when I first went there, to simply sit down, think about life as I watched people go by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

She really must have loved him.... stunning and beautiful monument, seen in its refurbished glory on a cold but sunny day

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Queen Victoria never got over the untimely death of her beloved husband Albert. This large bronze and stone structure was built as a tribute to him. It is ornate, opulent in design and construction and typically Victorian in style.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

The relatively recent multi-million £ restoration of the Albert Memorial has revitalized what had become a rather dowdy and frequently ignored old monument. Shining with burnished gold leaf and with sufficient historical information available for the interested tourist to obtain a sense of its past and its raison d'etre, this impressive tribute to a much missed Consort is now well... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We did not know that one such Statue existed and it is not specifically mentioned in the tour Brochures also. We had gone to the Kensington Palace and after that were walking through the KENSINGTON GARDENS along the beautiful lake with all those birds and saw the Royal Albert Hall Dome structure from the distance and started walking towards that.... More

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Wausau, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This is a huge and spectacular monument to Queen Victoria's late husband. Just across the street from the Royal Albert Hall. The gold leaf on this statue is brilliant and each corner at the top and bottom of the steps (which you cannot access) has a separate beautifully carved statue to depict the royal territories and human advancements. Bus stops... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Opposite Albert Hall, the monument is surrounded by pillars of the empire and inscriptions of the might of the glory days. Uderwent a revamp a few years ago when the gold leaf was re-applied, it is a stunning monument.

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