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Albert Memorial

#263 of 2,406 things to do in London
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Neighborhood: Kensington and Hyde Park
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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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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Boston MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Victoria truly loved Albert. It's wonderful to see her tribute to him in Kensington Gardens. A true "wow". Sculptures around the statue are fascinating and intricate. Everyone who goes to London should stop be and see this gorgeous memorial.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We walked past it the first day, admired the glitter. This morning was bright & sunny. We stood by and went as far as we could to get a feel for it. Indeed a Queen's dedication to her husband, just across the Royal Hall named after him - Prince Albert. We have been to performances at the Hall but missed... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

There is a wealth of detail to be found if you take a closer look at the Albert Memorial. Unfortunately railings now prevent you from walking all the way up to the base of the monument. Prince Albert sits at the heart of the monument, in all his golden glory. He is immediately surrounded by people of various trades, manufacturers... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Located close to Royal Albert Hall (no coincidence) this is a commemoration by Queen Victoria of her husband - Prince Albert - who died of typhoid at age of just 42. It took 10 years to complete. Interesting to see when in the surroundings but it's good to read something prior to the visit - especially about allegoric sculptures. What's... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

This magnificent memorial to Prince Albert is a celebration of British endeavours and the pillars of modern advanced economy seen through Victorian eyes of the British people. Well worth spending time studying the symbolism and the various objects and inscriptions which make up this outstanding and beautiful structure. A must see for a visit to London

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I remember the Albert Memorial being dark and grimy in the 1980's, but after a major clean up, it is restored to it's original marvelous tribute. when the sun is shining it is a bedazzling gold and white thing, but absolutely worth the walk! (especially if you are at the V&A or the Royal Albert Hall. )

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