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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 #181 of 921 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This gigantic bejeweled shrine protects the gilt bronze sculpture of Queen Victoria's husband...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 6:30 pm
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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

What a beautiful tribute! Although there was maintenance taking place (which is usual) we were able to get amazing pictures without fencing visible. Thank you to those in charge for planning the maintenance work in sections so there is still an opportunity for visitors to take pictures!

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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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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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
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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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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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