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Royal Albert Hall

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Address: Kensington Gore, London SW7, England
Phone Number: 442075898212
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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An amazing tour of the Royal Albert Hall

We dropped in for the 1 hour tour of the hall. The tour guide was very informative and we learned a lot about the hall. The orchestra was practising so we were treated to a small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We dropped in for the 1 hour tour of the hall. The tour guide was very informative and we learned a lot about the hall. The orchestra was practising so we were treated to a small taste of the acoustics of the hall.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Going to Royal Albert Hall to see an Opera is an unique experience and even inexpensive. We found really good priced tickets and it was all in all a joyfully experience from the very start. It was uncomplicated arriving with public transport. Getting to our seats were easy and it was just plain magnificent sitting there breathing in the historic... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I attended 2 classical music concerts that were part of the BBC Proms summer series at the Royal Albert Hall. This is a beautiful & interesting venue & the seating is in "stalls" (boxes of 8) above the main floor. There is a bar for every 10 or so "stalls" where it's possible to buy light snacks & drinks to... More 

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This has to be the best live venue in the world - a combination of history and a friendly atmosphere.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Atmosphere was just amazing people were very polite. The guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the building, with numerous facts and figures and photographs of its construction. Kensington is close enough to walk to for food before or after as well.

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Gloucestershire, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

To truly appreciate both the acoustics & the architecture, try & get yourself a box - it's well worth the extra. What an amazing building. First time at the Proms, & really enjoyed it. My sister had ordered cheese platter, meat platter, ice creams & wine - be warned - very, very expensive for what we had! Definitely not worth... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

What a place to listen to a classic piece of music. I took my 11 year old there and she sat through the whole 2 hour concert ! Beautiful venue with so much history! Highly recommend !!

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We went early and had breakfast at the Hall - great capuccino and croissants (with 10% discount if you were taking the tour). Our tour guide was excellent and our tour group was small which allowed for a more intimate tour. We could ask more questions and our guide was very knowledgeable of the facts and the stories too. We... More 

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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The magnificence of the Albert Hall adds to the ambience of any event held there. We enjoyed a superb Prom concert and came away inspired.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We always try to get a prom concert or two in over the summer and this year was no exception. As always dinner beforehand, this year in the Elgar restaurant with superb service and wine - steak slightly tough but huge apologies from the staff. The music as ever was wonderful, and the atmosphere of the Proms is always exciting.... More 

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With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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