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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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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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Stunning memorial

This is a stunning memorial on the edge of Kensington Garden and across the road from the Royal Albert Hall. The gold statue of Albert is amazing. Best statue we have seen.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a stunning memorial on the edge of Kensington Garden and across the road from the Royal Albert Hall. The gold statue of Albert is amazing. Best statue we have seen.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting Hyde Park and stumbled upon the memorial as we were leaving the park, although the memorial is in Kensington Gardens right opposite the Royal Albert Hall. It's a fantastic monument and being a hot day there were loads of people around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed taking in some early evening sunshine here recently before heading over the road to the Royal Albert Hall for a Prom concert. It's rightly a popular spot to meet up, admire the views of Hyde Park or simply to sit and relax.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before you visit read the history of the Prince Albert Memorial Statue. My wife and enjoyed visiting, the teens did not understand devoted LOVE.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My favorite spot in London! An amazing memorial, beautifully constructed. Beautiful entrance to Kensington from Hyde Park!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a huge and detailed monument. It was definitely one of the most remarkable statue/monuments in London. If you are by the Royal Albert Hall, you should go in back and see this magnificent work of art!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's such an ornate monument. Having said that, I'm not sure you would make a special trip to see it. But, if you are going to the Royal Albert Hall for a concert or a tour it makes sense to see. If you really are interested in the monument by itself, Royal Parks offers guided tours of the monument. But,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

After the death of her husband Prince Albert in 1861 at the age of only 42, Queen Victoria went into a period of deep mourning. She wanted to memorialize her husband and chose Sir George Gilbert Scott to design a grand monument to her beloved consort. Sited in Kensington Gardens in Hyde Park near the site of the Great Exhibition... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Dedicated to Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's beloved husband, this stunning and impressive monument dominates the southern side of Hyde Park and is near the Royal Albert Hall! It is free to admire and reach so get those cameras and phones out (be reasonable though). You can also just chill out on the steps.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

The Albert Memorial is located in Kensington Gardens, directly to the north of the Royal Albert Hall. The Albert Memorial was commissioned by Queen Victoria as a tribute to her late husband, Prince Albert. It is a stunning memorial which was completed in 1876, fifteen years after Prince Albert died at the age of forty-two. It was designed by Sir... More 

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