Albert Memorial

Albert Memorial, London

Albert Memorial
4.5
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5:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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5:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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5:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
5:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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Friday
5:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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5:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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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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Neighborhood: Knightsbridge
When millions of tourists want to shop 'til they drop, they do it along Brompton Road and its boutique-lined tributaries, including the world-renowned Harrods. And when millionaires want to flaunt what they've already got, many of them find Knightsbridge and Belgravia the perfect place to do so, often behind stately mansion walls or down quiet private mews. Delve beyond the ultra-luxe exterior and you'll find some of this city's cosiest pubs, quiet gardens, and all sorts of indie retailers and enterprises worth a short exercise in spontaneous window shopping. For those looking to take a break from shopping, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, and some of the city's most popular museums are nearby.
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  • Gloucester Road • 10 min walk
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland25,432 contributions
This striking memorial is located directly north of the Royal Albert Hall in Kensington Gardens. It was commissioned by Queen Victoria in the memory of her beloved husband Prince Albert, who died in 1861.

The monument was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the Gothic Revival style. The 54-meter high ornate canopy, in the style of a Gothic ciborium over the high altar of a church, is sheltering the statue of the prince.

The construction took over ten years to complete. The memorial was opened in July 1872 by Queen Victoria. The gilt bronze statue of Albert came four years later.

A similar memorial can be found in Manchester.
Written July 6, 2022
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Ben F
Bloomington, IN1,256 contributions
The Albert Memorial, in my opinion, is one of the most unique parts of Hyde Park (located at the southern boundary of the park near Kensington Palace). I had never seen a monument of its intriguing shape before. It seemed to be kept clean and maintained. Photo ops are great here!
Written July 15, 2022
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edwinaandrews02
Fuengirola, Spain17 contributions
This is a stunning memorial to Queen Victoria's husband, Albert set in Kensington Gardens. There is a small cafe for refreshments (no cash, only card) and set in the large gardens is Kensington Palace, probably best known as Princess Diana's home.

Bicycle hire is available, together with some disable parking. Check the website for more information and events.
Written August 15, 2021
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CPaM68
Texas632 contributions
On our visit to London, Kensington Park was close to the hotel we were staying in and was the first place we visited on the day we flew in. The memorial is on the south side of the park right by the Royal Albert Hall. It was commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her husband Prince Albert, who died in 1861. The gigantic bronze sculpture (176 feet tall) was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the Gothic Revival style and took over ten years to complete. (PaM)
Written May 17, 2022
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Markeccleston50
Cannock, UK87 contributions
I have been visiting London for over 30 years and never got the chance to visit this monument before.

But yesterday after visiting Harrods I got the chance to take the 20 minute walk to see this nationally important site.

I have seen it on the TV but up close, it is both enormous and has massively impressive detail.

The stone sculpture on the base, the details in the canopy and it’s sheer presence. A brilliant example of Victorian craftsmanship.

On a blue sky day, as it was, this was a real highlight of my London visit.
Written September 23, 2021
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Vazbo
Stirling, UK1,460 contributions
Couples
We came here for a wander whilst waiting on the nearby Science Museum opening.
Situated in Kensington Gardens directly opposite the Royal Albert Hall stands this magnificent memorial dedicated to Prince Albert. Gothic in style it is a sight to behold.
Striking and imposing it dominates the park.
Well worth a look/see if you’re in the area.
Written September 20, 2020
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kombizz
usa5,301 contributions
The Albert Memorial located in the Kensington Gardens directly north of the famous Royal Albert Hall. It was commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her beloved husband Prince Albert. It has a very clean good surrounding area.
Written June 23, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK157,500 contributions
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This memorial stands in tribute to Prince Albert, the prince consort to Queen Victoria. The memorial is a gilded bronze statue and features the prince in his youth, seated on a throne. There are so many architectural sculpture elements that each would've been a work of art on their own, especially the allegorical sculptures of agriculture, commerce, engineering and manufacturing. Plus the sculptural group representing the continents where the British Empire still existed, Asia, Africa, Americas and Europe.

A truly monumental memorial
Written May 6, 2019
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Sandygranny
Sandy, UK947 contributions
Couples
We came across this impressive memorial to Prince Albert while visiting Kensington Gardens. It is a huge statue covered in gold leaf with intricate detail.

Apparently, this memorial was built at a cost of £150,000 in 1862 and the refurbishment in 1990 cost much more.

The Albert Memorial is worth a visit while visiting attractions nearby.
Written June 24, 2017
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ClemsonWendi
London, UK3,164 contributions
This is a beautiful memorial in Hyde Park - right across the street from Albert Hall. It is worth a quick visit. The workmanship and detail is excellent.
Written August 23, 2006
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