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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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Splendid over the top memorial

This is a splendid over the top memorial befitting Queen Victoria's morbid obsession with her dearly departed Prince Albert that so dominated the rest of her life. His golden... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a splendid over the top memorial befitting Queen Victoria's morbid obsession with her dearly departed Prince Albert that so dominated the rest of her life. His golden statue sits in the middle of an extremely ornate tower in a prominent position in Hyde Park. Worth the trip to see such opulence in death.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Take time to have a good look at this monument. So much to look at, from statues of the continents,to gothic towers and figures. When its lit at night, it really is stunning. And Hyde Park is on the doorstep Well worth a visit

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have a closer look and find all the gems. It is truly one of the most expensive monuments in the world and fascinating history.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Britsh affair Memorial for king Albert The former king of United Kingdom Nice looking Memorial In the royal parks Huge decorated with paints and gold

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a few hours to spare so I decided to try and find this Memorial and I had heard about it but never even seen a photo of it. After rounding the Albert Hall I looked across the road and what a magnificent sight I behold. I just didn't realise how lovely was this memorial. On each corner of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unbelievable opulence. Can't expect any less from the British empire in commemorating Prince Albert. Beautiful sculptures, arches and steps.. colourful and lots of gold, making him this truly grand memorial.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This monument is magnificent! And perfectly positioned opposite the Royal Albert Hall. There is a great picnic spot with tables across from the monument. Unfortunately the cafe is pricy but if you bring your own food it is quite a pleasant plave to eat with a view of the Hall and Monument. All within an easy 10 minute walk of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think this as the Victoria Memorial are possible the grandest pair of memorials in London. They are magnificent examples and this one is visible to most people who drive into London from the west. It's imposing across the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The memorial was erected in 1876 as a memento to Queen Victoria’s husband, who died of typhoid in 1861, and as a hymn to Britain’s achievements during her reign. The statue of Albert occupies the central canopy, holding the catalogue for the Great Exhibition which he helped to organize. It is a glorious monument across the Royal Albert Hall at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The memorial is breathtaking and much bigger than I had previously thought. It really is awe inspiring, especially when you consider the deep love it was built from. The details found in the monument are amazing and the whole effect stunning. Located right across the street from Royal Albert Hall and in beautiful Kensington Gardens, there is lots to see... More 

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