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Albert Memorial

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Address: Princes Gate | Kensington Gore, London W8, England
Phone Number: +44 20 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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Quit , but nice place to be, Hyde park silence, enjoy the moment when visiting, Ideal for relaxing. Nice to be

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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NIEL BELGIUM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quit , but nice place to be, Hyde park silence, enjoy the moment when visiting, Ideal for relaxing. Nice to be

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first time we had seen this monument since it's restoration a few years ago, so different with the gold in place of what was black. Whilst it is obviously a memorial to Prince Albert, consort to Queen Victoria, it is also a bold statement of monumental pride of the period in which it was built. The monument... More 

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Windlesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have passed this so many times but when you stop and take it in, its very impressive. Set opposite the Albert Hall, on the edge of Hyde Park, do take a few minutes to see it!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sir George Gilbert Scott designed this memorial to Queen Victoria's husband Albert. It has a religious feel due to the gothic revival style which was selected. Was that an appropriate style for Albert? Probably not. Albert was a forward looking German interested in new technologies. He was associated with the Great Exhibition. How appropriate it would have been to design... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited London many times over the years, but Hyde Park is one of those attractions I have never visited. Me and my wife were staying in the Cumberland hotel at Marble Arch, and had to cut through the park to get the bus to Hammersmith, but made the time to visit the Albert Memorial, as I had recently... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ornate Albert Memorial is nestled at one edge of Kensington Gardens. Very impressive and highly decorated. Right in front of Royal Albert Hall.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst strolling through Kensington Gardens, we stopped at the Albert Memorial which commemorates the death of Prince Albert of typhoid in 1861. It is opposite the Royal Albert Hall which we didn't go inside to view, but took photo's of the outside as we have watched many shows televised from here so we wanted to have photo's for our album.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I saw this today for the first time in a while.It really is an eye-catching memorial even on a dull day like today.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated in Kensington Gardens, this Memorial which was erected by Queen Victoria to Prince Albert, clearly shows how much he was loved by the Queen. Rather fittingly, Prince Albert sits on a gold chair looking out towards the Royal Albert Hall opposite, which bears his name. Tours are available from the Memorial and do cost, although the sight of this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Victoria lost his beloved Albert at the age of 42 and she raised this monument in her and her peoples name. It is statement of love and shows most of Alberts achievements. Situated right opposite Royal Albert Hall in Kensington Park just a short walk away from V & A. All the buildings around were raised by the couple and... More 

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