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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Albert Memorial is situated in Kensington Gardens, opposite the Royal Albert Hall. It commemorates the death of Prince Albert. This very beautiful and magnificent monument is about 140 years old. It shows Prince Albert holding a book in his one hand. On each corner of the monument. marble figures representing Europe, Asia, Africa and America are there. At the top,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not miss this memorial for Victoria's beloved Albert. It is stunning!! Located in front of Albert Hall and FREE! Get your camera's ready!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had just visited Kensington Palace so wanted to see the Albert Memorial after seeing the Victoria Revisited Exhibition. Walking through Hyde Park we came to the memorial which is opposite the Royal Albert Hall. A very beautiful sight and very ornate. On each corner on plinths there are statues representing Europe, America, Asia and Africa. Worth the walk right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Located in a nice open area in front Albert hall. The design is remarkable. It is great to have some photos with the inspiring historical design. A good plan is to have an activity in Albert hall and dinner in one of the restaurants, after visiting the memorial statue.

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