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Address: Royal Albert Hall | Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7589 8212
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7:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Opened in 1871, the Royal Albert Hall is the world’s most famous stage. It...

Opened in 1871, the Royal Albert Hall is the world’s most famous stage. It is also one of London’s most iconic and visited tourist attractions.

Over the years, it has been the scene of over 150,000 performances; from Wagner to Sinatra, The Beatles to Beyonce, Muhammad Ali to Adele, and is home to the celebrated BBC Proms.

Whilst the venue is most famous for its shows by night, by day this treasured building is open for coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and guided tours of the building.

Tip for tour ticket holders: Enjoy a 10% discount on items in the Hall’s gift shop and Cafe Bar.

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We visited the Royal Albert Hall on 17 August 2016 and it was a truly amazing experience. The acoustics are unbelievable and I suggest if you get a chance to watch a show or... read more

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We visited the Royal Albert Hall on 17 August 2016 and it was a truly amazing experience. The acoustics are unbelievable and I suggest if you get a chance to watch a show or concert at this venue please treat yourself to the experience - you will be amazed.

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Awesome had seats in the stalls, which was close enough to stage that viewing was great. The show itself lived up to all expectations, which is not easy after waiting 30 plus years to see Gilmour. As usual sound great audio visuals amazing. Best place to see and hear a concert it was a wonderful evening. Staff were helpful, friendly... More 

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My first time in the Albert Hall was to watch Dave Gilmour in concert, all I can say is wow - the building is absolutely beautiful and the sound quality was superb

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I was on a Björk concert there, the place is huge! :) I think they miscalculated the crowd because everybody was in a hurry, we had only a few minutes to find our sitting place on the 4th floor before the concert started. Had not much time to look around but the place was beautiful, the concert was crystal clear... More 

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We have been twice now. Once to see Eric Clapton, and recently to see David Gilmour, the place adds to the the whole feel of the gig. No matter where you sit, or even in the gallery, you get a good view of the stage. Nice food too at the Italian restaurant.

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Superb evening at RAH watching the Verdi requiem. This is a stunning venue, we sat in the tiered stalls, K row 5 58,59 which were very good seats as you could clearly see everything and acoustically you were far enough back to get a fantastic overall sound

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Been here last year and so another year and I am standing awaiting to get to my seat. There were no issues when I asked to upgrade my ticket. Prices are what you expect when visiting a place in Kensington. Fantastic view to see the performance. The boxes, stalks and arena are the seats to go for. If you suffer... More 

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It was originally supposed to have been called the Central Hall of Arts and Sciences, but was changed to the Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences by Queen Victoria in 1867, in memory of her husband who had died six years earlier. It forms the practical part of a memorial to him, the decorative part being the Albert Memorial... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have been to many concerts, but this was the first time we had taken the guided tour. Our guide, Richard, was superb. He made the tour so interesting and clearly was very knowledgeable about every aspect of the Royal Albert Hall. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra were rehearsing when we were there, providing a live musical accompaniment to the film "Independence... More 

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I would definitely recommend a visit here. The sound quality is so impressive and it is truly beautiful building.

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