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Royal Albert Hall

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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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Great concert venue

Have seen many fantastic events at Royal Albert Hall, from The Fray to tennis and Cirque de Solei. Its a great venue, particularly for concerts!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Have seen many fantastic events at Royal Albert Hall, from The Fray to tennis and Cirque de Solei. Its a great venue, particularly for concerts!

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we saw strictly proms, lovely show perfect views of the stage, (stall H, seats 31 and 32). The swivel chairs enhanced your viewing experience.

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Thank Stephen W
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved this back stage tour of Albert Hall. It takes about 1 hour and the guides are first class. We had many photo opportunities and sat in the Royal Box. The tours are every half hour and are very well organised. There is a cafe so a coffee before or after is a real treat. Highly recommend this tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The premises were very comfortable with space between the seats and wonderful air conditioning on humid day. The concert " Ten Pieces " was varied and entertaining, and well presented.

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Workington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have always wanted to go the the RAH since watching the Proms, on TV, as a child. We went to see The Barber of Seville and thought that the performance, and particularly the choreography, were absolutely fantastic. However, could someone in a position of authority please do something about the situation with the female toilets? Massive queues for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The home of the BBC proms - just go if you can (summer concerts). Wide range of music and composers, world premieres and guest conductors. Go for the tennis too and could we have more appearances by Eric Clapton?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been here twice now and on both occasions the experience has been fantastic. The sound is wonderful, as is to be expected. I've been lucky enough to get seats in the stalls on both visits and the view they offer of the stage is fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I thought the interior couldn't match the wow of the exterior visually and that acoustics would be just okay. Hardly. Someone brilliantly put bright blue with orange-red and the effect is jaw-dropping. Now I want to go to the Proms every year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recently went to see George Benson and had dinner.Not my first time but WAUW.The atmosphere was just fantastic. Enjoying a concert can only be done with great sound, stage, equipment, decoration and all other things your senses require. At Royal Albert Hall they completely understand the needs of audiophile people like myself that also know how to enjoy a good... More 

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Dedham, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a really well put together tour which talks about history of building, etc. etc. Very worth the time and money spent and someday I'll be back to enjoy a concert.

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