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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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Remembrance, but any event worthwhile

Have visited many times for concerts, opera, tennis, and Remembrance evenings. It is an amazing venue, with amazing acoustics and one cannot fail to be impressed. Very versatile... read more

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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have visited many times for concerts, opera, tennis, and Remembrance evenings. It is an amazing venue, with amazing acoustics and one cannot fail to be impressed. Very versatile use of the centre, sometimes seating sometimes part of the event itself. The bars get crowded, and difficult to get refreshments, even when prebooked - by the time you get your order... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a great group visit to the Royal Albert Hall - very informative short tour with a good guide. First time there but the whole place is so familiar from TV programmes (Proms and Remembrance evenings). 28 of us had lunch in The Verdi restaurant afterwards - lovely food and our waitress, Beatrix, worked extremely hard for us. Although she... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have seen bands, singer and cirque du soleil at this wonderous place and can only say its a Must visit place. Go see and enjoy a performance

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Excellent space, all seats are close to the arena. We were in Stalls L, row 8, 102 and 103. The view was great. The show is beyond imagination. Very entertaining.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The historical building is amazing. We picked Cirque Du Soleil's Amaluna show. It has the capacity of over 5000 people and we enjoyed the perfect acoustics, lovely story and incredible actor performances, who presented breathtaking skills. We got first row seats in loggia and the view was great, but the only huge minus was almost no space for my legs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went on a group visit.Entrance is door 12 and,which is the main entrance,for the box office,gift shop and tour meeting point.First impressions good,friendly staff and there is a small coffee shop,open to the public,which sells snacks,coffee etc at very reasonable prices,if on a tour,10% discount,in the coffee shop.Very interesting tour,by a knowledgeable young lady,it did not seem like an hour.There... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you ever get the chance of going to see or hear music at this venue the grap it with both hands. Lovely cafe where they often have artists playing music.

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Went to see cirque du solie (please excuse the spelling) last night and had a meal in the Elgar room prior. The meal was excellent and our waitress was Oriana, who was efficient and very pleasant i had the chefs special which was a burger with a welsh rabbit topping. Which was very good. The chocolate brownie pudding was a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are very few traditions as wonderful as the BBC Proms which take place every summer at the Royal Albert Hall. It does not matter what you see there, it is all terrific. For the real experience, be one of the prommers and stand for the concert!

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If you have children around the KS2 age, you might be able to plan a 'school' visit. We were fortunate enough to go on the Victorian workshop which included two actors depicting characters from Victorian times. The children were captivated while learning about Victorian sewage, diseases, engineering. We also got a tour of RAH packed with interesting bits of history,... More 

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