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Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall | Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP, England
+44 20 7589 8212
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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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Royal Albert Hall | Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP, England
South Kensington
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to see Harry Potter to love music and it was an excellent evening with a really nice atmosphere; although it almost became a bit ‘pantomime’ when people were booing Voldemort. I’d like to go and see more of the films in this way...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We had never been to a classical concert before and we chose the programme for convenience not for the music. We found the staff very helpful and the security at the entrance was efficient. We had seats "up in the gods" which were excellent and...More

Thank Graham B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had an amazing night at the BBC Proms last Friday. We accidentally booked a box and felt ever so posh! Our view of the stage was amazing and we were allowed to bring in a bottle of wine in an ice bucket just to add...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Finally we made it. It was my dream to be inside this venue. We had bought tickets for BBC Proms, Shostakovitch Symphony 7. Beautiful place. So impressive and large. Go and see it. You will like it. One note, it is quite hot in summer....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Of all the wonderful building in London and each most make you wonder how on earth they came up with the idea, the Albert Hall is one of the most unusual. Even with the odditied and strange buildings we stand and stare at us now....More

Thank ladylime
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My daughter bought me afternoon tea as a Christmas present but we have only just managed to be there. I have been to several destinations, including the Ritz but this was THE BEST. Everything about it was wonderful. Our waitress Eva was knowledgable and attentive...More

Thank meerkatpr
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I'm no fan of classical music but couldn't pass up a chance to take in a performance of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Sat fifth row center, facing the orchestra, with perfect acoustics. The finale ended with cannons and fireworks! Walls lined with photos of past...More

Thank ThaneLansing
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I've seen many famous people at their best when performing at the RAH. Gladiator became one of my favourite films, and remains so. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is, for many, one of the best orchestras in the world. However, I attended the RAH recently when...More

Thank wendlsprog
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had the opportunity to see Nine Inch Nails here on our recent trip to London. We had a semi-private box with a great view. We enjoyed drinks at one of the many bars before the concert and loved seeing all of...More

Thank dustchick
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I think it's recent addition of this type of entertainment is good, now you can enjoy again your favorite movies with live music from the orchestra. How about going for the Amadeus, English Patient, etc there again and relive your favorite movies there?

Thank Calvinta
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superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and
Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely
child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to
mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall)
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Janet-Wells
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Response from BobH625 | Reviewed this property |
Since February 2016 a new Adiabatic Cooling system has been operating. (Google it for more info.)
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29 May 2018|
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Its like most venues you take a chance -but I must say -the Italian restaurant on site is perfect for a meal befor an event .
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7 May 2018|
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