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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
07:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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Largest Intimate venue

I play in an orchestra and the RAH is my favourite venue for performance. Staff are brilliant, back stage facilities are excellent and the stage is lovely. The view from the stage... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I play in an orchestra and the RAH is my favourite venue for performance. Staff are brilliant, back stage facilities are excellent and the stage is lovely. The view from the stage is awesome but when the audience is in the room becomes very intimate. Highly recommend it from a performers point of view.

Thank hmitmuzo
Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ok - must admit the London Pass was our encouragement to actually go inside yet another building! BUT we had the BEST tour guide - young, funny, so informative and actually standing in the Royal viewing box and being in the Royals entertaining room was pretty spectacular! Not sure if it was a "rigged" thing but even saw Queen Elizabeth's... More 

Thank myrtlemouse
South Yorkshire, UK
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my second visit to the RAH; the last one too many years ago to recall in much detail. This venue, opened in 1871 by Queen Victoria, deserves all its many accolades. On the evening we visited, the RAH was at capacity for the Prom Praise event organised by All Souls, Langham Place. However, at the interval, there was... More 

Thank stevo750
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very good guide who was clear ,informative, patient with good sense of humour . Tour well worth doing . Lovely Afternoon Tea in pleasant surroundings.This was a Christmas present to us and I think many people would appreciate this event as a gift for a special occasion

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Been a few times, to see Cirque du Soleil, concerts and sing Christmas carols. A lovely building with great atmosphere and sound. Well worth a visit. Go online and see what is on.

Thank Hermitty
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited for Joe Bonamassa concert, what an awesome place this is! Stage door handy for meeting the acts! Beer a bit over priced but it is London and a venue so not surprising. Staff were very helpful and polite, this is a must visit place, especially if you love music

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Kent, United Kingdom
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Enjoyed a great evening here going back to the eighties! Had excellent seats (thanks to a lovely lady working at the venue) right opposite the stage which made our night! Rick played a good gig and the atmosphere in The Albert Hall was fantastic, it's a nice venue for gigs and not too big with good sound 😍

Thank louiserr273
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took a guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall and as we were in the off season there were only 4 of us with the guide and the building was not full of other tourists which meant we were able to see and learn a lot more. The guide was very knowledgeable and shared his knowledge in a friendly... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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The building is very impressive opposite the Albert memorial. There was quite a queue to get in , no security measures in place that I could see , no bags checked . We wandered straight up the stairs to our box which had very little leg room, which became uncomfortable . The inside was spectacular, very good lighting.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've never been into the RAH and were thrilled to get tickets to see Joe Bonamassa here. We were lucky enough that box seats (Loggia) were available, I really would recommend the extra spend for these. The venue is just superb, the staff were all so friendly and helpful and there were no queues for either the bars or the... More 

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