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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall, opposite Hyde Park and the Albert Memorial in South Kensington, is famous for its staging of classical music concerts especially the annual summer BBC Proms.

Built to fulfill the vision of Prince Albert (Queen Victoria's husband & Prince Concert) as a multipurpose hall for music and the arts, the Royal Albert Hall opened in 1871. Built mainly in red brick, a mosaic frieze encircles the building proclaiming "The Triumph of Arts and Sciences."

As well as classical music, the Royal Albert Hall also hosts rock and pop concerts, ballet, tennis tournaments and graduation award ceremonies for the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London.

Other attractions in London near to the Royal Albert Hall include Hyde Park, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and Buckingham Palace.

Royal Albert Hall Proms

The nearest underground stations to the Royal Albert Hall are South Kensington, Knightsbridge, Gloucester Road and High Street Kensington. London buses that stop near the Royal Albert Hall include the numbers 9, 10, 52, 360 and 452.

Royal Albert Hall

Box Office
Tel: 0845 401 5045

Royal Albert Hall, London, UK

Royal Albert Hall Map

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