The beautifully historical building was constructed during the reign of Queen Victoria. Following the popularity of the Great Exhibition in 1851 the building was originally designed as a permanent fixture to host events for the arts and sciences and was officially opened by the Queen in 1871 under the new name ‘The Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences’, in tribute to her recently deceased husband, the Prince Consort.
During its long history the Royal Albert Hall as it is now known, has hosted a range of diverse events including orchestral, rock and pop, film premiers and theatrical performances. Most notably this venue plays host to a number of regular high profile events such as the BBC proms, Royal Choral Society, English National Ballet, Cirque du Soleil and the Festival of Remembrance.
The interior is as beautiful as the outside with incredibly intricate work throughout. One thing that especially stands out, especially if you happen to be visiting on a winter day, are the cast iron Victorian radiators that line the halls, they really add to the appearance in contrast with a lot of venues that make do with modern fixtures and fittings.
Located in of City of West Minister the hall is sited deep in the heart of London making it easy to reach for those wishing to visit and admire its sheer opulence. Truly a ‘must see’ for anyone visiting the capital.
The location itself is quite beautiful, set against the backdrop of Hyde Park and within easy reach of everything from other landmarks and attractions like the Victoria and Albert Museum to modern music venue the 100 Club. The University College Hospital is also nearby as is the premier private Lymhoma clinic in London and The British Museum.
Surrounded by Knightsbridge, Kensington, Paddington, Marylebone, Mayfair and Soho there are a number of excellent restaurants and bars as well as convenient transport routes.