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Royal Albert Hall, London: 47 reviews and 78 photos

  The Royal Albert Hall
by easyoar

The Royal Albert Hall was originally built to be the "Hall of Arts and Science". However whilst it was being planned (it was finished in 1871), Queen Victoria's husband died of typhoid aged just 41 (after fathering 9 children!).

Queen Victoria was so upset that she had its name changed to the Albert Hall when she laid the foundation stone in 1868.

These days the Royal Albert Hall is used for a wide range of things from boxing matches to Eric Clapton Rock concerts, but is probably best known for hosting the Proms.

Address: Kensington Gore, SW7
Directions: Tube to High Street Kensington, or South Kensington
Phone: +44 20 7589 8212
Website: http://www.royalalberthall.com

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 10, 2005
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