"The Royal Albert Hall" United Kingdom Things to Do Tip by traveldave

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Dedicated to Prince Albert, the Royal Albert Hall was designed by Captain Francis Fowke, a Royal Engineer, and built between 1876 and 1871. The building is almost a mile (1.6 kilometers) in circumference. It is constructed of red brick, and has a shallow glass and iron dome, which is 135 feet (41 meters) high. Around the outside is a terra cotta frieze depicting "The Triumph of Arts and Sciences."

Its arena is capable of holding over 8,000 people, and is used for classical and rock concerts, ballroom dancing, ballet, opera, circuses, exhibitions, political meetings, and conferences. The hall has also hosted such sporting events as boxing matches, wrestling matches, and sumo wresting (the first outside of Japan).

Directions: The Royal Albert Hall is located on Kensington Gore, London SW7.

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  • Updated Aug 22, 2006
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