Fodor's Expert Review Royal Albert Hall

Kensington Concerts Fodor's Choice

Opened in 1871, this splendid iron-and-glass-domed auditorium hosts everything from pop and classical headliners to Cirque du Soleil, awards ceremonies, and sumo wrestling championships, but it is best known for the annual July–September BBC Promenade Concerts. Bargain-price standing-room (or promenading or sitting-on-the-floor) tickets for "the Proms" are sold on the night of the concert. The circular 5,272-seat auditorium has a terra-cotta exterior surmounted by a mosaic frieze depicting figures engaged in cultural pursuits. The hall is open most days for daytime guided tours and Tuesday through Sunday for Afternoon Tea.

Concerts Historical Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Kensington Gore
London, Greater London  SW7 2AP, England

- 0207 - 589–8212

Venue Details:
Rate Includes: From £7; tours £16.25

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