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Royal Albert Hall

Getting There

The Bayswater Inn Hotel is ideally located just a 20 minute walk away from the Royal Albert Hall.

About

The Royal Albert Hall is a concert hall with a capacity of 5,272. It was opened in 1871 by Queen Victoria and has since been host to some of the world’s leading figures in music, dance, sport and politics.

History

The Hall was originally supposed to have been named the Central Hall of Arts and Sciences, but the name was changed to the Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences by Queen Victoria upon laying the Hall's foundation stone in 1867. This was in memory of her husband consort, Prince Albert who had died six years previously. The Royal Albert Hall is a registered charity held in trust for the nation’s benefit. Its main purpose is to promote the Arts and Sciences. It is one of the UK’s most distinctive and treasured buildings.

Purpose

Over 1.7million people attend the Royal Albert Hall each year to enjoy live experiences. The hall hosts more than 360 events a year, including classical music, jazz, world music, circus, rock, pop, opera, dance and comedy. Since 1941 The Royal Albert Hall has been host to the Proms concerts each summer.
The Royal Albert Hall is open to the public during the day through tours of the building, live music in Verdi, and free exhibitions, and is home to the Elgar Room, a state-of-the art small-scale performance space.

Opening Hours

The Box Office is open to everyone daily from 9am, with tours beginning at 9.30am.

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