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Royal Albert Hall is located in South Kensington, London and was opened by Queen Victoria in 1871 and built as a memorial to her husband, Prince Albert. It has seating capacity of over 5,000 and hosts hundreds of events including classical music, jazz, circus, pop, rock, ballet, comedy and sport throughout the year. It is one of the world’s most famous stages with the most prominent classical music festival, The Proms (officially named The BBC Proms) taking place every summer for eight consecutive weeks. The Proms began in 1895 and each season combines over 70 concerts.
Royal Albert Hall attracts over 1.7 million people each year who come to enjoy the live experience of world-renowned operas and musical concerts. This iconic venue is also open to the public to tour and hosts free exhibitions during the day. Royal Albert Hall is a Grade I listed building because of the distinguished design with a profound history and is held in trust for the nation’s benefit with a mission to promote the Arts and Sciences.
If you fancy a meal over some live music and classical orchestra, the restaurants and bars on all levels give an abundance of choice. All the food and beverage outlets host plenty of fascinating live music and mini classical concerts for diners to enjoy.
Verdi, an Italian Kitchen and Café Bar is just one of the exciting dining venues in the Hall. It is a perfect place to chill out and opens daily to the public with free music every Friday. You can also enjoy a lazy weekend over a delicious brunch with live music performed by various talented local artists. To enjoy a taste of Britain, pick a sunny afternoon and try the Afternoon Tea in a spectacular setting.