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Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall

Concert Hall, Music Venue, and Event Space
Kensington, Queen's Gate
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9.6/10
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  • Has a stamp of approval from Time Out London and The Telegraph
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  • London Symphony Orchestra
    "also home to the BBC Proms each summer."(5 Tips)
    Audrey B.
    "Amazing concert hall!"(3 Tips)
    Wayne S.
    "greatest classical music festival"(3 Tips)
    Jorge H.
    "Beautiful architecture of the building"(6 Tips)
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  • The Telegraph
    The TelegraphJuly 11, 2012
    The Ignite brunch at the Royal Albert Hall may not be the most culinary impressive, but the setting and live entertainment make it special. Each session includes performances from talented musicians.
  • Anna V.
    Anna VuongNovember 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Circle seats P-Q are really restricted views, missing 2/3 of the stage. Don't bother with these seats for plays but acoustics are extremely clear. You can feel the rumble of the drums on this side!
    Upvoted Apr 28
  • Dimitris T.
    Dimitris TzortzisSeptember 30, 2015
    Incredible place, the acoustics are great and the place is gorgeous. Combine with a good concert and you're in for an amazing experience!
    Upvoted Apr 28
  • Very Good Service
    Very Good ServiceJune 4, 2012
    Another of our favourite concert venue in London. A beautiful architecture and acoustic for a concert hall, right in the centre of London
    Upvoted Apr 28
  • Ed L.
    Ed LSeptember 30, 2016
    If you fancy a pre-show drink and the nearby pubs are rammed, try Bar 190 at the Grove Hotel. Pricey but nice - and close to the RAH. Better than queuing for drinks inside the venue.
    Upvoted Apr 28
  • Bijan Y.
    Bijan YoungNovember 1, 2017
    The old lady is an icon and worthy of listening to most things but especially classical music. The tiered stalls and the boxes tend to be my favourite seats
    Upvoted Apr 28
  • Richard D.
    Richard Dickins2 weeks ago
    This really is a great place. Note that in some of the Loggia boxes, there are pillars that obscure the view - check very carefully! Also knee-room is very limited in the Boxes. But Great otherwise!
  • Yarn L.
    Yarn LamApril 1, 2015
    Try their different tours other than the Grand Tour. Went on a special Behind the Scenes tour and got to look at the bowels of the RAH. Guide Christie was wonderful and accommodating.
  • Dogan G.
    Dogan G.November 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This Sunday morning event of Elgar Room Classical Coffee Morning series at Royal Albert Hall with a tenor and piano was very cool and relaxing, don't miss it if you are in London.
  • Evening Standard
    Evening StandardMay 11, 2012
    The glass and wrought-iron dome and great mosaic frieze are instantly recognisable, and the grandeur of the hall’s main room and unbeatable acoustics are the envy of venue curators the world over. Read more
  • Byron F.
    Byron FizpatrickDecember 22, 2013
    Built by the Vikings, the Royal Albert Hall is where these Norse overlords made Christians captured in battle fight their specially trained duelling monkeys. Totally recommend the tour of the crypts.
  • Giorgi M.
    Giorgi MerebashviliSeptember 29, 2016
    Wow what an amazing venue so close to the artist and acoustics are amazing, vip dinner was stunning but may be not necessary for bjork concert
  • Régis P.
    Régis PouletJanuary 26, 2015
    Had the most amazing sound quality ever in that venue ! We thought the intro of the gig was a tape, but it was the band actually playing ! The place is beautiful !
  • Otel.com
    Otel.comOctober 11, 2011
    Holding concerts of The Beatles and Led Zeppelin, and events attended by personalities like The Queen and the Dalai Lama, this hall never fails to hold great shows. Box Office open 9am - 9pm daily.
  • Camila M.
    Camila MiwaJanuary 31, 2015
    Great place to watch concerts and presentations. I have watched the cirque du soleil, the prices were fair and the seats well located!
  • London Symphony Orchestra
    London Symphony OrchestraSeptember 16, 2011
    The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra plays here in this fabulous venue, also home to the BBC Proms each summer. All sorts of other music, comedy and sport (!) too.
  • Olivia
    OliviaJune 13, 2015
    Gorgeous place for concerts. Impressive architecture, also the surrounding buildings are worth a look if you're in the vicinity.
  • Darshna P.
    Darshna PatelJanuary 21
    Beautiful venue, saw Cirque du soleil: OVO, which was great! Had a soya hot Choco from their rhubarb cafe and it was delicious!
  • Joanne M.
    Joanne MoussaOctober 10, 2014
    Take the guided tour inside the hall, great story to learn! If you're lucky enough, you'll get to hear a live rehearsal as well!
  • Anna V.
    Anna VuongMarch 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The classical coffee mornings are always a delight. Make sure you arrive at least 30 minutes before the show to secure good seats as they are unreserved.
  • Bijan Y.
    Bijan YoungNovember 1, 2017
    Latest visit was Carmina Burana. Outstanding theatre to listen to 400 voices and the phili. Will be etched in memory always.
  • Fatimah J.
    Fatimah JesusAugust 30, 2017
    One of my favourite places in London❤️ the concerts here are amazing I really feel like I'm in another universe that only celebrates music
  • Karen
    KarenMarch 5, 2017
    Amazing hall. Just amazing. The tour is well worth the cost. The tour guide was so knowledgeable and funny.
  • Emanuelle H.
    Emanuelle HerreraJune 15, 2015
    If you are just visiting, the guided tour worth it. Especially if you have interest in history. Students have discount.
  • Marcus A.
    Marcus AgarMarch 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Simply the best... Stalls seats are my favourite - if a box is unavailable... ;)
  • Holly M.
    Holly MansonOctober 14, 2014
    Marvellous building. Drinks are overpriced but it is worth to go once in life. Book it in advance or it will be sold out!
  • Lu B.
    Lu B.May 20, 2013
    get to the venue earlier and choose one of the Bars on the 1st or 2nd floor.. with some luck you will enjoy the sound check as an extra show!
  • Gary H.
    Gary HorSeptember 26, 2016
    Cool looking building. Iconic is the word. Access is via Door 12. They have a cafe and free washroom facilities.
  • Ezryn Z.
    Ezryn ZarofMay 13, 2017
    The hall is smaller than I imagined, but loving the layout and architecture! 1 movie down, another 7 to go 😅 #HarryPotter
  • Sam D.
    Sam DuffyAugust 24, 2012
    Loggia boxes, well worth the extra. Get the front seats, ledge to rest your libretto. Coat hooks, comfy cosy space hmmm : )
  • Boon K.
    Boon KohJuly 28, 2013
    Newly renovated Cafe Bar on the ground floor. Perfect for a light bite and drinks! Reasonable pricing too.
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinDecember 26, 2015
    Stunning acoustic. Take a tour to learn all about its construction. You will also visit the Royal box.
  • Anthony J.
    Anthony JohnsonMay 10, 2016
    Great venue. Like a lot of London venues, a glass of wine is rediculously priced so bring your own!
  • Sammar
    SammarMay 13, 2017
    tour was great and the tea time was perfect!!! Loved everything ❤️
  • Mine Y.
    Mine YorukAugust 4, 2017
    Go to the BBC Prom and listen to beautiful music in a mesmerizing atmosphere. Don't forget to have a glass of wine during break.
  • Taylor M.
    Taylor MollMay 10, 2016
    Absolutely everything! Acoustics, atmosphere, it's all fantastic.
  • Lamia
    LamiaApril 15, 2016
    Cirque du soleil 😍 in Royal Albert was unique
  • Natasha 'Tashster' B.
    Home of the proms, the legendary BBC proms, home of classical music and just the most spectacular venue for classics.
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonMarch 28, 2012
    To the most fair weather of British music fans, the RAH is, and always will be, synonymous with the last night of the Proms, and all that goes with it. Read more
  • Cyndie D.
    Cyndie Da RochaNovember 1, 2017
    Stunning venue. Think about a dinner out before going, as there are not restaurants around, except the 2 ones in the RAH.
  • Sania U.
    Sania UkOctober 20, 2016
    So far so Good!! I love it a lot ❤️
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel WheatleyJune 15, 2014
    Just paid £2.50 for a bottle of water so bring your own refreshments if you can! That includes alcohol too. Kensington prices are stomach wrenchingly outrageous!
  • HISTORY UK
    HISTORY UKFebruary 10, 2011
    The acoustics here were once so bad, it was said this was the only venue where a composer could be sure of hearing his work twice. It was corrected in 1969 by putting diffusing discs on the ceiling.
  • Martin J.
    Martin JonassonJune 22, 2016
    Amazing music and historical venue! Just go here!
  • Godwyns O.
    Godwyns OSeptember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Most BBC organised concerts are the best highlights of the year here; the Proms(ended last night) to the Big Sing (today). Yum...
  • J R.
    J RMarch 30, 2015
    Greatt acoustics Big auditorium. What an experience. Don't get Stall seats though there's no leg room.
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonFebruary 23, 2012
    Built as a memorial to Queen Victoria's husband in 1871, the Royal Albert Hall's vast rotunda was once described by the monarch as looking like 'the British constitution'. Read more
  • Constantine Z.
    Constantine ZarnarisNovember 11, 2015
    Awe inspiring place, always an experience to visit. However avoid the standing tickets in the Gallery, especially for electrical concerts! Poor sound and sight.
  • Martin T.
    Martin TiedemannMay 20, 2012
    18 August: Go to the Proms. While the Victorian concerts were priced at the equivalent of just 5p, tickets to the modern Proms start at a still reasonable £5.
  • Eurovision
    EurovisionAugust 19, 2011
    The 1968 Eurovision Song Contest was held here, touch the walls and get connected to the Eurovision history. Then take a photo and share the experience!
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