London Performing Arts

Royal Albert Hall

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Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

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 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 (£12.25) and Tuesday–Sunday for afternoon tea (£23.46–£33.66).

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Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP, England

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Published 08/30/2016


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