London Performing Arts

Royal Albert Hall

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Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Opened in 1871, this splendid iron-and-glass–dome 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 (or promenading, or sitting-on-the-floor) tickets for "the Proms" are sold on the night of the concert. The domed, 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 daily for daytime guided tours (£12.25) and, Wednesday–Sunday, afternoon tea (£10.50–£33).

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Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP, England

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0845-401–5034-box office

Published 08/18/2015


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