Check Out London's Greatest Cultural Venue at South Kensington
Visitors who book hotels near Royal Albert Hall can check out one of London's greatest cultural venues. The historic London concert hall is among the city's top cultural venues. Though the concert hall hosts a range of shows every year, from classical, pop, ballet and opera to rock productions, it is primarily renowned for its annual summer classical music concerts.
Useful Information for Your Visit to Royal Albert Hall
As Royal Alert Hall stages more than 390 shows annually, there is a wide variety of shows on its schedule. However, the Proms is the undoubted highlight of Royal Albert Hall's calendar. The hall is also a great dining venue.
The Proms Season
Royal Albert Hall's series of summer music concerts is the Proms, which is one of Britain's greatest classical music festivals. The Proms season typically runs from mid-July to early September. Royal Albert Hall Prom concerts include music from composers such as Bach, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Wagner. The Last Night of the Proms is the season's grand finale, where the audience sings 'Rule, Britannia!'
Dining at Royal Albert Hall
The hall includes a variety of restaurants and bars that usually open a couple of hours before each show. Tuck into some delicious classic British dishes and sip cocktails at Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Bar & Grill. Verdi restaurant serves up sumptuous Italian cuisine and afternoon tea with clotted cream scones, while the Arena Bar serves light meals and snacks, such as the Arena Burger and lobster roll, as well as ice-cold Heineken beers, cocktails, martinis and non-alcoholic mocktails.
Albert Hall Tours
There are regular guided tours of the concert hall available. The grand tour shows groups around the amazing auditorium and Queen's box. Alternatively, you can take a tour and dine at Royal Albert Hall with the tour and meal package.
The Best Things to do Near Royal Albert Hall
Visitors can check out some of London's star attractions, such as the London Eye, Tower of London or the Tate Modern. South Kensington also includes some state-of-the-art museums for visitors.
Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum is an expansive museum that displays more than 70 million fossils. The highlight of this museum is its dinosaur gallery, which showcases a variety of dinosaur models and skeletons, including a giant T-rex.
Victoria and Albert Museum
This 19th-century structure is primarily a museum of decorative arts. As such, the museum displays a wide range of artefacts, such as ceramics, sculpture, costume, armour, jewellery.
The Science Museum is, as you might guess, a museum of science and industry. This high-tech museum includes innovative science exhibitions and the 3D IMAX Theatre. The museum also showcases hundreds of thousands of scientific artefacts and items.
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