London Explorer PassFree tour of the Royal Albert Hall Save up to 40% Holders of a London Explorer Pass you can enjoy a free guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall – home to the annual BBC Prom concerts
London PassFree guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall Save up to 55% Buy a London Pass and go behind the scenes on a free tour and see the Queen’s private box and Royal Retiring Room
How about a guided tour around the Royal Albert Hall? It's one of world's most prestigious entertainment venues, with history dating all the way back to Queen Victoria, but most people only see it during a performance.
On this tour you'll learn about its history as you walk around the corridors. You'll also see inside some of the rooms where you're not usually allowed to go, like the Queen's Private Suite and the Royal Retiring Room. After that you'll enter the auditorium itself, and enjoy a birds' eye view from the standing gallery that runs around the top (if you've never been up there, then you're in for a treat).
Craig has tried this himself, and quite enjoyed it. Read his review of the Royal Albert Hall tour on his blog before you go, so you can get an idea what it's like. Feel free to ask him some questions. You might also like to read about the time he saw a Proms concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
Craig’s review – “I've never been inside the Royal Albert Hall before and I'm quite looking forward to it. The closest I've ever got to the auditorium is watching The Proms on the telly -- the bit where they all stand up waving the Union Jack like we've just won the World Cup. It's definitely one of London's best-looking buildings from the outside -- let's hope it's pretty on the insid… continued”
Sunday organ recitals at St Paul’s Cathedral – Every Sun (apart from the last Sun of the month) – Every Sunday St Paul's Cathedral invites one of the world's finest organists to play on the Grand Organ for half-an-hour.
Lunchtime concerts at St. Martin-in-the-Fields – 10 Sep to 31 Dec 2018 (selected dates only) – St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square usually puts on a free classical music recitals a couple of times each week.
BBC Symphony Orchestra — playing Beethoven – 5 Oct 2018 – Cristian Macelaru and the BBC Symphony Orchestra will be performing some works by Beethoven and Mason Bates at Barbican Hall.
Smetana’s Ma Vlast — London Symphony Orchestra – 14 Oct 2018 – Nikolaj Znaider and the London Symphony Orchestra will be performing Smetana's 'Ma Vlast' at Barbican Hall.
Stravinsky, De Falla and Lalo — Barbican Hall – 21 Oct 2018 – The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Stravinsky, De Falla and Lalo at Barbican Hall.
Tchaikovsky and Szymanowski — Barbican Hall – 25 Oct 2018 – The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Tchaikovsky and Szymanowski at Barbican Hall.
Shostakovich, Kodaly and MacMillan — Barbican Hall – 1 Nov 2018 – The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Shostakovich, Kodaly and MacMillan at Barbican Hall.
If you enjoy Royal Albert Hall then you might like to visit Barbican Hall (catch the train from South Kensington to Barbican Hall), Royal Festival Hall (catch the train from South Kensington to Royal Festival Hall) and Royal Opera House (catch the train from South Kensington to Royal Opera House)
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans