It was named in honour of Queen Victoria’s consort Prince Albert, who died of typhoid in 1861. Other landmarks to take their name from him include the Royal Albert Hall and the Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens.
The bridge was designed by Roland Mason Ordish in 1873, and had major alterations performed by Joseph Bazalgette (who also built the Battersea Bridge further down the river).
Its festive fairy lights and pink and white colour scheme make it a treat both night and day, and the wartime toll-booths festooned to either end are an added bonus. Look out for the sign warning marching soldiers to keep in step.