Guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall

Address:
, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London51.501267 -0.177541
Tel:
0207 589 8212

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
Tours usually run every 30 mins from 10 AM to 4 PM (Mon-Sun)
Note: The tours sometimes end earlier because of events in the evening - check your date on their website first
Running time:
Approx 1 hour
Tickets & Cost:
Adult £13.25; Senior (over-60) £11.25; Child (5-16) £6.25; Infant (under-5) free
See royalalberthall.com
Not recommended for under-7s. Under-5s are not allowed during Proms season (mid-July to mid-September)

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Royal Albert Hall Guided Tour Good for kids? Value for money? Worth a visit? 2 0 3

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.

Check out our guide to concerts at the Royal Albert Hall as well. During the Proms season we maintain a Proms concerts page as well (mid-July to mid-September only).

 

Talk about this event

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”

Read Craig’s review of this event

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If you enjoy Royal Albert Hall then you might like to visit Barbican Hall (catch the train from South Kensington to Barbican), Royal Festival Hall (catch the train from South Kensington to Waterloo) and Royal Opera House (catch the train from South Kensington to Covent Garden)

Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans

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