One of London's most beloved and iconic buildings, The Royal Albert Hall has hosted some of the world’s most famous musicians, sports stars and politicians since it opened in 1871. Enjoy a fully-guided tour of this historic landmark with the London Pass.

The Royal Albert Hall London is one of London’s most prestigious historic buildings and tourist attractions. From Adele to Ali and Wagner to Winston Churchill, few venues can rival the venue for the variety of world-class events that have taken place there.

Join the Hall’s enthusiastic and engaging tour guides as they take you on a fascinating journey through this extraordinary Grade I-listed building. Learn more about its architecture, royal patronage and unrivalled performance history while admiring one of the world's most beautiful auditoria. 

In preparation for its 150th anniversary in 2021, the Hall is currently undergoing major refurbishment and expansion works, but don’t be put off  – the Hall is still as stunning on the inside as it’s ever been, and remains fully open for events, guided tours, education workshops, lunch and afternoon tea.

Want to learn more about the Royal Albert Hall's history, discover all the fun facts to take with you on your visit here!

Highlights

  • See the stunning auditorium including one of the world’s most famous stages
  • Visit the Royal suite and glimpse the Queen’s private box
  • Discover the fascinating and often surprising history of the Hall
  • Hear insider stories about the Hall from their knowledgeable and engaging guides.

Please note: the Royal Albert Hall is a working building and the content and route of the tour may vary. 

Did You Know - Royal Albert Hall Facts

  • There are 13,000 “A”s for "Albert" featured around Hall
  • The first ever body-building contest, and the first Sumo wrestling tournament outside Japan took place in the main auditorium
  • Today’s Elgar Room used to be home to the Central School of Speech & Drama, giving a stage to names including Sir Lawrence Olivier and Dame Judi Dench
  • Over 5,500 bottles of champagne and 1,800 bottles of gin are drunk at the Hall every year!

Don't Miss

The Albert Memorial
Situated in Kensington Gardens, directly to the north of the Royal Albert Hall, the memorial was commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her husband Prince Albert, who died in 1861

Make the most of your London Pass

- Show your London Pass to receive a 10% discount in the Royal Albert Hall's gift shop, Verdi Restaurant and Cafe Bar, which are all located inside the main daytime entrance. 

After your Visit

Visit Kensington Palace, another iconic Royal venue located close to the Royal Albert Hall.
The Science Museum, Natural History Museum and V&A are all a short walk away, towards South Kensington station

Getting to the Royal Albert Hall

- Bus: 9, 10, 52, 70, 360, 452
- Underground: South Kensington, High Street Kensington and Knightsbridge. All of these stations are a ten minute walk to the Royal Albert Hall. The Hall is located in Zone 1.

Learn more about the Royal Albert Hall tours and exhibitions

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"I would definitely recommend the pass. There were various places, i.e. the War Museum, Royal Mews, etc. that we would not have gone to if we didn't have the pass. We ended up seeing many more attractions since they were included, and spent much less on admissions than if we hadn't purchased the pass. Showing the pass also made entry easy."
Ernest from USA

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November to March
Monday 10.00 - 16.00
Tuesday 10.00 - 16.00
Wednesday 10.00 - 16.00
Thursday 10.00 - 16.00
Friday 10.00 - 16.00
Saturday 10.00 - 16.00
Sunday 10.00 - 16.00
April to October
Monday 09.30 - 16.30
Tuesday 09.30 - 16.30
Wednesday 09.30 - 16.30
Thursday 09.30 - 16.30
Friday 09.30 - 16.30
Saturday 09.30 - 16.30
Sunday 09.30 - 16.30

Closed:

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Address:

Kensington Gore London SW7 2AP

Telephone:

020 7838 3105