Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
Box Office: 020 7589 8212
The Royal Albert Hall – a Grade I listed building – is one of the most famous entertainment venues in the world. Opened in 1871 by Queen Victoria, the Royal Albert Hall has maintained its position as the home to a wide variety of happenings. Built with the proceeds from the Great Exhibition of 1851, it formed the central auditorium in Prince Albert’s vision for a centre of learning in South Kensington. Its founder’s vision was that it should be used to foster understanding and appreciation of the arts and sciences.
Today, the Hall continues to host some of the most high-profile and significant events in the year’s calendar ranging from the BBC Proms – the world’s largest classical music festival – to performances by iconic stars of all genres of music, sporting tournaments, circus, operas, ballets, banquets and education events, attracting audiences of well over a million.
In the fields of the arts and entertainment, the Royal Albert Hall remains the nation’s hall – the world’s stage.
How To Get There
South Kensington (District, Circle and Piccadilly lines) and High Street Kensington (District and Circle Lines) are the closest Underground stations to the Hall. Walking to the Hall takes approximately 10 minutes from both stations. For more information, visit www.tfl.gov.uk.
52 Victoria to Willesden stopping on Kensington Gore, outside the Hall.
9 Aldwych to Hammersmith, stopping on Kensington Gore, outside the Hall.
10 Archway to Hammersmith, stopping on Kensington Gore, outside the Hall.
70 Acton to South Kensington, stopping on Queensgate, 2 minutes walk from the Hall.
360 Elephant and Castle to Kensington's Royal Albert Hall via Vauxhall Bridge and Sloane Square.
Strict parking controls are in operation in the vicinity. The Royal Albert Hall offers limited parking spaces at nearby Imperial College from 6pm. Spaces are £7.50 and must be booked in advance by calling the Box Office on 020 7589 8212. Entrances to the car park are on Prince Consort Road and Exhibition Road.
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