in Arts at in Royal Albert Hall
All year round
The Royal Albert Hall is one of London's most famous venues, hosting some of the biggest international names in the music and arts worlds, including the world-famous annual BBC Proms concert series.
Following the success of the Great Exhibition of 1851 (the world's first international "Expo"), the hall was conceived by Prince Albert as the centrepiece of a range of national institutions - cultural, scientific and academic, and was opened by Queen Victoria in 1871.
A great way to experience the hall is to take a guided tour. Your guide reveals the history of this iconic building, including its royal roots and anecdotes about the famous faces it has welcomed through its doors. Visitors can witness some of the unseen workings and peek into the magnificent auditorium as the hall prepares to open its doors for the next show.
There are usually up to six tours daily, from Friday to Tuesday inclusive (please check with the Box Office for precise availability). Tours depart from inside Door 12 and last for around an hour.
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