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Soak up the sights and sounds of Royal Albert Hall

For music fans it doesn’t get much better than seeing a performance at the acclaimed Royal Albert Hall - arguably the most famous concert hall in the country.

First opened by Queen Victoria in 1871, the Hall remains at the centre of British culture. From the BBC Proms to Classical Spectacular and Teenage Cancer Trust concerts – it’s been the setting for a number of spectacular performances over the years, while Eric Clapton, Ryan Adams and Shirley Bassey have all graced the stage.

But the Royal Albert Hall isn’t just about music. You can head there to see Cirque du Soleil, the English National Ballet, film showings and even tennis matches, when the ATP Champions Tour Masters comes to town in December.

Whatever you’re heading to the Hall to see, the magnificent surroundings and electric atmosphere will make sure you enjoy the show.

Hotels Near Royal Albert Hall

Explore the iconic building

The Hall itself is just as impressive as the list of music stars who’ve performed on its stage. Even if you don’t have tickets for a show, it’s worth going on a tour to admire the stunning architecture and catch a glimpse behind the scenes.

The daily guided Grand Tour takes you through the auditorium and Gallery and even into the Queen’s private suites and other rooms not usually open to the public.

You’ll hear insider stories from knowledgeable tour guides, learn all about the building’s fascinating history and, if you’re lucky, maybe even catch a glimpse of rehearsals.

Out and about near the Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall is based within walking distance of a plethora of London’s major museums, beautiful gardens and fascinating shops, while the bustling West End is also just around the corner.

After you’ve visited the Hall you could spend the rest of the day exploring the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum or the V&A, all of which are nearby.

Plus, you’re only a few steps away from Regent’s Park and Kensington Gardens – perfect for a relaxing stroll.

Where to stay near the Royal Albert Hall

Planning a visit to the Royal Albert Hall? We’ve got a number of hotels nearby…

Best Western The Cromwell is handily located on the Cromwell Road, close to everything. This distinctive Victorian building offers a true place to relax in the middle of a hectic city.

Best Western Mornington Hotel is right opposite Hyde Park and very near the Royal Albert Hall. You can enjoy a pre-concert drink in the elegant Library Bar or dine in one of the nearby Michelin-starred eateries.

If you’re looking for a retail experience as well as cultural fix, then we’d recommend Best Western Burns Hotel which places you near the amazing Oxford Street. Despite the busy surroundings, you’ll enjoy the peace of a peaceful Victorian garden square.