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Royal Albert Hall
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Grand Tour of The Royal Albert Hall in London
Ranked #16 of 377 Concerts & Shows in London
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Opened in 1871, the Royal Albert Hall is the world’s most famous stage. It is also one of London’s most iconic and visited tourist attractions. Over the years, it has been the scene of over 150,000 performances; from Wagner to Sinatra, The Beatles to Beyonce, Muhammad Ali to Adele, and is home to the celebrated BBC Proms. Whilst the venue is most famous for its shows by night, by day this treasured building is open for coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and guided tours of the building. Tip for tour ticket holders: Enjoy a 10% discount on items in the Hall’s gift shop and Cafe Bar.
Reviewed 24 August 2014

I attended 3 proms during the recent 2014 season. The music was wonderful on all occasions. We had upper circle seats. Very hot in the warm weather but fine on cooler evenings. the bar is VERY expensive but with plastic cups drinks can be taken into the concert hall which is nice.

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Reviewed 23 August 2014

Went to the RAH for a prom - great musical experience, but avoid the Elgar Bar & Grill like the plague - slow, poor service, steep prices, not all the choices on the menu available, and had to send our choices back because they were grilled on the outside but raw inside. Manager's excuse was that they were busy. Surprise, surprise, an hour before the prom was due to start.

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Reviewed 21 August 2014

The BBC Proms (not the flag waving last night, but the whole 70+ series of concerts) is such a wonderful event, with a suitably impressive venue.

Either on my own or with a relative, I attended about seven concerts this years, ranging from Schubert and Mahler to some quite modern music. Every concert is such an occasion, in the very grand Royal Albert Hall, and as someone has mentioned, the side stall seats give the best experience - at least, if you're a bit decrepit for Promming (standing) in the Arena in front of the stage.

It's true, though that the catering prices (tiny ice creams tubs at £3.50, wine at £6.50 for a little glass) and the far too inadequate number of loos are disappointing though, so it's more a tip of the hat to the BBC's programming than to the Hall itself.

Thank highfalutin
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

We went for The Cure concert that we succeeded in booking almost by chance but the tickets we were provided - without the possibility of knowing where the seats were.. We found ourselves in a almost riskful corner almost over the scenario. I mean, we went not only to hear music but also to watch and I wonder why RAH offers actually these seats in this kind of events. At the ticket service office, when we watched that actually there were much better free seats we were told that(after half the concert) we couldn't access to them..I wonder than how comes that we saw people standing behind the seats and security in that case didn't follow us in our movements as it happened to us. Almost like offenders or similar. We payed tickets, we spent quite a lot in drinks..but I wonder if that's the usual treatment.

Thank Italopendola
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

You have doubtless seen this impressive building on TV or Film, but if you make it to London, make sure to go and visit this famous concert venue. The structure is striking from the inside and outside and is a comfortable walk from Kensington Palace and Gardens. You might even get the chance to hear some musicians practicing!

Thank Calypso007
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