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Despite having visited this for concerts in the past we decided to take the tour and we are glad we did as our guide was very informative. We certainly learnt things that we were not aware of within it's history. We were lucky to see Bach followed by Bruckner's Symphony No. Due to lateness in booking for 4 of us
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Winner Built as a memorial to Queen Victoria's husband in , the Royal Albert Hall's vast rotunda was once described by the monarch as looking like 'the British constitution'. It has been the venue for the now BBC Proms since , despite acoustics that do orchestras few favours. The Royal Albert Hall's splendid exterior is matched by the regal red-and-gold interior which is crowned by a domed stained-glass skylight. Occasional classical concerts are held throughout the year — look out for recitals on the Willis pipe organ. Other key events in its calendar include pop and comedy gigs including the annual Teenage Cancer Trust shows , and circus extravaganzas from the likes of Cirque du Soleil.
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. Please note: the Royal Albert Hall is a working building and the content and route of the tour may vary. 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. This also allowed us to see much more than we normally would have. Because you buy the card at a flat rate you are saving money too!
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One of the United Kingdom's most treasured and distinctive buildings, it is a registered charity held in trust for the nation, as it receives no public or government funding. Since the hall's opening by Queen Victoria in , the world's leading artists from many performance genres have appeared on its stage. It is the venue for some of the most notable events in British culture , in particular the Proms concerts, which have been held there every summer since It is host to more than shows in the main auditorium annually, including classical, rock and pop concerts, ballet, opera, film screenings with live orchestral accompaniment, sports, awards ceremonies, school and community events, and charity performances and banquets. A further events are held each year in the non-auditorium spaces. The hall was originally supposed to have been called the Central Hall of Arts and Sciences , but the name was changed to the Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences by Queen Victoria upon laying the Hall's foundation stone in , in memory of her husband, Prince Albert , who had died six years earlier. It forms the practical part of a memorial to the Prince Consort; the decorative part is the Albert Memorial directly to the north in Kensington Gardens , now separated from the Hall by Kensington Gore.
Instead, we came up with an approach that meant we could finish the work in just 18 months. All without closing the venue, or disturbing audiences or artists. After being used as temporary heating, the Circle header was repurposed to become part of the cooling system.