Royal Albert Hall tickets are a must for all concert lovers who visit London. As for artists who play the Great Hall, it is the thrill of a lifetime. However, the totality about Royal Albert Hall (RAH) encompasses much more than music.
The imposing circular structure is rich in history. Following her husband's death in 1862, Victoria commissioned the building in tribute to Prince Albert's long-held dream of a public venue in London dedicated for dance, theatre and concerts.
Interestingly, the dome was built in Manchester, to ensure a perfect fit. Then it was taken apart and transferred to London. While the exterior is red brick, the dome is constructed from steel. Today the hall is an iconic landmark and principal venue for performing arts in Europe.
Also, get tickets to one of these tours at the Royal Albert Hall. For instance, on the "Behind the Scenes Tour" you'll peek into the Royal Retiring Room, look inside one of the dressing rooms and more.
The "Afternoon Tea Tour" is an ideal way to experience being
English. Tea is taken in the exquisite Coda restaurant where you'll get a
lovely view of Kensington Gardens. The "Front of the House Tour" is a
great precursor to tea.
As you investigate details about Royal Albert Hall, you'll see the Gallery, Queen's private dwelling, particular gentlemen's and ladies' chairs and even the Queen's bathroom.
During your guided tour, you will learn about the Royal Albert Hall defining moments such as:
1) sole host for sumo wrestling championship match outside Japan
2) tennis matches
3) Cirque du Soleil
4) world premier movies
5) ballet such as Swan Lake
6) artists including The Rolling Stones, Abba, Eric Clapton, Bob Dillon, The Beatles, Paul McCartney, and many more.
Note: If you plan to take underground train (the Tube) to Royal Albert Hall, South Kensington Station is where you get off the train, it takes 7 - 10 minutes to arrive there on foot from this train station.