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Albert Memorial, London

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4.3/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web
The Albert Memorial is situated in Kensington Gardens, London, directly to the north of the Royal Albert Hall. It was commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her beloved husband, Prince Albert who died of typhoid in 1861. The memorial was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the Gothic Revival style. Opened in July 1872 by Queen Victoria, with the statue of Albert ceremonially "seated" in 1875, the memorial consists of an ornate canopy or pavilion, in the style of a Gothic ciborium over the high altar of a church, containing a statue of the prince facing south. The memorial is 176ft tall, took over ten years to complete, and cost £120,000 (the equivalent of about £10,000,000 in 2010). The cost was met by public subscription.
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  • If you take a trip to the parks Londoners can't avoid notice although the Albert Memorial is situated in Kensington Gardens opposite the Royal Albert Hall it was also seen from afar
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  • This thing is massive - 175' tall. And expensive, £10,000,000 in current value. There was a local couple there, I asked if they minded that so much money was spent on things like this - Royal family r...  read more »
  • The Memorial, is located in a large, beautiful park, where perfectly you can spend the day recorriendolo, whether it be walking, by bike, on skates. The Memorial itself is very lavish, on the side is a place where you can buy food and sit in front of the same banks. It is incredible to have lunch and have it in front. Really Albert significo much for victory, because it was one of the first things that I do, after his death, the memorial is located opposite Albert Music Hall. Actually we like. Surrounded and well care lawn, shoes are, sit in front of it and admire it gives taste
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  • Beautiful memorial in Kensington Park. Great place to hangout, especially when waiting for the Royal Albert Hall tour. Love the four corners.
  • Great memorial for Prince Albert. The attention to detail on the actual memorial is astonishing!
  • Beautiful piece of architecture near the Royal Albert Hall. Nice place to enjoy the view and the passing traffic.
  • A very nice surprise to come across in Kensington park, it's really quite stunning and with a visit on a sunny day
  • Enormous and complex monument. Worth photographing from several angles.
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