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Albert Memorial, London

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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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  • We happened upon the Albert Memorial by chance but what a sight to see. It sits inside of Kensington garden and across from the Albert Hall. To say it's grand is an understatement, towering over you i...  more »
  • A striking monument Its situated opposite the Royal Albert Hall In twilight the gold coloured Prince Albert is especially impressive One of the capitals underrated structures  more »
  • A good Tower located in the Kensington Park. Located opposite the Royal Albert Hall. It is a tower commemorating Queen Victoria's husband Albert.
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  • Where: Hyde Park, London What: A memorial for King Albert How was it: It's nice. The entire park is great and fun to walk through. We only saw the memorial during the day, but noticed the great big lamps that would appear to light up at night. Across the street there is the Royal Albert Hall, which we didn't visit. Grade: Eli = 5, Serge = 5 Recommend: Yeah, the entire park is worth checking out. Make some time to visit this place.
  • Splendid Victorian monument in a great setting - a feast for the eyes. The monument has many allegorical representations which are fun observe. Tours of the monument take place on the first Sunday of the month between March and December apparently. I've not taken them, but they promise to take you beyond the railings. Group tours can also be arranged. Check out the web for details.
  • Great choice to have if you visit London! Cool to hang out in front of it with a view of the Royal Albert Hall. Good rendezvous point.
  • Beautiful memorial. Guided tours available. Quite impressive and awe inducing. Right across from Royal Albert Hall.
  • A very interesting historical site, be sure to visit the Victoria memorial as well. It has an audio commentary accessible from your mobile.