London: Royal Albert Hall Tours (Attractions)
Royal Albert Hall Tours
Nearest Stations: South Kensington, Gloucester Road and High Street Kensington
Address: Kensington Gore, Kensington, London, SW7 2AP
Entry price: Tours: Adults – £12.75 to £15.75, Concessions – £10.75 to £13.75, Children – £5.75 to £8.75.
Typical opening hours: Tours depart regularly – generally between 10:00 and 15:00.
Phone: 0207 589 8212
This 140-year-old location is a music and entertainment venue. That aspect of it will be covered later in this guide. However, tours of this magnificent building are also available.
Several tours are offered:
- The Grand Tour is an hour-long journey through the public areas of the Royal Albert Hall, including the beautiful auditorium, the breathtaking view from the Gallery and even offers exclusive access to the Royal Retiring Room. An optional afternoon tea experience can be added onto the end of this tour for an additional £16.
- The Secret History Tour is a very different kind of tour retelling the stories of “ghost hunters to gangsters, swindlers and charlatans”, and much more.
- The Behind the Scenes Tour does what it says on the tin, as you visit areas not normally accessible to the public – including under the stage, inside a dressing room, and the loading bay. This tour lasts approximately one hour.
- The Inside Out Architectural Tour gives you an insight into how this building was designed both inside and out.
During the summer BBC Prom season, a “Story of the Proms” tour is also available.