Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall is a beautiful concert hall located in South Kensington and close to the museum area. It was built in 1867 with Italianate-style architecture. It was originally called the Central Hall of Arts and Sciences, but when Queen Victoria opened it in 1871 the name was changed to Royal Albert Hall in memory of her late husband, Prince Albert. The late Prince Albert, years before he passed, proposed the creation of a permanent facility to promote and exhibit worldwide culture and industry. Since its opening, the concert hall has hosted the world’s leading performers on stage and has become one of the country’s most treasured and distinctive landmark. It continues to host, among others: concerts, ballet, opera, live orchestra, award ceremonies and film screenings.