The Royal Albert Hall was opened in 1871 by HRH The Price of Wales with Queen Victoria in attendance, the venue was lovingly opened in memory of her husband Albert who is the namesake of the hall.
The Royal Albert Hall became instantly popular and in accordance with the Royal Charter became a venue that would host a variety of national and international events promoting the Arts and Sciences, the debut being the London International Exhibition of Fine Arts and Industry in 1871.
Subsequent exhibitions were held for a whole variety of trades including medical and sanitary wares, electric lighting, food and drink, and even bicycles.
Now used for music performances the venue has seen over 150,000 shows from the world's most identifiable names, for it’s 150th birthday they released a 90 minute tribute that was narrated by none other than Mick Jagger.
If you want to visit the venue without purchasing a ticket to an event you can book yourself a guided tour around the Hall through the website.
When you are planning your next stay at Mercure London Paddington be sure to explore The Royal Albert Hall, an attraction that all the family can enjoy.Book Now