Planning a trip to the Royal Albert Hall


London’s incredible Royal Albert Hall is a giant behemoth of a building situated in South Kensington, facing onto the beautiful and picturesque Hyde Park. It hosts all manner of events every year – concerts, musicals, memorial occasions, classical music, to name a few – and its cavernous auditorium is quite a sight to behold.

If you’re seeing a performance at the Royal Albert Hall, you are better off booking a hotel near the venue, preferably in South Kensington itself, such as the Park Grand London Kensington. That way, you can be sure of getting to the Hall in plenty of time – you will undoubtedly want to soak up the ambience before the show and perhaps even enjoy a drink in the bar afterwards. This will mean you’re not rushing around to get home.

Tickets for performances are best booked online, over the phone or in person at the Box Office which is open from 9am until 9pm daily and can be found at Door 12. Of these options, the final is the best as a booking fee is not charged.

Another reason a hotel near the Royal Albert Hall is the best option is because South Kensington hotel is subject to heavy parking restrictions. While some spaces are available at the nearby Imperial College, these need to be booked in advance for your performance.

In all likelihood, you will be using London’s extraordinarily reliable and extensive public transport network to reach the venue on the day of the performance. The Hall is within walking distance of South Kensington Tube Station, which can be accessed via the District and Circle, District and Piccadilly lines. High Street Kensington and Knightsbridge are also nearby, and buses can be used to get to the Hall from the majority of major train stations.