Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall is a concert hall on the northern edge of South Kensington, London. In 1851, the Great Exhibition’s Royal Commission bought Gore House and its grounds (on which the Hall now stands) on the advice of the Prince Albert to erect the hall. Originally to be called the Central Hall of Arts and Sciences, Queen Victoria changed the name to Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences upon laying the Hall’s foundation stone in 1867. Built in the Italianate style, the hall was the world’s first domed amphitheatre at the time. The dome is a freestanding structure made of glass and iron, weighing 800 tons, decorated with terra cotta blocks.


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