The Royal Albert Hall is a must see attraction in central London. Many people require a hotel near the Albert Hall and fortunately there are many to choose from.
The Royal Albert Hall can be found on the southern border of Hyde Park overlooking the Albert Memorial in central London. This area is in the Borough of Kensington, an upmarket mainly residential and academic district well favoured by tourists. If you are looking for a Royal Albert Hall hotel then there are at least 20 locals ones to choose from.
Mayfair and Oxford Street are only 2 km to the east and Knightsbridge is a 20 minute walk.
There are three tube stations within an easy 10 - 15 minute walk, High Street Kensington, Gloucester Road and South Kensington.
For those navigating by satnav, the geo codes are:
51:30:06N (51.50156), 0:10:40W (-0.17782)
Hotels near to the Albert Hall
There are a variety of hotels near to the Royal Albert Hall to use and these range from 5 star deluxe to 3 star tourist. There are no budget or backpacker hotels in the vicinity. For those you would have to look at Earls Court which is about 3 km south west. The best and closest area to look for a hotel is South Kensington itself.
The closest accommodation to the Royal Albert Hall is The Milestone, a deluxe hotel with some amazing themed bedroom suites with views over to Kensington Palace, if you want to impress then this is the one. Also nearby is the Royal Garden Hotel, another deluxe hotel but in a modern design.
Further south (1 km) is the area of Gloucester Road, here there are many 3 and 4 star hotels all suitable for accessing the Albert Hall. Notable inclusions are the Holiday Inn Kensington Forum which is a huge towering hotel in an excellent travel location and the Montana Hotel which is only 2 minutes from the tube station at Gloucester Road.
Further east but equidistant with the Albert Hall is the area around South Kensington tube station. Here you can find the Rembrandt Hotel which is only a ten minute walk from Harrods and has the added advantage of a huge leisure center including pool and jacuzzi. Some of the executive rooms at the Rembrandt have jacuzzi baths.
Also close by is the Kensington Close Hotel located just off High Street Kensington to the west of the Albert Hall, this large modern hotel offers an indoor swimming pool.
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This area is steeped in history. Originally developed as a cultural overflow from the city of London, it has been occupied by royalty since William III in 1689. Queen Victoria was brought up in Kensington Palace and of course it was the home of Princes Diana. Queen Victoria opened the Royal Albert Hall in 1871 as a memorial to Prince Albert and since then it has been a leading portal for the performing arts.
The best known performances include the Proms which is an annual 8 week series of daily classical music evenings culminating in the last night which is televised and quite traditional in its content.
Contrary to what other information sources tell you, the Royal Albert Hall is open to guided tours where you can visit not only the main auditorium but also the Royal Retiring Room and the Royal Box. Tours run every day except Wednesdays from Door 12, from 1030 am until 330 pm but can change according to events in the hall. You can call 0207 838 3105 to check. You can pre book on the same telephone number from 9am until 9pm daily.
Suitable hotels are mainly concentrated around Gloucester Road tube and South Kensington Tube. From either location you are within a 15 minute easy walk or 5 minutes in a taxi. Bus numbers 9, 10, 52 and 360 all pass the Hall.
Taxi fares are high in London but as a rough guide would be: South Kensington £5 - £6, Hammersmith £10 - £9, Regents Park area £12 - £15 and from the West End £7 - £10. If you are staying in Bayswater, you can walk across Hyde Park in about 15 minutes.