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Royal Albert Hall is one of the most prestigious concert halls in Great Britain. Built to commemorate Prince Consort Albert by his widow Queen Victoria. Located Albert Hall in South Kensington, an area characterized by an abundance of Victorian buildings and institutions.
In 1851, London hosted the first ever World exhibition organized by Prince Albert. In Hyde Park for the placement of the exposition was built by the Crystal Palace. Albert was very inspired by the success of the event and decided to turn Kensington into a museum town. There, on his initiative, the Royal College of Music settled, Royal Geographical Society.
In 1861, after the death of the Prince Consort, Queen Victoria wished to perpetuate the memory of her husband by building the Albert Hall. By 1871 he was built and opened. The queen could not pronounce her overwhelming feelings his speech, so Prince Edward announced the opening of the hall for it.
Every year, more than 350 events, including concerts of classical music, ballet performances and operas, various awards ceremonies, banquets, charity concerts. In in the second half of the 20th century, rock bands often performed here: The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, The Who, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd and others. In 1956, the climactic scene of the film was filmed at the Albert Hall "The Man Who Knew Too Much." Celebrations are held here regularly events with the participation of students from Imperial College London. Besides, Albert Hall can be visited as part of a tour group with a guided tour.
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