One of London's most recognised buildings and one of the world's most prestigious performance venues, discover the Royal Albert Hall with a guided tour.

Your London Explorer Pass includes . . .

  • Access to the auditorium where world-famous artists have performed
  • One-hour tour and insider stories from an expert guide
  • See the Queen's private suites and the royal box

Step into this Grade I listed building and one of the world's most prestigious performance venues. The Royal Albert Hall has been home to the annual BBC proms for decades, and it's hosted over 150,000 other performances.

You'll get the chance to go behind the scenes and check out areas of the venue not usually open to the public, including the Queen's private suites and the royal retiring room. Join a guided tour for an informative one-hour journey through the iconic hall and learn all about its unrivaled performance history, its tricky construction, and royal patronage. You'll also get a closer look at all the front of house areas, the auditorium, and the gallery.

Did You Know

  • During WW1 and WW2, the Royal Albert Hall was used as a landmark for war pilots thanks to its eye-catching roof. It was struck by bombs a few times but remained standing.
  • The striking Henry Willis organ that dominates the theatre cost £8,000.
  • The ceiling decorations in the Royal Albert Hall are referred to as ‘mushrooms’. These acoustic diffusers were designed to take away the dome's notorious echo.


Using Your London Explorer Pass

Enjoy a guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall plus the following added extras: a 20% discount in Verdi – Italian Kitchen and a 10% discount in the gift shop and Cafe Bar (located at Door 12). 

Please note: Tours depart every 30 minutes and are subject to availability. Present your London Explorer Pass at the tours desk for the next available tour.

Departing from inside the South Porch at Door 12, tours will last approximately 1 hour. All tours are conducted in English.

Tours are not recommended for children under 7 as the content is not geared towards young children, however, they are welcome to attend. Toddlers and babies in arms are admitted at the Tour Guide's discretion, although not during the BBC Proms season due to the nature of the rehearsal schedule

How to Get There

London Underground:
South Kensington - Piccadilly, District & Circle lines

The London Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your Explorer Pass for a Royal Albert Hall tour then look to our list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!

November to March
Monday 10.00 - 16.00
Tuesday 10.00 - 16.00
Wednesday 10.00 - 16.00
Thursday 10.00 - 16.00
Friday 10.00 - 16.00
Saturday 10.00 - 16.00
Sunday 10.00 - 16.00
April to October
Monday 09.30 - 16.30
Tuesday 09.30 - 16.30
Wednesday 09.30 - 16.30
Thursday 09.30 - 16.30
Friday 09.30 - 16.30
Saturday 09.30 - 16.30
Sunday 09.30 - 16.30


Please check our Closure & Notices page for changes in opening hours and closure dates.

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Kensington Gore London SW7 2AP


020 7838 3105