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.

Originally opened in 1871 the Royal Albert Hall is one of London's most prestigious historic buildings and tourist attractions, as well as one of the world's most famous performance venues. It has been home to over 150,000 performances including the annual BBC Proms festival.

Join the Hall’s friendly and knowledgeable  tour guides for a lively one hour journey through this extraordinary and iconic building. Learn about the architecture, royal patronage, unrivalled performance history and work of this registered charity! Tours include an up-close look at all front of house areas including the stunning auditorium, the Gallery and the Queen’s private suites, the Royal Retiring Room.

Please note: Tours depart every 30 minutes and are subject to availability. 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 babes 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.

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). 

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