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Albert Memorial

Attractions, Sightseeing South Kensington Free
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Time Out says

‘I would rather not be made the prominent feature of such a monument,’ was Prince Albert’s reported response when the subject of his commemoration arose. Hard, then, to imagine what he would have made of this extraordinary thing, unveiled 15 years after his death. Created by Sir George Gilbert Scott, it centres on a giant, gilded Albert holding a catalogue of the 1851 Great Exhibition, guarded on four corners by the continents of Africa, America, Asia and Europe. The pillars are crowned with bronze statues of the sciences, and the frieze at the base depicts major artists, architects and musicians. It’s one of London’s most dramatic monuments.

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Address: Kensington Gardens
London
SW7 2AP
Transport: Tube: South Kensington
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Opening hours: Tours 2pm, 3pm, first Sun of the month; £6; £5 concs
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