The Albert Memorial was commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her husband Prince Albert and was completed in 1872. The memorial was designed by George Gilbert Scott and is 54m tall.
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The Albert Memorial
Kensington GardensLondonW2 4NJ
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Quite an interesting structure and monument located in the Kensington Gardens area. If you walk thru Kensington Gardens it's quite hard to miss as it resides south of the Gardens. It's plated in gold and probably the tallest structure in the area. It makes for a good photo if you love monuments. In addition, directly across the street from the memorial is the Great Albert Hall. The monument...more
Visited March 2015: "The Prince Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens"
We passed this monument on our way out of Hyde Park to Kensington Palace. This statue sits directly across from the Prince Albert Hall. As you get closer, the sheer size of the statue becomes taller and taller. We sat on its steps, taking it all in, along with the admiring the hall across the way (tour is on the London...more
This one is a great attraction. Very detailed memorial and gated in gold. I wasn't heading in this direction but looked Tommy right and saw the gold monument and was instantly attracted. It's a great place to take pictures. A lot of tourist around. Across the road is the Albert hall.more
Cool but unusual structure considering all the other monuments in the area. From the park I thought it was a religious temple/shrine of some sort. From the road it became a bit clearer. It's 50+ meters is damn tall and the allegorical groups of statues surrounding seated Albert is an interesting mosh of sculptures.more
Visible across a swath of Kensington Gardens as far away as Hyde Park Corner, the Albert Memorial is dedicated to the Prince-Consort of Queen Victoria. She was apparently quite devastated by his passing, going into mourning for the rest of her reign. It is 176 feet tall and construction completed in 1875, 14 years after Albert's passing.
This memorial shows the influence that Victoria and...more