Albert Memorial (London) Reviews
Description:Hyde Park, Kensington Gore, SW7 (Knightsbridge tube). Queen' Victoria's memorial to her husban Prince Albert. Built by ... more
Newest Review: ... was only completed in 1876 with the addition of Albert’s statue. The entire cost was around £120,000, paid for by part of the profits from the Great Exhibition (which was clearly a better money-spinner than the Millennium Doom – I mean Dome). Ironically, the man himself once said that he didn’t care for the idea. In 1853 somebody suggested a statue of him be erected in ... more
Customer Albert Memorial (London) Reviews (2)
by - written on 11/09/03, updated on 11/09/03 (Very useful, 69 readings)
Why should anyone possibly go out of their way to see the Albert Memorial (let alone sit down and write an opinion on it for dooyoo), you might ask? Well, if you’re anywhere within the vicinity of Kensington Gardens, you probably won’t need to go out of your way. It’s difficult to miss. Situated in the Gardens facing the Royal Albert Hall, and not far from the Victoria & Albert Museum, the edifice consists of a vast Gothic shrine, based loosely on a medieval market cross surmounted by a cathedral spire. It includes a frieze with 169 carved figures, angels and virtues higher up, and separate groups representing the four Continents ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/03/01, updated on 12/03/01 (Very useful, 77 readings)
The Albert memorial is not the sort of the place I would normally visit of a weekend. But my Ma who’s studying Victorian culture wanted to see it. So off we went to South Kensington which is a veritable Victorian theme park. There’s the V&A museum containing the remains of the Albert-inspired Great Exhibition as well as stuff looted from all over the 19th century British Empire. The Albert Hall and the directly across the road, the centrepiece of all: The Albert Memorial, sometimes irreverently nicknamed the Albertopolis. For my mum’s essay we couldn’t have picked a better place to visit as the Albertopolis is a typical piece of ... Read the complete review
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