The impressive Royal Albert Hall of London hosts almost 2 million people every year. The guests are crossing its threshold to enjoy live concerts, ballet shows, charity events, and art exhibitions. In its 145 years of history, the massive building with an enormous seating capacity of 5 272, witnessed the formidable performance of Luciano Pavarotti, the speech of Dalai Lama and the state visit of Nelson Mandela, among other far-reaching events, including the annual Proms concerts. The foundation stone, laid by Queen Victoria herself, can still be found in the main auditorium, on row 11, under seat 87.
There are various ways you can reach the Royal Albert Hall whether you choose the tube, the public bus or even the bicycle.
By train or tube: the closest Underground stations to the Hall are South Kensington and High Street Kensington. Exit on any of these stations and you’ll have a 10-minute walk to your destination. Plus, if step-free access is needed, the nearest station offering this service is Green Park.
The train is another option to get to Royal Albert Hall; London Victoria station is the closest one.
By bus: Take line 9 or 10 to reach the Hall from Green Park. You also have two night buses with stations just outside the Hall, on Kensington Gore: N9 Aldwych to Heathrow and N52 Victoria to Willesden.
By car: if you plan to use a personal car to get to the Hall, there are plenty of parking spaces available close to Imperial College( 5-minute walk distance). However, if you attend a matinee performance, the parking will not be possible. The accessible parking space is available for people with disabilities — the place can be reached by Door 8.
International: use the train from Heathrow Terminals 1-3 to London Paddington; you’ll have a 20-minute walk to Robert Albert Hall. Or, you can use the tube to Gloucester Road Underground and then walk for 15 minutes. Either way, it’ll be an enjoyable ride!
Accessibility for people with special needs
Besides the accessible parking, the venue has ramped access to the building, provides care for assistance dogs, offers hearing facilities on request, features boxes for wheelchairs and lifts with voice narration and tactile numbering.