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    These tours are taking a small break and will be back later in 2018. All Secret History Tour dates will be posted on this page as soon as they’re confirmed.

    Opened in 1871, the Royal Albert Hall is one of London’s most iconic buildings. The Secret History tour offers a unique insight into the alternative story of the Hall – from ghost hunters to gangsters, Suffragettes, swindlers and stars. You’ll find out which singer was so overawed by his first view of the venue that he decided to go horse-riding instead of turning up for his concert, and hear fascinating backstage stories and tales.


    • See the stunning auditorium where the world’s stars have performed, the loading bay beneath the building, the breathtaking view from the Gallery and other areas not usually seen by the public! You may even catch an artist in rehearsal (not guaranteed)!
    • View the Queen’s private box and visit her private suites, along with other rooms not always viewed by the public
    • Hear backstage gossip and insider stories about the Royal Albert Hall from your engaging tour guides – each guide has a different story to tell!

    Please note, the Secret History tour is recommended for visitors who have already been on a Grand Tour or have knowledge of the Hall’s rich history and legendary performances. First-time visitors are recommended to take the Grand Tour.

    ­The Royal Albert Hall is a working building so the content of the tours may vary and due to events some areas may occasionally be closed.


    Make the most of your visit to the Hall and combine your tour with elevenses or lunch – just select your desired package when booking tours tickets.

    Coffee and pastry Café Bar (Door 12) £4.00 per person
    Lunch Verdi – Italian Kitchen 1 course £13.50 per person, 2 courses £18.50 (Tuesday-Sunday). Menu