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    Opened in 1871, the Royal Albert Hall is one of London’s most iconic buildings. Get a unique insight into the history of the BBC Proms and classical music at the Royal Albert Hall on an insightful tour led by a friendly and knowledgeable guide.

    What you will see

    • Take a guided tour to see the stunning auditorium where the world’s stars have performed, the Gallery with its breathtaking views, and maybe even artists rehearsing for their next performance (not guaranteed)
    • View the Queen’s private box and visit her private suites, along with other rooms not always viewed by the public
    • Hear insider stories about the Royal Albert Hall from engaging tour guides – each guide has a different story to tell!
    • Learn about the history of classical music, BBC Proms and legendary performances at the Royal Albert Hall
    • Experience the excitement as the Hall prepares for its next BBC Proms performance

    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.


    The BBC Proms run from Friday 14 July to Saturday 9 September. The Story of the Proms tour is only available on selected Proms dates with tours leaving at 2:30pm and 3:45pm from the Cafe Bar at Door 12.

    Due to events in the auditorium, tours may not be running on certain days. Please check the website or call the box office before your visit to ensure a tour is running on your desired day.


    You can enhance your tour experience with delicious food and drink in the Verdi – Italian Kitchen. These options will be made available to you at the time of purchasing tickets and will change depending on the tour time you select. Please note that all prices quoted below include your tour.

    1 Course Late Lunch £23.50 per person (Tuesday-Sunday) Menu
    2 Course Late Lunch/Dinner £28.50 per person (Tuesday-Sunday). Menu

    Experience timings

    • If you book the 2.30pm tour, your meal will be at 3.30pm
    • If you book the 3.45pm tour, your meal will be at 4.45pm