The Ampersand is well placed for a visit to the Albert Hall. The iconic circular hall, built to fulfill the vision of Prince Albert in 1871, showcases an ever-changing programme of events and exhibitions, many of them music-led. The Summer proms - an eight-week series of classical music concerts - are particularly popular.
Musical Hall of Fame
Internationally-acclaimed orchestras and artists from the worlds of classical music, jazz and other genres draw enthusiastic crowds to this unique auditorium. Secret History tours are also a great way to discover more about London’s past.
The Royal Albert Hall is a five-minute walk from The Ampersand Hotel.
Box Office open daily from 9am to 9pm.
What’s on at the Royal Albert Hall?
The Royal Albert Hall has a huge variety of performances — there’s something happening almost every evening. Shows we are particularly excited by include:
Relaxed Performance: ‘The Snowman™’ and ‘Paddington Bear™’ – 11am, Thursday 20 December 2018
The first half of the concert features the score from Herbert Chappell’s Paddington Bear’s First Concert, performed at the Royal Albert Hall for the very first time by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and special guest narrator Stephen Mangan, who will bring the story to life. Join Paddington™ on a journey from his first meeting with the Brown family right up to making his conducting debut on one of the world’s most famous stages – here!
In the second half of the concert, we are delighted to be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Raymond Briggs’ magical picture book The Snowman™. The enchanting animated film will be shown on the Hall’s big screen while Howard Blake’s heart-melting score, including Walking in the Air , is performed live.
Cirque du Soleil returns to the Royal Albert Hall with TOTEM! – Saturday 12 January – Saturday 9 February 2019
Totem takes you on a stunning journey into the Evolution of Mankind – from our original amphibian state to our ultimate quest for flight. Alternating between primitive and modern myths, and peppered with aboriginal stories of creation, TOTEM explores the evolutionary process of species, our ongoing search for balance, and the curiosity that propels us ever further, faster, and higher…
Featuring Cirque du Soleil’s mind-blowing signature acts, and returning to London after record-breaking previous seasons, TOTEM is an unforgettable spectacle for all ages.