Kensington (2), London
The Royal Albert Hall, including a statue of Prince Albert, was built to fulfil the vision of Prince Albert (Queen Victoria's consort) of a 'Central Hall' that would be used to promote understanding and appreciation of the Arts and Sciences.
The Hall has been in continuous use since it was opened in March 1871, is financially self sufficient: and receives no funding from central or local government.
The Albert Memorial is one of London's most ornate monuments. Situated in Kensington Gardens in front of the Albert Hall it was designed by George Gilbert Scott and was completed in 1872.
In the grounds of Kensington Palace is this beautiful sunken garden. It is accessible without paying the entrance fee for the palace by using the entrance opposite the Round Pond.
By the entrance to Kensington Palace, the building in the background on the left, is this statue of Queen Victoria which is opposite the Round Pond.
The Round Pond in Kensington Gardens was created in 1730 and is approximately seven acres in extent.
Despite its name, it is not circular, but rectangular with stepped and rounded corners. With a long history of popularity with model yacht enthusiasts, it is the home of the Model Yacht Sailing Association and the London Model Yacht Club.
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