Prince Albert Memorial
Hotels Near The Prince Albert Memorial in Hyde Park
Located on the tranquil street of Queensborough Terrace in Central London, Queen’s Park Hotel is a stunning Victoria building dating back to the 1900’s and it is superbly located close to Hyde Park which is only a 16 minute walk and is home to the Prince Albert Memorial at Kensington Gardens, a memorial to Prince Albert which consists of a statue of the Prince sheltered by a large ornate canopy in a Gothic style. At the Queens Park Hotel, all guests are treated to exceptionally comfortable hotel rooms which include views of the city of London while there are plenty of dining options nearby as well as the ‘Terrace Restaurant’ which is located in Queen’s Park Hotel.
When you arrive at Queen’s Park Hotel, you have to make sure you check out Hyde Park during your stay. Hyde Park is the largest of the Royal Parks in London. It was first established by King Henry VIII in 1536 but wasn’t open to the public until 1637 and it quickly became a popular location for May Day parades.
Hyde Park is also known for having many peaceful areas with beautiful scenic surroundings as well as notable cultural attractions that command the attention of tourists from around the UK and the world. Once such notable attraction, located in the south west area of Hyde Park, is the Prince Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens. It is also located directly north of the Royal Albert Hall.
The memorial was commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her late husband. It took more than ten years to complete but was eventually opened in July 1872. Much deliberation took place to finalise the design and construction of the memorial which included a team of architects who produced a number of potential designs. The eventual design finally approved was a canopied statue in a Gothic style produced by George Gilbert Scott.
The memorial consists specifically of a bronze statue of Prince Albert with an elaborate stone frieze at its base. This is underneath a large gothic style canopy which itself is covered in decorative artworks referencing various historical figures and themes. The area surrounding the statue and canopy also contains several allegorical sculptures in each corner of the central area.
Public tours take place on the first Sunday afternoon each month allowing visitors a closer look at the Frieze of Parnassus.
While staying at Queens Park Hotel, make your visit to Hyde Park a part of your larger exploration of London. To help make planning your trip a lot easier, check out our Journey Planner for more info.
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