A little known fact about Kensington House Hotel, is that it is only eight minutes’ walk from the Royal Albert Hall. This year the schedule for the Hall is as eclectic as London itself and with rates starting at just £99 per room at Kensington House Hotel* everyone will be happy. This great value package includes; overnight accommodation, continental buffet breakfast and a bottle of house wine.
Here is our top pick:
Amy Macdonald, Monday 3rd April 2017: Scottish singer-songwriter Amy Macdonald will give her first ever headline performance at the Royal Albert Hall as part of her first UK tour in four years. Still only 29 years old, Amy has released three albums, selling over five million records worldwide. Support at this concert will come from platinum-selling singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner.
The Music of Bond, Tuesday 11th April 2017: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra returns to London’s Royal Albert Hall to perform The Music of Bond, following its sensational sell-out performance in October 2015. Presented by A View to a Kill’s ‘Bond girl’ Fiona Fullerton, we celebrate over fifty years of timeless James Bond theme songs with hits from Goldfinger, Casino Royale, From Russia With Love, Diamonds Are Forever, Skyfall, Spectre and many more, all sung by outstanding vocalists Alison Jiear and Simon Bowman.
IL VOLO, Tuesday 23rd May 2017: Award-winning pop opera group IL VOLO is one of the biggest names in the classical-crossover genre, with a sound that combines traditional opera, pop, and classical symphonic music. In 2017 they head to the Royal Albert Hall London making their debut performance at the historic venue.
Juan Diego Flórez, Friday 2nd June: World-famous tenor Juan Diego Flórez will return to the Royal Albert Hall in 2017, joined by Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra for an evening of Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Gounod and Latin American songs.
RPO Tchaikovsky Gala, Tuesday 20th June: Experience the passion, magic and drama of Tchaikovsky in a concert brimming full with some of his most celebrated and romantic works, including the incomparable Piano Concerto No.1, performed by the young and internationally acclaimed Swiss-Canadian pianist Teo Gheorghiu, exquisite extracts from the enormously popular The Nutcracker, and a thrilling 1812 Overture firework finale. Conducted by the RPO’s Permanent Associate Conductor, Grzegorz Nowak.
Afternoon Tea Tour, selected dates throughout the year: Take an absorbing one-hour Grand Tour of the building followed by a quintessentially British Afternoon Tea in the elegant surroundings of the Hall’s Verdi restaurant. Enjoy traditional treats, scones, finger sandwiches and a pot of the finest East India Company tea.
Plan for the proms – The BBC Proms 2017 season will be announced in April and the season will run from Friday 14th July to the Last Night on Saturday 9th September.
* Your package includes: overnight accommodation; continental buffet breakfast; complimentary bottle of house wine on arrival
Conditions: minimum 2 night stay; must be booked at least 7 days in advance; rates Include VAT; Offer available from 1st March to 10th July; available Monday to Friday; package is payable at booking stage and is non refundable; no cancellations or modifications permitted for this package.
See website for more information.
Photo credit thanks to: Sue Lowry, Royal Albert Hall, Chris Christodoulou and Paul Sanders