The Albert Memorial

Serviced Apartments Near The Albert Memorial in Hyde Park

Our self serviced apartments near Hyde Park in London offer guests all the conveniences of staying in an apartment in addition to the luxuries of staying in a hotel. Our apartments are located near many great london attractions and landmarks. This includes Hyde Park, which is a short walk away 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.

 

When you arrive at the Hyde Park Executive Apartments, 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 tourists and residents alike.

 

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 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.

 

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