The BBC Proms is one of the best music events in the world, so if you can visit London only once this year, make sure you go during the Proms. In its 118th year, the Proms promote a wide range of musical talents performed to the highest of standards. Once more it’s hosted in the walls of the prestigious Royal Albert Hall, which was purposely built to house the vision of Prince Albert (Queen Victoria's consort), to create a central hub to promote the Arts and Sciences.
View the schedule for the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall website.
13th July – 8th September 2012
Prom tickets are available on the day of each concert and remain at the affordable price of £5 for the seventh year running. Half price tickets for under-18s will also be available for the first time. Book your Prom tickets through the BBC.
Telephone Number: 0845 401 5045
South Kensington is a marvellous place that is filled with art, culture and history. It is a prime location for travellers to visit, which also means that it’s easy to travel to. Below you will find all the transportation available to you.
If the tube is your preferred form of transportation, you will need to jump off at stations High Street Kensington (Circle and District Lines) or Knightsbridge (Piccadilly Line).
London Victoria is the closest train station to the Royal Albert Hall, but it’s still quite a distance away from the venue. We would recommend that you jump onto a tube or bus to get closer to your destination.
If a bus is your favoured approach to travelling around London you’ll be pleased to know that Knightsbridge is serviced by multiple bus routes. Jump onto bus number 70, 360, 9, 52, 10, 452 or 49 to get to the Proms.
Nearby bars and restaurants
With an average of two concerts a day being held at the Royal Albert Hall, you’re sure to have some time to spare in-between the shows and have worked up quite an appetite. Luckily enough we have discovered some gems for you to visit. Whether it’s for a spot of lunch or you would like to enjoy a refreshing drink, we’ve found the best places for you to visit in close proximity to the Royal Albert Hall.
• Le Bistrot (17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT)
Telephone Number: 020 7838 2144
• Pascha (1 Gloucester Road, London SW7)
Cuisine: North African
Telephone Number: 020 7589 7969
• The Enterprise (35 Walton Street, London SW3)
Telephone Number: 020 7584 3148
• The Churchill Arms (119 Kensington Church Street, London SW8)
Telephone Number: 020 7792 1246
After an exhilarating concert and talking a walk down the picturesque streets of South Kensington, why not rest your head on a bed in a luxurious serviced apartment? Refresh Accommodation have some incredible Kensington apartments for you to book for the night or for longer. With so much to do and see in this London area, why not make a weekend of it and visit Harrods, Victoria and Albert Museum and the National History Museum? You’ll never be disappointed when you stay in South Kensington for the BBC Proms.
Here are just a few of the apartments you could be staying in:
Astons Apartments, South Kensington (nearest underground: Gloucester Road)
1 Harrington Gardens, South Kensington (nearest underground: Gloucester Road)
Manson Place, Maykenbel, South Kensington (nearest underground: South Kensington)
Collingham, South Kensington (nearest underground: Gloucester Road)
Fraser Place Queens Gate, South Kensington (nearest underground Gloucester Road)