Albert Memorial was opened in 1872 in Kensington Gardens. George Gilbert Scott designed this monument. It was commissioned by Queen Victoria in tribute to the memory of her late beloved husband, Prince Albert who died of typhoid fever at the age of 42.
Albert Memorial in Kensington Garden
The memorial is an imperious 172 feet tall, took a decade to complete. Marble figures representing Europe, Asia, Africa and America stand at each corner of the memorial, and higher up are further figures representing manufacture, commerce, agriculture and engineering. Yet further up, near the top, are gilded bronze statues of the angels and virtues.
A visit to the Albert Memorial can be combined with a trip to the beautiful Kensington Gardens and nearby Kensington Palace, the former home of Princess Diana.
Nearest Tube: South Kensington (District Line; Circle Line; Piccadilly Line), Kensington High Street (District Line; Circle Line)
Address: Albert Memorial, Kensington Gardens, London
Website: Visit Albert Memorial