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Wikipedia Photo, Albert Memorial, London. At right is the Royal Albert Hall.
Albert Memorial, London
Hyde Park, Kensington Gore, SW7
Knightsbridge

The national memorial to Prince Albert was built from a design by George Gilbert Scott who had been personally selected by Queen Victoria. The monument, thought by some to be gaudy and inappropriate, stands 175 feet high and houses a 14 foot high statue of the prince by John Foley. The Albert Memorial was completed in 1876 at a total cost of 120,000.

In one of the most complex restoration projects in the World, English Heritage has now restored the Memorial to all the gilded splendour which it was originally designed to display. Almost the entire upper section of the memorial had to be completely dismatled, the spire being reassembled with over 100 tons of lead lining the iron core. The double gilding of Albert's statue took up 1,800 twenty-five page books of 23 carat gold leaf.

The newly reborn Albert Memorial is a site to behold. The High Gothic architecture may not be to everyone's taste, but it is certainly a reminder of the greatness of the man and the times in which he lived. More Information on Offtolondon.com.

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A
Admiralty Arch
Albert Memorial
The Anchor Inn

B
Baker Street
Banqueting House
Big Ben
Boudicca's Statue
Britain at War Experience
British Museum
Brompton Oratory
Buckingham Palace

C
The Cenotaph
Cleopatra's Needle
Clink Museum
Constitution Arch

D
Design Museum
Downing Street
Duke of York Column

E, F, G
The George Inn
The Golden Hinde
Grand Union Canal
Green Park
H, I, J
Harrods
HMS Belfast
Horse Guards
Imperial War Museum
Jewel Tower

K, L
London Aquarium
London Bridge
London Dungeon
London Eye
London Palladium
London Planetarium
London Transport Museum
Lyceum Theatre

M, N
Madame Tussaud's
Marble Arch
Millennium Dome
Millennium Mile
Monument
National Gallery
National History Museum
National Portrait Gallery

O, P
Old Operating Theatre Museum
Olde Vic Theatre
Parliament
Piccadilly Circus
Portobello Road

Q, R, S
Queen Victoria Memorial
Roman Wall
Royal Albert Hall
Royal Courts of Justice
Royal Exchange
Royal Festival Hall
Royal National Theatre
Savoy Theatre
St. James' Palace
St. Katherine's Dock
St. Margaret's Church
St. Martin-in-the-Fields
St. Mary-le-Bow
St. Mary-le-Strand
St. Paul's Cathedral
Selfridge's
Shakespeare's Globe
Sherlock Holmes Pub
Simpsons-in-the-Strand
South Bank
Southwark Cathedral
Staple Inn
Strand Theatre

T, U, V
Temple Church
Temple of Mithras
Theatre Museum
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Tower Bridge
Tower of London
Trafalgar Square
Victoria & Albert Museum
Victoria's Embankment

W, X, Y, Z
Waterloo Station
Westminster Abbey
Winchester House
Whitehall
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