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    Carols at Royal Albert Hall

    Those last few days in the lead up to Christmas is a magical time here in the Queen’s Gate/ Kensington area. The festive season is well and truly in full swing, and there’s one big event that locals love in those last few days before London becomes a quiet place for just one day.

    The annual Carols at the Royal Albert Hall is one of the most beloved festive traditions we have in town and is one of the best family-friendly Christmas events you’ll find anywhere in London at this time of year.

    Are you already warming up your vocal cords in preparation for the big event and looking for accommodation nearby? Let Fraser Suites Queens Gate make planning a trip easier with all the essential information you need about this year's carols and where to stay when you’re in town.

    Christmas Carols at Royal Albert Hall

    What are the Carols at the Royal Albert Hall?

    Every year, the Albert Hall lets the public have the chance to see if they have what it takes to give the performance of a lifetime or at least to be able to sing in key. The last few days just before Christmas is when one of the world’s most famous arenas turns into one gigantic carol service.

    Anyone can come down and join in with this massive Christmas singalong. It isn’t all just traditional carols you’d usually hear people sing from door to door – there’s also a good dose of modern Christmas classics thrown in for good measure.

    Thousands get to sing along with a full orchestra performing providing the ultimate opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit.

    When do the Carols are Royal Albert Hall take place?

    Performances take place at the following dates and times:

    • Saturday 21 December at 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm  
    • Sunday 22 December at 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm  
    • Monday 23 December at 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm  
    • Tuesday 24 December at 11 am & 4 pm

    Are there specific family-friendly performances of the Carols?

    All the shows are family-friendly but one, in particular, is noteworthy for some families.

    On Monday 23rd Decembers there is an early performance at 10 am known as the Relaxed Carols. This is a special version deemed suitable for children and adults with sensory issues, communication impairments or learning disabilities. 

    There will also be chill-out spaces located just outside the auditorium.

    How much do tickets to Carols at Royal Albert Hall cost?

    Tickets range from  £22.49 to £62.50 depending on where you want to sit. 

    Tickets on the Rausing circles generally go up to £40, while those on the arena floor start at £53.

     Royal Albert Hall in Winter

    Where can I stay near Carols at the Royal Albert Hall?

    Fraser Suites Queen’s Gate is only a 10-minute walk from door to door, making us an ideal choice for accommodation in the area.

    We recommend families coming to the carols which are in London for a few days, or an overnight stay, to take a look at our luxury two-bedroom apartments that are ideal for a family of four. They provide unparalleled hotel luxury with all the amenities and mod cons you’d have if you were still at home.

    Any couple having a little break in London should check out our serviced studio apartments with integrated living, dining, kitchen and bedroom areas. You’ll feel like you’re living that London life in no time at all, especially if you’re here for a spot of Christmas shopping.

    Are there other Christmas events take place in the Kensington area around December?

    A lot is going on, and you can see what’s on throughout December by checking out our guide of the best events right here.

    For more events in December

    If you would like to know what else is happening in Barcelona in December, then read our blog post "Top Events In Kensington in December".