The foundation stone for the long-standing concert venue known as Royal Albert Hall was laid by Queen Victoria in London on this day in 1867. Located on the northern edge of South Kensington, Royal Albert Hall is one of England’s most notable concert halls, having hosted countless musical icons, including The Beatles, Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones. Despite the building being more than 150 years old, Royal Albert Hall remains a treasured locale for even modern artists taking the stage. Adele held a sold-out performance at Royal Albert Hall in 2011, with more than five thousand music Enthusiasts packing the historic venue.
“It is my wish that this hall should bear his name to whom it will have owed its existence, and be called The Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences.” —