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Friday, August 12, 2016

Day 13 - London - The Last Night in Town at Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall is beautiful and special

We were there for a concert.

It is our last night in London - we fly home in the morning. Lulu always wanted to see a concert in the Royal Albert Hall - and tonight she got her wish. In the summer - they hold a concert series called The Proms. I do not get the name but ticket can be had for as little as 5 pounds to see world class acts. 

Tonight we saw The Welsh Symphony Orchestra. We bought nice close tickets on line for 9 pounds. 

Royal Albert Hall is 150 years old. They have 400 shows a year there. Of course it is famous for hosting Beatles and Rolling Stones concerts. You may recall the line on the Beatles - Sargent Pepper Album - "now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall." the hall seats 5200 people. 

The concert hall is on the Imperial College campus in the Kensington section of London. In that complex is a series of museums - including the Victoria and Albert Museum. 

We took the subway home - we must get a good night's rest because tomorrow we fly from 11:30 AM  London time to 8:00 PM Tallahassee time. We go from London to Atlanta to Tallahassee. It is a total of 13 hours  in the air and lay over in Atlanta. 

We were very close to the Welsh Orchestra

The people on the floor had to stand

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