The BBC Proms is undisputedly the world’s greatest classical music festival and the fact that it is still going strong in its 118th year pays testament to this. Presenting the widest range of music at the highest possible standard is the overarching aim of The Proms, and it continues to deliver year on year.

Created by the impresario Robert Newman, the first Proms took place on 5 August, 1895. His aim was to bring the beauty of classical music to wider audiences by offering more popular programmes and cheaper ticket prices. This legacy still lives on and the festival now includes over 70 main Prom concerts every year, with the Royal Albert Hall remaining the focal point.

Royal Albert Hall

The world famous Royal Albert Hall


The BBC Proms is the perfect summer evening activity to keep the whole family entertained. The Royal Albert Hall is just a short walk from the Royal Garden Hotel and seeing an evening show could be the perfect way to make your stay in the capital an extra special one. Our Garden Rooms offer spectacular views of the Royal Albert Hall and the London skyline, making us one of the top five star hotels in London.

Garden Rooms, Royal Garden Hotel

Garden Rooms & Park Suites all overlook Kensington Gardens & Hyde Park

If you are a seasoned classical music aficionado then why not book a ticket for Prom 56: Goehr, Knussen, Grime & Debussy and watch Debussy’s incidental music for a mystery play appear complete for the first time in the history of the Proms. With seats starting at just £7.50 this is not an event to be missed.

If you are a classical music novice but still want to experience the fun and atmosphere of the event, then BBC Proms in the Park on 8 September may be just the event for you. Proms in the Park is a spectacular culmination of the BBC Proms season as people across the country celebrate the Last Night of the Proms. Located in Hyde Park, right next to the Royal Garden Hotel, this fantastic live event will feature special guests KylieMinogue, AlfieBoe and Il Divo, and be presented by Sir Terry Wogan. Visit the BBC Proms website to book your tickets and get involved with the action and the world famous sing-a-long finale.

The Royal Garden Hotel stands out as one of the top hotels in Kensington and over this period has some fantastic room rates, from one night stays to weekend packages.

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