London Stone Carving statues unveiled at the Royal Albert Hall

Two life-sized statues of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were unveiled on the Royal Albert Hall ahead of the Festival of Remembrance. The project began in 2020, when London Stone Carving were commissioned to design the statues to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Hall.

The brief was to fill the two empty niches on the Northern porch overlooking Hyde Park with a new concept and design which would recognise the vision and monarchy of the founding period of the hall. In response to the brief, London Stone Carving proposed creating the two statues, one each of Victoria and Albert as they were on the day of the opening of The Great Exhibition in 1851. 

Tim Nicholls, Josh Locksmith, Tom Brown and Sam Lee of London Stone Carving were in attendance at the unveiling.