The Albert Memorial is situated in Kensington Gardens on the edge of Hyde Park, next to the Royal Albert Hall.
This Gothic monument, designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, is a tribute to Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria, who died from typhoid fever in 1861.
Since Albert was a much loved figure in British society, the monument was funded by public subscription. The cost of £120,000 is equivalent to over £10,000,000 today.
Victoria was completely devoted to her husband and on his death, went into a deep mourning which lasted for 40 years until her own death in 1901.