We know it’s early to be thinking about NEXT Christmas, but to reserve our favourite BEST seats at the Royal Albert Hall, we have to book as soon as they are released, which was at the show in December 2023!
Once again we will enjoy the magical seasonal atmosphere of the Royal Albert Hall with Carols At The Hall. It was an immediate sell-out in 2022 & 2023 and no doubt 2024 will be the same, so best to enquire as the the availability as soon as possible.
Please join us in the spectacular surroundings of the Royal Albert Hall for what’s set to be one of London’s finest listening and sing-along carol concerts of the season. These special concerts have become a festive favourite over the years and 2024 will no exception.
Opened in 1871, the Royal Albert Hall is the world’s most famous stage. It is also one of London’s most iconic and visited tourist attractions and one of the top the favourite theatre venues for Solent Events clients. Over the years, it has been the scene of over 150,000 performances; from Wagner to Sinatra, The Beatles to Beyonce, Muhammad Ali to Adele, and is home to the celebrated BBC Proms. Whilst the venue is most famous for its shows by night, by day this treasured building is open for coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and guided tours of the building.
For a totally relaxed eating experience, we will be reserving a limited number of of places at the excellent VERDI ITALIAN KITCHEN Restaurant, on a first-come, firt-served basis (your interest to be noted on the booking form and finalised later inthe year). The Verdi is located on the first floor of the Royal Albert Hall, the ideal place for some total relaxation before the show, as you are able to just stroll to your seats in the auditorium, without even going outside! The MENU CHOICE and cost (appx £30/£35pp) will be available around October/November.
For the perfect end to a perfect day, we will also offer you a glass of wine or refreshing soft drink & nibbles during our journey home.
So whatever is happening in the world by the end of 2024, we’re sure you will need something to uplift your spirits – a trip to festive London and the Royal Albert Hall could be just the tonic you need. You haven’t actually ‘done’ Christmas unless you’ve experienced the full majesty and power of the Christmas songs, carols and atmosphere created in the Royal Albert Hall! I can promise you an afternoon of traditional carols, modern festival arrangements and an unbeatable festive atmosphere, so if you missed out in 2022 & 2023, book your place soon!2
NB. Times MAY change slightly – within 1/2 hour, but will be confirmed with final postcard details
0900 Coach leaves Stokes Bay– Sailing Club Bus Shelter by Pebbles
0910 Pick-up at Lee on the Solent – bus stop opposite seafront shops
0920 Pick up at Stubbington – Red Lion
0930 Pick up at Fareham – Peak Lane
1145 Drop offs (TBC depending on traffic restrictions at the time) – Natural History Museum Bus stop/V & A Museum; Knightsbridge; Royal Albert Hall
Free Time for coffee, museums, lunch or stroll in Hyde Park
1230 Optional pre-ordered Lunch in Verdi Kitchen Restaurant, Royal Albert Hall – TBC
1445 Take your seats in the Royal Albert Hall auditorium
1500 CAROLS at the HALL begins
1730 Show finishes – approx.
Meet coach outside RAH
1745 Coach leaves London
Complimentary wine & nibbles served
1945 Arrive in home area at Fareham
SUNDAY MUSEUM OPENING TIMES (Free, but an entry time needs to be pre-booked)
V & A 10am – 5:45pm
Science 10am – 6pm
Natural History 10am – 5:50pm
The above itinerary is only provisional, but will give you an idea of the time schedule expected.
Coach seats are allocated on a first come first served basis, after Club-21 Members. Seat numbers will be given when boarding the coach.
Couples & friends will always be seated together. Large parties will be seated together as far as possible.
Preferred choice of area will be taken into consideration, but cannot be guaranteed.
Solent Events & Leisure reserve the right to alter the final tour itinerary as necessary if circumstances change beyond their control.
NB. Please do not ask us to pick-up or drop-off at stops not specifically listed above, as unfortunately we are unable to do so.
The coach parking facilities next to the Royal Albert Hall have now been removed. However, our coach will be able to drop off and pick-up in Prince Consort Road, behind the Hall. The exact position will be confirmed nearer the time or on the day.
SAMPLE MENU from December 2023
VERDI KITCHEN PRE-THEATRE LUNCH (Royal Albert Hall)
The menu will be sent by email to all guests who have requested a lunch place (max 30), for their meal choice, from mid-October to late November, when the chef has finalised the Winter Menu for the 2024 season.
Meal cost in 2023:
A 12.5% discretionary Service Charge is requested and should be paid per person locally on the day for good service by cash or card. NB. All gratuites are paid to the staff directly.
FOR THE TABLE/SHARE WITH COMPANION
Order on arrival – pay locally
Green nocellara olives
Vegan garlic bread, rosemary
Garlic Bread, rosemary
Rucola, Parmesan & Pine nut pizza bread
Swiss chard, cabbage cannellini beans, potato soup served with croutons
Buffalo mozzarella, tomato, basil
Chickpeas, green beans, roasted tomatoes, cucumber and pickled red onions
Cured beef, rocket, Parmesan, saklsa verde
Gamberi e Nduja
Prawns, spicy salami, served with focaccia
Tartare di rapa rossa
Beetroot tartare, gosts cheese
Pollo con tortino di patate
Chicken breast, potatoes and parmesan cake , crispy pancetta
Parmigiana di Melanzane
Aubergine, mozzarella, Parmesan, tomato and basil with focaccia
Sea Bream, lemon & rosemary seasonal vegetables, caper sauce
Risotto alla Zucca
Pumpkin cream and seeds, caramelised pumpkin
Brasato al Braolo
Slow braised beef, creamed mashed potato, balsamic shallot (Supplement £6)
Basil, Tomato, mozzarella
Spicy spianata salami, roasted cherry tomatoes, chilli, tomato, mozarella
Red pepper cream, grilled aubergine, courgette, red onions, cherry tomatoes, rocket, breadcrumbs
Grilled chicken, smoked scamorza cheese, caramelised onion, tomato, mozzarella
Pesto e Patate
Basil pesto, potatoes, green beans, mozzarella
Pizza Quattro Stagioni
Artichokes, olives, mushrooms, ham, tomato, mozzarella
Fiery calabrese salami, pecorino, red onion, tomato, mozzarella
Pizza Bianca tartufata
Mixed mushrooms, truffle oil, mascarpone, mozzarella
Pizza Prosciutto di Parma
Dry cured ham, rocket, Parmesan, tomato, mozzarella
Carciofi e Pancetta
Artichoke’s cream, Italian pancetta, Pecorino cheese, mozzarella
Tagliatelle ai funghi e salsiccia
Italian sausages, mixed mushrooms, veal jus
Tagliatelle alla Bolognaise
Minced veal & pork
Penne all Arriabata (VE)
Spicy tomato saucered chilli, garlic, olive oil
Spaghettto alla Norma
Aubergine, tomato, ricotta, salata shavings, basil
Gnocchi alla zucca
Linguine ai gamberi
Prawns, cherry tomatoes, bisque
Panna Cotta al Rosmarino e Limone
Rosemary panna cotta, lemon, pears
Mascarpone, coffee, soaked sponge, cocoa, coffee liqueur
Torta alle Castagne
Chestnut and ricotta sponge cake, salted caramel sauce
Torte al cioccolato
Chocolate cake, raspberry sorbet
Warm bread and butter pudding with raisins
Gelato – Sorbetti
Choose 2 scoops of Vanilla – chocolate (VE) – raspberry – passion fruit
Drinks and gratuities are not included and should be paid for locally. Thank you!
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