CAROLS AT THE HALL

Saturday 17 December 2022
AT OUR FAVOURITE VENUE - THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL, LONDON

As we will not be able to experience the delights of our annual trip to the Classical Spectacular anymore (the final performance was seen on 20 March 2022), we will  enjoy the seasonal  atmosphere of the Royal Albert Hall with the magical Carols At The Hall!

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 2022 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.

So whatever is happening in the world by late 2022, 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 … and you  haven’t actually ‘done’ Christmas unless you’ve experienced the full majesty and power of Christmas songs and carols belted out at the Royal Albert Hall!  It promises to be an afternoon of traditional carols, modern festival arrangements and an unbeatable festive atmosphere!

PRE-THEATRE LUNCH
For a totally relaxed eating experience, we have also booked a LIMITED number of of places at the excellent VERDI KITCHEN Restaurant We have 30 places on 5 tables of 6. (NB. only 5 places left as at 13 April).  Verdi is located on the first floor of the Royal Albert Hall, so  if you want to be truly relaxed, why not book a delicious relaxing lunch prior to the concert, when you can just stroll to your seats in the auditorium, without even going outside! 

For the perfect end to a perfect day, we also offer you a glass of wine & nibbles during our journey home!

A SOLENT EVENTS SPECIAL CHRISTMAS!
Only £99.50pp
club-21 member price £97.50 before 31 march

What's Included?

SAMPLE ITINERARY
NB. Times MAY change slightly – but only within 1/2 hour, but will be confirmed nearer the time
0815   
Coach leaves Panache Coach Depot
0900    Coach leaves Stokes Bay– – Sailing Club Bus Shelter by Pebbles
0910     Pick-up at Lee on the Solent – bus stop oppostive seafront shops
0920    Pick up at Stubbington – Red Lion
0930     Pick up at Fareham – Peak Lane
1130     Drop off by V&A & Science Museums; Harrods & Knightsbridge (if required) and Royal Albert Hall

Free Time for coffee, museums, lunch or stroll in Hyde Park
OR
1245    Optional pre-ordered Lunch in Verdi Kitchen Restaurant, Royal Albert Hall 

1445     Take your seats in auditorium

1500     CAROLS at the HALL begins

1730     Show finishes – approx.

Meet coach outside RAH – exact place TBC

1745    Coach leaves London

Complimentary wine & nibbles served

1945    Arrive in home area at Fareham
(approx)

SATURDAY MUSEUM OPENING TIMES (Free)

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 along Kensington Road in front of the hall, or behind the hall, in Prince Consort Road. This will be confirmed nearer the time or on the day.

VERDI KITCHEN PRE-THEATRE LUNCH (Royal Albert Hall)
2-courses £25  |  3-courses £29 

Please complete a meal choice form on the Pre-Theatre Dinner  button.

FOR THE TABLE/SHARE WITH COMPANION 
Please order on arrival – pay locally (£4-£7.50)
Green nocellara olives £4
Vegan garlic bread, rosemary £5
Garlic Bread, rosemary £5.50
Rucola, Parmesan & Pine nut pizza bread £7.50

Starters
Zuppa di Lenticchie e zenzero
Red lentils soup, ginger, sunflower (VE)
Insalata Caprese
Buffalo mozzarella, tomato, basil
Insalata Verdi
Kale, roasted tomatoes, potatoes, aubergine, balasamic vinegar
Carpaccio
Cured beef, rocket, Parmesan, saklsa verde
Gamberi in pancetta
Pancetta wrapped prawns, rosemary, lemon
Tartare di rapa rossa
Beetroot tartare, gosts cheese

*****
Mains
Pollo al limone e salvia
Lemon & sage cjcken breast, sauteéd spinach, Caciocavallo & pancetta croquette
Buancia di manzo brasata
Braised ox cheek, mash potatoes, cavolo nero (£5 supplement)
Orata
Sea Bream, lemon & rosemary saesonal vegetables, caper sauce
Risotto Funghi
Mixed mushrooms, truffle oil, Parmesan

PIZZA
Pizza Margherita 
Basil, Tomato, mozzarella 
Pizza Piccante 
Spicy spianata salami, roasted cherry tomatoes, chilli, tomato, mozarella
Pizza Ortolana 
Red pepper cream, grilled aubergine, courgette, red onions, cherry tomatoes, rocket, breadcrumbs
Pizza Pollo
Grilled chicken, smoked scamorza cheese, caramelised onion, tomato, mozzarella
Pizza Quattro Stagioni
Artichokes, olives, mushrooms, ham, tomato, mozzarella
Pizza ‘Nduja
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

PASTA
Tagliatelle al ragu d’anatra
Slow cooked duck, wild mushrooms
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
Spaghetti all Carbonara
Parmesan, eggs, pancetta
Gnocchi alla zucca
Pumpkin, Gorgonzola
Pappardella al ragu di cervo
Braised venison ragout, re wine

*****
Desserts
Panna Cotta con crumble
Apple pearls, almonds, crumble
Tiramisu
Mascarpone, coffee, soaked sponge, cocoa, coffee liqueur
Baba agli Agrumi
Neopolitan sponge cake, citrus-scented syrup 
Torte al cioccolato
Chocolate cake, raspberry sorbet
Formaggi
Selection of 3 cheeses served with salsa arancia
Gelato – Sorbetti
Choose 2 scoops of Vanilla – chocolate (VE) – raspberry – passion fruit

Drinks are not included and must be paid for locally.

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