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!
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!
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
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
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
Zuppa di Lenticchie e zenzero
Red lentils soup, ginger, sunflower (VE)
Buffalo mozzarella, tomato, basil
Kale, roasted tomatoes, potatoes, aubergine, balasamic vinegar
Cured beef, rocket, Parmesan, saklsa verde
Gamberi in pancetta
Pancetta wrapped prawns, rosemary, lemon
Tartare di rapa rossa
Beetroot tartare, gosts cheese
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)
Sea Bream, lemon & rosemary saesonal vegetables, caper sauce
Mixed mushrooms, truffle oil, Parmesan
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
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
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
Pappardella al ragu di cervo
Braised venison ragout, re wine
Panna Cotta con crumble
Apple pearls, almonds, crumble
Mascarpone, coffee, soaked sponge, cocoa, coffee liqueur
Baba agli Agrumi
Neopolitan sponge cake, citrus-scented syrup
Torte al cioccolato
Chocolate cake, raspberry sorbet
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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