Victorian London - Publications - History - The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896 - Albert Mansions

Albert Mansions - photograph


Albert Mansions may be described as excellent specimens of the modern red-brick houses or residential fiats that are being built with such rapidity on many eligible sites in London. No situation could wall be pleasanter than this in Kensington Gore, the road leading from Knightsbridge to Kensington, which obtains its curious name from Gore House, made famous by William Wilberforce, as well as by Lady Blessington, who attracted to her nearly all the contemporary men of genius in letters, art, or science. The Royal Albert Hall, whose stately entrance west of Albert Mansions is shown above, stands on the site of Gore House, which, with its grounds, was bought by the Commissioners of the Great Exhibition for 60,000. The Mansions face Kensington Gardens, and command a view of the Albert Memorial.