Keep Calm And Carry On

Keep Calm And Carry On


Even though we are experiencing an unprecedented year, there are some signs of continuity which personify the famous British “keep calm and carry on” resolve. A prime example is The Proms.  This annual musical celebration is set to look a little different this year, but for those with an appreciation of rousing music and fortifying concertos, Harrods Estates is offering a four bedroom apartment at Albert Court on Kensington (POA), directly opposite the Royal Albert Hall; surely a music-lover’s dream home.

This 3523 sq. ft. lateral apartment occupies a prime double-aspect position on the second floor of a Grade II listed, landmark building which boasts a spectacular entrance hall with a team of dedicated porters and 24 hour security.

Within the apartment there are two large reception rooms with high ceilings, an abundance of period detailing, as well as a large kitchen/ breakfast room, four double bedrooms, three bathrooms and a very impressive reception hall.

The master bedroom not only has an generous en-suite, but there is a large dressing room, ideal for preparing for an evening concert or a trip to a private viewing at one of the many museums in close proximity.

The main reception room has a large bay window and the two large terraces are ideal for entertaining or soaking up the sounds from the famous concert hall across the road.

Albert Court, named after Queen Victoria’s husband, shares a rich history with its musical neighbour; it was built just after the Royal Albert Hall in the late 19th century in a grand style, with spectacular proportions and architectural details. Its location on Kensington Gore means it is within walking distance of Knightsbridge and South Kensington to the south, and Kensington High Street to the west and is directly opposite Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.

A ‘gore’ is a narrow, triangular piece of land, in this case, Kensington Gore is the name of the U-shaped thoroughfare on the south side of Hyde Park. The street connects the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal College of Arts, the Royal Geographical Society and in Kensington Gardens the Albert Memorial. The area is named after the Gore Estate, which occupied the site until it was developed by Victorian planners in the mid 19th century.

For eight weeks every year across the summer months, London's Royal Albert Hall plays host to the UK's top musicians in order to celebrate the achievements of composers throughout the ages. Famous anthems such as Rule Britannia and Land of Hope & Glory are sung triumphantly by a jubilant audience, waving flags. Ever since it started in 1895, the Proms has pushed musical boundaries and challenged tastes. This year, The Proms will run from 17 July until 12 September 2020, for 8 weeks. 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, so a unique First Night commission by Iain Farrington for a Grand Virtual Orchestra is planned.

Shaun Drummond, Head of Sales at Harrods Estates comments:This year marks 125 years of the Proms and I am confident that it will be going for another 125 years due to its timeless appeal. The same can be said of this exceptional apartment. On a summer’s evening with the windows open, the future owner of this apartment will be able to enjoy the world-class music being carried from the Royal Albert Hall to the comfort of their own home.”

Drummond adds:For those who are looking ahead to brighter times, Harrods Estates is also offering a number individual private boxes within the Royal Albert Hall for sale. As those who have ever attended The Proms will testify, it has to be one of the most uplifting live experiences in the world, and long may it continue.”

For more information go to: harrodsestates.com

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