The building’s organ is one of the largest in England, with 9,999 pipes.
The acoustics in the hall were not perfected until 1969, when fibreglass discs were hung from the ceiling.
The Royal Albert Hall is not circular as often thought, but oval in shape. Its distinctive design may have saved it from being bombed during World War II, as German pilots used it as a landmark.
Whilst being seen as a symbol of London architecture, the original dome was made in Manchester, before being taken apart and transported to London.
What is known as Bob Dylan’s live 1966 ‘Royal Albert Hall’ concert – which contained the infamous ‘Judas’ heckle from a member of the audience, for Dylan using an electric guitar – did not actually take place at the Royal Albert Hall at all. It happened at the Manchester Free Trade Hall. The concert was bootlegged and wrongly placed at the hall.
It also hosted the very first Sumo tournament to be held outside Japan in the sport’s 1500-year history, in 1991.