Albert Hall Box For £550,000

It’s the sort of money that would secure a comfortable home in most London boroughs, but Harrods Estates is looking for £550,000 ($900,100) for a five-seat box at the city’s Royal Albert Hall.

The property on offer is well-located on the second tier of the world-famous venue and boasts such features as the original timber veneer and mirrored panels.

Before the Grade I-listed building in Kensington, central London, was opened in 1871, 1,300 privately owned seats were put up for sale on a 999-year lease.

Queen Victoria bought 10 for £100 each and the box for sale on the venue’s Grand Tier is still owned by the monarchy. It still has 865 years remaining on the lease.

Photo: AP Photo
Royal Albert Hall, London.

“The boxes at the Royal Albert Hall are extremely rare and those with original features are even rarer so we anticipate a high level of interest,” Harrods Estates sales and marketing director Shirley Humphrey told BBC News.