The 287 ft Queen's Tower was built to mark Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887 and was part of the Imperial Institute, which was established to research into raw materials and resources. The rest of the institute has been torn down in the 1950s and 60s and only the tower remains.
Today's Imperial College is home to 17,000 students and focuses on science, engineering, medicine, and business. The college was founded in 1907 by combining the Royal College of Science, the Royal School of Mines, and the City & Guilds College.
Built in 1884 in the Jacobean/Queen Anne revival style, Queen Alexandra's House is a residence for female students.
The Royal Albert Hall was built in 1871 with funds from the 1851 Great Exhibition. A mosaic frieze circles around the building, although the original plan was to put up sculptures, which was not adopted after considering both time and costs. The domed roof was a navigation point used by pilots during the World Wars.
Albert Court was built in the 1890s and continues to be a residence for the wealthy today. Famous residents include Howard Carter, the archaeologist who discovered Tutankhamun's tomb.
Just a short walk away, the Albert Memorial was unveiled in 1872 to commemorate Prince Albert, who died from typhoid fever in 1861 aged 42. Marble figures representing the various continents stand on each corner, while Prince Albert holds a catalogue of the 1851 Great Exhibition.
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