13 May 2017


The BBC Proms season begins on 17th July and a chauffeur in a luxury car from Chauffeur One can take you to one or more of these wonderful musical events. A leading provider of London executive chauffeurs, Chauffeur One offers a range of prestige cars, ideal for transporting you in comfort and style to any occasion. The Proms is a highlight of the London social calendar and taking a chauffeured car to the Proms adds another layer of sophistication to what is already a stylish occasion.

The BBC Proms (the name Proms is shortened from Promenade concert) are a series of concerts held each year at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The most famous of these events is the Last Night concert, which this year will be held on 12th September. However, the two months of the festival are filled with highlights, from world premieres of new work to recitals of some of the best-known classical music. For example, the five piano concertos written by Sergei Prokofiev, the 20th-century Russian composer, will be performed together during the same concert for the first time ever during the 2015 Proms season. The 2015 season will also see Sunday matinee performances held for the first time. Last Night of the Proms, which is broadcast on BBC radio and television, is typically lighter in theme than the other concerts held during the Proms season, with popular classics and British patriotic music being prominent. The Royal Albert Hall could be sold out many times over for the Last Night concert and tickets are highly sought after. To meet demand, Proms in the Park events are held in locations across the UK, including in Hyde Park.

The Royal Albert Hall is located at the northern tip of South Kensington, opposite Hyde Park. As such, the venue has good public transport links but the convenience of chauffeur services in Kensington outweighs all other options. Those visiting London for the Proms may also find the services of a chauffeur preferable to using buses, the Tube or trains if they are unfamiliar with the city’s public transport network.

The Royal Albert Hall was opened in 1871 by Queen Victoria and was named in honour of her late consort, Prince Albert. A Grade I listed building, it is notable in particular for its glass and wrought-iron dome. Visitors to the Royal Albert Hall are sure to appreciate its great architectural design, even as they enjoy the wonderful music they have come to hear. If you have the time, a trip to the Royal Albert Hall can be combined with a visit to the other sights of South Kensington, especially its famous museums, including the Victoria and Albert, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum. Your driver will be delighted to take you where you want to go and collect you when you are ready.

Chauffeur One can provide Russian-speaking chauffeurs in London for those clients with a preference for communicating in the Russian language. Our drivers have in-depth knowledge of the areas they work in and we can recommend a restaurant for you to dine at before we take you to your Proms concert.

Contact Chauffeur One for an immediate quote for a car and driver for the Proms or any other trip in or outside London.