Alexandra Palace is the iconic North London destination that offers you everything you need for a day out or event.
The park opened in 1863, with the Palace itself opening ten years later in 1873, now the People’s Palace is visited and loved by over a million people each year. Boasting panoramic views of London that are second to none, guests can enjoy freshly cooked meals in the Palace’s pub or Park cafés, ice skate on the Palace’s own ice rink, pedal around in the boating lake and take advantage of the 196 acres of unspoilt parkland. Other activities include a yearlong calendar of events and exhibitions, soft play adventure equipment for the children, a pitch and put, a deer enclosure, a skate park and popular weekly farmers market each Sunday.
Ally Pally also opens its doors to those wanting an enchanted venue for weddings, banqueting, conferences, exhibitions and live events. The Palace has a variety of rooms available for different sized groups, the largest able to hold 11,000 people.
In 2013, Alexandra Park celebrated its 150th Anniversary. It will continue to regenerate the Palace in a programme designed to conserve the grand Victorian building.
A six-point regeneration plan aims to transform the Palace by:
- improving visitors’ first impressions
- upgrading its entrances
- making it easier to move around inside
- upgrading the main halls
- building a hotel behind the Victorian façade, and
- opening up derelict spaces
Within its walls, the Palace boasts spaces rich in history including the original BBC broadcasting studios and a historic Victorian theatre. These hidden gems are open to the public during Open House each September.
Haringey Archive and Local History Collection includes special collections of material relating to Alexandra Palace.
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The Palace and Park
Alexandra Palace and Park entertains visitors with an eclectic mix of live music, sport, cultural and leisure events and exhibitions all year round.
The Ice Rink and Ice Café provide visitors of all ages and abilities with year round facilities and entertainment.
Bar and Kitchen
Alexandra Palace’s Bar & Kitchen dishes up freshly cooked, traditional menus within the façade of the Victorian People’s Palace.
Pitch and Putt
Alexandra Park offers both experienced and experimental golfers one of the most scenic Pitch & Putt courses and putting greens around.
The Boating Lake and Lakeside Café, set within Alexandra Park’s beautiful grounds, is open all year round.
The Grove Café provides visitors with a truly Italian café experience within the picturesque woodlands of Alexandra Park.
The Garden Centre
The Garden Centre is on the southern side of Alexandra Park and offers visitors a diverse selection of garden plants.
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How to get to Alexandra Palace and Park
- Underground: Piccadilly line to Wood Green or Finsbury Park (also Victoria line) and the W3 bus, or free shuttle bus on show days
- Rail: Alexandra Palace Station from King’s Cross and Moorgate stations
- There is free parking at Alexandra Palace and Park for 2,000 cars available on a first come first served basis
Alexandra Palace Way
London N22 7AY
Alexandra Palace and Park is part of the Better Haringey Walking Trail