After a shaky start - destroyed by fire 16 days after 'The People's Palace' first opened in 1873 - Alexandra Palace re-opened again two years later becoming the place from where the BBC beamed its first broadcast in 1935. The palace title maybe a little misleading - it's charm being more shabby chic than regal. Still, it's a great venue for the regular rock concerts, raves and exhibitions staged, with two massive indoor spaces. And, perched above the city, it boasts beautiful surroundings and wonderful views over London. From the first warm days of spring until the annual fireworks display in November, outside is the place to appreciate Ally Pally taking in the nearby boating lake, children's playground and parkland. A London institution.
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3 Leisure Way Road High, N12 | 2 miles from Alexandra Palace
Located only a hundred yards from the North Circular, this inexpensive hotel offers great connections to Central London. Historic Kenwood House is in easy walking distance, ...More
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58 Regents Park Road, N3 | 3 miles from Alexandra Palace
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8 12 Queens Avenue Muswell Hill, N10 | 12 minutes from Alexandra Palace
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London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Waterlow Park Centre, Dartmouth Park Hill, N19 | 36 minutes from Alexandra Palace
This fascinating gallery displays exhibitions of children's art from every corner of the world, including artwork by local youngsters. Moving from their original home, a small ...More
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
290 Muswell Hill Broadway, N10 | 10 minutes from Alexandra Palace
Pizza Express has become something of a London institution. Serving consistently excellent Italian pizzas quickly in pleasant unfussy surroundings, this is always a convenient and acceptable ...More
London > Education > Evening Classes
89/91 Bayham Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 3.9 miles from Alexandra Palace
Unique and innovative workshops teaching flower arranging and floristry with monthly, weekly or daily workshops. This is a really enjoyable art form that allows its students ...More
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
98 Regency Street, SW1P | 4 minutes from Alexandra Palace
Excellent fencing courses for beginners with Olympian coaches, good facilities and years of experience teaching this ancient, noble sport. Fencing is very good fun and also ...More
London > Business > Venue Hire
14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 4 miles from Alexandra Palace
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