Alexandra Palace
Alexandra Palace
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Surrounded by 196 acres of lavish parkland and offering stunning views of London's skyline, this Victorian-style palace offers multi-purpose halls and rooms for a variety of events such as banquets, dinners, concerts and exhibitions.
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  • abhinavkapoor1984
    New Delhi, India38 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nothing so special. Can avoid for tourist. But if u wanna join a concert. Go for it.
    This is good place to visit from outside. Just 15-20 mins is sufficient for this place. Nothing inside. Its a concert hall. Good when some concert happens. Buy tickets online before heading this place. Hour away from central london. Nothing so special.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 24, 2023
  • Natasha_J_Soliar
    London, United Kingdom473 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    TREASON at the theatre was outstanding. Atmospheric theatre like Wilton Music Hall
    "Treason The Musical" is EXCEPTIONAL. I loved every moment of it and though it's pitched as the UK's Hamilton { some costumes, raps and dance movements were similar} I actually loved it more. . . I may even see it again The vocals were exceptional as was the scenery, story and being in the Alexandra Palace theatre which is like a larger version of the bohemian chic of Wilton Music Hall, added hugely to the atmosphere and made it even more special. I would say that the high ceiling and sheer volume of the theatre is large so the second half I had my jacket on as it felt chilly so I'd recommend wearing layers if you feel the cold. The stall seats are not joined and they gave a lot of leg room and space between rows, the tiered static seats also looked roomy. Very modern foyer bar areas and ladies toilets were clean, modern and plentiful. I do think the signage along the outside of building could be much better (I was seated next to someone who missed the first song because the signage was so poor he and his friends couldn't find the entrance) so they really need to improve that. I got instructions from one of the maintenance workers at the far side of the building. Wood Green {Piccadilly Line} is the nearest tube station, exit right and you'll see the a W3 from bus stop A on the opposite then adjacent side of the road. It's about 6 stops but get off at Alexandra Palace Ice Rink walk through car park and you're there. I took the advice of a fellow bus passenger and alighted at the stop after the Ice Rink and had to walk all the way back and around the building though I did enjoy the artworks, 150 year celebrations and the views as photographed I was lucky to be so early and not rushed
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 10, 2023
  • Katie2690
    149 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely venue!
    What a fantastic venue! Lots of food and bar stalls, plenty of toilets and a fantastic area to watch live bands. As the venue is on the top of a hill, there are fantastic views. For anybody who doesn't want to walk up the hill, there are regular buses that are available, just outside Wood Green tube station.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 25, 2023
  • levanaEssex
    1,973 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely evening
    We went to see .christma carol.at the theatre. It was wonderful and the effects was amazin. Lovely theatre .there doing it up. Some actors had more then one part. Nice and warm in there.toilets were clean.we never got anything from bar. Great veiws from the palace.theres a pub in palace we had a drink in there and there was fresh pizzas being made and they smelt so go .plenty people tucking in A great eve.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 1, 2023
  • John Douglas
    Liverpool, United Kingdom76 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Alexandra Palace
    Up in Highgate, Muswell hill, what a building.. I remember seeing bands here a few years ago and its a gorgeous building, nice little pub attached and a beer garden with great views. Very cold though in Dec. No picnic on the lawn today. I do recommend visiting in the summer.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written December 7, 2023
  • Tina B
    Chelmsford, United Kingdom85 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good theatre let down
    Went to see A Christmas Carol and a really good production it was too. Made up for the lack of ambiance in Ally Pally itself. The ‘Visitors Service’ counter was far from friendly and did not wish to give any service, at least that was the persona received. Sorry for disturbing you. The toilets absolutely stunk. The building was cold as was the theatre, but the actual theatre was the highlight. Had not been to Alexander Palace before and there is nothing that would make me go back with the expensive beverages provided and shabbiness of the building.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 4, 2024
  • Roobear1
    Grantham, United Kingdom25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good night out
    We went to see the Christmas Carol , it’s Was brilliant and the theatre helped give the atmosphere to it . Can’t believe more people haven’t attended this venue . We turned up early for pizza at the bar , it got busy and many people left but over all a good night out . Toilets clean & tidy ,
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 12, 2024
  • Estella P
    3 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    My visit
    When I arrived at the Alexandra Palace railway station, the female employee told me, I could either walk up the steep hill or get a bus. But, if I got the bus, I would have to get off at the second bus stop. I decided to get the W13 bus and got off about half way up the steep road. As it was dark, I could only see the lights on my left. When I reached the top, a security man was turning the car drivers away saying it was too late for them to park there. I found the inside quite big and showed my ticket for the theatre, which was on my right. When we were allowed in, my seat was in the front row of the tiered section, though they'd put out single hard chairs in front of me. I looked round, before the play started, and it looked like the theatre could have done with more paint or some kind of upgrade. The play, which I saw, was very good. Afterwards, I decided to walk down the steep hill back to the train station. I would recommend coming here by train, as they do charge for the car park and you wouldn't have to keep an eye on your watch or the clock if you took the public transport.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written January 14, 2024
  • Andrew
    St. Albans, United Kingdom7,137 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Historic Building
    This was my first visit to Alexandra Palace and park – the event we attended was not too good, but it was great to see what is left (and various fires) of this historic building. The main atrium (i.e. not the one you enter for the ice skating ring) is lovely, and the café there is OK. Ally Pally is just a short uphill work from the railway station.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written February 16, 2024
  • Simon H
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great venue for music and wheelchair accessibility!
    Attended The Smile on Saturday night with our wheelchair user son. None of the usual stress about access to the venue, toilet proximity or being stuck miles from the stage. There was a clear entry and exit and well trained Access team who were intelligent and very organised. This should be how it works everywhere.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 25, 2024
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T. Ravenelli
Rivoltella, Italy4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Went to see the darts which as a sporting spectacle was amazing. The food and drink was good but this place is taking the Micky. You have to put money onto a special in house card, why ??? First of all they charge you 75p to do it then if you have less than £2 left on the card they keep it, then they give you a 4 day window weeks later to get your money back and guess what if you miss the window they keep the money. Absolute daylight robbery. Why can’t people just use contactless cards ? Because the skim doesn’t work then, making thousands off customers for nothing, never going back.
Written January 9, 2020
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Thank you for your feedback! We take feedback from our visitors very seriously and are always looking into ways we can improve. The PDC have always operated a token system for the bars at Alexandra Palace for The World Darts Championship. However this year visitors instead used the payment card to load money onto, resulting in quicker and more secure service compared to paper tokens. This now means that our visitors were able to use your cashless event card at any bar, food concession or merchandise area. The 75p activation fee covers the cost of running the system and any unclaimed money left on people’s cards will be contributed to the Alexandra Park & Palace Charitable Trust and Matchroom Sport Charitable Foundation, who are working in partnership to deliver creative programmes for the local community. We have received feedback from our visitors regarding the cashless system and it helps us in making decisions for next year's event. I will be sure to add your feedback as well. I hope you had a great time at the darts and that we can welcome you back to one of our other events too!
Written January 11, 2020
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Lesley Bishop
Ilford, UK6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Very poor experience. Paid £5 each to sit outside on The Terrace, to have a few drinks, look at the view and celebrate my Birthday.

• Pizza advertised, it wasn't available and nobody told us when we arrived.

• It started raining pretty much as soon as we arrived. No provision at all made for this, despite the fact Visitor Services claim "If it’s a wash out we will move The Terrace into the iconic Palm Court of the Palace. If there’s just some light drizzle, we might keep it outside. If wet weather is forecast for the day of your visit, See Tickets will be in contact by email to let you know where you will be seated." Nobody approached us to move us inside into Palm Court and I did not receive an email beforehand. Let's be clear it absolutely poured!

• Emailed Visitor Services, received very poor response

Trying to support these places coming out of lockdown, what a waste of time
Written July 29, 2020
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Richard C
London, UK148 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
This wonderful site is being destroyed by the abysmal way it, or at least its restaurant is being run.
The Terrace is littered with confrontational notices 'Our security staff don't like being asked twice' 'If we dont have time to bring you the food there will be no refund'. They charge £5 to get in. The food on the menu was just over price burgers, it could only be ordered using an incredibly complicated App. Covid was, inevitably, the excuse, but it was simply a cover for sloppiness, arrogance and incompetence.
I live near the place and would love to see it properly restored, but this purported charity, which hasnt got a clue, is not the way to do it.
Written September 12, 2020
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Luke Ingham
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
Attended sum 41 concert last night, safety at this arena is terrible, been to many concerts at the o2 arena and lg arena, and both have very good safety measures in place, all drink at these arena have to be in plastic cups, alexander palace were selling large glass bottles of wine which were allowed in the arena area which resulted in drunk people throwing there wine bottles in the air and hitting the crowd, the security had no control over the crowd fighting and hitting people, people in the crowd smoking weed in the arena, people ridiculously drunk, security check was non existent on entry security didnt even check me and i could of been carrying a knife etc….
Sum 41 were amazing but the gig was ruined by the venues lack of safety, so many fans injured. This venue in no way can compete with the likes of the o2 arena, will never attend another gig there.
Written October 22, 2022
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KC30000
England, UK100 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This is a pleasant place to visit whether here for a stroll in the park, coming for a drink at the Phoenix pub or the park cafe or if here for an event (for example the annual World Darts Championships for which I have attended on several occasions in the past). The building sits just under Muswell Hill and has some great panoramic views of central London.
On this occasion this was just a gentle visit to the park and boating lake, should mention parking is free and there are plenty of spaces which are in several locations within the park grounds.
Written January 7, 2020
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Thank you for your feedback! I am glad to hear you enjoy your visits to Alexandra Palace and to our events. We hope we can welcome you back to the park and our events soon again!
Written January 11, 2020
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traylor
Leicester, UK136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Visited Alexandra Palace for a snooker final and so glad we also paid it a visit earlier in the day. Had a good walk around the grounds and was impressed with the various things for the younger and the not so young. Lovely lake, play areas, cafe etc. Large enough to not feel crowded and very clean grounds. We were impressed by the sheer size of the Palace and found the exhibition hall displaying its various uses over the years, seeing the old TV cameras, radios etc. We had a lovely coffee in the bar before having a look around the glass domed conservatory which must have been very impressive in its heyday filled with plants. Think it would be very hard to beat the free panoramic view of London from the terrace - even in poor weather. It looked magical seeing the London skyline lit up at night. Thoroughly recommended and it doesn't feel like you're in the capital.
Written February 6, 2020
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Thank you for the amazing feedback and your kind words! I am glad to hear you have got to experience the whole of the Palace and enjoyed a walk around before attending the Snooker. We hope we can welcome you back to the Palace again soon for another event and on a warmer day to fully experience everything we have to offer!
Written February 9, 2020
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UnitedKingdomWendy
Horsham, UK445 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
Saw Michael McIntyre here this evening with a small audience of 900. Beautiful building and lovely big seats to sit in. Friendly staff too and facilities good. We didn’t sample any food stalls but did purchase a drink. The place is a ten minute walk uphill from train station but there is a bus if you’d rather not walk.
Written March 2, 2020
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Thank you for the feedback! I am happy to hear you have enjoyed your evening visiting us for Michael McIntyre. We hope we can welcome you back at the Palace soon for one of our other future events!
Written March 14, 2020
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Estella P
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
When I arrived at the Alexandra Palace railway station, the female employee told me, I could either walk up the steep hill or get a bus. But, if I got the bus, I would have to get off at the second bus stop. I decided to get the W13 bus and got off about half way up the steep road. As it was dark, I could only see the lights on my left. When I reached the top, a security man was turning the car drivers away saying it was too late for them to park there. I found the inside quite big and showed my ticket for the theatre, which was on my right. When we were allowed in, my seat was in the front row of the tiered section, though they'd put out single hard chairs in front of me. I looked round, before the play started, and it looked like the theatre could have done with more paint or some kind of upgrade. The play, which I saw, was very good. Afterwards, I decided to walk down the steep hill back to the train station. I would recommend coming here by train, as they do charge for the car park and you wouldn't have to keep an eye on your watch or the clock if you took the public transport.
Written January 14, 2024
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Dave Puls
Nottingham, UK2,005 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
Alexandra Palace Park is a great place, with lots of good paths, walks and views of the city. Sadly, it is currently badly spoiled by the solid fencing for a mass outdoor event, which blocks more than 50% of the paths and closes at least half of the park, making walking very inconvenient.

The boating lake is still accessible and the pedalos are great fun (even if somewhat tacky!) The cafe is not exactly great, but at least they have good takeaway hot drinks and snacks.
Written July 25, 2021
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Thank you for your feedback! We are glad to hear you enjoy walking around the park and visiting the Boating Lake. We do sometimes hold outdoor events that are for ticket holders only which means we need to close down certain sections of the Park. You can see any information about closures and upcoming events on our website that should help in planning your visit. We do hope we can welcome you back at the Palace and Park soon and hopefully we can also see you at one of our events!
Written September 1, 2021
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK3,117 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Alexandra Palace was the home of TV. Back in the pioneering days of TV it was broadcast from Alexandra Palace.

This magnificent building has been beautifully preserved including the gigantic TV antenna.

The building is used for a large number of things like concerts, ice skating, antiques fayres and more. In addition there is a cafe to have something eat when events are not on and a very large open space to enjoy for whatever you like to do in the open air.

Very beautiful building in lovely surroundings.
Written September 2, 2020
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