Alexandra Park and Palace

Wood Green, N22 7AY

Time and patience are rewarded at Ally Pally

Address:Wood Green, N22 7AY
Map:See Alexandra Park and Palace on a map
Nearest Station:Wood Green
Opening Hours:

Open 7 day a week
365 days a year
All day long
Link:www.alexandrapalace.com

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About: Alexandra Palace is the iconic North London venue that offers everything you need for an event, along with the best panoramic views of London.

The Peopleís Palace has great transport links, located just off the M1 and M25 and only 10 minutes from London Kings Cross.

Ally Pally has been the centre of music, sport and events for over 130 years. The venue is bursting with culture and heritage that no other destination in London can offer.

The 7 acre Palace is surrounded by 196 acres of beautiful parkland, and grounds that boast a pub & restaurant,ice rink, boating lake, pitch & putt course, 1,500 free parking spaces and much, much more.

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What's On

Starts on
Sep
10
Sat
Legends of Gaming
Alexandra Palace, Wood Green, London
Time: 10:00 - 18:00
Admission: Standard: £19.25
Starts on
Oct
5
Wed
The Knitting & Stitching Show
Alexandra Palace
Time: 5th: 10.00-17.30 6th: 10.00-19.00 7th: 10.00-17.30 8th: 10.00-17.30 9th: 10.00-17.00
Admission: £14.50 - advance adult £13.00 - advance concession £7.00 - advance child
Starts on
Jan
20
Fri
London Model Engineering Exhibitions
Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London
Time: Friday & Saturday: 10:00-17:00. Sunday 10:00-16:30
Admission: Adult £10.50. Concession £9.50. Child £3 (Online/ Advance prices) Adult £12. Concession £11. Child £4 (On the Door prices)



"Time and patience are rewarded at Ally Pally"

Review Rating: 7 / 10
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Alexandra Palace has long been the setting for trade shows and family-friendly days out. Farmerís markets, the ice rink and collectorís fares routinely attract thousands of visitors to this North London landmark.

As a concert venue, Alexandra Palace is huge, clocking the largest capacity of any locale in London at 10,400 people. This effectively translates as lengthy queues for the cloakroom, the toilets (especially if youíre a girl) and the bar, resulting in panic-stricken faces concerned theyíre going to miss the main act, if not the entire performance by the time theyíve left their coat, powdered their nose and got a warm beer.

To top it all the bars donít accept cash, instead tokens need to be bought first (thatís right, more queues), and then thereís the time spent calculating the necessary amount of tokens so as to not run out or be left with a heap of useless tickets at the end of the night.

Moaning aside, the sound quality is very good, and the standing area is so large that in spite of the masses it is possible to find a spot from where the band is visible, even if it does mean snaking around to the side of the stage.

The Phoenix Bar serves post-gig drinks Ė in exchange for conventional money, thankfully - and typical pub grub such as burgers, BLTís and pies throughout the day, as well as a Sunday roast. This may be ideal for those spending a long day going around a model engineering exhibition, but unlikely to lure anyone who isnít already paying a visit to Ally Pally due to its somewhat far flung location.

That being said, despite being situated atop a hill, buses from Wood Green travel to the main entrance. Even better are the specially-scheduled shuttles which operate for certain concerts, resulting in ten minutes of fun on a bus filled with revellers going to the same event.

Allow plenty of time, and the magnificence of the palace coupled with the main event will hopefully make all other matters slip into the background.


Leila reviewed Alexandra Park and Palace on Wed 15 Dec 2010

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