Alexandra Park has been offering people an escape from busy city life since 1863. And nowadays, its 196 acres are enjoyed by millions of visitors each year.
The Park is home to 694 different types of plants, animals and fungi, including 212 different types of insects and 26 types of arachnids! Big and small, all of these species play a role in balancing our delicate ecosystem. While many plants and animals found in the park are common to London, 38 species in Alexandra Park are classed as rare or protected by legislation.
The trees and green spaces mean that the Park acts as a vital green lung for North London. It provides a space with better air quality for people to relax or exercise. Studies have shown that a green view can reduce stress in just three minutes, and few places offer a better view than the Alexandra Park. Happier people means happier communities.
A pleasure ground as much as the Palace, the Park has hosted an eclectic variety of entertainment: a stilted village on the boating lake; a Venetian Fete and water fireworks; and a Victorian roller coaster. Jazz legend Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, and punks John Cooper Clarke and The Slits have all played the outdoor stages; a tradition carried on in our festivals. Biggest of all, the Fireworks Festival is an annual tradition enjoyed by tens of thousands.
The Park and Palace is maintained and conserved by Alexandra Park and Palace Charitable Trust. We work year-round, with volunteers, Friends of the Park and partners, to ensure the Park provides access and enjoyment for local residents and international tourists alike. So come and pay us a visit!
Alexandra Palace is the People’s Palace – run by a charity for the benefit of everyone. 2020 has been tough, and our very survival has been at stake. Whatever the future holds, we are working harder than ever to be here for you and future generations. Click here to find out how you can support. Thank you x