The Park

Based on the current Government advice, Alexandra Palace is closed at the moment. The Park is still accessible to the public, but the support services we usually provide will not be available during this time. 

We’re advising dog walkers using the Park to keep dogs on their leads, this is to support social distancing protocols. 

We are pleased that the Park can continue to provide some respite and a form of escape for people, and their pets. We’re continuing to monitor how it is used and would remind everyone of their responsibility to each other during this time.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. For more details click here. 

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, animal 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!

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