Alexandra Palace opened in May 1873 as a public centre of recreation, education and entertainment and has had many different uses throughout its 150-year history. Join us to find out lots of interesting facts about the Palace’s hidden areas and learn about the different uses the Palace has had over the years.
This year, we are reopening the besament areas but also providing a sneak peak view of the East Court as we are undergoing a capital project of regeneration.
Please note there is no wheelchair access for these tours.
Parts of the basement route are uneven and therefore sturdy, closed- toe footwear is required.
This event is suitable for ages 16+ only.
We strongly advise to use public transport where possible as there will be limited parking available on this day.
10:00- 10:45: basement tour 11.00- 11:20: sneak peak view, East court
11:30-11:50: sneak peak view, East Court
12:00- 12:45: basement tour
13:00-13:20pm: sneak peak view, East Court
13:30-13:50pm: sneak peak view, East Court
14:00-14:45: basement tour
15:00-15:20: sneak peak view East Court
15:30-15:50: sneak peak view, East Court
16:00-16:45: basement tour
Get here early and soak up the atmosphere of our Festival Village – featuring a line-up of the finest names in London street food and an eclectic bill of bands and DJs. Start your gig the right way.
Alexandra Palace Way
Tube: Wood Green
Railway: Alexandra Palace Rail
Bus: W3 or Shuttle Bus
Alexandra Palace is run by a charity for the benefit of everyone. It’s loved by many people: as a historic landmark, ice rink, legendary gig venue, exhibition centre, theatre, park with panoramic views and more. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic our income has fallen catastrophically and our survival is at risk. Your support can help: as a charity, every £1 we receive is reinvested back into the organisation and will help us get back on our feet.