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  • Event Overview
    • The Big Draw

      Alexandra Palace is delighted to be participating in the Big Draw Festival on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th October. The Big draw is an annual event celebrating drawing for anyone who loves to draw, as well as those who think they can’t!

      This year’s theme The STEAM, recalling the UK’s our Industrial past and the fusion of creative innovation, enterprise and the arts. Families will discover the activities & events that brought thousands of Victorian Londoners to the Palace, why the opening of a station in 1873 was so important before considering how visitors of the future will arrive!

      Travel back in time in our drawing activities to discover how the Palace was originally used and help us plan for the future by imagining activities for 2050 and create a giant timeline showcasing 150 years of history.

      Ages 5-12 years.


  • Event Information
    • Where

      CUFOS Community Centre (The Avenue) N10, 2QE


      24th - 25th October


      24.10.16 - 25.10.16
      Session 110:30 - 11:30
      Session 211:30 - 12:30
      Session 312:30 - 13:30


      Ticket Advance
      Entry ticket (Ages 5-12 years) Free

  • Directions/Journey Planner
    • Journey Planner


      Situated in North London with spectacular panoramic views of the City, Alexandra Palace is well served by public transport and is 'closer than you think'.

      Whilst we have a number of car parks and 1500 free parking spaces, we strongly advise that customers use public transport when visiting an event or exhibition.


      Alexandra Palace Way
      N22 7AY

      BY CAR

      Car park spaces are free and offered on a first come, first served basis. Please note that car parks get very full quickly during events and as such we recommend using public transport to avoid disappointment.

      • Major roads have signposts ‘to Alexandra Palace’
      • 1 mile from the North Circular Road (A406)
      • 5 miles from the M1 (Junction 2)
      • 8 miles from the M25 (Junction 25)

      There are dedicated accessible bays in the Grove car park and the East car park in front of the Ice Rink.


      To plan your journey please visit the TFL website at

      The nearest underground stations are Wood Green on the Piccadilly line and Finsbury Park on the Victoria line.

      The W3 bus runs from both of these tube stations and will take you to the Alexandra Palace Ice Rink stop or Palm Court entrance.

      The W3 runs every 5-8 minutes Monday to Friday, 6-10 minutes on Saturday and 9-12 minutes on Sundays.

      Please see the maps below for where to pick up the W3.

      The W3 from Finsbury Park station, stop B towards Northumberland Park

      Journey time approx. 10 mins

      Bus Stop B from Finsbury Park

      The W3 from Wood Green station, stop F station towards Finsbury Park

      Journey time approx. 8 mins

      Bus Stop B from Finsbury Park

      BY RAIL

      Alexandra Palace has its own British Rail Station (Alexandra Palace Station). A regular train service runs direct from Moorgate (weekdays only) or from Kings Cross, changing at Finsbury Park.

      Once at Alexandra Palace station you can take the W3 bus or walk (15-20 mins.) directly to the venue.

      BY BUS

      In addition to the W3 from Finsbury Park and Wood Green underground stations, if you are travelling from North London the 184 towards Turnpike Lane Station stops at Alexandra Palace Station.

      The 184 runs every 7-11 minutes Monday to Friday, 6-10 minutes on Saturday and 10-12 minutes on Sundays.


      Some of our events provide a free shuttle bus service.

      Please see specific event pages for further details.


      To book your minicab to and from Alexandra Palace call GLH on 020 7490 4222 and quote ref 99968


      Please note that the last tube/train from Wood Green/Alexandra Palace Station leaves at around midnight. Please check specific train times on the day of your event ahead of arrival:

  • Tickets
    • Where do I buy tickets?

      This is a free event but booking is required in advance. Click here to book tickets.

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