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Alexandra Palace

Home to the famous “Ally Pally” in Alexandra Park, a trip to Alexandra Palace can offer up anything from an ice hockey match to a major gig. A short hop from King’s Cross, make your way there easily with our trains.

One of north London’s truly iconic landmarks, Alexandra Palace, fondly known as “Ally Pally”, is a centre for music, sport and every other type of event you can think of. One mile from Alexandra Palace station, it represents one the capital’s most diverse entertainment venues.

Of course, getting around north London, especially at busy times, can be fairly stressful. We’ve got regular services heading into Alexandra Palace from all surrounding locations, so next time you’re travelling into the area for a gig or show, use one of our trains to make life that little bit easier.

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Getting to Alexandra Palace

With all the wonderful things to do at Alexandra Palace, the chances are you’ll be heading over to enjoy a gig, show or a match. That means you’ll want to focus on enjoying your night rather than transport arrangements, and that’s where we come in. With services running to the area from all over London and beyond, you can choose when to come and go – making our trains perfect for Alexandra Palace days out.

There are also plenty of ways to make getting to Alexandra Palace even cheaper as well. Railcard holders can save up to 1/3 on each ticket they purchase with us, while similar savings can be made by choosing Off-Peak travel times. If you’re travelling with friends for an event, take a look at GroupSave – it offers savings on group bookings of 3-9 adults. If you’re taking your children to a show, certain routes could be eligible for £2 travel for the kids.

Enjoy simple to use, quick and regular services around north London with our trains.

Things to do in Alexandra Palace

It’s fair to say that the main attraction at Alexandra Palace is its namesake venue, but there are a few other reasons to head over to the area too.

For fans of the beautiful game, Tottenham Hotspur run a shuttle bus service from Alexandra Palace station over to their brand-new stadium. As well as world class football on show every other week, the stadium also plays host to American Football games as part of the National Football League’s (NFL) increasing presence in the UK. Fans can also arrange tours of the brand-new stadium and visit the club museum.

Surrounding Ally Pally is Alexandra Park, 196 acres of green space that’s been available to the north London public since 1863. Home to hundreds of different plants, animals, insects and fungi, the space is a vital eco area for north London. Like the Palace itself, the park plays host to various events throughout the year, including all sorts of food and craft festivals and farmers’ markets. The annual fireworks show in November is attended by tens of thousands.

As for things to do in Alexandra Palace itself, you can find something different on virtually every day. An ice rink plays host to visitors as well as the Haringey Huskies ice hockey team, while there are all sorts of attractions for kids, including a skate park, boating lake, pitch and putt and Go Ape. The palace is probably best known for its live performances, though, with live music, poetry, comedy and pantomime just some of the events available to enjoy. In addition to these great activities, Red Bull organises the Red Bull Soapbox Race at Ally Pally and Great Northern was proud to be the Official Travel Sponsor of the Red Bull Soapbox Race 2019.

With so much on offer from such a small area, Alexandra Palace days out are fun, varied and action packed. With Great Northern, getting to Alexandra Palace is simple, quick and pocket friendly, meaning you can enjoy the day on your terms.

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