Situated in North London, the Alexandra Palace Antiques & Collectors Fair regularly attracts several hundred dealers and thousands of visitors. Since the mid 1980’s there have been over 150 fairs with in excess of 800,000 visitors, making it one of the longest-lasting and popular antique events in the UK.
About Ally Pally
Since 1863 Alexandra Park has offered a welcome escape for the population of London living in a rapidly expanding and overcrowded industrial city. On 24th May 1873 the opening was a roaring success but only sixteen days later the Palace was destroyed by fire. A redesigned Palace was built on the same site within two years and opened on 1 May 1875. Boasting a Concert Hall, Theatre, Circus, Racetrack, Boating Lake, extensive dining and catering options – the Park and Palace hosted the latest entertainment on a grand scale. In the contemporary spirit of Victorian social conscience, the Park and Palace also laid on educational shows alongside recreation.
Alexandra Palace is known as an iconic gig venue – from military bands, to Gracie Fields who popularised the name “Ally Pally”. The Rolling Stones played here in 1964 and Pink Floyd were a headlining act in the 14 Hour Technicolor Dream, the seminal ‘happening’ of London’s Summer of Love. Since then the halls have reverberated to the sounds of The Who, Led Zeppelin, Queen, The Stone Roses, Blur and more recently Jay-Z, Bjork, and Florence and the Machine. The 1990s saw the Brit Awards, MTV EMAs and MOBO Awards broadcast from the Palace, following the legacy started by the BBC in 1936.
On 2nd November 1936 the BBC launched the world’s first full television service at Alexandra Palace.
Alexandra Palace is situated a few minutes off on the A205 North Circular Road and the A1.
For sat nav’s, please use the following postcode: N22 7AY.
There are several car parks on site.
Note: the venue is within the current ULEZ zone.
Wood Green (Piccadilly Line) is the closest tube station and then 5 minutes on the W3 bus.
Alexandra Palace Station is located at the Wood Green entrance to the Park.
A regular train service with Great Northern runs directly from Moorgate, through Highbury & Islington or from Kings Cross, changing at Finsbury Park (the W3 bus can also be taken from here)
London Heathrow (LHR) is 1 hour 20 minutes away by taking the Piccadilly Line to Wood Green and then the W3 bus.
London City (LCY ) isjust over 1 hour away – DLR Station to Bank, then Northern line to Moorgate and finally Great Northern Train to Alexandra Palace.