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04/05/22


Drink In The View At London's Biggest Beer Garden

We know you like to keep a running list of London’s biggest panoramic beer gardens in your head. We all do.

Well today, it’s going to be upended.

Because Ally Pally has brought back its spectacularly large Terrace. And with 1,500 sqm of tables, it might actually be the biggest beer garden in London full stop. And no, it doesn’t have a lah-di-dah pub attached to it, but it does have a literal palace, so if anything that’s a step up. And it’s not like there’s any less beer.

Perched right at the top of a classically steep North London hill, it has an absolute belter of a view stretching right out across the city in front of you, and some strikingly grand Victorian architecture behind you. There’s a lovely little pergola, and the tables  can be equipped with umbrellas, just in case of British weather. And this year, they’ve finally left the app-assisted ordering behind, meaning you can queue up at the bar like a normal human being once again.

Alexandra Palace beer garden

Speaking of which, there is of course a large & well-stocked bar with everything from cocktails to crafts, plus stone-oven pizza from Fuoco’s slinging both the classics, plus a few more creative numbers – witness the likes of fig, burrata, and fennel salami; or perhaps spiced cauliflower shawarma with olives & pomegranate molasses. Then, at weekends, it’s all joined by a bunch of street food traders, too.

And if eating & drinking aren’t enough, then you’ll be happy to know that there’s a program of al fresco comedy, live music, sports screenings, and festivals lined up for the warmer months.

They like to take the long view, it seems.

 

NOTE: The Terrace at Alexandra Palace is open now. You can find out more, and reserve your table at the website right HERE

Alexandra Palace | Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY


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The Terrace At Alexandra Palace


Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green, N22 7AY
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