In a city full of buildings with exceptional history, Alexandra Palace still stands out.
For a century and a half, the London landmark has served many purposes.
It was a Victorian exhibition center; an internment camp for prisoners of war; the broadcast site for the world’s first HD television service; a sports arena for major annual events snooker and darts tournaments; and a concert venue featuring artists from Led Zeppelin to Jay-Z.
Affectionately known throughout the country as Ally Pally, the hilltop building has more than earned its proud place in British cultural life.
It’s only fitting that the place is celebrating its 150th anniversary today with a huge party complete with DJ sets, film screenings, a craft beer festival, street food and an ice disco.
We too wanted to celebrate this monumental milestone by taking a look back at some of the defining moments in the life of one of Britain’s most beloved venues.
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