Named after Queen Alexandra, the wife of King Edward VII, Alexandra Park is the former commercial pleasure grounds of the Alexandra Palace, which was built between 1864 and 1873. Designed to serve as a public centre of recreation, education and entertainment for North London, the Palace caught fire and was destroyed just 16 days after the opening ceremony and was subsequently rebuilt. In 1936 the palace became the home of the world's first regular public high-definition television service, operated by the BBC and its radio and television mast is still in use.
One of the great attractions is the tremendous views to the south and east, stretching down towards the Thames Estuary, as well as to Kent and Essex. The towers of the City of London and Canary Wharf are also usually clearly seen.
This image was taken in March 2022 and submitted by prolific Geograph photographer 'Marathon'. You can find more images from them on their Geograph Profile.
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