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Encyclopedia > Alexandra Park, London
An avenue in the park lined with lime trees
An avenue in the park lined with lime trees

Alexandra Park is a large landscaped park in the London Borough of Haringey in Greater London. It is on a hill [1], adjacent to Muswell Hill and north of Crouch End. It is dominated by Alexandra Palace. The vast tree lined sloping hill has spectacular views over London and a network of paths and walks. Haringey council also put on a spectacular firework and music display on the nearest Saturday to Bonfire Night. At the foot of Muswell hill the park is host to a weekly farmers market selling fresh organic produce. Download high resolution version (600x800, 115 KB)An avenue of trees in Alexandra Park, the landscaped grounds of Alexandra Palace. ... Download high resolution version (600x800, 115 KB)An avenue of trees in Alexandra Park, the landscaped grounds of Alexandra Palace. ... An avenue at Alexandra Park, London Originally, an avenue is a road radiating from a city center. ... Species About 30; see text Tilia is a genus of about 30 species of trees, native throughout most of the temperate Northern Hemisphere, in Asia (where the greatest species diversity is found), Europe and eastern North America; it is absent from western North America. ... The London Borough of Haringey is a London borough in North London and forms part of Outer London. ... Greater London is the top level administrative subdivision covering London, England. ... Muswell Hill is an area in the London Borough of Haringey. ... Crouch End is an area of north London, in the London Borough of Haringey. ... Alexandra Palace from the east Alexandra Palace was built in Muswell Hill, North London, England in 1873 as a public entertainment centre and North London counterpart of The Crystal Palace. ... Bonfire Night can refer to a number of occasions: St. ...


An Act of Parliament in 1900 created the Alexandra Palace and Park Trust. The Act required the Trustees to maintain the Palace and Park and make them available for the free use and recreation of the public for ever. In Westminster System parliaments, an Act of Parliament is a part of the law passed by the Parliament. ... 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ...


Wildlife

A medium-sized lake attracts a variety of waterfowl in all seasons, and a large enclosure houses fallow deer. Binomial name Dama dama (Linnaeus, 1758) The Fallow Deer (Dama dama) is a ruminant mammal belonging to the family Cervidae. ...


Access

Accessibility by public transport became well developed in the late nineteenth century, the park and its palace being well connected to both to the electric tram network and to London's train network. Since the closure of both, the attraction has become much less accessible. Plans to link the park back into London's public transport network have several times been proposed, but at present car access predominates.


Notes

  1. ^ grid reference TQ299902


The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ...

Parks and open spaces in London

Alexandra Park | Battersea Park | Brockwell Park | Burgess Park | Bushy Park | Cannizaro Park | Clapham Common | Clissold Park | Eel Brook Common | Epping Forest | Finsbury Park | Green Park | Greenwich Park | Hackney Marshes | Hampstead Heath | Hampton Court Park | Holland Park | Hornchurch Country Park | Hyde Park | Island Gardens | Kennington Park | Kensington Gardens | Kilburn Grange Park | Lincoln's Inn Fields | London Fields | Mile End Park | Morden Hall Park | Morden Park | Osterley Park | Oxleas Wood | Parliament Hill | Parsons Green | Plumstead Common | Primrose Hill | Queen's Park | Regent's Park | Richmond Park | Kew Gardens | South Norwood Country Park | St. James's Park | Streatham Common | Trent Park | Valentines Park | Victoria Park | Victoria Tower Gardens | Wandsworth Common | Waterlow Park | West Ham Park | Wimbledon Park | Wimbledon and Putney Commons | Wormwood Scrubs London is well endowed with open spaces. ... Battersea Park peace pagoda The bandstand in Battersea Park The cover of Petula Clarks 2001 box set, Meet me in Battersea Park Battersea Park is a 200 acre (0. ... Brockwell Park is a 128. ... Categories: UK geography stubs | London parks and commons ... Bushy Park Bushy Park is the second-largest of the Royal Parks of London. ... Cannizaro Park is a park in Wimbledon in the London Borough of Merton. ... Clapham Common Clapham Common is a triangular area of grassland of about 200 acres (0. ... Clissold Park is a popular community park located in Stoke Newington within the London Borough of Hackney. ... Eel Brook Common is a park in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, close to Fulham Broadway Tube. ... Epping Forest is an area of ancient woodland in south-east England, straddling the border between north-east Greater London and Essex. ... Finsbury Park is a place in London, at the junction of the London Boroughs of Islington, Haringey and Hackney. ... Green Park, London Green Park (officially The Green Park) is one of the Royal Parks of London. ... One of the Royal Parks of London, Greenwich Park is a former deer-park in Greenwich and one of the largest single green spaces in south east London. ... Hackney Marshes is an area of grassland on the bank of the River Lee in the London Borough of Hackney. ... Hampstead Heath is a park in the north of London, covering 791 acres (3. ... Hampton Court Park – sometimes called the Home Park – is adjacent to Hampton Court Palace and Gardens in southwest London. ... Holland Park is a district and a public park in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, in west central London in England. ... Hornchurch Country Park is a park on the former site of Hornchurch Airfield, south of Hornchurch in the London Borough of Havering, East London. ... The Serpentine, viewed from the eastern end Hyde Park is one of the largest parks in central London and one of the Royal Parks of London. ... Island Gardens is a public park located at the southern end of the Isle of Dogs - hence the name Island - in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets on the north bank of the River Thames. ... Kennington Park is in Kennington, London, England, in London SE11, and lies between Kennington Park Road and St Agnes Place. ... This article is about the park in London. ... Kilburn Grange Park is a 3. ... Lincolns Inn Fields is the largest public square in London. ... London Fields at twilight. ... Mile End Park is a park located in London. ... Morden Hall Park is a small National Trust park located in Morden on the banks of the river Wandle. ... Morden Park is an area within the district of Morden in the London Borough of Merton, and includes the Park itself, an area of green space in an otherwise dense cluster of 1930s suburban housing. ... Osterley House with Stable Block to right Design for the entrance facade of Osterley House by Robert Adam A design for one of the walls of the Estruscan dressing room at Osterly Park by Robert Adam. ... Parliament Hill is an open area of in north-west London adjacent to Hampstead Heath administered by the Corporation of London. ... Parsons Green is a park in the Parsons Green area of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. ... Plumstead Common is a common in Plumstead, in the London Borough of Greenwich, south-east London. ... Primrose Hill. ... Queens Park is an area of North West London divided between the London Borough of Brent and the City of Westminster. ... This article is about Regents Park in London. ... A corner of the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park Richmond Park is the largest of the Royal Parks in London. ... Royal Botanic Gardens redirects here. ... South Norwood Country Park is a park in South Norwood, close to Elmers End railway station, in the London Borough of Croydon. ... St. ... Streatham Common is a large open space on the southern edge of Streatham. ... Mansion at Trent Park The Trent Park mansion houses the Trent Park campus of Middlesex University in North London. ... Valentines Park is the largest (125 acres) green space in the London Borough of Redbridge, between Ilford and Gants Hill. ... The Bathing Pond in Victoria Park. ... Victoria Tower Gardens is a public park along the north bank of the River Thames in London. ... Wandsworth common is a common in Battersea, south London. ... View across the park Waterlow Park is a 26 acre (105,000 m²) park to the south east of Highgate Village, in North London, England. ... West Ham Park is a public park in the London Borough of Newham. ... Wimbledon park is the second biggest park in the whole of the london borough of merton, it was renovated in the year 2001, with the help of the local council and the local millionnaire [Gemini Murthen]. The facilities provided within the park is ideal for the people living around it... The windmill on Wimbledon Common in February 2005 Wimbledon and Putney Commons consist of a large open space south west of London comprising 1140 acres (4. ... Wormwood Scrubs is a place in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in west London. ...


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Hastings Online Alexandra Park Home Page (3985 words)
The park Alexandra Park was officially opened on June 26 1882 by the Prince and Princess of Wales (Princess Alexandra).
The park is well known for its diverse and abundant wildlife, especially at the Northern end, known as 'Old Roar Gill' which is now a Local Nature Reserve.
Alexandra Park is probably the best public park in Britain in which to see beautiful trees, both rare and common.
Victorian London - Buildings, Monuments and Museums - Alexandra Palace (2166 words)
Alexandra Palace and Park, Muswell Hill six miles north of London—A large building, from which extensive views of the surrounding country may be obtained.
ALEXANDRA PALACE (THE) at Muswell-hill, N., six miles out of London, is a large building for many years used as a place of entertainment, similar in its original idea to the Crystal Palace.
The ALEXANDRA PARK Racecourse, adjoining the park, is leased to a private Company, and the races take place on Saturdays in April, July, August, September and October.
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