Food & Drink

Alexandra Palace Will Open A Huge Beer Garden With Panoramic Views Over London This Spring

By Alex Landon

The Terrace

Jaw-dropping views and mesmerising sunsets await you at The Terrace.

In my humble opinion, not enough people have dared to combine beer gardens with the finest panoramic views of London. So it’s a darn good thing that Alexandra Palace have decided to correct this grievous oversight by bringing back one of last year’s slam dunk hits: The Terrace, a gigantic beer garden perched on their south-facing terrace. Marrying sumptuous views of the capital with all the sunsoaked comforts of the beer garden, it’s returning for revels on April 12, and you really ought to bump it to the top of your must-visit list.

The Terrace opened to great acclaim last summer, and is now gearing up for an even bigger and better summer of fun. In a Facebook post announcing The Terrace’s return, Alexandra Palace are promising “unbeatable views, some of the city’s hottest street food vendors and a big ol’ pop up bar”, which is just music to our ears. Covering a whopping 1500 square metres, The Terrace will once again become one of London’s biggest beer gardens, serving everything from craft beers to cocktails.

The Terrace

It remains to be seen if the five street food traders from last year – Backstreet Diner, Wood Fired Pizzas, Waffle Float, Steak It Easy, and the frankly brilliant Last Night a Vegan Saved My Life – will return, as Ally Pally are still working out the details for The Terrace’s return. That includes setting up some exciting ticketed events, and if I might be so bold as to suggest some, then screenings of Wimbledon and the Euros would go down a treat up here.

Last year’s safety regulations are likely to return, including enhanced cleaning, hand sanitiser units, and social distancing measures. Table service, online ordering, and contactless payments could also help make the space as safe as possible during a pandemic, but there is one welcome change from last year. Ally Pally have scrapped the entrance fee from last summer, meaning that grabbing a seat on The Terrace is going to be entirely free.

The Terrace
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So, to summarise: free entry, pints on demand, and sweeping views of London. The Terrace is setting up to turn summer 2021 into one of London’s best yet…

Opening hours and a booking system are TBD, but you can sign up for updates here.

Also published on Medium.