Situated just on the very edges of Alexandra Park, the Ally Pally Farmer’s market offers a wealth of stalls that usually sees more than 2,000 visitors flock to this North London setting. Alexandra Palace is a major London institution and was the place where the very first BBC broadcast took place way back in 1935.
Every Sunday, Alexandra Palace Farmer’s Market welcomes around 30 to 50 producers who come to show off the best of their produce and ingredients. This market tends to specialise in a wide selection of fruit and vegetables. This includes produce from Kent thanks to a wide choice of freshly pressed fruit juices as well as pork and sausages which are extremely rare but all produced locally ensuring you can get your hands on some spanking fresh oinkers.
Other stalls which visitors can take advantage of include a variety of fresh fish, organic bread, carefully handmade pies, and delicious cakes and not to mention a worldwide feast of Moroccan, Indian and Italian inspired dishes. This is thanks to the countless food stalls available which will have you salivating while you can wash it all down with several fruit teas and artisan coffee. There are even zingy little relishes and a barbeque ensuring you will not go hungry.
There a few specialist stalls which make an appearance around once a month and include olive oil producers, real ales and beers as well as organic wine which makes a unique appearance. If food is not your thing then there are a host of arts and crafts stalls which will whet your appetite for some of the finest hand produced wooden carved products and objet d’arts.
Watch out also for the clothing stalls, handmade local skincare products and hand designed pieces of jewellery which will add that extra bling to any outfit. To enter Alexandra Palace Farmers Market, you will need to enter via the Muswell Hill entrance to Alexandra Palace Park.
Visitors will have the chance to enjoy the Palace itself which provides a vast area of lush green land as well as the two large indoor spaces that is the location for a variety of events including concerts and the darts championships. In addition to this, the park boasts wonderful scenic views which stretch across the capital.
Other features inside Alexandra Palace include a boating lake, children’s playground and a large parkland for visitors to explore. There is also an ice rink which is erected during the winter months and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in North London. Hornsey is within close distance and provides a number of shops, bars and restaurants to choose from. It is another leafy area with a diverse range of shops.
Visitors will be able to reach the market thanks to either Alexandra Palace or Hornsey rail stations. Both of these run regular services and is less than a 15 minute journey on foot to reach the actual site. Ally Pally Farmers Market is open every Sunday between 10am and 3pm.