Alexandra Palace

The Changeless Lives Of London Buildings

When we think about the multiple uses that buildings in London have over the years, it’s hard not to believe in psychogeography, the theory that land retains resonances from times past. But I think the reason for some changeless buildings lies less in the spirit than in the patterns of the land, and you could […]

What’s Wrong With Ally Pally?

I was reminded about Alexandra Palace while watching Clint Eastwood’s ‘Hereafter’ – Matt Damon wanders around a trade fair inside it looking lost. As well he might. Most of us usually forget that the palace is even there. Which is odd, given that it’s such an astonishing building. It was built as a counterpart to […]