Alexandra Palace

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Alexandra Palace was built on a hill in Muswell Hill in North London in 1873 as a public entertainment centre. It is now a conference centre operated by a charitable trust. It was nicknamed “The People’s Palace” or “Ally Pally”, and in 1936 became the headquarters of world’s first regular public “high definition” television service, operated by the BBC.

The Alexandra Palace Transmitter is located on the site and still broadcasts television and radio signals where the world’s, first regular television service was inaugurated here by the BBC – 2 November 1936


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