The Handbook
The Handbook

Great weather, a view that’s second-to-none and a cold beer in hand is exactly what summers are made of. So you’ve got to hand it to Alexandra Palace, not only are they laying all that on, they’re doing it in the biggest beer garden that London has ever seen!

With far-reaching hilltop vistas across London toward The City and Canary Wharf, The Terrace at Alexandra Palace will give punters a view to drink in, as well as drinks to, um, well you get it. And claiming to be London’s biggest beer garden, at 1,500 square metres, the pop-up space will be the ideal socially distanced drinking spot.

Open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer, The Terrace will welcome street-fooders Backstreet Diner, Last Night a Vegan Saved My Life, Steak It Easy, Wood Fired Pizzas and Waffle Float, all of course adhering to strict hygiene and social distancing protocols.

But it won’t be your usual beer garden experience, with no thronging crowd at the bar or hovering near a table because it looks like maybe it’ll come free some time soon – no, it’ll be way better! You’ll have to book ahead to guarantee a table, then service will come courtesy of the newly released Ally Pally Food & Drink app, which will let you order in table service at the click of a render of a button.

Tickets, which will cover service charge and the ‘event running costs’ will run to £5 per person, but they’re throwing in hand sanitiser and enhanced cleaning. Each ‘session’ will last between and hour and a half and two and a half hours and given the joint is open between 10am and 10pm there should be plenty of opportunity for brunch, lunch or dinnertime activity.

The Terrace is taking bookings now, so get your tickets before they sell out and settle in for a view and a half and a pint (and a half).

The Handbook has teamed up with The Grill at The Dorchester for an exclusive competition. Entrants will have the chance to win a dinner for two at The Grill at The Dorchester when it re-opens!