Alexandra Palace

I went (on my own this time) to explore of bits of North London that I’d missed in my previous walks in the area. It was also an opportunity to travel on some rail lines that I’d not used before…

First off was a train from Moorgate to Crews Hill. This was on one of the new Class 717 trains that are being introduced on Great Northern suburban services, and are very similar to the Thameslink trains:

This took me to Crews Hill station, which was so uninteresting that I caught the next train back to Alexandra Palace:

This station is adjacent to Alexandra Palace Park, so it was time for an explore on foot:

The palace is famous for the first useful television service:

Then it was back to Alexandra Palace Station for a train to Hadley Wood:

From Hadley Wood Station, I walked to High Barnet through Monken Hadley Common:

and past a very strange carving:

It was quite a climb to High Barnet (as the name suggests), and from there, the tube and train home. Though on the way, I did make a short diversion on the branch line to Mill Hill East.

I had a little time at London Bridge, and explored some of the area – this is getting quite smart now:

An nice day out. Not sure Rocco would have enjoyed much of it!

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