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- The Alexandra Park and Palace Trust is a statutory charity set up by the London Borough of Haringey (LBH) to run Alexandra Palace and Park. LBH is the freeholder under the 1900 Act, as modified by the 1985 Act. The Palace is a special event venue and destination with spectacular views overlooking London. Originally opened in 1873 as 'The People's Palace', a venue for recreation and leisure used for a range of live entertainment events, including concerts, exhibitions and sporting events, as well as weddings, banquets, conferences and as an exam venue. Other attractions include a national-sized ice rink (popular with community groups, sporting clubs and the general public), a boating lake and a pub/bistro. Maintaining the vision of the original Palace of the late 19th century, the Trust's aim is: 'To regenerate AP and Park, in the pioneering spirit of our founders, creating a proud, iconic London destination with global appeal, and a successful, valued and sustainable asset for all, including the local community and stakeholders'.