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North London Collegiate School is one of the most reputed schools in England. Notable alumni include historian Frances Wood, actress Eleanor Bron, actress Fenella Fielding, the first female dentist Lilian Lindsay, writer Katharine McMahon, fashion editor Anna Wintour, and composer Judith Weir.
St Jude’s Church, a grade I listed building, was founded in 1909. It was designed by Edwin Landseer Lutyens, one of the two architects who designed New Delhi. Victoria Park was part of the Colby’s Farm, the place where Charles Dickens worked on novel Martin Chuzzlewit.
Singer Adele, actor Jack Hawkins, author Ian Rankin, rapper Wretch 32, politician Bernie Grant, singer Keisha White, artist Emily Bowes Gosse, actor Trevor Peacock, and actor Leslie Phillips are some of the notable people associated with North London.
North London is the area in which Alexandra Palace can be found. This entertainment venue commonly known as Ally Pally hosted a number of unforgettable events since 1873 when it was built. During the ’90, English rock band Blur concerted here. The MTV Europe Music Awards were held here in 1996. Suede, Bjork, and Slipknot also had shows at Alexandra Palace. The venue is the place where The X Factor was filmed in 2016.
Alexandra Palace is the birthplace of television. BBC never owned it, but in 1935 the first public television transmissions were made from the east wing of the famous building.