2 Zummo Machines at the iconic Alexandra Palace…
At Zummo London, we provide some of the capital’s best and busiest establishments with Zummo orange juicing machines. We’ve recently installed two Zummo commercial juicers at one of London’s most exciting venues, the iconic Alexandra Palace – including one for its fabulous year-round ice rink.
Ally Pally, as it’s affectionately known, has had a lively history since it opened in 1873. It was designed as an entertainment space for the public, North London’s answer to Crystal Palace. Probably most famous for hosting the first ever television broadcast in 1936, it’s now a multi-purpose venue, offering everything from segways to soft play, and hosts all manner of events and entertainments, from Songs of Praise to Slipknot. The money raised by activities at the palace and the park goes towards maintaining the site and restoring areas that are currently derelict. At the moment, they’re planning to reopen the gorgeous Victorian theatre, which dates from 1875, and incredibly, still has some of its original stage machinery in place.
Today’s Alexandra Palace and Park is a fascinating place, still true to its original mission of providing North Londoners with an entertainment venue; and we were delighted when they approached Zummo London to supply them with Zummo commercial juicers for two of their eating establishments.
One of the Zummo juicers is giving new meaning to the term “chilled orange juice” at the Palace’s ice rink. The spectacular ice rink is actually open all year, hosting everything from ice discos to ice hockey, as well as offering coaching and courses. There is a lovely café next to the rink, where tired skaters can take a break, or non-skaters can enjoy watching the action. The Ice Café provides a range of snacks and drinks, and can now also offer its thirsty skaters a glass of the freshest orange juice. It may be more traditional to have a warming hot chocolate after skating; however it’s actually thirsty work, and a cool juice really hits the spot, especially as this ice rink is open during the summer months.
Our other Zummo orange juicing machine is housed in the Bar & Kitchen, home to a fantastic beer garden with incredible views across London. It serves modern pub food and a great range of drinks. It’s popular with families, so freshly squeezed juice is a welcome addition to the drinks menu. Indoors, food and drink is served in the Palm Court, an impressive Victorian conservatory with a domed glass roof. It’s one of the few original Victorian area left of the Palace, having escaped the fire that destroyed much of the building in 1980. It’s a magnificent, airy space, perfect for relaxing with friends and a drink, and is also used for private functions and events.
Whatever your venue, we can provide the right type of juicer to keep your customers happy. Please get in touch with us, and we’ll discuss the Zummo juicer options with you.
Alexandra Palace Image: © – Duncan