Football Travel: Tottenham Hotspur

Another season, another long farewell to one of London’s iconic football grounds. 2016-17 season will be Spurs’ last at White Hart Lane before possibly moving into Wembley for a term while its new stadium is completed. I made my tenth visit to Spurs’ home for the last cup tie in soon-to-be-demolished White Hart Lane. What comes […]

Football Travel Podcast: QPR and Rayo Vallecano

      In this episode we travel down London’s Central Line to Shepherds Bush to talk Queens Park Rangers and get the low down on Madrid’s third club, Rayo Vallecano.   Queens Park Rangers (00:48): We talk to QPRPod co-founder David Fraser about West London club Queens Park Rangers. Why is this wealthy club […]

Football Travel: Arsenal FC

  The Gunners’ famous Emirates Stadium looks like it came from outer space and landed in red brick Holloway housing. Since moving from its Highbury home, Arsenal has swelled its average attendances, if not its trophy cabinet. Here’s how to visit Arsenal FC. Arsenal is one of England’s most famous clubs, and has not been […]

The New Den Millwall

Football Travel: Millwall FC

As the mist rolls in from the Thames, we step into the Lions’ Den with a visit to the famous Millwall FC.   The very sound of the word “Millwall” conjures up impressions for football fans. According to research, this is more often than not a negative impression. Ask any away fan visiting The Den […]

Dulwich Hamlet Rabble

Football Travel Podcast: Episode Six

We venture to South London and abroad with Manchester United in this episode of the Football Travel podcast:   Dulwich Hamlet (00:44): There’s a lot going on at Champion Hill, South London, home of Isthmian League Premier Division side Dulwich Hamlet. We catch up with Duncan Hart, chair of the Dulwich Hamlet Supporters’ Trust, to […]

Football Travel: Queens Park Rangers FC

We pay a visit to atmospheric Loftus Road, Shepherds Bush, home of the Super Hoops, Queens Park Rangers.   Here’s a bit of football trivia for you. Which English football club has moved grounds more times than any other? The answer is Queens Park Rangers, having moved nearly 20 times. QPR has been at its […]

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Make time to visit the ‘other’ London football clubs

If you’re from overseas and want to expand your horizons beyond Arsenal, Spurs or Chelsea, then here are some alternatives for your London football weekend. It’s definitely worth exploring the other London football clubs. Home tickets at London’s big three football clubs – Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur – can be tough to come by […]

Selhurst Park Crystal Palace

Football Travel: Crystal Palace FC

Want the classic English redbrick stadium setting but with all the atmosphere of the Bundesliga? Head to Selhurst Park in South London…   Something’s stirring in the southern reaches of London’s terraced suburbia. Fed up with the stale atmosphere that has blighted the all-seater era of English football, in 2005 a group of Crystal Palace […]

St Mary's Stadium, Southampton

Football Travel: Southampton FC

Few people know it, but football owes the city of Southampton a great deal. From the man who introduced football to Brazil to some of Europe’s most famous kits, the English southern port has played a role. We went down to St Mary’s to witness a true renaissance team.   The industrial port of Southampton […]

Brighton and Hove Albion

Football Travel: Brighton & Hove Albion

Brighton is one of the classic British seaside locations, so a weekend in Sussex by the sea is a must. We visit a team knocking on the door of top flight football.   Brighton & Hove Albion is a true phoenix club. At the time of writing the Seagulls are riding high in the Championship, […]

AFC Wimbledon action

Football Travel: AFC Wimbledon

The second incarnation of a football club from Wimbledon, South West London, is steadily gathering momentum. Outside Write popped down to Kingsmeadow to watch AFC Wimbledon and see how things are taking shape. Going to watch AFC Wimbledon at the ground it shares with non-league Kingstonian is like going back in time. A hand-written, franked […]

Craven Cottage Fulham

Historic Football Stadiums: Craven Cottage, Fulham

By the banks of the River Thames in London sits what is arguably the most picturesque football ground in England. We take a trip to Craven Cottage, home of Fulham FC. With its wooden seats, riverside setting and elegant redbrick Edwardiana, 25,700-capacity Craven Cottage – home of Fulham FC – is a glimpse into football […]

Football Travel: West Ham United

This season is West Ham’s last at the famous Boleyn Ground before the Hammers head off to pastures new in the Olympic Stadium. We head east to make our first and last trip to Upton Park before London loses another iconic football ground.   The District Line train seems to limp to Upton Park, home […]

Football Travel: Gillingham FC

We visit Gillingham FC in England’s third tier and discover an old fashioned, traditional ground with a friendly atmosphere.  The county of Kent in southeast England is the alleged birthplace of cricket, but when it comes to football its contribution is small with just one league club – Gillingham FC – to its name. It […]