Barnet v Swansea City on Wednesday 12th July 2017 at 19:45
Address: Hive Stadium, Camrose Avenue, Edgware, London. HA8 6AG
Telephone No: 0208 381 3800
Around 1,900 away fans are in the North Stand at one end. The stand doesn’t have pillars to spoil the view and facilities are excellent. Away fans have their own bar behind the stand. The stewarding although vigilant is relaxed and friendly. Food on offer includes cheeseburgers, burgers, hot dogs and baguettes, but no pies.
London has everything from theatres to museums to concerts. The Apollo Hammersmith has Wet, Wet, Wet on Thursday; tickets are £52-£74.
Good Mourning Mrs Brown is at the O2 (SE10 0DX), 5th – 9th July, tickets are from £25. From Thursday to Saturday Star Sixes is there – legendary football players from recent memory are reuniting and spark old rivalries in an indoor 6-a-side football tournament. Tickets start at £30 and £10 for kids.
The Saturday brings Chris Eubank Junior v Arthur Abraham to Wembley Arena (HA9 0AA), tickets are £46.25 – £277.25.
Pubs and Grub
The away fans bar behind the North Stand is spacious and has a large screen showing Sky Sports. It serves Fosters, Johns Smiths and Heineken. The bar is open throughout the game and for a short time after the final whistle.
The Hive Bar at the stadium is for home fans only. The nearest pub is Moranos (HA8 6RW), a short walk from Canons Park Underground Station (come out of the station, turn right and it is in the row of shops further down on the right). This Irish themed wine bar is quite comfortable and has a number of large screens showing sport. It‘s then a 10 minute walk to the away end, cutting through the playing fields (see by Tube below).
Quite close to Kingsbury Tube Station there is a Wetherspoons pub, JJ Moons (HA9 6AA). If travelling on the Jubilee Line from Central London, then Kingsbury is only two stops before Canons Park. Turn left out of the station and the pub is down on the left.
There’s a 500 space car park at the stadium, (cost £5). There are delays after the game as there’s just one exit. Street parking is around but none on Camrose Avenue. There are 150 car parking spaces at Canons Park Tube Station and a 10 minute walk to the Hive.
Train & Tube
The nearest tube station is Canons Park on the Jubilee Line. As you come out of the station turn left and cross the road. You’ll come to metal railings where there’s an entrance to playing fields to walk through to the ground. This brings you out at the North (away) End.
Trains leave Swansea at 11:55, 12:29, 13:28 and 14:28 for the 3 hour ride to Paddington. The only train back to Swansea from Paddington is the 22:45 getting in at 02:40 and is doable by tube on the Jubilee and Bakerloo line.
For the Travelling Jacks making the trip – Be Loud, Be Proud and Be Positive!