Brentford on Thursday 26th December 2018 at 15:00
Distance from the Liberty Stadium: 186 miles ~ 3 hours 6 minutes.
Address: Griffin Park, Braemar Road, Brentford. TW8 0NT
Telephone: 0208 847 2511
Web Site: www.brentfordfc.com
What’s Griffin Park Like
Swans fans are in the Brook Road Stand, with up to 1,000 on the terrace and 600 seats upstairs if required.
The food on offer is the standard football fare of pies, burgers, pasties, hot dogs and sausage rolls.
Brentford is close enough to do a day trip straight up the M4 and back, but there’s also the option of staying over, especially being so near to central London.
If you plan on making a weekend of it for seeing the famous nearby landmarks, such as The London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Ben Big, the Houses of Parliament or just fancy a pre-Christmas shopping spree, then there is, as you’d imagine plenty of hotels available to suit all budgets.
There is also the Premier Inn London Brentford (TW8 9AD) and Travelodge London Kew Bridge (TW8 0BD), both 0.4 miles away, Premier Inn Kew Bridge (TW8 0BB), Urban Villa (TW8 0FL), Hotel Novotel London Brentford (TW8 0GP), all 0.3 miles away.
Plus of course there’s also the option of staying in central London.
What’s On in Brentford
Aside from the main London attractions, there are also many free events on in the capital.
There are so many things to do in London over Christmas, including taking in the classic West End shows such as Les Miserables, Wicked and The Book of Morman and many pantomimes.
Disney on Ice is at The O2 Arena (SE10 0DX), tickets are £21.79.
Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh is at the Saatchi Gallery (SW3 4SQ), tickets are £30.35, kids for £21.35, concessions £27.85.
You’re spoilt for choice with famous nearby landmarks too – The London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Ben Big and the House of Parliament.
Eating and Drinking
Brentford has a pub on each corner of the ground; they are The Griffin (TW8 0NP), Royal Oak (TW8 0NU), The Princess Royal (TW8 0LF) and The New Inn (TW8 0NX).
My favourite is The Griffin, a great pub with Happy Valley Chinese takeaway opposite which is open from noon.
Real ale drinkers could try The Magpie & Crown (TW8 8EW), a 0.6 mile, 10 minute walk from the ground on Brentford High Street. The pub has four real ales on tap and is welcoming to home and away fans.
Parking near Griffin Park
Street parking is available near the ground but you can also choose from a selection of private car parking spaces near Griffin Park – including around 49 reservable parking spaces from just £7.00 for the day.
The nearest train station is 0.4 miles away at Brentford, a five minute walk away. This station is on the London Waterloo to Reading line, running every 15 minutes.
The nearest tube station is South Ealing, on the Piccadilly Line. This is a 15 minute, 1.1 mile walk away down Ealing Road. Bus number 65 runs from the other side of Ealing Road to the ground.
BUT beware as there are NO trains on Boxing Day!
For the Travelling Jacks making the trip – Be Loud, Be Proud and Be Positive!