Travelling Jacks – Charlton Athletic

Charlton Athletic on Wednesday, 2nd October 2019 at 19:45

Distance from the Liberty Stadium: 229 miles ~ 4 hours.

Address: The Valley, Floyd Road, Charlton. SE7 8BL
Telephone: 0208 333 4000
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The Valley - Charlton Athletic

What’s The Valley Like
Up to 3,000 Swans fans can be housed in the Jimmy Seed stand behind the goal, which incidentally is the oldest stand in the ground (dating back to the 1980s).

Due to the supporting pillar for the roof in the middle of the stand, some views may be a little obstructed.

Pies, hot dogs are sold, also John Smiths, Fosters, Bulmers & white wine are the standard fare offered to away fans on match day.

Visiting Charlton
With Charlton being just a 25 minute journey into central London, you could easily make enjoy an overnight break as there is plenty to do in the capital!

You’re spoilt for choice for things to do, places to see, eat, drink and of course places to stay.

For those who prefer a familiar name, the Premier Inn London Woolwich, Royal Arsenal is just 1.7 miles from the ground and the Travelodge London Woolwich is 2.1 miles away.

What’s On in Charlton
Being so near to London, there are many events available to suit all manner of tastes.

Close to Charlton are Marvel Universe LIVE! is on at the O2 Arena (SE10 0DX) 26 Sep – 6 Oct 2019, tickets are £35.75 – £68.50.

Brooklyn – The Musical is at Greenwich Theatre (SE10 8ES) 27 September, 2019 to 19 October, tickets 27-30 Sep are £16, after, £28.50 or £23.50 for concessions.

If theatre and musicals are your thing, then make sure you check London Theatre Direct for cut-price tickets and deals.

Eating and Drinking near The Valley
There are a few pubs near The Valley, namely the Anchor & Hope (SE7 7SS – 1 mile) and Angerstein Hotel (SE10 0LE – 1.2 miles).

For train travellers, near Blackheath station, The Railway (SE3 9LE), The Crown (SE3 0BS), O’Neills (SE3 0BH), Mordens Wine Bar (SE3 0TA), Zerodegrees Microbrewery (SE3 0TJ) and Hare & Billet (SE3 0QJ) are 2.5 miles away.

Parking near The Valley
You can choose from a selection of private car parking spaces near the Valley, including around 28 parking spaces which you can reserve for your visit from just £6.00 for the whole day – which is great for London prices!

If you do chance street parking, be mindful of residents parking only.

Alternatively, as you come off the A2 onto the A206, there’s some parking on the right in a few streets before the Rose of Denmark pub.

The industrial estates in the area, in Westmoor Street, Eastmoor Street, Warspite Road and Ruston Road have street parking.

If you’re coming up Woolwich Road from the Blackwall Tunnel as you pass the ground, the industrial estates are on the left-hand side (SE7 8BL).

Trains to Charlton
The ground is 0.4 miles from Charlton Railway Station, served by trains from Charing Cross, London Bridge and Waterloo East stations.

It may be easier on the tube (Jubilee Line) to get to North Greenwich station and take a short ride on buses 161, 472 or 486 to the ground.

Trains to Charlton take 4 hours, and leave Swansea at 10:29, 11:29, 12:29 and 13:29.

There are no trains back to Swansea after the game so why not enjoy the bright lights on London!

For the Travelling Jacks making the trip – Be Loud, Be Proud and Be Positive!