Travelling Jacks – Queens Park Rangers

Queens Park Rangers on Tuesday 25 January 2022 at 7:45pm

Distance from the Liberty Stadium: 184 miles ~ 3 hours 30 minutes.

Address: Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, South Africa Road, London. W12 7PA
Telephone: 0208 743 0262
Web Site: www.qpr.co.uk

Swansea City fans travelling to the game are advised that they must adhere to the home club’s Code of Conduct and all Covid-19 Government guidelines in England.

Loftus Road stadium

What’s the Kiyan Prince Foundation stadium like?

Up to 2,500 away fans are allowed in the School End of the stadium. Make sure you get there 30 minutes before kick off as there are many security checks at the turnstiles or you’ll risk missing the start of the game.

Hot dogs, pies and sausage rolls are sold on the concourse.

Visiting London

London is the entertainment capital of the country. From theatres to museums to concerts you are spoilt for choice and it is always worth making a weekend of any visit to London when you go to watch the Swans.

If you do plan on making a weekend of it, then considering taking in the latest West End show or even a tour of Wembley Stadium, then make sure you book online as these prices will be cheaper than on the day.

Remember to check Discount London for money off deals on a wide variety of London attraction tickets too.

As you’d imagine, London has so many options to choose from in terms of accommodation – hostels, hotels, B&Bs, flat or even house rental!

It isn’t the cheapest place in the world to stay but you can get some great deals if you shop around a bit.

The nearest hotels to the ground are in the Shepherd’s Bush area of Greater London.

What’s On in London

As you can imagine there is loads of stuff that’s going on in the UK’s capital city.

With it being so close to Christmas, the Pantomime season is in full swing – oh yes, they are!

Friday at Wembley Arena (HA9 0AA) has Christmas with Il Divo, tickets are from £53. Monday has Madness and Squeeze with tickets from £42.

Madness and Squeeze are also at the O2 Arena (SE10 0DX) on the Saturday, tickets from £35. Gary Barlow is in attendance on Thursday and Friday, tickets from £37.

Sunday has Michael Ball & Alfie Boe there, tickets from £40.

Eating and Drinking near the Kiyan Prince Foundation stadium

There are no designated pubs for away fans near the stadium.

Shepherds Bush Green has a number of bars, however most employ doormen checking match tickets on entry and entry is refused to away fans.

Avoid ‘The Springbok’ at all costs, away fans are banned and there will be problems if Swans fans try to gain entry.

Belushi’s Bar in the Vue Complex (W12 8PH), opposite Shepherd’s Bush Tube Station, does allow away fans. It has Sky and BT Sports at the premises and is just over a mile from the stadium.

Another pre-match option is to visit central London, which is a short tube ride away.

Uxbridge Road has the most diverse eating experience you could possibly ask for, as part of inner London, nearly every manner of food is available.

You can ear Indian, Chinese, Thai, Lebanese and Indian kebab shops; who sell donar kebabs made with Indian spices.

These along with the usual chippies and cafes sprinkled around the place.

Parking near the Kiyan Prince Foundation stadium

There’s very little parking near the ground, with South Africa road being closed to traffic for 90 minutes before kick-off and for an hour after the final whistle.

There are a few pay and display bays in Dorando Close that cost £6.60 for 3 hours, but you’ll have a long wait to get out at the end of the game due to the post-match road closures.

Be aware there are a number of restricted parking areas around the stadium.

You can choose from a selection of private car parking spaces near the Kiyan Prince Foundation stadium, including around 34 parking spaces which you can reserve for your visit from just £6.00 for the whole day.

Alternatively, you can also park at the Westfield Shopping Centre (W12 7GF) in Shepherds Bush. Parking is £9.50 for up to 6 hours.

Buses to London

Swansea City and National Express have reached an agreement to provide a service specifically for the travelling Jacks journeying to cheer on the Swans.

There will be a minimum of two coaches – with one of the coaches being designated specifically for families and supporters who prefer a quieter journey.

Supporters who would like to purchase travel for the quieter service should select the coach which departs one minute later than the first coach.

  • Normal service – Departing the Swansea dot com Stadium.
  • Family service – Departing the Swansea dot com Stadium.

After departing the Swansea dot com Stadium, there will be additional pick up points in Briton Ferry (McDonald’s) and Port Talbot.

Fans can purchase return coach tickets for the game online from National Express.

Tickets will be sent via email/e-ticket to fans directly from National Express, and will need to be shown to the driver before boarding. 

All coaches are fully accessible, with toilet provisions available on board. All coaches will depart and return to the Swansea.com Stadium, with two stops along the way.

Fans should be aware that buses will not depart until after the fixture has finished.

Train to London

The nearest tube station is White City on the Central Line, a half-mile walk away.

Also nearby is the Wood Lane Station, on the Hammersmith & City line, a 10 minute walk from the stadium.

Shepherds Bush Market tube station (central line) is around 3/4 of a mile away, whilst and Shepherds Bush (Hammersmith & City line) is 1.2 miles away.

Note that despite the name, Queens Park tube station is nowhere near the ground!

The nearest train station is Shepherds Bush, next to the tube station.

However, it’s not directly served by any of the major London mainline stations, but trains from Watford Junction and Clapham Junction stop there.

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