If you're heading down to Griffin Park for the first time then we can't wait to see you, if you've not quite made that decision yet then take our word for it - we hope you decide to! Either way here's a range of information that we think may help you out.
Visiting supporters are housed in the Brook Road Stand behind the goal, which comprises a shallow covered terrace and seats in the upper tier accessible by two flights of uncovered steps. The upper tier offers excellent views of the pitch. Wheelchair users who support the away team will be seated in the mixed home and away area (Block P205) of The Paddock, and enter the ground via the main entrance on Braemar Road.
Home supporters can choose between the Braemar Road Stand (upper level seating), including The Paddock (lower level seating), generally known as the “main stand”. This has the best selection of food and drink options. The Ealing Road end is a standing terrace behind the goal where supporters also have access to the catering facilities for the ‘main stand’. All ticket holders for these stands will enter via the Braemar Road turnstiles.
The New Road Stand is where the dugouts are located and also has a good concourse area with food and drink outlets towards the back of the stand. The New Road Stand also houses the Family Area, which sits adjacent to the Ealing Road end. Behind the stand you will find ‘Bee Block’ - aimed at entertaining under 11s with free face painting and a mock changing room that plays host to First Team player autograph signings prior to Saturday games - and a kids’ tuck shop with lunch packs for children.
Home wheelchair users who visit Griffin Park will be in the mixed home and away area (Block P205) of The Paddock, entering via the main entrance on Braemar Road. This area is also recommended for those less able to climb stairs and offers an excellent view, close to the pitch and alongside the players tunnel.
The Ticket Office, Collection Point and Stadium Shop are all located along Braemar Road.
There are plenty of stewards and ‘Here to Help’ assistants outside of the ground who can help with directions and information, and matchday programmes are available both inside and outside the stadium.
There are plenty of bus routes which pass by or close to Griffin Park. The 65 and 235 stop outside the football ground and buses 237, 267, E2, E8, 195 and H91 stop a five to ten minute walk from Griffin Park.
The nearest underground station is South Ealing on the Piccadilly Line, which is approximately a 20 minute walk from Griffin Park. Come out of the station, turn right and continue to walk down South Ealing Road towards Ealing Road, you can’t miss the iconic floodlights of Griffin Park.
Alternatively, South West trains operate a frequent service to Brentford station, which is approximately seven minutes away on foot. Dependent on which platform you arrive onto, walk out onto Boston Manor Road, turn left towards Brentford High Street, within approximately one minute you reach Brentford Library and the war memorial, turn left and then right into Clifden Road, the flood lights are visible from there.
At the bottom of Clifden Road, turn right and the away fans entrance in Brook Road is located on the left hand side. If you require New Road stand, turn left at the bottom of Clifden Road and then New Road is visible on the right. If you need Braemar Road/Ealing Road/The Paddock, to buy or collect tickets, walk past the away entrance to the corner of Braemar Road, turn left into Braemar Road and the turnstiles are located on the left hand side with the collection points and main Ticket Office just past the main entrance. Wheelchair access for both home and away supporters is through the main entrance in Braemar Road, where stewards are on hand to assist.
South West Trains information: www.swtrains.co.uk
Transport for London information: www.tfl.gov.uk
Residents permit parking exists all around the stadium. There are a number of hotels that have been built in the last couple of years and some of these have fee paying car parks. One is the Premier Inn Kew Bridge (not Premier Inn Brentford) which is approximately a five minute walk from the stadium (TW8 0BB). Alternatively, there is the Travelodge Kew Bridge (TW8 0BD). Brentford Health Centre opposite Brentford train station offers parking (TW8 8DS). Blue Badge holders are advised to use these car parks. Further afield there is free street parking as well as a limited amount of parking meter bays.
If you arrive early, there are plenty of things to do to make visiting Brentford a great day out, all within walking distance.
Kew Gardens is world-famous for its historic glasshouses, magnificent vistas and precious specimen trees, not to mention royal buildings, the Pagoda, beautiful woods and great places for children to have fun. Kew Gardens is approximately 1.5 miles from Griffin Park.
Syon House is the last surviving ducal residence complete with its country estate in Greater London. Take a look around the Duke of Northumberland’s London home, view the magnificent State and Private Apartments and enjoy the spectacular Great Conservatory and 40 acres of gardens. Syon Park and Gardens is approximately 1.5 miles from Griffin Park.
BOSTON MANOR PARK AND HOUSE
Boston Manor House, one of West London’s lesser-known gems, a fine Jacobean manor house built in 1623. Set back from Boston Manor Road in Brentford, the three-storey building is situated in parkland containing a lake and ancient cedar trees. Today, the park has ornamental lawns and has a small pond, tennis courts, a basketball court and a large children's play area. Boston Manor Park is approximately one mile from Griffin Park.
The Musical Museum contains one of the world's foremost collections of self-playing musical instruments. From the tiniest of clockwork music boxes to the Mighty Wurlitzer the collection embraces an impressive and comprehensive array of sophisticated reproducing pianos, orchestrions, orchestrelles, residence organs and violin players. The Musical Museum is 0.5 miles from Griffin Park.
LONDON MUSEUM OF WATER AND STEAM
Discover the story of London’s water supply and experience stationary water pumps in steam at the London Museum of Water & Steam. Explore the exciting new Waterworks interactive gallery, prepare to get wet in the new outdoors Splash Zone, watch the engines come to life every weekend, take part in hands-on family activities, or relax in Stokers Café, complete with comfy sofas and a play table for children. The Museum is located 0.7 miles from Griffin Park.
Brentford is renowned for having a huge variety of pubs all within walking distance. Sadly, Griffin Park no longer has a pub on every corner, however there is plenty of choice for anyone who wants a pre-match drink. All pubs usually welcome all away fans and Brentford fans happily mingle with away supporters. The closest to pubs to Griffin Park are: The Griffin, New Inn, Princess Royal, The Royal Horseguardsmen, Watermans Arms, The Beehive, Brewery Tap, The Kings Arms and The Magpie and Crown. Across the A4 there is The Globe and The Lord Nelson. All these pubs are a short walk (less than ten minutes) from Griffin Park.
There has been a regeneration of the town of Brentford in the last couple of years and there are now hotels serving food - including The Novotel, Premier Inn Kew Bridge and Premier Inn Brentford – within a few minutes’ walk plus a little further afield, the Holiday Inn Brentford Lock.
There is a good variety of restaurants and cafés in the local area predominantly in Brentford Lock and Brentford High Street - approximately 10 minutes’ walk from Griffin Park – while, much closer to the ground, is a McDonalds on Ealing Road.