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Away Day Guide: West Ham United

Plan your day at the London Stadium

1 October 2021

We have another sold out London derby to look forward to this weekend as we make the trip across town to West Ham United. There will be extensive disruption to journeys through Central London due to the Virgin Money London Marathon taking place the same day so plan your trip below.

Opponents: West Ham United

Date: Sunday 3 October

Kick-off: 2pm

Capacity: 60,000

Post code for sat-nav: E20 1EJ (Westfields Stratford)

Built initially for the 2012 London Olympics, West Ham United moved into their new home in August 2016 after 112 years at the Boleyn Ground.

A 66,000 capacity stadium for Athletics events, the terms of West Ham's lease have reduced the capacity to 60,000 for football matches but that still makes it the fourth-biggest ground in the Premier League. 

When not being used by West Ham, the former Olympic Stadium has played host to the Rugby World Cup, international and domestic Rugby Union, The Race of Champions, the RFL Four Nations and was home for the first Major League Baseball games to be played in Europe.

The London Stadium has the longest cantilevered roof in the world coming in at 45,000m2 with an 84 metre maximum span.

Brentford fans are advised to use Bridge 4 to access Turnstile D for the away end. 

GETTING THERE

BY ROAD

Driving to the London Stadium is strongly discouraged.

Given the stadium's location within the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park there is no parking at the ground with extensive restrictions in the surrounding area. Parking is available at the nearby Westfield Stratford Shopping Centre

There will be road closures and diversions in place for 3 hours before and 2 hours after the match. This applies to Carpenters Road East, Marshgate Lane, Montfichet Road and White Post Lane.

Any supporters planning to drive to the game, particularly from the South, should leave extra time due to the Virgin Money London Marathon which will see extensive road closures in and around South East and Central London.

BY TRAIN

The London Stadium is served extensively by Public Transport. Stratford (15-minute walk) is best accessed by the following services...

  • Central and Jubilee lines
  • Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
  • National Rail services operated by Greater Anglia and C2C.
  • London Overground trains

Stratford International (15-minute walk) is best accessed via the following:

  • Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
  • Southeastern High Speed 1 services

Pudding Mill Lane station (10-minute walk) is served by the DLR
Hackney Wick station (15-minute walk) is served by the London Overground

This Sunday there is no Central Line service between West Ruislip/Ealing Broadway and Queensway. A Rail Replacement Bus Service is in operation. 

Due to the London Marathon, supporters travelling between Woolwich Arsenal and Stratford International will need to change at Canning Town to continue the journey as trains will operate between Stratford International to Canning Town only until 16:00.

There will also be no London Overground service between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction. Please use local London Buses or London Underground services

BY BUS

18 Bus routes serve Stratford City bus station (in Montfichet Road, adjacent to Westfield), Stratford bus station (over the Town Centre Link Bridge) and Stratford International station (adjacent to Westfield at Waitrose end) including the 25 from Holborn Circus and the 388 from Blackfriars. 

BY CYCLE

There are more than 700 secure cycle parking spaces in Westfield Stratford with Docking stations for Santander Cycles located in and around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Where to eat/drink:

The aforementioned Westfield shopping centre is an ideal place to grab a pre-match bite, with food from various cultures accompanying high-street eateries.

There are no away pubs in Stratford. Fans are advised to find a location in Central London before continuing their journey to the stadium. 


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