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Watford

July 1, 2022

Watford are becoming something of a yo-yo club, bouncing between the Premier League and (for this season again) the Championship. Still, as a game day, they are an easy and fun way to catch some footy while you’re in London. LOCATION: Watford, Hertfordshire, essentially a northern suburb of London, 15 miles from the center by…

Tottenham Europa League Draw

Tottenham Hotspur

July 1, 2022

Tottenham ​​Hotspur are a club with a proud and trophy-filled history, a large following, a shiny new stadium, and a reputation for just screwing things up. LOCATION: The North London neighborhood of Tottenham CONTACT: tottenhamhotspur.com, 0344 499 5000, #THFC NICKNAMES: Spurs or (far less often) the Lilywhites. Please don’t say “the” Spurs or Tottenham Hotspurs.…

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Sutton United

July 1, 2022

In 2021, Sutton United reached the Football League for the first time in their 124-year history. This makes them a trip back in time right there in Greater London. LOCATION: Sutton is in South London, about 30 minutes by train from Victoria Station. CONTACT: suttonunited.net, 020 8644 4440, #SuttonUnited NICKNAMES: The Us or the Yellows

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Stevenage

July 1, 2022

Stevenage ​​is one of several clubs that perfectly fit the bill if you want to get just out of London for the day and see some proper small-club family football. LOCATION: Stevenage is a northern suburb of London. CONTACT: stevenagefc.com, 01438 223223, #StevenageFC NICKNAMES: The Boro

Reading

July 1, 2022

A fun day out from London or a good arrival-day trip from Heathrow, Reading is a pleasant town with an attractive downtown and a nice stadium. LOCATION: Thirty minutes west by train from Paddington station in London or about 45 minutes by bus from Heathrow Airport CONTACT: readingfc.co.uk, 0118 968 1100, #ReadingFC NICKNAMES: The Royals,…

Kickoff of a football game at Loftus Road Stadium, home of QPR

Queens Park Rangers

July 1, 2022

For the London soccer tourist, a game at QPR is a great option: not as sketchy as Millwall, not as posh as Fulham, not as hard to get into as the big Premier League clubs, and in a cool part of town. LOCATION: Shepherd’s Bush in West London CONTACT: qpr.co.uk, 020 8743 0262, #QPR NICKNAMES:…

Oxford United

July 1, 2022

In ​​the City of Dreaming Spires lie beautiful buildings, famous colleges, amazing history, and a little football club recently on the up. LOCATION: One hour west of Paddington station in London CONTACT: oufc.co.uk, 01865 337500, #OUFC NICKNAMES: The U’s or the Yellows—same as Cambridge United, oddly

Millwall

July 1, 2022

Millwall’s supporters proudly claim the mantle of “Last of the Real Clubs.” We think they really mean “vulgar” clubs. And there’s truth to it: no place can rock, or disturb, or entertain like Millwall at a big game. LOCATION: Bermondsey, one stop out of London Bridge station in South East London CONTACT: millwallfc.co.uk, 020 7232…

Luton Town

July 1, 2022

You ​​know how, when a place gets cool and gentrified, some people say it was a dump that needed work, but others say it lost its essence and now it’s too nice? Let’s just say that Luton—both town and club—isn’t cool and hasn’t gentrified. We think it's great -- and now it's Premier League! LOCATION:…

Leyton Orient

June 30, 2022

This ​​East London club, which is probably bigger than you think, hits a real sweet spot with a community feeling at a Football League club in the capital. LOCATION: Leyton, a district in the eastern part of Greater London, on the Central Line less than 20 minutes out from the center CONTACT: leytonorient.com, 0208 926…

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