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Chelsea

June 29, 2022

Chelsea are one of the giants of the league, with a roster full of international stars, in a surprisingly small stadium tucked into a very cool London neighborhood. But their run at the top is on pause -- at least. LOCATION: Just west of London’s center and on several transport lines CONTACT: chelseafc.com, 0371 811…

Charlton Athletic

June 29, 2022

Almost a forgotten team in London, especially since they have been out of the Premier League since 2007, Charlton is nonetheless a fun day out: an easily reached, family-friendly club in a part of London that might surprise you with its visitor options. LOCATION: South East London, 15 minutes east of London Bridge station by…

Cambridge United

June 29, 2022

Yes, it’s that Cambridge, with the chapels and halls and Nobel Prize winners. When you’re out for a visit, cross the “town and gown” divide for a game at this friendly little club. LOCATION: Cambridge, about an hour north of London’s King’s Cross station CONTACT: cambridge-united.co.uk, 01223 566 500, #CamUTD NICKNAMES: The U’s, which is…

bromley fc non-league football in London

Bromley

June 29, 2022

​​A proper day out for some non-league football in South London, Bromley are higher in the pyramid than ever before and just might be popping up into the Football League soon. LOCATION: Bromley is in the southeastern part of Greater London, about thirty minutes out from the center by train. CONTACT: bromleyfc.tv, 020 8460 5291,…

Boreham Wood

June 29, 2022

Just one of literally dozens of non-league clubs around Greater London, Boreham Wood is a fun and proper footballing day out in the North of London – and the kind of place where you might sit next to one of their players on a train to the game. LOCATION: Borehamwood, about an hour north of…

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Brentford

June 29, 2022

What was once a trip to the past for a classic old-school ground is now an up-and-coming story playing out in a brand-new stadium. LOCATION: In the western part of Greater London, about an hour west of the center by train CONTACT: brentfordfc.com, 0208 847 2511, #BrentfordFC NICKNAMES: The Bees, which came about in the…

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Arsenal

June 29, 2022

​​This club has a magnificent stadium, a trophy-filled cabinet, worldwide support, and has recently put itself back in the conversations as one of the best clubs in England. Arsenal is a giant club striving to recreate those former days of glory. LOCATION: Islington, North London CONTACT: arsenal.com, 020 7619 5003, #WeAreTheArsenal NICKNAMES: The Gunners Groundhopper…

Middlesbrough

May 17, 2022

A classic yo-yo club, Middlesbrough have spent all but two seasons since World War II in the top two tiers but have just one major trophy to their name. LOCATION: Teesside, named for being along the River Tees, is three hours north of London by train, two and a half hours from Manchester, and one…

Liverpool

April 26, 2022

Mighty Liverpool dominated the English game from the 1960s through the 1980s, earning them a worldwide following. They are now back at the top, and Anfield remains a must-see stop on a groundhopping tour—if you can get in. LOCATION: Liverpool is two and a half hours from London’s Euston station and just under an hour…

Newcastle United

April 8, 2022

If you’re measuring clubs by stadium size and fan base—as opposed to, say, recent success—then Newcastle is one of the biggest clubs around, with an amazing stadium and supporters who finally have an ownership group they’re excited about. LOCATION: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, about three hours by train from London and 90 minutes from Edinburgh CONTACT: nufc.co.uk, 0844…

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