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Cheltenham Town

July 1, 2022

Kind of a “while you’re out there” way to add some football to a Cotswolds visit. LOCATION: Cheltenham is two hours west of London’s Paddington Station. CONTACT:, 01242 573558, #CTFC NICKNAMES: The Robins

Cardiff City

July 1, 2022

This club, in a beautiful and historic city, has one of the most passionate fan bases in the country and a truly insane rivalry that is on again for this season. LOCATION: Cardiff, South Wales, about two hours west of London’s Paddington station by train CONTACT: NICKNAMES: The Bluebirds

Bristol City

July 1, 2022

Seeing a game at Bristol City FC is like arriving at the intersection of small-town, community football and the modern age—all in a very cool town. LOCATION: Bristol, just under two hours southwest of London’s Paddington station CONTACT: NICKNAMES: The Robins

Bristol Rovers

July 1, 2022

Bristol Rovers are a friendly little club in a goofy stadium in a very cool city. LOCATION: Bristol, just under two hours southwest of London’s Paddington station CONTACT:, 0117 9096648, #BRFC NICKNAMES: You might think it’s Rovers, but that’s part of their actual name. No, they are The Gas because their old stadium was…


July 1, 2022

A solid Premier League club until very recently, Southampton are also famous for developing—then selling—young players. They’re in a major port city that makes a nice day or overnight trip from London. LOCATION: On the South Coast, about 90 minutes south from London’s Waterloo station CONTACT: NICKNAMES: The Saints, because they were originally formed…

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July 1, 2022

Portsmouth and a game at Fratton Park are a trip back in time, inside and outside the football ground. The side can now finally also offer some improving football: Pompey are back in the Championship. LOCATION: On the south coast, about ninety minutes from London’s Waterloo station CONTACT:, 023 9273 1204, #Pompey NICKNAMES: Pompey,…

Brighton and Hove Albion

July 1, 2022

​​Brighton and Hove Albion is a club gearing up for its eighth top-flight season in a row after not being there for more than three decades before. And this year they're in Europe for the first time ever! It’s one of the best short football trips outside London, as well: great town, lovely area, terrific…


July 1, 2022

This “little club that could” is back in the Premier League, and seeing a game in Bournemouth means visiting a posh and lovely seaside town for a game in a tiny stadium. Good luck getting tickets, though. LOCATION: In Dorset on the South Coast of England, about two hours from Waterloo station in London CONTACT:…

Peterborough United

July 1, 2022

A game at Peterborough United is a great combination of history, atmosphere and – if one is traveling from London – convenience. LOCATION: Peterborough is just under an hour by train from London Kings Cross. CONTACT:, 01733 563947, #PUFC NICKNAMES: The Posh

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Norwich City

July 1, 2022

Norwich City is a tradition-rich club with an old-school stadium in a beautiful and historic city just a couple of hours from London. Just to be clear, it’s pronounced NOR-itch. LOCATION: Norwich, Norfolk, two hours east of Liverpool Street station in London CONTACT:, 01603 721902, #NCFC NICKNAMES: The Canaries, due to a history of…

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