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Hull City

July 1, 2022

Out ​​on the east coast of England, in a historic and friendly fishing town, is a beautiful new stadium which is home to a club emerging, they hope, from dark days. LOCATION: Hull (officially Kingston upon Hull), two and a half hours northeast from King’s Cross in London, two hours from Manchester CONTACT: hullcitytigers.com, 01482…

Colchester United

July 1, 2022

English people, including some in Colchester, may tell you Colchester United is a nothing club. We agree it isn’t special, but we had some fun and interesting experiences there. LOCATION: Colchester is in Essex, just over an hour east of London by train. CONTACT: cu-fc.com, 01206 755161, #COLU NICKNAMES: The U’s

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Wycombe Wanderers

July 1, 2022

Two years ago, Wycombe finally made the Championship for the first time, then their fans couldn’t see them because of the pandemic. They were relegated on the last day and remain in League One, but they are still a fun day out. LOCATION: High Wycombe, about 35 minutes west of London’s Marylebone Station. “High” in…

Wimbledon

July 1, 2022

League Two football in London with an absolutely uplifting story and a brand new stadium LOCATION: Wimbledon is a neighborhood in South-West London. CONTACT: afcwimbledon.co.uk, 020 8547 3528, #AFCW NICKNAMES: The Dons or the Wombles, the latter after fictional characters in a series of children’s novels set in Wimbledon Common. There is, in fact, a…

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West Ham United

July 1, 2022

West Ham is a bit of a zombie club for a while: a big, traditional club wandering and a bit lifeless after moving from their old home to one that inspires ambivalence.  LOCATION: London Stadium in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in the city’s East End CONTACT: whufc.com, 0333 030 0174, #COYI NICKNAMES: The Irons…

Wembley Stadium

July 1, 2022

Obviously this is not a club. But you might want to catch a Cup, playoff, or international game there, or just go out for a tour. It’s an incredible place. LOCATION: Northwest of Greater London about 30 minutes from the center by train CONTACT: wembleystadium.com, 0800 169 2007, #Wembley NICKNAMES: None, really. It’s just the…

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…

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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

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