Are You Going To West Ham?

Last updated : 16 December 2005 By Footy Mad - Editor


The stadium is actually called the Boleyn Ground, and not Upton Park, as is widely believed. Away fans are housed in one end in the lowertier of the relatively new North Stand (also known as the Centenary Stand). The usual allocation for away fans is 2,200, but they can give 3,600 id demand is required. The ground is very compact and the seating is very close to the pitch.

from the M1 leave at Junction 2 onto the A1. After a short distance the A1 joins tha A406 (North Circular Road). Turn left onto th A406 and follow this road until it reaches tha A124 (Barking Road) and turn right heading into London. After about 1.5 miles turn right into Green Street and the ground is on the right.

A number of bars are home fans only, but times have changed and this place isn't as bad as it used to be. I know away fans are always told not to visit the Boleyn Pub (on the corner of the ground), plus the Greengate, Wine Bar, Village and the Central pubs on Barking Road. But I've been in them all, without any trouble. Millers Well is a Wetherspoons (opposite East Ham Town Hall) is good, although for years we've used the East Ham Social Club and the Denmark Arms.

The ground is walkable from the Upton Park tube station which is on the District, plus Hammersmith and City lines. Please not the West Ham tube station is nowhere near the ground so don't get off there. The queue to get away from the ground is always horrendous, and you're probably better off going for a couple of pints before going back on the tube. Forest Gate is a 25 minute walk, but far less busy.