Our Impressions of Griffin Park
The majority of the ground is seated and covered, and there are plans to move to a new home in the not too distant future.
Football away supporters are allocated the Ealing road terrace (uncovered). Unless absolutely necessary or it's raining I wouldn't recommend the seats as they were about as far from the pitch as it is possible to get (unless you count the view from the passing planes!)
The open terrace gave unobstructed views, which is more than can be said for the other stands which had posts close to the front causing obstructions.
Combined with a visit to Kew Gardens, just across the river, beforehand and the west end afterwards (Browns in Covent Garden is highly recommended followed by a trip to the Haagan Das ice cream shop in Leicester square) a visit to Brentford is a great day out.
Directions to Griffin Park
Exit the M4 at junction 2, and following the A4 until you reach Chiswick roundabout. Take the fifth exit and take the A4 westbound (going back on yourself). Continue along the A4 for 1 mile, until you reach the traffic lights after SmithKline Beecham. At these lights (with Texaco garages either side) turn left into the Ealing Road (B455).
Exit the M25 at junction 12, and follow the M3 eastbound, signposted Sunbury, London. Continue on the M3 until the end of Motorway, and then continue on the A316 at Sunbury. At Richmond Circus (approx 7 miles), turn left onto the A307 Kew Road. At Kew Green junction (approx 1.5 miles), the A307 becomes the A205 South Circular Road. Continue over the bridge, and at the next set of lights, turn left onto the A315. Follow the A315 for approx 1 mile, and then turn right at Waterman's lights into Ealing Road (B455). Follow the Ealing Road, and you will pass the ground on your left hand side.
The nearest station to Griffin Park is Brentford, which is served by Waterloo, Hounslow and Richmond. The station is five minutes from the ground. Exit the station into Windmill Road, then immediately turn left into Hamilton Road. The visitors end is to the right, in Brook Road. For New Road, carry on up into New Road. For Braemar Road and Ealing Road, follow round to the right of the Stadium.
If you are looking for pubs & shops then we suggest that you stop at Ealing Broadway. This station is about 2 miles from the ground, but has loads of pubs, shops & food outlets in close proximity. The no 65 bus runs from the Broadway to the ground.
South Ealing station is about a mile from the ground. To get to the ground, turn right out of the station, and continue. After passing the Penny Flyer pub, cross the road, and continue following it. At the A4, use the lights to cross, and not the underpass. Carry on up Ealing Road, and after the railway bridge, the stadium is on the right.
An alternative for away fans is Ealing Broadway. This is about 2 miles from the ground, and is very convenient for pubs, shops and food. Bus no 65 runs from the Broadway to the Ground. Ealing is served by the Central and District lines.
The following buses run directly to the ground... 65, E2, E8 and H29.
The following buses pass within a few minutes of the ground.... 235, 237, 267 and H91.
Local Area around Griffin Park
There is parking available in Layton Road, and there is also a limited amount of spaces in the surrounding streets. Although, be wary of the restricted areas, and the local thieves!
There are some places (quite limited) on South Ealing road north of the A4 and on the roads close to the ground, but whilst this isn't the worst area in London by any means, it's not the best, so we would recommend travelling by tube, even if it means you have to park on the outskirts of London e.g. Stanmore