Charlton Athletic Football Club - The Valley

The Valley, Floyd Road, London, England, SE7 8BL







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The Addicks

Our Impressions of The Valley

The Valley is a 26,500 all seater stadium, and in recent years, has undergone many changes. A new 9,000 seater North Stand was built during the 2001/2002 season, the double tier structure was built on top of the old Covered End and has a single tier in the North-West and North-East corners that connect to the East and West sides. The West Stand, built for Charlton's first but unsuccessful Premiership campaign is an 8,000 double tier stand, which also houses the club's offices, changing rooms, conferencing suites and bars. The East stand was built in 1994 and holds just over 6,000 fans. The club are looking to build a new tier on top of the stand. The away end is the oldest stand at The Valley. The Jimmy Seed Stand, named in memory of the late FA Cup winning manager who managed the club from the 1930's to 1950's has a capacity of 3,000. Apart from the odd pillar it gives a good view of the pitch. Charlton returned to the Valley in 1992 after seven years of exile, sharing at Crystal Palace and West Ham with a capacity of just over 8,000.

Directions to The Valley

By Road

From the M25

Exit M25 at junction 2 and follow until the road becomes A102(M). Continue along to the A102(M), until you reach the exit sign posted Woolwich Ferry. Turn right onto the A206 Woolwich Road. At the first set of traffic lights turn right and Floyd Road is the 2nd turning on the left.

By Train

Charlton Train Station is a minute walk from the Valley. Exit the station to Charlton Church Lane, and across the road you will see a row of shops to your right, turn down the road to the left of them, and the Away Stand is down the turning on the right.

By Bus

The following London Transport buses stop near or at The Valley... 161, 177, 180, 380, 472.

Local Area around The Valley

Car Parking

There is a large car park at the Valley behind the West Stand, plus plenty of roads around the area to park, but watch out for yellow lines / controlled parking and thieves. Especially around the Charlton Park area.

Cash Machines

There is a Woolwich Link cash machine at the ground, on the left side of the Club Superstore.

Pubs Near The Valley

The Antigallaghan

This is the most popular pub for away fans. It's not the nicest of pubs, but the food is OK, and there is a pool table to add to the entertainment.

The Bugle Horn

David Ramzan, a Charlton season ticket holder has e-mailed us, and says 'At the top of Charlton Church Lane in Charlton Village is a very popular pub called The Bugle Horn. The Pub dates back to the 1600's and was at the focal point of the old Horn Fair, Charlton Village was given the right to hold a fair by Royal decree. Although the fair has long gone, there is plenty of good beer and bar food to sample in this historic hostelry. The interior has changed little over the centuries and The Bugle Horn would not be out of place in a country village. The licensee is a devoted Charlton fan and has decorated the bars with plenty of Addicks framed memorabilia from signed players shirts (pre-war and currant) to photos and historic programmes. The Bugle Horn is worth a visit for this fact alone. There are several TV's located in the bar areas and a big sceen in the large family room showing Sky-Sport and live matches. The local Police have a policy of only allowing home supporters to use the pub for specified higher profile matches, but you can usually get a drink there after the game, or if you are spending the weekend in the area while going to the game you can get a good meal and a few jars outside of matchdays. I can highly recommend a visit to this most welcoming of local pubs.'

Fast Food Near The Valley

Around The Ground

Charlton supply their own catering and there are plenty of outlets around the ground. There are also many Fish & Chip Shops in Charlton Church Lane and a McDonalds next to ASDA in Busby's Way.

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