Our Impressions of Selhurst park
Selhurst Park has a capacity approx 26,000, and like many stadiums consists of four very differing stands. The two-tier Holmesdale Road stand, built in 1995 offers excellent facilities, the smaller Whitehorse Lane stand contains the infamous 'executive' boxes, and the much older Arthur Wait stand. Away fans are normally allocated approx 3,000 tickets within the older Arthur Wait stand (horay... old stand = away fans). We have been warned by several visitors, that this stand is not very steeply banked, so many fans tend to standup, until ordered to sit down by the stewards!
Directions to Selhurst park
From North And West
M1 to A406 North Circular Road heading west to Chiswick Roundabout. Take the third exit at the roundabout onto Chiswick High Road, then first left onto the A205 signposted Kew. After 2m, take a left at the t-junction signposted Putney. Continue until the road merges with the A3, then a mile later, turn right onto the A214 signposted Tooting and Streatham. When in Streatham, turn right onto the A23 Streatham High Road and after one mile, turn left into the B273 Green Lane which becomes Parchmore Road. At the bottom of the road, turn left into the High Street, go straight over the crossroads and the ground is on the right.
M25 then A20 signposted London. After 4m, turn left onto the A224 signposted St Mary Cray. After 3m, turn onto the A232 Spur Road and follow this until you see Shirley Park Golf Club, then turn right onto the A215 Shirley Road. Turn right at the top of this road, then first left into the A215 Spring Road. After 1.5m, turn left onto the B266 and the ground is 0.25m on the left.
A23 into London following signs for Thornton Heath, turning right onto the A235 passing through a one-way system. Turn immediately left onto the B266 Brigstock Road which becomes High Street then as north.
Norwood Junction, Selhurst and Thornton Heath are equally close (10-15 min walk). Don't get a tube to Crystal Palace.
Local Area around Selhurst park
The ground car park gets full very quickly, so unless for really early, then forget it!
You best bet is probably street parking. For this, check out the area near the Selhurst railway station (Edith Road / Dagnall Park). The roads in Thornton Heath are pay and display, which is also a good option, and is surprisingly cheap, but beware, some only allow you to park for up to 2 hours!
There are 500 spaces at the Sainsbury's car park off Whitehorse Lane although this gets congested afterwards, and sometime the store manager get a bit miffed!
Disabled Facilities at Selhurst park
Disabled away fans are offered 15 spaces within the Arthur Wait stand (with the away fans), plus extra space in the new Holmesdale Road stand if necessary (...with the home fans). The admission, like most large arenas, is free for the disabled person, and half-price for the helper, and places have been known to the limited for 'big' games so it's best to call the club and pre-book. We would point out though, that there are NO dedicated disabled parking facilities, so it's best to park in the Sainsbury's car park, and get there early. There are 20 seats for the visually impaired with hospital radio commentary.
Pubs Near Selhurst park
The Goat House
Located on Penge Road, this is a fullers pub, and is a large, footie pub. The beer and the bar meals are excellent, with both being served all day. There is also a big-screen TV for those all important Sky reviews, a pool table, darts board. and a quieter family room for the kiddies. This pubs also boast some disabled toilets.
This pub is located on the High Street, and is really a friendly traditional locals pub. Bar snacks served all day, there is a Big-screen TV, pool, darts, and families are made welcome, but the atmosphere is more akin to a 'local' that footie pub.
The White Horse
Located on Selhurst Road, and is a large traditional pub with a good atmosphere. There is a good range of food served from 12 until 2, a Big-screen TV, pool, beer garden, and car park.
Railway Social Club
From Selhurst station, turn left immediately from exit and down a dodgy looking alleyway for about 100 yards. Tucked away down this ally is the Railway Members social club. It may cost 50p to get in but this is more than made up by the subsidised beer prices inside. Also do a good collection of Sandwiches and Pub Snacks. Be aware however that 'Swearing' or 'Drunken Behaviour' will not be tolerated on the dancefloor.
The Clifton Arms
Located in Clifton Road, this is very popular with away fans to the point that it only admits season-ticket holders after 13:30.
The Prince George
This was our reviewers personal favourite. Located in Whitehorse Road near Norwood Station, this pub sells good beer and has a large-screen TV. There is also the bonus of a good Chinese/chippie close-by.