Our Impressions of The New Den
This is a great stadium, and really does the club proud. Build in 1993, there is plenty of facilities for both home & away supporters. The away fans are normally housed within the North Stand, and are allocated all the seats within the upper tier. The concourse offers hot food ranging from the standard pies to cod & chips, and you will also be able to get a beer to swill it down with! The only down side on the day we visited, was that only half of these Kiosks were open, so there were still long queues.
Outside the ground the Police seemed mob-handed, but I guess that you would expect this, considering Millwall's past problems. Ourselves... well we took the tube to the Surreys Quays, went for a pint in the Whelan pub, and then walked with loads of home supporters to the ground, without a sign of trouble.
Directions to The New Den
The stadium is situated on Ilderton Road, which is just off Old Kent Road (Deptford End) on the A2.
Make your way to London Bridge. Change after one stop at South Bermondsey station, between platforms 8-16. Trains normally depart for South Bermondsey every 10-15 minutes (mon-fri only). Please note that not every train which departs from these platforms go straight to South Bermondsey, listen to announcements for verification. Journey Time: 3-5 minutes and then another 5 minutes walk to stadium (which will be in sight from the platform).
The nearest tube station is either Surrey Quays or New Cross gate. When we last visited, we went via Surreys Quays, and walked to the ground. The walk takes about 25 minutes, and is simply a case of walking along Rotherhithe,
Numbers 21, 53, X53 (Mon-fri only, peak hours), 172, 177, N77 to Old Kent Road, 47, 188 to Evelyn Street
Local Area around The New Den
No parking is available for supporters at the ground.
There is some on the estate opposite the ground and off Surrey Canal Road, which is the main road off of Ilderton Road.
Pubs Near The New Den
This pub is best described a 'work-man like', although this may be unfair as when we visited they did appear to be doing the place up. The pub is located on Rotherhithe, about 200 yards from the Surrey Quays Tube station, and is on route to the ground. Ideal!. The beer was good, there was all day food served, and above all, the locals were friendly.
Wayne Green has sent us an e-mail, and says 'chinahall which is two minute away from surrey quays tube station the pub sells good selection beers & food at a very good price so for away fans its well worth a try.'
We do not advise you go near the pubs around the ground, home fans only.
Alison has e-mailed us, and says 'Don't bother drinking near the ground, the best thing to do is to go to London Bridge station then go onto Borough High Street and find borough marked where you will find the Market Porter pub, a gem. It is a recognised CAMRA pub serving harveys and guest real ales and its always been worth visiting. only a 5 min walk from london bridge station. Also try The George in Borough High Street this is grade II listed just 2/3 minutes from The Market Porter.'