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Blues on Tour Match Travel Charlton Athletic - Saturday 9th February 2019

DoDTS

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CHARLTON ATHLETIC – SATURDAY 9th February 2019
The Valley
Capacity: 27,111 (all seated)
Address: Floyd Road, Charlton, SE7 8BL
Telephone: 020 8333 4000


Details for Southend United visit to Charlton can be found on the following:

Post 2; - Charlton By Road/Parking

Post 3, - Charlton Where to Drink

Post 4 - Charlton By Train

Post 5 - Charlton By Coach

Post 6 –- Charlton Ticket information

Post 7 - What’s the Ground like/Reviews

ALL THESE DETAILS OFFERED IN GOOD FAITH PLEASE CHECK CAREFULLY BEFORE BOOKING
IF YOU CAN FIND CHEAPER FARES PLEASE LET US KNOW
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This is your Forum please feel free to post anything relevant to this trip
 

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Charlton By Road/Parking

The following is from the footballgroundguide site;
https://www.footballgroundguide.com/leagues/england/league-one/the-valley-charlton-athletic.html#adirections-and-car-parking

Leave the M25 at Junction 2 and follow the A2 towards London. After around 12 miles the road splits with the A2 going off to the left and the right hand lanes becoming the A102. Proceed on the A102 towards the Blackwall Tunnel. Leave the A102 at the next slip road (sign posted Woolwich & Ferry A206). At the bottom of the slip road turn right at the traffic lights towards Woolwich/Charlton. Proceed along the A206 passing the Antigallican pub on your right (the ground and away entrance are diagonally behind this pub). For the main club entrance and car park go straight over the next roundabout, passing a retail park on the left. At the next roundabout, go right around it turning back on yourself along the A206. Then take the first left into Charlton Road (beware that there is a seven feet width restriction along this road). Cross over the railway and after passing the Royal Oak pub on the right, turn right into Harvey Gardens. The ground is down on the left.

Parking at the ground is for permit holders only. There is street parking, but due to a local residents parking scheme, not in close vicinity to the ground or Charlton railway station. However as you come off the A2 onto the A206, there is some street parking to be had on your right, in a couple of streets, before you reach the Rose of Denmark pub.

Colin Gilham informs me; 'There is some street parking to be had around the industrial estates in the area, in Westmoor Street, Eastmoor Street (the very road where the club was apparently formed 100 years ago!), Warspite Road and Ruston Road. If you are coming up the Woolwich Road from the the Blackwall Tunnel, then as you go past the ground, the industrial estates are on the left hand side.

Post Code for SAT NAV: SE7 8BL
 

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Charlton Where to Drink

The following is from the footballgroundguide site;
https://www.footballgroundguide.com/leagues/england/league-one/the-valley-charlton-athletic.html#apubs-for-away-fans

With the main pub for away fans the Antigallican closing down and the nearby 'Rose of Denmark' no longer admitting visiting supporters, the choice of pubs for away fans has been severely depleted. This just leaves the Anchor & Hope pub, which is around a 15 minute walk away from the Valley Ground. It is situated beside the Thames and although on the small side it does have some tables outside from which you can sit looking across the river. To find this pub then if you come out of Charlton Railway Station and turn left and then with the Antigallican Hotel on your right and go straight across the dual carriageway and into Hope and Anchor Lane. Just proceed straight up this road (going across one small roundabout) and at the end, turn left and the pub is just on the left. Alternatively, alcohol is available in the away end in the form of; John Smith's (£4 pint), Fosters (£4 pint), Bulmers Cider (£4 bottle 330ml) & White Wine (£4.50 miniature bottle).

For those travelling by train, then you could get off at Blackheath (just four minutes journey time from Charlton Railway Station) and go to the pubs there. Near the station is the appropriately named Railway pub. A few minutes walk away; are the Crown, O'Neills, the Morden and Zerodegrees Microbrewery. Whilst overlooking Blackheath itself is the CAMRA Good Beer Guide listed Hare & Billet. If travelling via London Bridge then there are a number pubs close by, including some excellent ale houses around Borough Market. Blackheath is a pleasant place to wander around although the pubs can be somewhat on the pricey side.

If you have a bit of time of your hands and want to experience a different way of going to a football match, then you could catch a River Bus that sails along the Thames from Westminster to Greenwich. There are then a number of pubs and eating places in Greenwich itself and you can get one of a number of buses that run down the Woolwich Road to Charlton
 

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CHARLTON by Train

From the footballgrounsguide site:
https://www.footballgroundguide.com/leagues/england/league-one/the-valley-charlton-athletic.html#aby-train

The ground is a short walk from Charlton Railway Station, which is served by trains from Charing Cross, London Bridge and Waterloo East stations. On Saturdays there are also services from Cannon Street station.

Colin Gilham informs me; 'Come out Charlton station into Charlton Church lane (all exits lead onto this road). and turn right and cross over to the other side. Take the next left into Floyd Road and then right into Valley Grove for the away section entrance'.

Darryl Chamberlain adds; 'Although Charlton station is very close to the Valley, many people will find it easier to take the (far more reliable) London Underground. Using the Jubilee Line to get to North Greenwich station and then take a short ride

TRAINS

FROM LONDON
From London cannon Street regular trains £7.80 anytime day return or cheaper with an Oyster card

They can be bought on line at the link below or ask at your local station
http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/timesandfares/London/CTN/090219/1330/dep/090219/1700/dep

FROM SOUTHEND

Fares being shown as £18.50 with a super off-peak day return

AND GUESS WHAT NO TRAINS RUNNING ON LIVERPOOL STREET LINE BUS REPLACEMENT TO NEWBURY PARK.

If your Travelling from Southend it’s worth considering the Travelzone coach which would be cheaper and easier
 

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COACH SERVICES TO CHARLTON

We are extremely lucky two have two different independent coach services to away games, Shrimperzone's own service ZONE TRAVEL and one run by the SHRIMPERS TRUST.

Zone Travel have seats available at £10.00 at the following link:
https://www.shrimperzone.com/forums/threads/zone-to-charlton-athletic-9th-february-2019-3-00pm-k-o.98534/#post-2109513

Shrimpers Trust have seats available at £10.00 (members) £15 (non members) at this link:
http://www.shrimperstrust.co.uk/travel.asp?game_id=0
 
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CHARLTON TICKET INFORMATION

Details are now on the SUFC Official site as follows:

Tickets for Blues' Sky Bet League One encounter with Charlton Athletic on Saturday 9th February are now on sale...
We have been given an initial allocation of 1022 tickets, with the option of more if necessary.

The tickets are located in the Jimmy Seed Stand.

Prices for the fixture are as follows:

Adult £21
Over 65's £17
Under 21's £17
Student £12
Under 18's £10
Under 11's £5

Ambulant and Wheelchair supporter pricing is:

Adult £18
Over 65's & Under 21's £15
Student £12
Under 18's £10
Under 11's £5

Personal assistants for ambulant and wheelchair users go free of charge.

Purchase tickets for the
game from the Blues Box Office, Online or by calling 08444 770077
 
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WHAT’S IT LIKE FOR AWAY FANS

The following is from the footballgroundguide site;
https://www.footballgroundguide.com/leagues/england/league-one/the-valley-charlton-athletic.html#awhat-is-it-like-for-visiting-supporters

Away fans are housed in the Jimmy Seed (South) Stand at one end of the ground, which is slightly raised above pitch level, making for a generally good view. Up to 3,000 away fans can be accommodated in this end. Peter Inwood a visiting Leeds fan adds; 'There is one solitary supporting column in the entire ground and guess where it is? Right in the middle, behind the goal, in the away supporters end. Very annoying it is as well. However, I would commend the stewards, who took a relaxed attitude to the away supporters who stood throughout the match, although expect to be searched on the way in'. Otherwise, the height between rows is good and the stand quite steep, keeping you fairly close to the playing action. It is worth noting that there are refreshment areas on either side of the stand. As to be expected those located by the entrance turnstiles, tend to be busiest, whilst those on the other side of the stand are normally less congested. Food on offer includes a range of Pies; Peppered Steak (£4), Chicken Balti (£4) and Cheese & Onion Pies (£4), These outlets are supplemented by separate hot dog stalls (£4 per Hot Dog). There is also a Ladbrokes betting kiosk inside the ground. Adam Hodson a visiting Stockport County fan adds; 'There is a decent fish and chip shop at the top of Floyd Road, which you pass on the way to the away fans entrance.'

I was quite impressed with the atmosphere at the Valley and I can see why many away fans see it as one of their favourite away days to the capital. The Charlton fans are clearly passionate about their team but in a non-intimidating way. I had a pleasant day out and would go again. I was particularly impressed with the loud P.A. system that played some great music before the game commenced which rocked around the stadium. It is worth noting that you can only gain entrance to the ground by ticket, which you have to buy from a ticket booth beforehand.
 

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As I advised last year, there is parking available on an industrial estate quite close to the ground if you get there early enough. Off the A206 Woolwich Road, there's a big Travis Perkins and the industrial estate behind it has loads of parking - just don't block any access. Try this postcode for Travis Perkins to help - SE7 8LH.

Another tip, there are toilets and a kiosk (from memory) as well at the far end of the stand - just walk through to the far side rather than joining the thronged masses on the entrance side. There's also an exit that side.
 

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Charlton Athletic
Saturday 9TH Feburary K/O 3-00pm
Prices set at only £10 per seat.
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TRAVEL STATUS: Service now full. Thanks for booking. Reserve list in action and issuing book refs via text or message.

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THESE ARE DEPARTURE TIMES, Please be at least 5 mins earlier:

DEPARTURE TIMES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Kent Elms 11-00

Bell 11-03

Blue Boar 11-08

Odeon 11-10

Palace Theatre 11-15

The Elms PH.....Bus stop
11:25

Hadleigh ...London Rd (top of Woodfield Rd)
11:30

Tarpots Bus stop nearest Sadlers Farm roundabout
11:45

Pitsea bus stop, opposite the Aldi, High Road. 11-50

Watermill Bus stop...
Eastmayne, opposite Longmans Motors 11:55

Fortune of War 12-02
 
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