On the Road to… London Road

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Peterborough United v Oxford United

Saturday 11th March. 3:oopm kick off

Sky Bet League One

The Yellows will be playing at London Road for the first time in more than 11 years. That game ended 0-0 and the season would end with Oxford relegated to the Conference.

Where to stand: We’ll be in one end of the Main Stand.

Stadium Post Code: PE2 8AL.

Where to park: There is no parking available to visiting supporters at the ground. There is a council pay & display car park just off London Road (turn right at the traffic lights after crossing the bridge over the River Nene, from the city centre and it is immediately on the right). This costs £3 to park there for the day. Otherwise there is street parking to be found on side streets further up Oundle Road (going away from London Road). Please though check for any parking restriction signs on lamp posts, as the side streets nearest to the ground operate a residents only parking scheme.

Getting there by train: Peterborough Railway Station is about a mile from London Road.

Where to drink: According to footballgroundguide.com “With the recent closing of the Cherry Tree pub on Oundle Road then there is limited choice of pubs close to the ground. One exception is Charters, which is certainly worth a visit and is also listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. This former Dutch barge, is moored on the River Nene, just a few minutes walk away from London Road. It is on the left hand side of the bridge, going towards the city centre. Upstairs is a Chinese restaurant, but downstairs there is a bar, which had on my last visit 12 real ales on tap. It was friendly enough and fans were able to take their drinks out onto the river bank, which makes it quite pleasant, when the weather is good.

Alun Thomas a visiting Wrexham supporter adds; ‘We enjoyed the Palmerston Arms on Oundle Reload. It is away fan friendly and has around 10 real ales on on offer. It is around a 15 minute walk away from London Road’. This pub is owned by Batemans Brewery and serves a number of their own ales, as well as additional guest ales. It is a strange pub, in so much that apart from one real ale on handpump, the rest of the ales are dispensed straight from the barrels in the cellar, which can be viewed through a glass window behind the bar. Please note that the pub doesn’t stock the likes of Guinness, Carling etc… The pub also doesn’t serve food, but doesn’t object to customers bringing in their own. Handily located near to the pub which you pass on the way to the ground is the Woodston fish and chip shop.Whilst Gordon Pearson recommends the Peacock, which can be found ‘as you come over the River Nene, proceed down London Road past the ground on the left and the pub is situated on the right at the traffic lights next to a KFC drive through’.

Alternatively, the ground is in walking distance (10 minutes) of the city centre (which is very pleasant and complete with a cathedral) where there are plenty of good pubs to be found. Most have doormen present on matchdays, but seem happy enough to admit away fans. If you are arriving by train then the Brewery Tap near to the station on Westgate, is worth a visit. The home of Oakham Ales, this spacious bar serves good beer, Thai food and allows you views into the brewery itself. Pete Cluderay informs me; ‘I discovered an excellent pub just up the road from the Brewery Tap called the Wortley Almshouses which is housed within quite an old building. It serves reasonable priced beers by Sam Smiths as well as food.’

Richard Feek tells me; ‘Pubs wise there are a couple of notable additions that have recently opened in the City Centre, The Bumble Inn which a small micro pub located on Westgate (opposite the Wortley Almshouse) although on the small side it was very welcoming and serves a range of Real Ales, Ciders and continental lagers. The Stoneworks is a recently opened Craft Beer bar which has opened on Church Street in the City Centre, this is a fair sized open plan bar serving a good quality selection of craft beers, ciders and spirits, something slightly different to the usual City Centre pubs. The Drapers Arms on Cowgate is a two minute walk from the Station and is a large welcoming Wetherspoons pub. And finally the Solstice is hidden away behind the City Market on Northminster Road, this a large modern yet traditional bar showing sports on various screens, it also has a large outdoor and partly covered seating area outside with Plasma screens. Food is served as is Real Ale and the usual selection of drinks. Attached to the Solstice is Harrys Tea Room for those who would prefer a more relaxed non-alcoholic pre match drink or two’.”

Please note that alcohol is not made available to away supporters inside the stadium

Ticket prices:
This match is ALL TICKET with no tickets available on the day:

Adult: £23
60 and over: £14
18-21: £14
Under 18: £10
Disabled fans pay the relevant age-related price and are entitled to a free carer. Headsets for match commentary for visually impaired fans are available from the main reception.
Tickets are on sale online from www.oufctickets.co.uk and from the ticket office in person and by phone (01865 337533) until 3pm on Friday 10th March.
London Road Coaches:

Depart stadium: 11am prompt.
Kidlington: 11:15am prompt.

Adult member: £16
Adult non-member: £18
Under-18 member: £14
Under-18 non-member: £16

Under-14s must be accompanied by an adult
Call 01865 337533 to book

For more information on London Road visit footballgroundguide.com

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