On the Road to… The Valley

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Charlton Athletic v Oxford United

Tuesday 21st February. 7:45pm kick off

Sky Bet League One

This will be the first time since 1997 that Oxford United have visited the Valley for a League game. A penalty shootout win in the League Cup 2nd Round back in 2002 when Charlton were a Premier League team was followed by a League Cup 1st Round 4-0 defeat in 2013 and a 3rd Round FA Cup 2-2 draw in 2014.

Where to stand: We’ll be in the Jimmy Seed Stand.

Stadium Post Code: SE7 8BL.

Where to park: 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.

There is some street parking to be had around the industrial estates in the area, in Westmoor Street, Eastmoor Street, 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.

Getting there by train: The Valley is just a short walk from Charlton Railway Station, which is served by trains from Charing Cross, London Bridge and Waterloo East Stations.

Where to drink: According to footballgroundguide.com “The Antigallican, a big pub near Charlton station, seems to be the favourite haunt of away supporters’. However, it can get very busy and this is not helped by the local Police not allowing fans to drink outside. It is a rather basic pub but has real ale available (albeit a lone handpump) and also offers a selection of filled rolls and pork pies. Whilst Colin Gilham recommends the ‘Rose of Denmark’ on Woolwich Road. The pub not only allows in away supporters but absolutely welcomes them. They have a photo display on the wall of fans from visiting clubs that have frequented the pub this season and it also has SKY television’. They also serve Fullers London Pride. Please note that this is a home supporters only pub after the game. To find these pubs come out of Charlton station and turn left into Charlton Church Lane and the Antigallican pub is down on the right hand corner. If you continue down to the t-junction with the Woolwich Road and turn left you will reach the Rose of Denmark further down on the left.

If you have a little more time on your hand then around a 15 minute walk away from the Valley Ground, situated beside the Thames is the Anchor & Hope pub. Although on the small side it does have some tables outside from which you can sit looking across the Thames. To find this pub then if you come out of Charlton Railway Station and turn left and then with the Antigallican on your right 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.

Robert Taylor adds; ‘I would recommend the Pickwick on Woolwich Road, which is about a 10 minutes walk away from the ground. It has a good mix of away and home fans, with a friendly atmosphere (with the usual banter!). There is a huge beer garden where kids are allowed to play football and it has Sky television with a huge projector screen at one end. It has a pool table, games machines and there is a handy chippie right next door’. 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).”

Ticket prices:
There is a £3 saving on adult tickets if you buy them in advance. Tickets can be bought at the Valley on the evening from the South Stand ticket office, cash only.

Advance Prices:
Adult: £20
65 and over: £16
Under 21: £16
Student: £10
Under 18: £10
Under 11: £5
Ambulant disabled and wheelchair-user prices (personal assistants free of charge).

Advance Prices:
Adult: £17
65 and over: £13
Under 21: £13
Student: £10
Under 18: £10
Under 11: £5

London Road Coaches:

Depart stadium: 3:45am prompt.

Adult member: £15
Adult non-member: £17
Under-18 member: £13
Under-18 non-member: £215

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

For more information on the Valley visit footballgroundguide.com

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