The Valley (capacity 27,111)
Charlton Athletic had a nomadic existence in their early years after forming in 1905 but finally settled at The Valley. It was built in 1919, in part by a group of Charlton fans. For many years, The Valley was one of the largest stadium’s in Britain at around 75,000. Since reopening in 1992, it has undergone significant development.
The North, East, and West Stands have all been almost completely rebuilt, making the stadium unrecognisable from previous years. The North Stand opened in 2002, and turned what was a single tiered stand into a large two tiered stand. Should Charlton return to the top tier, they have plans to expand to a 40,000 capacity stadium.
Away fans visiting The Valley are located in the Jimmy Seed (South) Stand, named after their 1947 FA Cup winning manager, with a typical allocation of up to 3,000.
Matchday parking at The Valley on matchday is restricted to permit holders only, and parking around the stadium itself is restricted due to a residents parking scheme. However, there are some street parking options slightly further out.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near to The Valley for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|Westmoor Street (street parking)||SE7 8NQ||Free||1.0km||Around a 10-15 minute walk from The Valley is street parking on Westmoor Street, though this can get busy so getting there early is advisable. Cars are left at your own risk.|
|Eastmoor Street (street parking)||SE7 8LW||Free||1.0km||Eastmoor Street is another street parking option for visiting supporters, which is around a 10-15 minute walk from the stadium. This area is not patrolled so cars are left at your own risk.|
|Warspite Road (street parking)||SE18 5NU||Free||1.2km||Warspite Road has some available street parking on matchday, but arriving early is advisable. Cars are parked at your own risk.|
|Ruston Road (street parking)||SE18 5QX||Free||1.3km||The other option within a 15 minute walk to The Valley is on Ruston Road. Again, this street parking is not patrolled and so parking here is at your own risk.|
Charlton Railway Station is just a 5 minute walk from The Valley, and is served by trains from London Bridge, Charing Cross, and Waterloo East. Exit the station on to Charlton Church Lane and cross over, walking straight up Floyd Road, and then a right into Valley Grove where you will see the stadium approaching.
An alternative is to get on the London Underground and take the Jubilee line to North Greenwich, followed by a 15 minute journey on either the 472 or 486 bus.
Find train times and book your tickets for the best available prices by clicking through to the trainline website below:
There are a number of away friendly pubs near The Valley, all of which cater to different needs. Please note, however, that some bars require club colours to be covered and some do not allow children.
However, rather than take our word for it, we want to give you the view from other away fans who have visited The Valley.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Charlton Athletic, and you’ll be able to find them here.
In the meantime, we’ve included a map below with all the best away pubs highlighted for you.
See what other away fans think of Charlton Athletic’s The Valley in our ‘Away Day Reviews’.
If you’ve already been, then you can share your experience with us by writing your own review.
See how Charlton Athletic perform in our away day rankings, where away fans rate the pie, pint, cuppa and away day overall.
Check out our photo gallery where you can view other away fans’ photos. You can also share your own experience by uploading your own!