Craven Cottage (capacity 25,678)
Craven Cottage has a history dating back to 1780 when a cottage was built in the woods and various sports were played on the fields that surrounded it. However, it wasn’t until 1896 that Fulham played their first game here. Ten years later, the first proper stand was built, and still exists today as the Johnny Haynes Stand.
Opposite the Johnny Haynes Stand is the Riverside Stand, which as the name suggests runs alongside the River Thames. The club have recently had permission to redevelop this stand which would take the capacity to 30,000. An unusual feature is that teams enter the pitch from one corner of the stadium, past the ‘cottage’.
Away fans visiting Craven Cottage are located in one side of the Putney End Stand, with the rest of this stand allocated to ‘neutral’ supporters. The typical allocation for visiting supporters is around 3,000.
Parking is extremely difficult to find near Craven Cottage on matchdays. Areas are either designated as residents only parking, and for those that aren’t, the maximum stay is only 1 hour. Instead, fans are recommended to use public transport to get to the stadium, with Putney Bridge being the closest Underground station to the stadium.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near to Craven Cottage for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|Fulham Palace Road Street Parking||W6 8JA||£1.60 per hour||1.5km||There is a limited amount of street parking on the far side of Fulham Palace Road, but arrive early and bring change as these are controlled by Local Authority parking meters.|
Craven Cottage is best accessed by the London Underground with Putney Bridge, which is on the District Line, the closest option. It’s about a 15 minute walk from here. Turn left out of the station then an immediate right into Ranelagh Gardens. As the road bends to the right, you’ll see away fans pub Eight Bells on your right. Turn left after the pub which will take you on to the main road by Putney Bridge. At this point, cross over the road and continue to the bridge where you should take a right in to Bishops Park, which is by the Thames. Walk through the park, keeping the Thames on your left, and you’ll see the stadium ahead.
If you’d rather avoid the tube, Putney also has a railway station, served by Waterloo and Clapham Junction. You can walk from here to Craven Cottage in around 20 minutes. Turn right when you exit the station, and head down Putney High Street and over Putney Bridge. Turn right into Bishops Park and follow the road along by the river bank to the stadium.
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There are a number of away friendly pubs near Craven Cottage, 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 Craven Cottage.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Fulham, 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 Fulham’s Craven Cottage 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 Fulham 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!