Loftus Road (capacity 18,360)
QPR moved into Loftus Road in 1917 which, despite a couple of spells at White City Stadium, is now their permanent home. It was the first stadium in Britain to install an artificial pitch, but this was replaced with grass in 1988.
Loftus Road has four similar sized stands which unusually meet at the corners with no gaps. It has a compact feel and the supporters are very close to pitchside which can make for an excellent atmosphere. The club are looking into relocating to a 40,000 stadium but this isn’t expected to happen any time in the near future.
Away fans visiting Loftus Road are located in the upper tier of the School End, with a typical allocation of around 1,800. However, if demand requires, the lower tier can also be used which increases the allocation to around 2,500.
As you might imagine in London, parking is extremely restricted near Loftus Road, with fans advised to use public transport instead. However, there are a few options for away fans if you’re willing to take a chance on availability.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near to Loftus Road for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|Silver Road Matchday Car Park||W12 7SG||£6||1.3km||This matchday car park is opposite BBC Television Centre, near the Royal Mail Unit. However, there are only 75 spaces available which quickly fill up so get there early to make sure you don’t miss out.|
Westfield White City Shopping Centre/td>
|W12 7SL||£8||1.3km||There are 4,500 parking spaces available at Westfield Shopping Centre, just a 10 minute walk from Loftus Road. Please note that due to ongoing works, there is no access from Wood Lane and the car park should be accessed from the West Cross Route.|
|Coningham Road – Street Parking||W12 8BU||£6.60||0.9km||Street Parking is usually available on Coningham Road which is just a 5 minute walk from Loftus Road. However, there are a number of restricted parking zones around the stadium so be careful where you park.|
If you’re arriving into London by train, then it’s advised to jump on the London Underground for your onward journey to Loftus Road. The closest underground station to the stadium is White City on the Central Line, but if you’re wanting to visit some pubs before the match, then Shepherd’s Bush on the Hammersmith & City Line is your best bet.
White City is a 10 minute walk from Loftus Road. Upon exiting the station, turn right on to Wood Lane and then take a left on to South Africa Road. Keep walking down this road and you will see Loftus Road appear on your left.
If you are walking from Shepherd’s Bush Underground Station, turn right when you leave the station. Walk along Uxbridge Road for around half a mile then take a right in to Frithville Gardens which is just after Shepherd’s Bush Market Station. Keep going and you’ll walk through Hammersmith Park. Exit on Batman Close and follow that round until you meet South Africa Road, where you should turn left. Continue along that road and you’ll see the stadium in front of you.
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There aren’t many away friendly pubs in the immediate vacinity of Loftus Road, so most away fans drink in the Shepherd’s Bush area. 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 Loftus Road.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to QPR, 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 QPR’s Loftus Road 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 QPR 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!