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08-05-2016, 05:38 PM
Travel to Wembley Saturday 21st May Updates will appear in italics but please try to keep postings to helpful information only.

Trains to London Bridge and Victoria are expected to be extremely busy with queues at ticket offices and ticket machines (cash and card), especially East Croydon. Adult Day Travelcards can also be purchased from ticket machines at tram stops (cash only) but you cannot buy these at Oyster shops. The Day Travelcard adult fare is 12.10 for zones 1-6 via Central London whilst children with a Zip Oyster photocard can travel free if aged 5-10 and for 6 if aged 11-16.
Non-regular travellers in London are reminded that you can use a contactless payment enabled card or device, including all American Express, most Mastercard or Maestro and some Visa cards issued outside the UK, on the yellow card reader to obtain the Oyster card pay-as-you-go rate which is capped at 11.80 for zone 1-6. Travellers from Gatwick Airport and intermediate stations to Merstham can now use pay-as-you-go payment cards with the price capped at 19. Swanley Station has now been added to travel zone 8 for pay-as-you-go payments.
Group Day Travelcards for groups of ten or more cost 8 per person for zones 1-6 and are available as paper tickets from ticket machines at Tube stations or from London Overground station ticket offices such as West Croydon and Norwood Junction.

Trains –
Fast trains from East Croydon to Victoria at 04, 08, 11, 15, 22, 34, 38, 41, 45 and 50 and to London Bridge at 08, 21, 25, 34, 38 and 55 past each hour. Note that some trains are only 4 car units on Saturdays. Thameslink services will not run between Streatham and Herne Hill and Blackfriars and St Pancras International so there is no direct interchange to the Metropolitan line at Farringdon.
Travellers from West Croydon, Norwood Junction or Crystal Palace can travel on the London Overground to Canada Water for the Jubilee line or continue to Whitechapel for the Hammersmith & City line to Baker Street.

There are direct stopping trains at 10 past each hour from East Croydon for the 59 minute journey to Wembley Central via Clapham Junction but there are no direct return trains to East Croydon. This is also the cheapest travel route option (return fare: 7.50 adult, 4.95 railcards, 3.75 child from East Croydon). These trains are usually only 5 car units and will be extremely crowded. Alternatively change at Clapham Junction to a London Overground train at 11, 16 and 46 past the hour and then change at Willesden Junction for the London Overground or Bakerloo line to Wembley Central. Pay-as-you-go payment card users must touch in on the pink card readers at Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction when changing trains to ensure that the correct fare is applied. Wembley Park, Wembley Central and Wembley Stadium stations are in travel zone 4.

Due to weekend engineering works, buses will replace trains between:
•Streatham Common and London Bridge via Peckham Rye,
•Alton and Woking,
•Dartford and Plumstead; Dartford and Sidcup; Gravesend and Slade Green
•Faversham/Sheernes-on-Sea and Rainham. Trains between Dover Priory and Victoria will start/stop at Gillingham.

If drinking around Baker Street an alternate route is to take a Chiltern Rail train from Marylebone which is only about a 150 metres walk from Baker Street. Trains are scheduled at 13 and 46 past the hour, with additional trains on the hour and half hour from 14:30 onwards, for the 9 minute journey to Wembley Stadium Station.

Underground -
Central line will be closed between Liverpool Street and Marble Arch. To avoid the crowds at the Victoria Underground Station entrance you can either change at Clapham Junction for a Southwestern Train to Vauxhall for the Victoria line or enter via the Circle and District lines concourse and transfer to the Victoria line via the linking escalators.

Bakerloo line trains will not stop at Paddington as platforms are closed until August. Supporters arriving at Paddington by train should take the Circle/ Hammersmith & City line to Baker Street or make the short walk to Edgware Road Station for the Bakerloo line to Wembley Central.
Passengers on the District line from Wimbledon wishing to avoid travel in zone 1 can either change at West Brompton for London Overground and then at Willesden Junction for the London Overground or Bakerloo line to Wembley Central or at Edgware Road for Circle/ Hammersmith & City line to Baker Street. Pay-as-you-go payment card users must touch in on the yellow or pink card readers when transferring trains at Wimbledon, West Brompton and Willesden Junction to ensure that the correct fare is applied. Travellers who change between the separate stations at Edgware Road for the Bakerloo line will be charged the zone 1 rate.

Coaches –
Depart Selhurst Park at 13:30 and fare is 13. Supporters are requested to park with consideration for local residents and also to ensure that the exit gates and junctions in Holmesdale Road are kept clear. The normal 3 hour time restrictions will apply to the Sainsbury’s car park so this will be unavailable.

Roads –
Traffic is likely to be very slow in the area around Baker Street Station due to the Palace street party.
The following roadworks and restrictions may affect your possible routes to Wembley:
Lane closures near Stockwell Station at junction of A203 and A3 for construction of the Cycle Superhighway.
Long term roadworks on A302 Victoria Street around the Victoria Station area.
Narrow lanes on A3212 Chelsea Embankment / Grosvenor Road in both directions.
Heavy traffic on A316 Chertsey Road near Twickenham Stadium due to Rugby Sevens event

Usual long term roadworks with 50 mph speed restrictions on the following M motorway sections:
M1 junctions 35A to 32, 21A to 21, 19 to16, 12 to 11 in both directions,
M3 between Fleet Services and junction 2 for M25 in both directions,
M5 northbound near junction 19,
M6 junctions 34, 20 to 18, 1 to M1 junction 19 (Catthorpe Interchange) in both directions,
M25 junction 31 to 29 in both directions.

Parking –
A large area around Wembley is strictly permit holders only for stadium events. Palace supporters have been designated the red car park zone on the west side of Wembley Stadium off of Wembley Hill Road (sat nav: HA9 0RX) at 30 for 1000 cars and 65 for coaches in zones 7 & 9. Traffic for Wembley Stadium parking should approach from the A406 North Circular Road junction with A404 Harrow Road at Stonebridge Park and then bear right into B4565 Wembley Hill Road.

Pubs –
If intending to drink around Victoria, remember that the Duke of York and Stage Door pubs are now closed. If drinking in the Baker Street area around The Globe (opens at 10:00) or The Metropolitan Bar (Wetherspoon’s pub; opens at 10:00) you may want to get some cans as reaching the bars will be almost impossible.
Here are some recommended alternate options in the Marylebone/ Baker Street area where you could actually get a decent drink including real ale.
• The Volunteer ---------245-247, Baker Street, NW1 6XE ---------- (opens at 10:00; north of Baker Street Station)
• Allsop Arms ---------- 137-143, Gloucester Place, NW1 5AL ----- (opens at 11:00; east of Marylebone Station)
• Victoria and Albert ---Unit 11, Melcombe Place, MW1 6JJ ------- (opens at 10:00; part of Marylebone Station)
• The Globe ------------ 47, Lisson Grove, NW1 6UB -------------- (opens at 12:00; west of Marylebone Station)
• The Royal Oak -------74-76 York Street, W1H 1QN -------------- (opens at 12:00; south of Marylebone Station )
• The Barley Mow ------8, Dorset Street, W1U 6QW --------------- (opens at 12:00, south of Baker Street Station)
• The Green Man -------308, Edgware Rd, W2 1DY ----------------- (opens at 11:00; next to Edgware Road-Bakerloo Station)
• The Chapel -----------48, Chapel St, NW1 5DP ------------------- (opens at 12:00; south east of Edgware Road Station)
• The Larrik ------------32 Crawford Place, W1H 5NN -------------- (opens at 11:00; south east of Edgware Road Station)
• Green Man -----------383, Euston Road, NW1 3AU --------------- (opens at 12:00; east of Great Portland Street Station)

If drinking in the Covent Garden area at the Punch and Judy the entrance to the two split level bars is via a narrow staircase. Covent Garden station is usually exit only on saturdays and the Central Line at nearby Holborn is closed. Charing Cross is approx 8 minutes walk for the Bakerloo line.

The following pubs/bars on the west side of Wembley Stadium have been designated for Palace fans only:
• The Green Man ------------Dagmar Avenue, Wembley, HA9 8DF---------- (opens at 10:00; beer garden with BBQ and outside lager bars; real ale inside)
• JJ Moons -------------------397 High Road, Wembley, HA9 7DT ------------(opens at 10:00; Wetherspoon’s pub with large bar; beer garden; real ale)
• The Liquor Station --------379 High Road, Wembley, HA9 6AA ------------(opens at 10:00; large bar; real ale)
• Thirsty Eddie’s ----------- 412 High Road, Wembley, HA9 6AH ------------(opens at 11:00)
• Flannery’s Bar ------------610 High Road, Wembley, HA0 2AF ------------ (opens at 10:00; beer garden)
• The Copper Jug -----------10, The Broadway, Wembley, HA9 8JU -------- (opens at 12:00; beer garden)
• Powerleague --------------Off Engineers Way, London HA9 0WS --------- (opens at 12:00; next to stadium)
• Corner House -------------313, Harrow Road, Wembley, HA9 6BA -------- (opens at 10:00; formerly ‘Mannions’)
• Fusilier Inn ---------------652, Harrow Road, Wembley, HA0 2HA -------- (opens at 12:00; 1 miles from stadium)
• The Arch ------------------324, Harrow Road, Wembley HA9 6PG --------- (opens at 12:00; formerly ‘The Greyhound’)
• Blue Room ----------------53, Wembley Hill Road, Wembley, HA9 8BE --- (Indian restaurant & bar)
• Station 31 ----------------299-301, Harrow Road, Wembley HA9 6BD ---- (Indian restaurant & bar)
• Masti ---------------------576-582 High Road, Wembley, HA0 2AA ------- (Indian restaurant & bar)
• St Josephs Social Club---Empire Way, Wembley, HA9 0RJ ---------------(replaces Moore Spice 1966 which is now allocated to United

For pictures of pubs and location map visit http://www.matchdayapp.com/blog/a-guide-to-wembley-stadium-pubs-and-bars/

To walk to The Green Man from Wembley Park turn right at bottom of steps but do not pass under the roadway, walk along B4565 Empire Way, turn right at mini-roundabout by St Joseph’s Social Club and walk up Wembley Hill Road for 80 metres. Pub is up a driveway on left hand side.
From Wembley Central station turn right and walk along A404 High Road and turn left into B4089 Park Lane (opposite The Liquor Station). Walk up Park Lane for 500 metres past King Edward VII Park to the junction with Dagmar Avenue on the right. Pub is 100 metres up the hill.
From Wembley Stadium station exit onto B4565 Wembley Hill Road and continue past stadium to junction with Dagmar Avenue (opposite Holiday Inn Hotel), turn left and pub is 150 metres on right hand side.

08-05-2016, 10:21 PM
Local Bus Routes

Just about every bus route in the Wembley Central area will take you to or past an alternative tube or rail station.

Area Route Map


Check times (with event diversion/delay info)


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