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Getting to AFC Wimbledon

5 April 2018

Here's a guide on how to get to AFC Wimbledon's Cherry Red Records home on Saturday afternoon.

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7 April 2018

BY CAR...
The journey will take approximately 3 hours and 40 minutes with supporters having the option of travelling via the M1 or the A1.

Take the exit onto the M181, M180 and then M18 before merging onto the M1 after around 20 further miles of travelling. After 135 miles, merge onto the M25 at Junction 6A.
 
Thirty-three miles later, take junction 10 and use the left lane to take the A3 exit to London / Guildford / Kingston.
 
At the roundabout take the first exit onto the A3 sliproad to A307 / Kingston / Esher.
 
Merge onto Portsmouth Road (A3) and keep right at the Kingston Bypass. Turn left onto South Lane and then turn left onto Kingston Road. Turn left onto Jack Goodchild Way.
 
BY TRAIN...
A train journey takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes. Take a train from Scunthorpe to Doncaster before changing for a Virgin train to King's Cross St. Pancras.
 
Take the Victoria Line through seven stops to Vauxhall Station and then take South West trains to Norbiton. From that stop, it's a 0.6 mile walk to the Cherry Reds Record Stadium.

Full journey details can be seen at www.nationalrail.co.uk.
 
NEAR THE GROUND...
There are a range of food options close to the Cherry Red Records Stadium. A short walk along Kingston Road, turning left out of the ground, is a fish and chip shop, as well as Fat Boys Café – which is a popular haunt for both home and away supporters, though it can get busy very early on a matchday. A little further along on the same side of the road is the Kingston Charcoal Grill. There are no pubs in the immediate vicinity of the stadium. To the east are the All Bar One and The Fountain, close to New Malden railway station. In the opposite direction, in Hawks Road, is the Bricklayer’s Arms. Fans making for nearby Kingston-upon-Thames tend to head for The Kings Tun, a Wetherspoon’s pub which is a short walk from Kingston station, on Clarence Street. All four of these pubs normally admit away supporters on matchdays. New Malden and Kingston are both around half an hour’s walk from the ground, but easily reachable by bus or taxi. In the ground, outside the main stand is Shakey’s Diner, serving a range of burgers, hot dogs and American Diner-style food from its distinctive Airsteam trailer. Visiting supporters are usually welcome to mix with Wimbledon fans in the two bars adjoining the main Paul Strank Stand at the ground. Inside the ground itself, away fans in both the Rygas Stand terracing and John Green Stand seating areas share facilities in the north-east corner of the ground. Hot and cold drinks, as well as a range of food, including burgers and hot dogs, are available, but note that alcohol is not served inside the ground itself.

WHILE YOU’RE THERE…
Just inside the entrance to the main Paul Strank Stand are the honours board and trophy cabinet. Just outside the main stand every matchday is the legendary Terry’s Badges stall where supporters can browse and purchase from one of the most extensive collections of enamel football badges available, including commemorative badges for that day’s game.

STAYING OVER...
Apart from the many famous visitor attractions in Central London itself, there is also plenty to do in the city’s South-West area. If you’re staying close to Kingsmeadow, nearby destinations include Hampton Court Palace – famously once the home of Henry VIII – which is open every day. There is also a choice of theme parks for family fun: Chessington World of Adventures is just six miles from AFC Wimbledon’s ground, while a little further out is Thorpe Park, close to Junction 11 of the M25. Of course, Wimbledon is known for another sport too. The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum at the All England Tennis Club in Southfields is open from 10am to 5pm every day and features an extensive display of tennis memorabilia, chronicling the history of the sport. Also worth a visit is Merton Abbey Mills, which features a craft market, shops, a restaurant and a pub in a riverside setting on the banks of the River Wandle.

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