The London Road ground has a capacity of 15,314. It is the home stadium of Peterborough United.
The South side of the ground houses the impressive Norwich & Peterborough Stand, which replaced an open terrace in 1996. It is a covered, all-seater, two-tier stand, encased in tubular steelwork, with seating for 5,000.
Opposite is the covered, two-tiered Main Stand, which is also all-seater. The ends of the ground, which are virtually identical, are covered terraces. Though their appearance was enhanced by the introduction of white roofing some time ago, supporting pillars at the front of the terraces can impede the view.
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How to get to London Road
For satnav purposes, the postcode of the London Road ground is PE2 8AL.
Drivers arriving from the South should follow signs for “Football Car Parks.” Exit the A1 2 miles after the Norman Cross junction, following signs for Peterborough onto Fletton Parkway (A1139). Exit at junction 3 and turn left at the roundabout onto Nene Parkway (A1260). Take the 1st exit and turn right at the roundabout onto Shrewsbury Avenue. After about ½ mile, turn right into Oundle Road (A605). The Fair Meadow car park (see below) is on the left after about a mile, with the ground opposite.
From the North, follow signs from the A1 for Leicester / Peterborough / A47, turning left onto the A47. After about 5 miles, exit at junction 15 and turn right at the roundabout onto Nene Parkway. Exit after a mile and turn left at the mini-roundabout, near the Gordon Arms pub, onto Oundle Road.
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Peterborough station is about a mile and a 15-minute walk from the ground. On exiting the station, turn right and follow the main road as far as the traffic lights. Turn right, cross the bridge and the floodlights of the London Road ground become visible on the left.
The nearest airport is Cambridge, at a distance of 30 miles. However, this has no regular passenger services, so London Road is not ideal for air travellers. Click here to check the current flight times
There are several taxi companies in Peterborough that can take you to and from London Road. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.
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Where to Park?
There is a large club car park at the ground, shared by home and away fans, in addition to a council run “Pay and Display” car park. Limited on-street parking is also available but many visiting fans advise parking in the Fair Meadow car park on Oundle Road.
Away Friendly Pubs near London Road
The Cherry Tree, a small friendly pub on Oundle Rd has received good reviews from away fans. Parking is available at a small charge, but parking tickets are redeemable at the bar. The Palmerston Arms, a little further along Oundle Road, on the other side has also been recommended, especially for real ales.
Charters, a former Dutch barge moored on the River Nene near the ground also ranks highly with visitors. The downstairs bar offers a friendly welcome and has about a dozen real ales on tap. This is a particularly good venue in good weather as fans can take their drinks onto the river bank. Alternatively, the town centre is only a 10-minute walk from London Road and offers several away friendly pubs. Rail travellers have been impressed by the Brewery Tap, on Westgate, near the station. Its spacious bar offers good beer and excellent Thai food.
Hotels near London Road
The Ramada Peterborough (pictured left), Thorpe Meadows, Off Longthorpe Parkway, Peterborough PE3 6GA offers a combination of comfort and good service. Overlooking Thorpe Meadows Park, all its rooms have en suite facilities, interactive TV and WiFi access. The bar has Sky Sports.
The Peterborough Marriott Hotel (pictured right), Peterborough Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6GB is a contemporary-style hotel set within 11 acres of landscaped grounds, with views over a beautiful lake, yet adjacent to Peterborough’s Business Park. It is ideal for exploring many local attractions.
What have other Away Fans said about their trip?
The majority of visiting fans have remarked that the London Road ground is what they regard as a “proper, traditional” football ground, with terraces behind each goal and a low roof, enabling fans to generate a vibrant atmosphere. Most found that the home fans, though vocal, were friendly enough, with good-natured banter exchanged between rival supporters. Stewards have been praised for keeping an unobtrusive presence, while successfully keeping exits and gangways clear.
Several visitors found that the supporting pillars impeded their view, but not sufficiently to spoil their enjoyment of the game. There is reportedly a good range of food available, but toilet facilities are poor. Many fans were pleased by their quick getaway following the match, with the car park just across the road.