Peterborough United – London Road

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london road peterboroughThe 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

By Road:
london road directionsFor 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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By Rail:
peterborough train stationPeterborough 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.

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By Air:
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

Taxis
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.

Calling all Peterborough Taxi Companies – Why not advertise your company here?.

Where to Park?

peterborough fc parkingThere 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

pubs near peterborough fc stadiumThe 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

ramada peterboroughThe 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.
marriott peterborough
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.

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What have other Away Fans said about their trip?

away fans peterboroughThe 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.

Your comments about Peterborough United – London Road


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  1. Lee Collett

    I have been to london road a fair few times and the away end there has to be the best in the division by a mile ! Its one of the very few stands which is still all standing. Even a small amount of away fans can make alot of noise. i have seen there plans to redevelop the stand into a modern all seater which would be such a shame if that happened, because like i said its the best in the league at the moment.


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  3. Glenn

    No parking at the ground now away end may be knocked down sometime this year then with our council it may take a lot longer.


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    • Ken

      As mentioned there is no parking at the ground now due to development, although there are designated drop off-pick up area’s for disabled supporters. Still plenty of NCP Car Parks close to the stadium. Latest plans are that the demolition of the away terrace will begin after the present season (2011-12)


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  5. Dan E

    Charters has to be the best ‘away friendly’ pub in the country.
    I’m going to miss the terracing when the away end gets redeveloped.
    Cracking away day and in the main friendly locals.


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  7. slim jack

    Nice to have terracing as creates a good atmosphere but awful facilities, Toilets are abysmal, filthy, the catering hole in the wall is a joke. Paid a lot of money to be treated very poorly.


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  9. Andy

    I have to agree with previous posters about the standing facility which is brilliant for creating atmosphere for visiting fans. Unfortunately inside the ground that’s the end of the positives, the place is a complete shit hole in a time warp and unfit for purpose, especially the inadequate toilets which “on our day there” everyone who used them had their clothes covered with white paint!.. the police and stewards were very apologetic for the primitave facilities and helped keep the atmosphere calm.

    The facilities for food and drink were non existent and made less enjoyable by fan’s pissing against the wall as there we’re no toilets available but again I’m sure this will be a thing of the past next season when the new stand is built, I also hope Peterborough United retain a standing area which makes a visit such a great ocassion for away fans who can enjoy what it used to be like in “the good old days”

    Went to a local pub before the game “The Cherry Tree”, a bit basic but very good choice of drinks and cheap food and cheap parking only minutes from the ground. Other went to a bar on a barge which received good comments.


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  11. John

    I was looking forward to this fixture for a while and went to the match with my son. It was his first time standing on a terrace at a foorball match.
    This was the last away fixture of the season and I decided to take the car. There are plenty of car parks not too far away within walking distance.

    There are also quite a few pubs in the town center and this being a 5.20 kick off and also the last away match of the season I’m sure you an imagine the state some fans were in.Even worse when all I had been drinking was soft drinks.

    Once at the ground however, the organisation by the (non existant stewards) and also the police when arriving at the ground was poor.
    The police not at all bothered in trying to relieve the crush of people outside the turnstiles, more bothered in taking videos of supporters.

    There was supposedly 8 turnstiles to enter the ground (as printed on the match tickets nos 29-36.) However 3 were not in use and hadn’t been used all season. So 5 turnstiles in all. 5000 Owls fans trying to enter the ground via 5 turnstiles, there was no attempt by Police or stewards to filter fans as they queued.

    As for inside the ground pretty poor facilities as previously mentioned, a shame about this terrace as I found Peterborugh to be a good day out, very friendly fans before and after the game.

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