White Hart Lane is an all seater stadium, with a capacity of just over 36,000. It is the home ground of Tottenham Hotspur (or Spurs as they are commonly known).
The old West Stand was demolished in November 1980 and the present West Stand officially opened on February 6, 1982. 1989 saw the refurbishment of the East Stand, with floodlight pylons replaced by spotlights on East and West Stands.
The lower terraces of East and South Stands were replaced by seats in 1992 and the lower North terrace soon after. A South Stand re-development was completed in March 1995, increasing the capacity of the stadium to just over 33,000.
A new upper tier was added to the Paxton Road Members Stand at the end of the 1997/8 season. This increased ground capacity to approximately 36,240.Away fans are housed in one corner of the ground, in the both upper and lower tiers of the South (Park Lane) & West Stands. A copper cockerel (the club mascot) keeps an eye on proceedings from the roof of the East Stand. A unique feature of the ground is the two Jumbotron video screens, built into the stadium roof above each penalty area.
How to get to White Hart Lane
The White Hart Lane Stadium is situated in Bill Nicholson Way, 748 High Road, Tottenham, London N17 0AP.
Fans driving from the North should follow the M6, merging onto the M1. Exit the M1 at junction 6a, onto the M25 towards Dartford. Leave the M25 at junction 25, taking the A10 towards Hatfield / Enfield. Take the third exit at the roundabout onto Great Cambridge Road, towards Enfield / London (C) / London (N). Follow the A10 for a further 6 miles before turning left into White Hart Lane. Take the second exit (Creighton Road) at the roundabout, turning right onto the A1010 after some 300 yards. Bill Nicholson Way is an immediate left turn.
From the South, the M23 is recommended. Exit at junction 8, taking the M25 exit towards M4 / M1. Follow signage for Westerham / Dartford / Maidstone, merging onto the M25. Exit at junction 5, towards Bromley. Re-merge with the M25, following signage for Dagenham / A282. Exit at junction 27 onto the M11 towards London (N.E.). Take the N Circular / A406 (W) exit towards A10 / A12 / A13 / A1 / A503. Merge onto the A406 and take the Edmonton / A1010 / Tottenham exit. Merge onto Sterling Way, turning left at Fore Street. Bill Nicholson Way is on the left.
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White Hart Lane station, which is five minutes walk from the stadium, joins the Victoria Line tube service via Seven Sisters. Both Seven Sisters and Tottenham Hale station, also on the Victoria Line, are within a 20 minute walk or short taxi ride of White Hart Lane. Both stations connect with Liverpool Street station. Click here to check the current train timetables
Stansted Airport is within a 30 minute train journey of Tottenham Hale. Click here to check the current flight timesTaxis
There are several taxi companies in London that can take you to and from the stadium. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.
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Where to Park?
Match day parking regulations operate near White Hart Lane preventing on-street parking in the controlled zone for non-residents from noon to 16.30 at weekends and 17.00 to 20.30 on weekdays. Some local schools offer reasonably priced parking until 18.00. A recommended alternative is to leave the North Circular Road at junction 10, heading towards London. Turn left at the traffic lights, passing the hospital.
For later arrivals, parking near the hospital is OK, otherwise turn right into Pretario Road and park before reaching the large Halls furniture factory on the right. This area, which is about a 10 minute walk to the stadium is in the Borough of Enfield, hence parking restrictions do not apply.
Away Friendly Pubs near White Hart Lane
Choice of pubs for away fans near White Hart Lane is somewhat limited. The Haringey Irish club on Pretoria Road, opposite White Hart Lane station, has been recommended by a number of visiting fans, as has the Three Compasses, located to the rear of Middlesex University and within a 5 minute walk of the ground.
A recommended alternative is a drink in Central London, followed by a train ride to White Hart Lane station. There is a Wetherspoons at Liverpool Street Station. For those undertaking the walk from Seven Sisters tube station, there are a number of away friendly pubs en route to the stadium.
Hotels near White Hart Lane
Hotels in the White Hart Lane area which have received favourable guest reviews seem a little limited. However, the Express By Holiday Inn London, Chingford, Walthamstow Avenue, Waltham Forest, London E4 8ST has received improved reviews from visiting fans of late. A modern hotel, with air-conditioned rooms, it provides a warm welcome, value-for-money and is just over 2 miles from White Hart Lane. Free on-site parking is available.
A little further afield, some 7 miles from White Hart Lane, is the Marriott West India Quay Hotel, 22 Hertsmere Road, London, E14 4ED. It is a 5-star hotel and charges accordingly, but has received rave reviews from visiting guests with regard to quality and available facilities. Situated in the vibrant Canary Wharf district, it provides easy access to excellent transport links.
What have other Away Fans said about their trip to White Hart Lane?
The atmosphere inside the White Hart Lane stadium is reported as generally good, though several visiting fans have advised caution around the ground, keeping colours covered. Fans with tickets for the upper tiers have complained of the arduous climb required to reach the away section. However, there have been no complaints as to the quality of the seats, with plenty of legroom and an excellent view of play.
Generally, facilities are reported as above average. Another reported downside is little space between rival fans. There is plenty of banter between the two, but this can escalate to unpleasant exchanges and the stewards take a tough line with away fans.