The New Den is an all-seater stadium, with a capacity of 20,146. Opened in August 1993, the stadium is less than a quarter of a mile away from the original Den, which had been the home of Millwall FC for 83 years.
With a build cost of £16 million, it was the first new football stadium to be constructed for a professional team in London since 1937, and the first all-seater stadium to be completed after the Taylor Report on the Hillsborough disaster.
The new Den is made up of four, fair sized two tiered stands that are of the same height. The corners of the ground are open, apart from one corner where there is a large video screen.
How to get to the New Den
The New Den is located in Zampa Road, London SE16 3LN.
Drivers arriving from the North should follow signs for the City from the A1 / M1, then signage for Whitechapel and Shoreditch. Follow the ring road signs for Dover and cross over Tower Bridge. After about a mile take the first exit at the roundabout onto the A2. From Elephant & Castle, take the A2 into Old Kent Road. After about 4 miles, turn left into Ilderton Road and left into to Zampa Road.
Away fans driving from the South should follow the A20 / A21 into London. At New Cross, follow signs for Surrey Quays into Kender Street. Turn left into Old Kent Road then right into Ilderton Road. Zampa Road is the 7th turning on the right.
It is probably best to travel to the New Den by taking the tube to London Bridge, on the Jubilee and Northern Lines, then the overland train to South Bermondsey station, which is only a few minutes walk from the ground, with designated walkways for away fans. Otherwise, New Cross Gate and Surrey Quays tube stations, both on the East London Line, are a 15-20 minute walk from the ground. Click here to check the current train timetables
London City Airport is within 5 miles of the new Den. Canning Town is only a 7-minute Docklands Light railway journey away, with regular Jubilee Line connections to London Bridge. Click here to check the current flight times
There are several taxi companies in Millwall that can take you to and from the new Den. You can always prebook a private hire taxi, or hail a black cab on any highway.
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Where to Park?
There are no car parks near the New Den ground. Visiting fans have noted that limited street parking is available of the estate next to the stadium.
Away Friendly Pubs near the New Den
Most visiting fans discourage away fans from drinking near the ground. Several away fans have recommended pubs near London Bridge tube station as being best for a pre-match drink. The Shipwright Arms, on Tooley Street, about 200 yards from the station, has received excellent reports from visiting fans.
For fans of real ale, the Barrow Boy and Baker, on Borough High Street and the Market Porter, on nearby Stoney Street, have also been recommended. The last named is a regular inclusion in the CAMRA guide, with numerous real ales on tap. At the ground, there are bars to the rear of the stands, which also serve hot food.
Hotels near the New Den
Hilton London Docklands, 265 Rotherhithe Street, London SE16 5HW is situated on the South bank of the River Thames, with stunning views across to Canary Wharf. It is superbly located, within 20 minutes of London City Airport.
London Tower Bridge Premier Inn, 159 Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 3LP is also in a great location for the city of London, a short walk from Tower Bridge and numerous popular tourist attractions. With good transport links across the capital, it is a superb base for a stay in London.
What have other Away Fans said about their trip?
Visiting fans report that the New Den is a dramatic improvement on the foreboding old ground. Away fans are housed in the upper tier of the North Stand, where facilities and the view of play are reported good, though the quality of food on offer is reportedly poor. Many visitors have found the New Den to be quite intimidating and advise covering club colours around the ground.
Most visitors report a very large Police presence at the ground. Several fans have reported that despite a cursory search on entry to the ground, the game was interrupted by sections of both home and away fans throwing missiles at each other and onto the pitch. Numerous visiting fans have been worried about getting away from the ground safely, but report that the Police have been very helpful in ensuring their safe conduct.