The Valley, Floyd Road, London SE7 8BL
The Valley is located in south-east London and is very accessible by both car and public transport. The post code is SE7 8BL. Parking at the ground is for permit holders only. There is street parking, but due to a local residents parking scheme, not in close vicinity to the ground or Charlton railway station.
Charlton station is the nearest train station, and is just a three-minute walk from the stadium. Charlton station is accessible on the London Charing Cross, Waterloo East, Dartford and Gillingham lines.
The closest tube station is North Greenwich, where London Buses can then be boarded toward The Valley. London Buses 472, 486, 161, 177, 180 and 380 all stop near The Valley.
How to get there
The easiest way to get to The Valley by car is to use the A2, accessed from junction two of the M25 (those heading south via the M1, A1 or M11 should head clockwise on the M25, signposted ‘Dartford Crossing’).
Heading into London along the A2, the dual carriageway becomes the A102M – the approach road to the Blackwall Tunnel. Leave at the junction after the A2 exit and take the right-hand exit at the roundabout – the A206 Woolwich Road.
After the major set of traffic lights at Anchor and Hope Lane and Charlton Church Lane, travel around second roundabout and take the last exit to drive back on yourself. Then take the first left into Charlton Lane. Cross the railway line and continue up the road, then right into Harvey Gardens. The stadium is on the left.
Access to Floyd Road and Harvey Gardens is restricted on match days.
Via the South Circular
Follow the A205 South Circular Road to Woolwich and turn left into the Woolwich Road at the roundabout for the free ferry. You should then turn left into Charlton Lane and proceed as described above.
From Central London
From north of The Thames, take the A102 through the Blackwall Tunnel. Come off at the second junction and take the first exit at the roundabout. Go along the A206 Woolwich Road as above.
Others are the 177 (Thamesmead, Plumstead, Woolwich, Greenwich, New Cross, Peckham), the 180 (Thamesmead, Plumstead, Woolwich, Greenwich, Lewisham), the 422 (Bexleyheath, Welling, Plumstead, Blackheath, North Greenwich), the 472 (Thamesmead, Plumstead, Woolwich, North Greenwich), and the 486 (Bexleyheath, Welling, Shooters Hill and North Greenwich).
These services discharge passengers on the A206 Woolwich Road, or in Charlton Village, both a five-minute walk from the ground.
Frequent services depart from Charing Cross, Waterloo East and London Bridge, with limited departures Cannon Street. Some services come through Dartford continue to Charlton, while connections for others can be made at Blackheath, Lewisham and London Bridge.
A previous limited service from Victoria no longer operates and fans heading to The Valley from Victoria need to change at either Lewisham or Blackheath.
The Docklands Light Railway from East London connects with rail services from Greenwich and Lewisham to Charlton, while the Jubilee Line underground station at North Greenwich is a short bus ride from The Valley.
Check train times with National Rail Enquiries – www.nationalrail.co.uk
Car Parking at the ground
Free parking is usually available at the ground but access on match days is restricted to permit holders.
In many roads around The Valley there are restrictions in force.
Yellow lines apply at weekends, as well as weekdays, and most parking bays are free – except around the railway station. The use of some of the bays, however, is suspended on match days.
Restrictions are vigorously enforced, and local retail car parks operate a clamping policy.