Information for fans heading to The Valley tomorrow afternoon..
What is the ground like?
Charlton Athletic play at The Valley which opened in 1919. Away supporters are housed in the Jimmy Seed (South) Stand at one end of the ground, which is slightly raised above pitch level, making for a generally good view. Up to 3,000 supporters can be accommodated in this end. At either end of the stand is refreshment areas and inside is also a Ladbrokes betting kiosk.
The Antigallican, a big pub near Charlton station, seems to be the favourite haunt for away supporters. However, it can get very busy depending on the amount of travelling fans. The Rose of Denmark on Woolwich Road is another recommendation for supporters but please note that this is a home supporters only pub after the game. To find these pubs come out of Charlton station and turn left into Charlton Church Lane and the Antigallican pub is down on the right hand corner. If you continue down to the t-junction with the Woolwich Road and turn left you will reach the Rose of Denmark further down on the left.
All other pubs near the ground are home only. There are other pubs in Greenwich which could also be an option.
Travelling by road
Leave the M25 at Junction 2 and follow the A2 towards London. After around 12 miles the road splits with the A2 going off to the left and the right hand lanes becoming the A102. Proceed on the A102 towards the Blackwall Tunnel. Leave the A102 at the next slip road (sign posted Woolwich & Ferry A206). At the bottom of the slip road turn right at the traffic lights towards Woolwich/Charlton. Proceed along the A206 passing the Antigallican pub on your right (the ground and away entrance are diagonally behind this pub). For the main club entrance and car park go straight over the next roundabout, passing a retail park on the left. At the next roundabout, go right around it turning back on yourself along the A206. Then take the first left into Charlton Road (beware that there is a seven feet width restriction along this road). Cross over the railway and after passing the Royal Oak pub on the right, turn right into Harvey Gardens. The ground is down on the left.
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. However, as you come off the A2 onto the A206, there is some street parking to be had on your right, in a couple of streets, before you reach the Rose of Denmark pub.
Travelling by train
The ground is a short walk from Charlton Railway Station, which is served by trains from Charing Cross, London Bridge and Waterloo East stations. On Saturdays, there are also services from Cannon Street station. Please note, the C2C line on Saturday 9th September will run to Barking and then to Liverpool Street and NOT Fenchurch Street.
(via football ground guide)