The Valley………one of those stadiums that gives you fond memories of the past with that huge banking crammed full of spectators, which I think at one stage was just a mud hill, treacherous on a wet day, but now long gone.
Its situated-on Floyd Road, Charlton (SAT NAV – SE7 8BL) is a 27,111 all seater stadium, and a 75-mile trip from Le Stad MK.
Parking is not brilliant and mainly of the street variety, with plenty of restrictions in place, and a tow truck just ready and willing to take you to a more expensive parking spot.
We should as normal be in Jimmy Seed (South) Stand which accommodates 3,000 fans, and there is no chance of that, so thankfully you will not get lumbered with an unrestricted view, of which there are a few.
From experience the stewards are fantastic and very friendly, and helpful. Food on offer include a range of pies and sausage rolls by Piglets Pantry (£4), these outlets are sometimes supplemented by separate hot dog stalls (£4 per Hot Dog) and alcohol is also on sale, but it does get very busy and congested at peak times. There used to be a decent chippy on Floyd Road which was well worth a visit, but that looks to be closed now.
We have received this from the designated /official away pub for Charlton Athletic so you may want to check it out. It is the Angerstein Hotel,108, Woolwich Road, SE10 0LE Tel:02082935695/07976757661.
They have a large bar and garden area, situated a 19 min-walk from Charlton FC ground going towards Greenwich, the nearest station is Westcombe Park Station a 2-minute walk away.
They run a safe environment for away supporters and offer a free bar food buffet all.
Those that prefer for the train to take the strain, the ground is a short walk from Charlton Railway Station, which is served by trains from Charing Cross, London Bridge and Waterloo East stations, there are also services from Cannon Street station.