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LONDON EAST

 

Things to Do:

 

2012 Olympic Park:

The Olympic Park, in Stratford, is open for tours, climbing the Arcelormittal Orb ( which is the world’s tallest sculpture), ride in Lee Valley Velo Park or watch London Lions Basketball Team. There are also refreshments etc. to be had.

 

Geffrye Museum:

The Museum of the Home, situated in Kingsland Road,

E2 8EA, has a chronological parade of almshouses showing period rooms from 1600 to the 1990s. Entry is free and is open until 5pm Tuesday to Sunday.

 

Whitechapel Art Gallery:

The gallery can be found in Whitechapel High Street, E1 7QX and is renowned for the exhibitions that have been shown. Picasso (including Guernica), David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Jackson Pollock etc. art has been exhibited over the years. The pieces hung in the galleries continually change. Entrance and free and open until 6pm Tuesday to Sunday and 9pm on Thursday.

Further information can be found at  www.whitechapelgallery.org .

 

Museum of Childhood:

This is an outpost of the Victoria and Albert Museum, to be found in Bethnal Green, E2 9PA. It has a fine array of children’s toys, games, dolls houses, clockwork cars, clothing etc. covering the period 1600 to present day.

Entry is free and there is a bookshop and café, and open daily.

 

Wilton’s Music Hall:

A little gem, suffering genteel decay, this is the world’s oldest surviving grand music hall and is still showing plays, opera, comedy etc..

Paid tours can be had and a drink had in the atmospheric Mahogany Bar.

Located behind a row of 1730s houses in Grace’s Alley, E1 8JB, further information about tours and “what’s on” can be found in www.wiltons.org.uk .

 

Shopping:

The best shopping centre in East London is at Stratford, which has Westfield Mall, built as part of the Olympic Park. With 300 stores it is the third largest shopping mall in the UK and with the surrounding shopping area the largest urban retailing centre in Europe.

Other reasonable shopping malls can be found in Ilford and Romford and just beyond the M25 the Lakeside Shopping Centre is located at Thurrock.

 

 

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WEST HAM UNTED

 

Introduction:

 

West Ham United is located in the London Borough of Newham which lies on the north bank of the River Thames and incorporates part of Docklands. The Borough was formed when the old Essex County Borough’s of East Ham and West Ham merged and taken under London’s wing. It is also home to the 2012 Olympic Stadium. The current population is 310,500.  

 

Transport in the Borough:

 

Buses:

Thirty three regular bus routes and six night buses serve the Borough. Many are local with others journeys spread farther afield. Check Transport for London web site.

 

Road:

The main road through Newham is the A13 which connects the City of London to the M25 in Essex.  

From the North the A406 serves the Borough and from the South the Blackwall Tunnel and Woolwich Ferry.

 

Railway:

Newham contains eight main line and London Overground stations, together with six underground and twenty Dockland Light Railway stations. The mainline railway lines are operated by Great Anglia, C2C and Southeastern.

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Air:

London City Airport is located in Newham on an old dock site. It is ideally sited for business people in the City of London and Canary Wharf.

 

Taxis:

Seven taxi companies operate from the Borough.

 

Stadium: London Stadium. Olympic Park. Stratford. E20 2ST

 

Founded:1895

                                                 

Joined League:1919

 

Chairman: DavidSullivan/David Gold    

 

Manager:- Manuel Pellegrini

 

Current League: Premier

 

Phone Number: 020 8548 2748

 

Email: via official web site.

 

Brief History:

 

Starting out as Thames Ironworks FC in 1895 the current name, West Ham United came into existence in 1900. Having played in the Southern league and Western League the club joined the Football League in 1919. Soon after, in 1923, the Hammers appeared in the first ever Cup Final to be played at Wembley Stadium.

 

The club had much pride when three of their players, Bobby Moore (Captain), Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters, appeared in England’s World Cup winning team in 1966.

 

They are only one of eight amongst the current ninety two League clubs who have spent their whole League status in the top two levels. Although never winning the League Championship, West Ham has had modest success in cup competitions.

 

In 2016 the club moved from their famous Upton Park stadium to the 2012 London Olympic  

Stadium.

 

They currently play in the Premier League.

 

Honours:-  

                           

F A Cup Winners:

1964. 1975. 1980        

                 

Charity Shield Winners:

1964  *Shared                                                

                                               

European Cup Winners Cup Winners:

1965

                                 

Match Day:          

 

Tickets:

Away fans should contact their own club regarding tickets for Upton Park matches.

 

To book tickets for matches there are four options:-

1. Online:           eticketing.co.uk/whufc

2 .Email:             ticketoffice@westhamunited.co.uk

3. Telephone:     0333 030 1966

4. Post                West Ham United FC, London Stadium, London E20 2ST

 

Booking fees are applied:  £2 for home tickets and £1 for away tickets.

 

Transport:- 

Stratford Station transport hub is just minutes walk from London Stadium.

 

Bus: Close to Stratford Station are Stratford Bus Station and Stratford City Bus Stations.

Routes 25. 86. 97.104. 108. 158. 241. 257. 262. 276. 308. 425. 473. D8 serve both these stations. Checkout Transport for London website for timetables and locations.

 

Underground: Jubilee, Central and Docklands Light Railway serve  Stratford Station and further info can be found at Transport for London website.

 

Rail: Trains from London Liverpool Street and East Anglia run through Stratford and are run by Greater Anglia, London Overground and C2C. Visit National Rail website for timetables.

 

Car: There is no parking at London Stadium or nearby areas. Public Transport recommended.

 

Air:

London City Airport is based in the Borough.

 

Stadium:

After residing at the Boleyn Ground in Upton Park from 1904 to 2016 the Hammers moved into the London Stadium, the iconic 2012  Olympic Stadium in August 2016. The new stadium is just four miles from Upto Park. This new ground gives the Hammers a capacity of 57,000.

The stadium is a bowl design, as it was built for athletics, and has the largest cantilevered roof in the world. Possibly its biggest down side is the space between the pitch and the stands. The whole stadium is a continuous two tier stand.

Away fans are housed in the upper and lower tiers in the south west area of the ground.

The away allocation is 3000 for Premier League matches and 8000 for cup ties.

Compared to the majority of football grounds the facilities are very favourable. The concourses are spacious and contain ample food and drink kiosks.

Outside of the ground pubs in Stratford appear to be for home fans only but their a few bars, cafes etc. in the adjacent Westfield Shopping Mall. Alternatively is to take refreshments in the Liverpool Street vicinity before moving on to the stadium.

Guided tours can be arranged by checking out the London Stadium website. Cost is £17 for adults and there are concessions for seniors and under 17s.

The club have 3 stores, in the Stadium, Romford and Lakeside Shopping Mall. Check the club website for further details.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

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