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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.

 

 

FOOTBALL CLUBS:

 

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.

 

The club have played every season in the top two flights of the League.

 

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.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

LEYTON ORIENT      

 

Introduction:

 

Leyton Orient is based in Leyton, which is part of the London Borough of Waltham Forest an outer Borough of north east London. Walthamstow is the administrative centre of the Borough. The current population is 259700.

 

Transport in the Borough:

 

Buses:-  Thirty nine bus routes serve the Borough including two routes that run 24 hours, numbers 58 and 69, and five night bus routes serving Central London.

Generally, it is better to use the Underground to Central London.

The bus station is Walthamstow is the third busiest in London and five different bus companies from there. Check out the Transport for London website.

 

Underground: Two lines run into Waltham Forest from Central London.

Firstly, the Victoria Line runs from Brixton to Walthamstow Central via Victoria, Oxford Circus, King's Cross/St.Pancras.

Secondly, the Central Line starting at Epping passes through Leytonstone and Leyton and on to Stratford, Liverpool Street, Oxford Circus, Marble Arch and then eventually dividing into two branches to Ealing Broadway/West Ruislip.

 

Road: The Borough is served by the A406 North Circular Road, which crosses above the Borough. The A12, link to M11, crosses the south of the Borough through leyton, just above the Olympic Park.

 

Railway: Walthamstow Central station lies on the Liverpool Street to Chingford line. A second route is Barking to Gospel Oak, in Camden, which stops at Leytonstone High Road, Leytonstone Midland, Walthamstow  Queen's Road and Blackhorse Road, within the Borough.

 

Air: Stansted Airport is 49 minutes away by train from Walthamstow via Tottenham Hale.

If arriving from London City Airport it is a taxi ride away to Walthamstow.

 

Taxis: A dozen firms operate within the Borough.

 

 

Stadium:  The Breyer Group Stadium. Brisbane Road. Leyton. E10 5NF

 

Founded:  1881

 

Joined League:  1905

 

Chairman: Nigel Travis

 

Manager: 

 

Phone number: 0208 926 1111

 

Email: info@leytonorient.net

 

Brief History:

 

Formed from a cricket club in 1881 and became Orient FC in 1888, they are second oldest football club in London.

 

Changed name to Clapton Orient in 1898 and current name Leyton Orient appeared post WW2.

 

Starting out in the Southern League the club joined the Second Division in 1905.

 

A match in April 1921 against Notts County was the first time a monarch, George V, had attended a League football match.

 

The club have played at Brisbane Road since 1937,

 

The club has spent virtually their whole League tenure in the 2nd to 4th lvels.

 

In 1963/64 the club had their only season in the top flight.

 

The club were relegate out of the League to the National League in 2017 and returned in 2019.

 

The team have had four 8-0 victories, against Crystal Palace in 1955, Rochdale in 1987,

Colchester United in 1988 and Doncaster Rovers in 1997.

 

Biggest defeat was 0-8 against Aston Villa in 1929.

 

Record attendance was 38219 v Tottenham Hotspur in 1929.

 

Club currently play in League Two.

 

 

Match Day:

 

Tickets: Away fans should contact their own club for details.

Tickets can be bought on the match day at the ground.

Home fans can buy tickets at the Ticket Office which is open Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4.30pm and from 10am to kick off on Satirdays.

Visit www.leytonorient.com for online purchasing details and phone number 0208  926 1010 for further ticket information.

 

Transport:

Bus: The following buses travel along Leyton High Road, which serves the stadium:-

58. East Ham (Whitehorse) to Walthamstow Central.

69. Canning Town Station to Walthamstow Bus Station via Stratford and Leyton Underground Station.

97. From Chingford Station to Stratford Bus Station via Leyton Underground Station and Walthamstow Central Underground and Main Line Station.

158. From Chingford Mount to Stratford Bus Station via Leyton Underground Station.

 

Underground:- The nearest station is Leyton. On leaving the station go down the High Road to Coronation Gardens and then down Buckingham Road.

 

Rail:- For local people possibly the best route is to Leytonstone Midland Road station on the Barking to Gospel Oak route.

For visitors the probable route will be from central London using the Liverpool Street to Stratford Line and then taking a bus as described above. This same line is used when travelling from Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk.

 

Car:- Set Sat Nav to E10 5NF.

The simplest way to reach the stadium is to go round the M25 until the A12 junction where you should head west towards Leyton.

From south/south east London the Blackwall Tunnel is a good way of getting to east London.

From west and north London the North Circular Road is ideal.

 

Stadium:-

Originally officially known as Leyton Stadium it then began to be known as Osborne Road, it eventually became known as Brisbane Road. The club moved into the ground in 1937 after Leyton FC moved out.

The record attendance is 34,345 versus West Ham United in a 1964 Cup tie.

The club was interested in taking over the 2012 Olympic Stadium but their attendance potential did not make the move viable.

The current name is The Breyer Group Stadium succeeding the previous Matchroom Stadium but the fans still use Brisbane Road.

There are four stands, West Stand, Greening East Stand, Baskin Robins North Stand and Q2W Tommy Johnston Stand.

The West Stand is the main stand and contains the club shop and ticket office.

The Greening East Stand is the one with the biggest accommodation capacity and houses away fans.

The Baskin Robins North Stand is the newest and is the family stand.

The Q2W Tommy Johnston Stand is named after Orient's record goal scorer.

Food and drink outlets are found throughout the stands with the usual range of football ground fare.

Being a well populated urban area there are a few CAMRA pubs within walking distance of the stadium.  

 

 

 

 

 

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