T'nA: Travel

Monday, December 31, 2007

Visit The Lane

White Hart Lane:
+ Address
Bill Nicholson Way
748 High Road
N17 0AP

+ Contact
Telephone: 020-8365-5000
Ticket Office: 0870-420-5000

Useful Resource:
+ From PremierLeague.com


Getting There:
+ "Taking the train from Liverpool St. Station is the least hassle by far. Roughly a 30-min train ride, give or take. Follow the crowd."
+ "If you're anywhere near Hampstead Heath, get the train from Gospel Oak to South Tottenham as it's only a 20 min ride. Then walk 20 mins to the ground or spend 10 mins on a bus. Easy peasy."

Inside The Lane:
+ Best seats for atmosphere are in The South Stand Lower Tier (commonly know as the Park Lane). Also The Shelf (East Lower Tier) has a good atmosphere, particularly in the seats at the Park Lane End. The Paxton Rd End of the ground (North Stand) tends to be quieter but offers good concessions to children and OAP's. The West Stand is the most expensive and least atmospheric part of the ground.
+ The Park Lane Stand is excellent, though recent history seems to indicate that Spurs score a lot of goals in front of Paxton.
+ Sitting in the East/West stands is not a bad vantage point for the game, but less atmosphere (and more expensive!).

Nearby Eats:
+ Lilywhites
Amazing salt beef sandwiches

+ Tottenham Cafe
Full English breakfast and tea/coffee for around £3
+ Mick's Grill
Pie and chips

+ Tip
"I generally hit the kebab shop on my way back to WHL train station (about a block away from the station). Makes for a tasty snack while waiting on the platform."

Nearby Drinks:
+ Bootlaces
High Road

+ Coach and Horses
High Road

+ The Victoria
Scotland Green off High Road

+ Corner Pin
Next to the Club Shop

+ Bill Nicholson
Northumberland Park

+ Bricklayers Arms
Good pre/post game pub... If you want to drink, go to the beer garden in the back — far easier than fighting the crowd inside.
+ Rudolph's
In front of stadium... need a game ticket to get it
+ Valentino's
Outside West Stand... must have game ticket... great atmosphere

+ Ticket touts operate outside WHL and despite the club and local police trying to get rid of them, they still remain. They will buy and sell tickets and expect to pay everal times face value for any sold out game and much much more for the likes of Arse***, Man Utd etc. The nearer to kick off and even after kick that you can wait, the more the ticket price will decrease (apparantly)

+ Still looking for tips...

My Perfect Game Day:
+ "My idea for a great night out after the game would be to have a couple of drinks in Tottenham while the crowds die down, then get the train from WHL to Liverpool Street. For a cheap and tasty meal have a curry in Brick Lane, there are about 80 Indian/Bangladeshi places along this one street. Most of them dont serve alcohol but invite you to bring your own. After that head down to the bars of Shoreditch and Hoxton (centred around Old Street, Curtain Rd and Hoxton Square). In the last few years this has become one of the places to go out in London with dozens of pubs, bars, clubs, strip joints and restaurants. Recommended places are Herbal on Kingsland Rd and 33 feet east on Brick Lane." (bootlacer, Glory Glory Board)