London football geography

The geography of London football

The top 20 London clubs in 2019–20

Hidden London: map of London football clubs' grounds for the 2019-20 season

The eighth edi­tion of Hid­den London’s foot­ball map shows the ground loca­tions for all the Lon­don clubs in the top six tiers of the Eng­lish game for the 2019–20 sea­son. The weight of the type and the den­si­ty of the yel­low cir­cles indi­cate hier­ar­chi­cal sta­tus, from the Pre­mier League clubs to those in the Nation­al League South (for­mer­ly Con­fer­ence South). The map also shows the loca­tion of Wem­b­ley Sta­di­um – the home of cup finals and Eng­land games.

The map reflects the fol­low­ing changes from the 2018–19 sea­son:

  • Ful­ham have been rel­e­gat­ed to the Cham­pi­onship after spend­ing a sin­gle sea­son in the top flight this time round.
  • Charl­ton Ath­let­ic were pro­mot­ed to the Cham­pi­onship after beat­ing Sun­der­land with an injury time goal in the League One play-off final.
  • Ley­ton Ori­ent have returned to the Foot­ball League after win­ning the Nation­al League.

Future devel­op­ments

Work con­tin­ues on the con­struc­tion of a new sta­di­um for Brent­ford FC, one kilo­me­tre east of the club’s present home at Grif­fin Park. The club is due to move into the Brent­ford Com­mu­ni­ty Sta­di­um at the end of the 2019–20 sea­son.

AFC Wim­ble­don had pre­vi­ous­ly hoped to move into their new home at their his­toric address – Plough Lane – in time for the start of the 2019–20 sea­son. How­ev­er, not enough mon­ey has yet been found to get this project off the draw­ing board. A crowd­fund­ing ini­tia­tive has been launched.

These are the 20 Lon­don clubs mapped above, list­ed alpha­bet­i­cal­ly with­in each divi­sion:


Pre­mier LeagueArse­nalEmi­rates Sta­di­um
Pre­mier LeagueChelseaStam­ford Bridge
Pre­mier LeagueCrys­tal PalaceSel­hurst Park
Pre­mier LeagueTot­ten­ham Hot­spurTot­ten­ham Hot­spur Sta­di­um
Pre­mier LeagueWest Ham Unit­edLon­don Sta­di­um
Cham­pi­onshipBrent­fordGrif­fin Park
Cham­pi­onshipCharl­ton Ath­let­icThe Val­ley
Cham­pi­onshipFul­hamCraven Cot­tage
Cham­pi­onshipMill­wallThe Den
Cham­pi­onshipQueens Park RangersKiyan Prince Foun­da­tion Sta­di­um, Lof­tus Road
League OneAFC Wim­ble­donCher­ry Red Records Sta­di­um, Kingsmead­ow
League TwoLey­ton Ori­entBrey­er Group Sta­di­um, Bris­bane Road
Nation­al LeagueBar­netThe Hive
Nation­al LeagueBrom­leyHayes Lane
Nation­al LeagueDagen­ham & Red­bridgeChig­well Con­struc­tion Sta­di­um, Vic­to­ria Road
Nation­al LeagueSut­ton Unit­edKnights Com­mu­ni­ty Sta­di­um, Gan­der Green Lane
Nation­al League SouthDul­wich Ham­letCham­pi­on Hill
Nation­al League SouthHamp­ton & Rich­mond Bor­oughBev­eree Sta­di­um
Nation­al League SouthWeald­stoneGrosvenor Vale
Nation­al League SouthWelling Unit­edPark View Road

Play­ing in the Pre­mier League in 2019–20, for the fifth con­sec­u­tive sea­son, Wat­ford foot­ball club is based at the Vic­arage Road sta­di­um, which is locat­ed two-and-a-half miles (4km) beyond the north-west edge of Greater Lon­don.

See also: Premier League supporters’ pub map – London and Travel time isochron maps to London football stadiums