London football geography

The geography of London football

The top 20 London clubs in 2021–22

Hidden London: map of London football clubs' grounds for the 2021-22 season

The tenth 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 2021–22 season.

The weight of the type and the density of the map’s 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 2020–21 season:

  • Brentford won the 2021 Cham­pi­onship play-off final to be promoted to the top flight for the first time since the 1946–47 season.
  • After (again) spending a single season in the Premier League, Fulham have dropped back down to the Championship.
  • AFC Wimbledon moved into the Plough Lane stadium in November 2020. The club’s new home has been built on the site of Wimbledon greyhound stadium and is located approx­i­mately 200 metres from the old Plough Lane football stadium, where prede­ces­sors Wimbledon FC played for 80 years.
  • Sutton United achieved their first promotion to the Football League since their foun­da­tion in 1898, after winning the National League title.

Because of the covid-19 pandemic, the National League South’s 2020–1 season was declared null and void on 18 February 2021, so no teams were promoted or relegated to or from the division at the end of the season.

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

 

League/Division Club Ground
Premier League Arsenal Emirates Stadium
Premier League Brentford Brentford Community Stadium
Premier League Chelsea Stamford Bridge
Premier League Crystal Palace Selhurst Park
Premier League Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Premier League West Ham United London Stadium
Cham­pi­onship Fulham Craven Cottage
Cham­pi­onship Millwall The Den
Cham­pi­onship Queens Park Rangers Kiyan Prince Foun­da­tion Stadium, Loftus Road
League One Charlton Athletic The Valley
League One AFC Wimbledon Plough Lane
League Two Leyton Orient Breyer Group Stadium, Brisbane Road
League Two Sutton United Borough Sports Ground, Gander Green Lane
National League Barnet The Hive
National League Bromley Hayes Lane
National League Dagenham & Redbridge Chigwell Construc­tion Stadium, Victoria Road
National League Weald­stone Grosvenor Vale
National League South Dulwich Hamlet Champion Hill
National League South Hampton & Richmond Borough Beveree Stadium
National League South Welling United Park View Road

Watford FC are once again playing in the Premier League after a year in the Cham­pi­onship in 2020–21. Watford are based at the Vicarage Road stadium, which is located two and a half miles (4km) beyond the north-west edge of Greater London.