London football geography

The geography of London football

The top 20 London clubs in 2020–21

Hidden London: map of London football clubs' grounds for the 2020-21 season

The ninth 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 2020–21 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 2019–20 season:

  • Having beaten Brentford in the play-off final, Fulham have returned to the Premier League after spending a single season in the Cham­pi­onship (after spending a single season in the Premier League the year before).
  • Charlton Athletic have been relegated to League One after spending a single season in the Cham­pi­onship this time round.
  • Following the curtail­ment of the National League South season owing to the covid-19 pandemic, Weald­stone were declared champions on the basis of points won per game and have been promoted to the National League.
  • AFC Wimbledon played the early games of the 2020–21 season at QPR’s Kiyan Prince Foun­da­tion Stadium and then moved into their new home on Plough Lane on 3rd October. The inaugural match was a nail-biting 2–2 draw with Doncaster Rovers. The map above shows Plough Lane’s location.
  • After playing at Griffin Park for 116 years, Brentford have moved one kilometre east (and 300 metres north) to the newly completed Brentford Community Stadium.

Hidden London: detail from the main map, showing Brentford FC's old and new locations

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


Premier LeagueArsenalEmirates Stadium
Premier LeagueFulhamCraven Cottage
Premier LeagueChelseaStamford Bridge
Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceSelhurst Park
Premier LeagueTottenham HotspurTottenham Hotspur Stadium
Premier LeagueWest Ham UnitedLondon Stadium
Cham­pi­onshipBrentfordBrentford Community Stadium
Cham­pi­onshipMillwallThe Den
Cham­pi­onshipQueens Park RangersKiyan Prince Foun­da­tion Stadium, Loftus Road
League OneCharlton AthleticThe Valley
League OneAFC WimbledonPlough Lane
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 LeagueWeald­stoneGrosvenor Vale
National League SouthDulwich HamletChampion Hill
National League SouthHampton & Richmond BoroughBeveree Stadium
National League SouthWelling UnitedPark View Road

After playing in the Premier League for five consec­u­tive seasons, Watford FC were relegated to the Cham­pi­onship in 2020. 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.

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