How Do I Get There?
Are you ready for a really long car journey? Well hop on in and let’s embark on this 10-hour round trip (if you don’t hit any form of traffic). Take the A1 (M) to junction 35 exiting onto the M18 which will merge into the M1. Follow this down to Brent Cross and exit on to the North Circular Road. Take the roundabout for Great West Road/A4 before taking a left at the Premier Inn onto Ealing Road and Griffin Park is on your left hand side.
Street parking is available around the ground, while there is also a pay and display car park on Layton Road costing £5 for 3 hours.
If you’re arriving by train, the nearest Underground station to Griffin Park is South Ealing. From King’s Cross St. Pancras Underground station take the Piccadilly line toward Heathrow Terminal 5, journey times is around 30 minutes and the ground is a straight walk down South Ealing Road.
A Love Supreme buses leave the Stadium of Light at 7am with fares costing £40. Book your place here.
Where Can I Get The Sesh Started?
Yes, the rumours are true. Griffin Park does have a pub on each corner and if it isn’t your goal to visit every one prior to kick-off, then I honestly don’t know why you’re going.
The favourite among visiting supporters is The New Inn on Ealing Road, closest to the away end. Skip your way along Griffin Park to meet The Princess Royal then proceed to enter enemy territory at The Griffin before stumbling into the Royal Oak to complete your mission.
Alternatively, if you arrive at Brentford railway station, you can drink your bodyweight in real ale at the Magpie and Crown. Whatever floats your boat.
I’m Staying Owa, Is There Owt To Do?
I’ve been to London on a Saturday night and can confirm there is absolutely nothing to do. All the pubs shut at 10.30pm, all the buses stop four minutes afterwards and don’t even think there’s any form of live entertainment going on - you’re in the wrong city for that, yer northern monkey.
I guess you could go see Jessie Ware at Rough Trade East or London Grammar at the Hammersmith Apollo or The Flatliners at The Dome in Tufnell Park or even The Lancashire Hotpots at The Camden Assembly. Then there’s all those comedy shows, theatres, museums and art galleries to peruse. In fact, there’s actually too much going on in London on Saturday night.
What’s The Ground Like?
Oh boy, yer da is really excited for this one. He’s rounded up all the lads from the Labour Club - Alan, Big Dave and Little Jeff - packed all the sarnies and bottles of Double Maxim into the back of the minibus and they’re all off to the Big Smoke. En route all he can talk about is how Griffin Park is a “propa footy ground, it’s got propa terracin”.
For one day only, he’s going to pretend he’s back in the 1980s, back in his prime and swaying on the Fulwell End. His son, you, are also very excited as this is finally a chance to put your ‘Against Modern Football’ Instagram account to good use and take arty shots of red barricades and litter blowing across rain-covered steps.
So grab your pyro and your Stone Island, chuck your pint around and cram yourself into the Brook Road Stand and watch Big Si Grayson’s Red and White Wizards lose another game in the second tier of English football.
If you’re in the seats above, sucks to be you.