48 hours in south London for a football fan

Located in the heart of South London is Selhurst—an area not only full of diversity, life and talent, but also home to the Eagles, Crystal Palace. The golden square of south London produces many world-renowned footballing talents like Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Joe Gomez, Victor Moses and Wilfried Zaha—the firm fan favourite who grew up in the shadow of the stadium. For a keen footie fan, here’s how to enjoy a football-inspired 48 hours in south London.

Day 1 of 2

Game Day

The warm-up
location icon
The Regency Café

If you fancy a traditional filling breakfast, look no further than The Regency café. The hearty cooked breakfast will prepare you for anything. Opened in 1946 on Westminster’s Regency Street, the café has featured in several films and TV series including Layer Cake. If you’d rather a lighter start to the day, the Rail House Café by Victoria Station serves up some delicious healthy choices. Get your juice fix!

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by @mariadernikos on

 

The Big Game
location icon
Pawson's Arms

After the perfect start to a day of football in south London, it’s time to feel the passion building around Selhurst Park as kick-off gets closer. It’s an area full of talent and character with exciting, vibrant street art. The experience of being surrounded by the waves of royal blue and red, likeminded supporters who for 90 minutes become family to watch and cheer on the Eagles is a real highlight.

If you can’t get a seat inside the stadium, a traditional pub to watch the Premier League fixture is the Pawson Arm’s. It’s close to Selhurst Park, and being a fan favourite you’ll feel as though you’re right in the middle of all the match day magic.

Post-match celebrations
location icon
Duck & Waffle

End your day on a real high at Duck & Waffle, which serves up delights all night long! It’s the highest elevated 24-hour restaurant in London, with a playful take on traditional British cuisine. An unforgettable evening awaits, combining a midnight feast with stunning views over London’s twinkling skyline.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by PhotoBear (@asd_roundtheworld) on

Day 2 of 2

The Stadium Tour

Enjoy a special breakfast
location icon
The Breakfast Club

Start the second half of your trip with a special breakfast at The Breakfast Club at Croydon’s Boxpark.  A testament to how good their pancakes are: last year they plated up over 928,000 of them! Or explore Boxpark Croydon where you’re spoilt for delicious choice all likely to start some early morning dribbling. 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by @foooodtrips on

 

See where the action happens
location icon
Selhurst Park Stadium

Take a tour of Selhurst Park, Crystal Palace’s home ground since 1924, famous for possessing one of the best atmospheres in the Premier League. Immerse yourself in the proud heritage at Selhurst Park as you tour the stands in the stadium, explore the dressing rooms and walk down the players’ tunnel.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Alex Howell (@iamalexhowell) on

18 Dec 2018(last updated)

Getting there

Selhurst station is a 40-minute direct train journey from London Victoria. Selhurst park is a short walk away. Norwood Junction station, also a short walk from Selhurst Park, is a 30-minute train journey from London Bridge.