Closest airport to stadiums in London

Jun 13th, 2012, 03:06 PM
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Closest airport to stadiums in London

Flying into London from Prague so that my husband can see an EPL game in October, before we head back to the U.S. Would it be smarter to fly into one airport over another to get closer to a stadium. The EPL schedule is not out yet but he is hoping to see a game with either the Spurs or Arsenal. It appears there flights into London that land in all the airports.
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Jun 13th, 2012, 11:07 PM
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"It appears there flights into London that land in all the airports."

It's virtually impossible to fly in, watch a match and get to an airport in time to catch a flight to the US, so you're close to certain to have to stay overnight somewhere in London.

If you're mad enough to want to stay at an airport hotel, that immediately points to a Heathrow hotel, since you're unlikey to use another airport for your US-bound flight. Getting to Heathrow from another airport almost always adds more to your costs than the saving using somewhere else offers. There are virtually no hotels anyone would want to stay in near White Hart Lane or Stamford Bridge (though there's a fan-oriented place in the Stamford Bridge complex that might work in your case), and no facilities at the grounds for dealing with luggage.

Most people in your position would stay in the centre, but it's possible the timings of getting to a match and dealing with luggage will rule that out, and you might want you to take the luggage to a hotel while your husband goes straight to the ground. Or fly into Heathrow and leave most of your luggage there.

In that case, it's in theory (if timings permit) fastest to fly to Stansted and get the train to Tottenham Hale for Spurs, or to Heathrow then the tube to Fulham Broadway (changing at Earls Court) for Chelsea.

All of which assumes you can get tickets. That's a very great deal tougher than any other problem you're likely to face this year, and you will find it much easier to watch Fulham or QPR (Arsenal's just as tough). I'd get that one sorted out first, then decide your hotel. Incidentally published "schedules" are never firm: dates and times can be moved at a few days' notice, though that rarely happens so early in the season.
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Jun 14th, 2012, 06:36 PM
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no we are not going to a match and leaving. Coming in on Friday or Saturday- depending on match day. Out from Heathrow on Monday morning
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Jun 14th, 2012, 08:06 PM
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"no we are not going to a match and leaving."

In which case, it's a waste of your energy worrying about football grounds' proximity to airports.
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Jun 14th, 2012, 10:53 PM
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I think the main issue will be getting tickets...it may be easier like flanner says to get tickets to see a team like fulham.
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