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QPR - PREMIER LEAGUE

WEDNESDAY 4TH MARCH 2015,
KICK-OFF 7.45PM GMT

LOFTUS ROAD

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ADDRESS: Loftus Road Stadium, South Africa Road, London, W12 7PJ

MAP: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=W12+7PJ

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WEATHER

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ARSENAL TRAVEL CLUB

The official Arsenal Travel Club organise travel to all competitive games for the Men's First Team. Go to www.arsenal.com/the-match/fixtures-reports, select "Match Menu" next to the game then click the Travel tab.

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Call 08457 484950 or click here for National Rail Enquiries - www.nationalrail.co.uk - journey planner and news of service disruptions.

Call 020 7222 1234 or click here Transport for London - www.tfl.gov.uk for London travel service updates.

Call 08717 818178 or click here for National Express Coaches - www.nationalexpress.com for coach services.

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Travel advice from Football Supporters Federation - www.fsf.org.uk.

By Train

The nearest London Underground station is White City on the Central Line, which is about a five minute walk away. Also nearby (a little further along Wood Lane opposite the BBC Television Centre) is Wood Lane Station, which is on the Circle/Hammersmith & City Lines. It is around a seven minute walk away from Loftus Road. Leaving either of these stations turn right up Wood Lane, cross the road and then turn left into South Africa Road which takes you straight to the stadium.

Otherwise there are two other tube stations close by; Shepherds Bush Market on the Circle/Hammersmith & City Lines and Shepherds Bush on the Central Line. The first is about a ten minute walk away from the ground, whilst the other is about 15 minutes. Leaving either Shepherds Bush tube station, turn right along Uxbridge Road and turn right when you get to Loftus Road.

The nearest train station is Shepherds Bush, which is next to the Central Line tube station. It is not directly served by any of the major London mainline stations but trains from Watford Junction and Clapham Junction stop there.

By Bus

There are several buses that run to or near the ground. The 283 runs from East Acton to Barnes, via Hammersmith Bus Station to Bloemfontein Road. Check the TfL website for buses serving Wood Lane and Uxbridge Road.

By Car

From the North , exit the M1 onto A406 West, then take the A40 at Hanger Lane to Central London. Turn off to White City, right into Wood Lane, then right into South Africa Road.

From the East, take the A40(M) Westway, then turn off to White City, left into Wood Lane, then right into South Africa Road.

From the South, take the A3, following signs for Hammersmith, then the A219 to Shepherds Bush, then towards White City (Wood Lane), and turn left into South Africa Road.

From the West, take the M4 to Chiswick and then the A315 and A402 to Shepherds Bush, then towards White City (Wood Lane), and left into South Africa Road.

Parking

The area has limited street parking around the ground, most of which is on pay and display. It’s not that there aren’t plenty of streets, it’s just the sheer volume of traffic. Parking on the nearby White City Estate is for residents only. There are a couple of car parks on Ariel Way, including the BBC car park and an area just opposite.

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Eating & Drinking advice from Football Supporters Federation - www.fsf.org.uk.

In the past away fans often congregated at the Springbok pub, which is right by the ground near the ticket office. However, this pub has now been designated as home fans only. On Bloemfontein Road, there is the General Smuts.

There is 'The Green' in Shepherds Bush. Exiting Shepherds Bush Underground Station, on the Hammersmith & City line, turn left out of the station and 'The Green' is a short way down the road on the left. The pub sits across from Shepherds Bush Green where there are other pubs to be found nearby, such as O'Neills. Diagonally across Shepherds Bush Green opposite the Central line entrance to Shepherds Bush Underground Station, is a retail complex called Vue, which upstairs includes a Wetherspoons.

There are a number of pubs on the Uxbridge Road that are heavily used by home supporters, including the Conningham ("The Conni") Arms, The Queen Adelaide and The British Prince. They all have the usual facilities of big screen televisions and pool tables etc but have the tendency for service to be very slow on matchdays and you’re likely to get your liquid refreshment in those plastic glasses that you cannot carry without spilling them. Slightly more up market is O’Donohue’s which has a wine–bar feel. This is opposite Goldhawk Road station, the other side of Shepherds Bush market from the Shepherds Bush Hammersmith & City station.

Please note that alcohol is not available in the away end.

On the eating front, the cosmopolitan inner city nature means that you can almost eat your way around the world. From the normal range of cafes, burger bars, fried chicken outlets and chippies, there are Indian, Chinese & Thai outlets.

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