On Sunday 27th March 2011 I travelled down to London to visit some of the biggest stadiums in the country, and to watch Brazil vs. Scotland at the Emirates Stadium. This is part 2 of my day in London, two more reports will follow.
White Hart Lane – Tottenham Hostspur
Along with Wembley Stadium and the Emirates, White Hart Lane was one of the grounds I most wanted to visit today. So after watching the match at the Emirates, we decided to continue our trip around London with a visit to nearby Tottenham Hotspur. Sadly, I was a little disappointed. While I am sure the inside of the ground is just as brilliant as most of Premiership stadiums in England, the outside of the ground had very little to make it stand out and even looked a little run down in areas. Nevertheless, I was still pleased to see the ground before they move in the next few years.
Brisbane Road – Leyton Orient
Next up was Brisbane Road, the home of Snooker and Darts promoter Barry Hearn’s Leyton Orient. We only made a brief stop here, taking a couple of photos outside the ground and next to the ‘Welcome to Leyton Orient’ sign before moving on to our final ground of the day.
Upton Park – West Ham United
The 9th and final ground of this brilliant day was Upton Park, home of West Ham United. We pulled up and had pictures outside the ground, by the gates and by the large turrets that make the outside of the stadium look impressive. We then went over to the statue of West Ham’s 1966 World Cup Winners, Bobby Moore, Martin Peters, Geoff Hurst which also features Ray Wilson. My Dad was especially excited to visit the statue, as he has a big interest in the 1966 World Cup and has met almost all of the World Cup winning team from that year many times.
It was now 7pm with the light fading.We decided to head off back home to Sheffield after a day I will always remember.