Date:Monday April 17 2006
Away fans are housed in one corner of the ground in between the South & West Stands, where up to 2,900 supporters (if demand requires it) can be accommodated, in the lower and upper tiers. If you have a ticket for the upper tier then prepare yourself for quite a climb to reach the away area. You are though rewarded with a great view of the action from this section and the leg room is ample.
The facilities in this newish stand are above average. On the downside there is little space between the away and home fans. As you would expect there is plenty of banter between the two, but the stewards tend to take a tougher line on the away support.
On my last visit a number of fans were ejected from the ground, plus there were repeated warnings to away fans to remain seated. One strange aspect of sitting in the upper tier is having the Police Control Box directly above you, where a number of uniformed faces can be seen peering down on the away fans.
Dave Thomas a visiting Birmingham City fan informs me; 'We found a nice little boozer up a side road, called the Antwerp. Popular with both home and away fans, it is highly recommended. To find it, take a right turn when you come out of White Hart Lane Station, and then right onto the main High Road. You go past the the ground on your left and then go right into Church Road. Walk down the road going under a bridge and the pub is on the right opposite Bruce Castle Park. There are bouncers on the door but there's no problem getting in.
Richard Crouch recommends 'The Park' right by Northumberland Park station. This is a small comfortable pub about ten minutes walk along Park Lane from the away end.
Also the Bricklayers Arms (no away colours) is also recommended. Carsie a Spurs fan from Belfast adds; 'I would recommend the Three Compasses which is situated in Queen Street (behind Middlesex University), which is a five minute walk from White Hart Lane Station'.
There is also a Wetherspoons outlet called the Gilpins Bell which is a ten minute walk away from the stadium. A fair sized pub, it also has a good sized beer garden, which on my last visit on a hot day in August, was crammed with fans, including a sprinkling of away supporters. Coming out of White Hart Lane railway station turn right and then left along the High Road. You will pass the Bricklayers and Coach & Horse pubs and you continue along the road as it bends around to the right. The Gilpens Bell is located a little further down this road on the right hand side.
Inside the ground alcohol is served in the refreshment areas. This is in the form of plastic bottles of Carlsberg at £2.50 per 500ml bottle. But please note that alcohol is not served in the away section at half time.
Leave the M25 at Junction 25 and take the A10 towards Enfield. Continue on the A10 through Enfield and at the roundabout with the Northern Circular (A406), turn left onto the A406 (Sterling Way). Turn right into Fore Road (the A1010) which becomes the High Road and you will come to the ground on your left. Sharon Genge adds 'if you arrive around midday, you can park at the local schools which are very easy to find. For £5 you can park until 6pm which is ample time to get back to the car after an afternoon match'.
The Editor of My Eyes Have Seen The Glory Fanzine adds: 'there is another way to get to the ground avoiding the A10 and A406. When you come off the M25, take the A10 turning and then turn left at the first set of lights. This takes you into Bullsmoor Lane. Follow the road through until a busy crossroads with traffic lights. Go straight over and then you are on Meridian Way (A1055). This road takes you straight down to Tottenham. Just keep going straight (over roundabouts and traffic lights and past the site at Picketts Lock) until you pass Tesco's on the left hand side. After going through the traffic lights at this store, go through the next set and turn right at the lights after those (Sedge Road). If you park around this area you will be able to get away fairly quickly and will be close to Northumberland Park station (as mentioned by others) and conveniently located for The Park Pub which is right next to the station. There is also a lot of towaway zones directly around the ground, so check the parking restrictions before you leave your car or you might face a trip to Wood Green (not recommended at the best of times) and a £100 bill to get your car back!'
The nearest tube station is Seven Sisters which is on the Victoria Line. The ground is about a twenty minute walk away, but there are plenty of buses running up Tottenham High Road to the ground. You can also get a normal train from Seven Sisters to White Hart Lane station, which is nearest to the stadium, being only a few minutes walk away. White Hart Lane Station is served by trains from Liverpool Street, where there is a handy Wetherspoons pub and cornish pasties outlet opposite. Richard Crouch adds 'The best station to get to White Hart Lane from is Northumberland Park. Come out of the station and cross the road and you are in Park Lane. It is a ten minute stroll to the ground'.
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Date:Monday April 17 2006
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