Trains to West Ham London Stadium

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Home of The Hammers since 2016, London Stadium is among the biggest and best-recognised sporting venues in the country. That’s in no small part thanks to its hosting of track and field events at the London 2012 Olympics, not to mention the legendary opening and closing ceremonies. But these days, West Ham Football Club makes sporting history at this East London landmark.

With a capacity of around 60,000 for football matches, London Stadium draws some of the largest crowds in the Premier League. Between hosting the home side’s top flight fixtures, the venue has also held national and international fixtures across a range of sports, including the 2015 Rugby Union World Cup and 2017 World Athletics Championships – as well as baseball, cricket and rugby league games. What’s more, the likes of Beyoncé & Jay-Z, Foo Fighters and Muse are just some of the acts to have taken to the stage here.

Whether you’re rooting for the home side, are on an away day or have come to watch a different sport entirely, there’s plenty to draw you down to West Ham’s Stadium. It pays to be prepared, so here we’ll outline everything you need to know for your trip, from transport to food, accommodation, accessibility and more.

Where is West Ham London Stadium?

West Ham London Stadium is in Stratford, East London. It’s situated within the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in the London Borough of Newham. Transport connections to this part of the city are excellent, so you should find it easy to reach when travelling via trains into London.

TThe London Stadium address is: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 2ST

How do I get to West Ham London Stadium?

The closest station on the South Western Railway network to West Ham Stadium is London Waterloo.

Once you arrive here, the fastest way to get to London West Ham Stadium is by tube. Head down to London Waterloo’s tube station and catch the eastbound Jubilee line. You’ll ride for around 20 minutes until you hop off at Stratford. Once you’re out of Stratford station, it’s a brief 12-minute walk to reach the stadium via the Westfield shopping centre and the Olympic Park.

Travelling by train

The roads near the stadium can get very congested on match days, with closures in force in the immediate surroundings. That’s why it’s often best to get to and from the match via train. You can travel directly into the capital using South Western Railway services from stations such as Woking, Guildford and Basingstoke.

With plenty of ticket types to choose from, it’s easy to find a fare that fits your travel plans. Take advantage of cheap train tickets whenever you make journeys off-peak. Don’t forget to check if you’re eligible for a Railcard. Heading to the big game with friends? You could save money just by taking the train together, thanks to GroupSave.

Travelling within London

South Western Railway services can get you to the game on time if you're a London local. You can travel directly from suburban stations like Staines, Surbiton, Wimbledon, Earlsfield, Raynes Park, and Putney. Once you arrive at London Waterloo, you’ll change for eastbound Jubilee line services that will take you right through to Stratford and within eyeshot of West Ham Stadium.

Make your journey through the city even easier when you use a London Travelcard. Things should be similarly fuss-free when you travel via Oyster card or contactless.

Things to do at West Ham Football Ground

Whether you’re watching The Hammers clash with London rivals or see a global superstar take the stage, plenty is going on at London West Ham Stadium.


London Stadium is one of the country’s newest football grounds, and The Irons men’s team have played their home games here since 2016. In addition to plenty of Premier League action, including those ever-exciting London derbies, you can catch the club battle their way through the FA Cup and Carabao Cup each season. Whether you’re a lifelong West Ham fan or are travelling to cheer on the away side, there’s no better time to experience London Stadium than during a match day.

Live events

World class football isn’t the only draw on offer at London Stadium. As one of the capital’s largest, newest and altogether most impressive venues, expect plenty of action from across the sporting universe, from international atheletics at the Anniversary Games to Cricket, baseball and Rugby Union. It’s also no wonder some of the biggest touring acts in the business call past here on their London leg. Everything from international rock superstars to monster trucks and food festivals have set up shop at London Stadium.

West Ham London Stadium tickets

Ready to roar on The Hammers from the stands? Then you’ll need to grab some West Ham London Stadium tickets. These are released in the run-up to games direct from the West Ham website. You can also purchase memberships online, granting you 24-hour exclusive early access to match tickets, among other parks.

You can also buy tickets by telephone when you call 0333 030 1966. This service is available from 9:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday and from 09:00 until kick-off on any matchdays. If you prefer, contact the box office by email at

West Ham Stadium store

Why not show your love for The Hammers with official West Harm merch? Whether treating yourself or splashing out on gifts for a friend or relative, the West Ham United Stadium Store stocks all the goods. From this season’s home, away and third kits through to home accessories, including duvets and curtains, as well as signed memorabilia, there’s something here to suit every fan.

The store is in the southeast corner of the stadium grounds. It’s open from 10:00 to 17:00 Monday to Saturday and 11:00 to 17:00 on Sundays.

Stadium tours

While that matchday atmosphere is unmissable, you’ll see a different side to West Ham London Stadium when you embark on a stadium tour. These exclusive experience packages will whisk you behind the scenes at The Hammers’ iconic home, taking you through parts of the ground you’d otherwise never get to see.

You’ll be shown around by a West Ham expert, catching a glimpse of club memorabilia and seeing content provided by today’s squad. With various tour options available, you can choose how exclusive and in-depth you’d like your West Ham Stadium experience to be.

Events and hospitality

Whether you’re looking for that luxury matchday experience or want to host your next private or work gathering here, the hospitality facilities at London Stadium are second to none. They include a range of state-of-the-art spaces, including dining lounges, conference rooms and bars, with different sizes available to suit your event. Top options include The Forge, a sophisticated reception and dining hall, and pub-styled party space, The Boleyn.

Things to do near West Ham London Stadium

The jewel in the crown of the 560 acres Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, it’s little surprise there’s plenty to see and do near West Ham’s Stadium. The area saw regeneration on a massive scale in preparation for the 2012 games and is one of London’s most exciting neighbourhoods today. That regeneration is now spreading out to neighbouring Hackney Wick, which has quickly become one of the quirkiest and most colourful corners of the capital.

The stadium’s immediate surroundings boast swathes of parkland, with plenty of space to catch your breath or stretch your legs pre and post-game. Next door is the unmistakable ArcelorMittal Orbit tower, with its epic views of London and the world’s longest and tallest tunnel slide that provide a thrilling journey back to the ground. Ready to check out the view from the top? Grab yourself a 2FOR1 ticket offer.

What’s more, the vast Westfield Stratford City is just moments away if you fancy food, drink or a spot of shopping. Family entertainment options at the centre include a Vue cinema, All Star Lanes bowling alley, Home Run House interactive baseball and Belong gaming arenas. Meanwhile, adults will love beer pong and karaoke at Bat & Ball or a spin in the Aspers Casino.

Tips for the day

  • Once inside the stadium grounds, all food, drink and retail payment points are cashless
  • If you need to use a cash machine, the nearest to the stadium is in the park beside the Podium Café and ArcelorMittal Orbit
  • Bags larger than 30cm x 30cm x 20cm cannot be brought into the stadium

Food and drinks

Food and drink are crucial to the matchday experience, and London Stadium certainly won’t leave you wanting. More than 20 bars serve alcoholic and soft beverages, including 12 where you can sample local craft ales specially selected by the club.

If you get peckish pre-match or when the halftime whistle blows, you’ll find an excellent variety of food options across the site. Take your pick from favourites like chicken wraps and meat sandwiches to burritos, stir fry and even sweet treats like doughnuts.

If you’re looking for a bite off-site, there are tons of eatery options at Westfield Stratford City. Family favourites here include Five Guys, Franco Manca, Nando’s, and The Real Greek. For adults, grab something quick and tasty at the window-serve From the Ashes BBQ in Hackney Wick, or to fill you up pre- and post-match opt for The Cow, Balans, and The Big Easy.

Places to stay near West Ham London Stadium

If you’ve a long journey to reach West Ham London Stadium, you could always make a stay of it. After all, you’ll have all the capital’s top attractions on your doorstep.

Snoozebox Olympic Park and Premier Inn London Stratford should fit the bill for budget options nearby. Meanwhile, Roomzzz Aparthotel London Stratford has large rooms and additional facilities that are great for families. For a touch of luxury, try The Gantry or The Stratford Hotel.

West Ham Stadium accessibility

London Stadium’s philosophy is to be a venue for all. Upon arrival, all the stadium’s turnstile blocks feature disabled access doors. The main concourses are ground level and step-free. Accessible lifts connect with all other levels and are found widely throughout the grounds, as are accessible seating and toilets.

The designated accessibility team can help with any enquiries you may have.

For more information, check West Ham’s accessibility page.

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