London's Football Grounds Through The Years

London's Football Grounds Through The Years

London's football grounds have seen it all; euphoric highs and devastating lows, crowd surfing, pitch acrobatics, and even the odd zeppelin. Have a look back through the years in this epic series of photos.

Clock End at Highbury, 1956
Source Old Football Grounds
82,000 at Stamford Bridge for Chelsea vs Arsenal in 1935
Source Vintage Footy
The Graf Zeppelin flies over Wembley during the 1930 FA Cup Final
Source Historical Arsenal
Clock End, Highbury, in mid 1930s
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White Hart Lane
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Stamford Bridge, 1970s - soon to go
Source Old London
Charltons Brian Kinsey goes head over heels at the Valley, 1965
Source Old London
A colourisation of The North stand, Stamford Bridge (1948), by George Chilvers.
Source Old London
Highbury, 1950s
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Stamford Bridge, London, mid 1980s
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White Hart Lane, 1970
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Stamford Bridge, 1950s
Source Old London
Selhust Park from above
Source Terrace Images
QPR training at Loftus Road, 1939
Source Old London
Bobby Moore jogging around the Upton Park pitch in 1962
Source Vintage Footy
Highbury, 1940s
Source Old London
Young child carried to the front to see the 1930 West Ham v Arsenal FA cup semi-final
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Snowstorm at Highbury, 1962
Source Old London
View from the Putney End terraces of Craven Cottage, 1978
Source Terrace Images
Selhurst Park from above, 1930s
Source Terrace Images
White City stadium and the Franco-British exhibition grounds 1930s
Source Old London
Arsenal supporters trying to keep warm outside Highbury before their game against Chelsea, 1932
Source Vintage Footy
1935 cup final being played at Empire Stadium
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Hackney Marshes, home of 88 football pitches. These, of course, still exist
Source Classic Pics
West Ham United's Boleyn Ground overflowing with supporters, 1929
Source Vintage Footy
Entrance to Selhurst Park, home to Crystal Palace FC, 1979
Source Old London
The Graf Zeppelin over Wembley during the 1930 FA Cup final between Arsenal and Huddersfield
Source Old London
QPR's Loftus Road in 1928
Source Terrace Images
A rudimentary Loftus Road, 1928
Source Old London
Chelsea players and the team transit outside Stamford Bridge, 1972
Source Old London
Arsenal fans queue to get in to Highbury.
Source Old London
Aerial view of the Boleyn Ground in 1973
Source Terrace Images
Plough Lane, Wimbledon FC
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Demolishing houses in Paxton Road to make way for the Paxton Road terrace at Tottenham, 1938
Source Old London
Fulham groundsman trying to clear the snow at Craven Cottage before their 1926 FA Cup 3rd round tie against Everton
Source Vintage Footy
Stamford Bridge 1913. Chelsea v Tottenham
Source Old London
West Ham v Arsenal, 1930
Source Old London
Spotter, watching out for German air raids, during a Charlton Athletic vs Arsenal match at The Valley, 1940
Source History Pics
The packed terraces of Highbury, 1950s
Source Terrace Images
A sunny afternoon at the shed end Stamford Bridge London, home of Chelsea FC, 1970s or 80s
Source Old London
North Bank Highbury, under construction in 1913
Source Old London
An aerial view of Spurs' White Hart Lane stadium in the 1920s
Source Vintage Footy
White Hart Lane, 1912
Source Old London
Craven Cottage, 1960s
Source Lost Stadiums
Highbury, 1930s
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Stamford Bridge in the mid 1980s, Chelsea FC
Source Old Football Grounds
West Ham fans take a moment during a match to view an eclipse of the sun, probably April 1930
Source Old London
Construction site for the Empire Stadium, that would later become Wembley Stadium, 1922
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The open terraces, and grass banks, of Selhurst Park, early 1970s
Source Terrace Images
FA Cup final between Portsmouth and Aston Villa at Highbury, 1929
Source Old London
Stamford Bridge. Quite different attire to the football fans of today.
Source Old London
Craven Cottage, home of Fulham football Club, in the 1930s
Source Old London
White City stadium
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Highbury
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The Valley, home to Charlton FC. This terrace held 30,000 standing
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Last Updated 13 June 2017