London's Lost Football Stadiums

By Londonist Staff Last edited 7 months ago
London's Lost Football Stadiums

Football stadiums come and go.

Here's a fond look back at some of London's lost and old football stadiums, including the old Wembley; Wimbledon FC's former home in Plough Lane; Charlton Athletic's Valley Stadium; and the infamous old Den, where the Millwall roar was born.

Wembley Stadium in the 1950s.
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Wembley stadium, 1930
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Wembley stadium, 1948.
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Wembley stadium, 1923.
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Wembley Stadium under construction, 1922
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The R101 airship flying over Arsenal's Highbury stadium. 1929
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Building one of the original twin towers at Wembley stadium, 1923.
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Wembley stadium, 1947.
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Arsenal vs Manchester United, 1926, at Highbury
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A flooded Wimbledon stadium
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Arsenal at Highbury in 1920.
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Highbury.
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Highbury.
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QPR's National Athletic Ground.
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The old Crystal Palace stadium.
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Arsenal's old Manor Ground in Woolwich when they were called Woolwich Arsenal.
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The remains of the stands at the Invicta Ground, home of Royal Woolwich Arsenal FC.
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Plough Lane, the old home ground of Wimbledon Football Club, from September 1912 until May 1991.
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Millwall FC's old Den, where the famous Millwall Roar was born.
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Millwall FC's old Den ground opened in 1910 and was the home of the team for 83 years.
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The Old Den was the fifth football stadium occupied by Millwall FC in Cold Blow Lane, New Cross.
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The last league game at Millwall FC's old Den.
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Croydon Common Athletic Ground, commonly referred to as The Nest, was the home ground of Crystal Palace FC from 1918 until 1924.
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The Nest, the former home of Crystal Palace FC.
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Underhill Stadium, home to Barnet FC until 2013.
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Wembley Stadium, from a time when wearing a suit to go to the football was compulsory.
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Highbury, the old Arsenal Stadium.
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Wembley Stadium, FA cup final day, 1935.
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The East Terrace at Charlton Athletic's The Valley stadium
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Knocking down The Old Wembley Stadium.
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Last Updated 07 March 2017