Address: 748 High Road, Tottenham, London N17 0AP
Home of Premier League high-fliers Tottenham Hotspur, White Hart Lane is one of the UK’s most impressive football venues, with the stadium regularly welcoming thousands of avid fans and visitors from far and wide.
Built in 1899 in the heart of bustling London, the stadium has undergone countless renovations over the years to become the world-class sporting venue that it is today. Offering a matchday capacity of just over 36,000, White Hart Lane explodes with a vibrant and enthusiastic atmosphere whenever the team takes to the pitch.
Standout times at White Hart Lane
Renovated from a disused nursery that previous belonged to the brewery chain Charringtons, White Hart Lane stands as one of the country’s oldest football grounds and with this honour comes a host of special memories from down the years.
From the double-winning season of First Division and FA Cup triumph of the early 1960s, to the more recent accolade of winning the League Cup in the mid-2000s, there has been much to celebrate at this popular sporting venue over the years.
Get here while you can
However, with the high-profile nature of Tottenham Hotspur, there has long been talk of the team moving to a larger ground that would enable the club to compete with likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and the Manchester clubs of United and City in the matchday revenue stakes.
As a result, visitors to White Hart Lane should plan to make their trip in the near future, as the owners have already explored plans to move to a new, larger stadium.
Most recently, Tottenham completed a failed bid to relocate to the Olympic Stadium, which was left empty following the culmination of the 2012 London Olympic Games. The award of the rights to host home games at the stadium, in the end, went to West Ham United.
That said, there is possible scope for an extension to White Hart Lane itself – and with this would come the much-needed boost in revenues that could help to take the team from perennial also-rans to battling it out at the top of the table (as the team have been doing for much of the season this year).
The days may therefore not be over for celebrations at White Hart lane, but Tottenham fans and lovers of football should still book their visit soon rather than risk disappointment.
Travel to White Hart Lane
Anyone planning a visit to White Hart Lane will find there are plenty of public transport options that can get them there with the minimum of fuss.
Located at the edge of the English capital’s extensive London Underground network, the stadium can be reached via the Tube stations of Tottenham Hale and Seven Sisters, both of which are located on the Victoria line.
Meanwhile, overground rail links are exemplary for White Hart Lane, with nearby stations including Bruce Grove, White Hart Lane, Northumberland Park, Silver Street and Angel Road stations.
Bus services also operate around the clock in the local area, with routes including: 149, 259, 279, 349 and N279.
Full details of all public transport options for visitors to the area can be found by heading to the official website of Transport for London. This includes station opening and closing times, service timetables and details of potential disruptions to routes.
Other nearby attractions for visitors to the area
Meanwhile, it is not just the stadium itself that draws countless tourists and visitors to this bustling part of the English capital every year. Indeed, travellers can find a wealth of great things to see and activities to enjoy nearby. Top choices include:
- Bruce Castle Museum (0.6 miles, 13 minutes’ travel time on foot/via public transport)
- Vestry House Museum (3.7 miles, 37 minutes)
- Priory Park (3.1 miles, 38 minutes)
- Broomfield Park (2.8 miles, 32 minutes)
- Alexandra Palace (3.1 miles, 33 minutes)
- The House at Clissold Park (3.5 miles, 35 minutes)
- Kenwood House (5.4 miles, 53 minutes)
- National Trust – Sutton House & Breaker’s Yard (4.2 miles, 37 minutes)
- King Henry’s Walk Garden (4.1 miles, 40 minutes)
- clueQuest (5.6 miles, 42 minutes)
Places to park near White Hart Lane
Individuals planning to drive to White Hart Lane are reminded that on-street parking is prohibited in the area surrounding the station, but travellers can make use of several nearby parking facilities, including:
- Tottenham Hale Station Car Park (1.2 miles, 23 minutes’ travel time on foot)
- Fairfield Road Car Park (1.1 miles, 22 minutes)
- Westerfield Road Car Park (1.5 miles, 30 minutes)
- Church Street Car Park (1.9 miles, 37 minutes)
Anyone planning to drive during their time in the English capital should be aware of the fact that traffic volumes can be high throughout the day and into the evening, especially during these busy rush hour periods.
It is therefore advisable to avoid driving at this time, while journeys can also be carried out more smoothly by planning routes in advance and pre-booking parking spaces when possible.