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A guide for away fans, or first time visitors

A guide for away fans, or first time visitors

Where is the ground?
Dulwich Hamlet play at Champion Hill Stadium, Edgar Kail Way, East Dulwich, SE22 8BD.

When do we play?
Generally, home matches on Saturdays kick off at 3.00pm; whilst midweek games tend to be on Tuesday nights, kicking off at 7.45pm. We encourage you buy tickets in advance from See Tickets to arrive as early as possible to avoid queues, which can be lengthier immediately prior to kick off.

What are the benefits of arriving early?
As well as beating the queues, the seats are on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Once inside the ground there are several food outlets, as well as the bar, which is well stocked with a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. We also have an outside bar, at the far end of the ground, past the main stand, once you have come through the turnstiles. You may drink any alcohol purchased from our bars pitchside, but only in plastic glasses. The only exceptions to this ruling is for home matches in the FA Cup or FA Trophy, when NO ALCOHOL is allowed outside by order of Football Association regulations.

Can I bring in my own refreshments?
We have no problem with this APART from alcohol. You may be searched randomly by our stewards prior to coming through the turnstiles.

How much does it cost?
Here are the match-day ticket prices for the 2018-19 Vanarama National League South season...
...offering great football at affordable prices for local youngsters, families and other fans alike. We believe an afternoon with friends and family at The Hamlet offers some of the best and most affordable entertainment in town at the most reasonable prices. We believe we have the cheapest & most wide ranging list of concessions in the Vanarama National League South.
You can buy your ticket on the turnstiles on matchdays or alternatively via

Your admission allows access to all spectator areas of the stadium including the bar. As already mentioned: seats are unreserved.

What if I need a seat, for mobility reasons?
Simply arrive early and you should be ok. If that is not possible then email the Club at we will endeavour to reserve a spot for you, and a carer, if you use one.

What if I use a wheelchair, or am partially sighted?
Again, let us know in advance. If you have a clear physical disability then your carer will be admitted free. We also have an area at the top of the main stand that is specifically for wheelchair users If you wish to use this then please enter the ground via the entrance for players, & officials, from the upper car park, adjacent to Sainsburys, and if possible, let us know in advance.

Can I buy any Dulwich Hamlet shirts, scarves,badges or souvenirs?
Yes. The Dulwich Hamlet Supporters Trust have a fully stocked ‘Mega Container’ inside the ground, it is packed with assorted Hamlet merchandise & old programmes, to suit all budgets. Or you can look on-line [url=]here

How do I get to the ground?
It’s easy! We are one of the most centrally located non-league grounds in London!
By car: Simply type in the postcode ‘SE22 8BD’ into your SatNav device. We have some limited car parking at the ground, and there is also plenty of on-street parking in the locality, within a five minute radius, but please check for any local parking restrictions.
By train:The nearest stations are East Dulwich, which is a five minute walk; or Denmark Hill; which is a ten minute stroll, or a short bus ride.
From East Dulwich station: Turn left, past the pizza shop and then chip shop. Go through the park at the bottom of the hill and you will see the ground. For midweek games, when the gates are closed, walk halfway up the hill and turn left at the lights.
From Denmark Hill station: Turn left, this is Champion Park. You will see a bus stop opposite the Salvation Army Training College. Any bus from here passes the ground, three stops away. Or walk past the bus stop, turn right and up the slight incline on the main road. Over the lights at the top of Dog Kennel Hill, and the ground will be on your right, halfway down the hill, turning into Edgar Kail Way.
You can check train times by looking at
From central London East Dulwich is served by trains from London Bridge; whilst Denmark Hill has services from London Victoria & London Blackfriars.
There are plenty of services from both stations after midweek matches.
PLEASE NOTE: Train services can be disrupted by engineering works at weekends, and East Dulwich station can be closed, served by replacement bus services.
By bus: Routes 40, 42, 484, 185, 176 & P13 all pass the ground, either stopping on Dog Kennel Hill, or turning into Edgar Kail Way, to Sainsburys. The 37 bus stops nearby, alight at Goose Green. And the 68 & 468 are also close to Denmark Hill, alight by the Fox on the Hill pub & then walk along Champion Hill, toward the ground.
All bus times can be checked at

If I’m early where can I eat & drink near the ground?
There’s lots. If you’re on a budget then the local Wetherspoons, the ‘Fox on the Hill’, is a ten minute stroll, and you’ll see plenty of Hamlet fans in there pre & post-match. Turn right out of East Dulwich station & there’s the ‘Cherry Tree’, walk past that toward Goose Green & the ‘East Dulwich Tavern’ is on the corner, at the start of Lordship Lane, again both popular with our supporters.
There’s also a big Sainsburys next door to our ground, & they also have a Starbucks on site, if you just fancy a quick coffee.
The local area caters from the cheapest, but stilly tasty chicken shops, fish & chip shops, to a variety of eateries, including West Indian & Chinese takeaways, kebab shops, Turkish restaurants, as well as Indian restaurants, which have been established on Lordship Lane for many decades. But our favourite of all, to treat yourself, is the wonderful new burger joint called Meat Liquor where they’ll even give you a discount if you flash them their programme advert! If you fancy a pizza then we highly recommend Franco Manca eat in on Lordship Lane or bring a takeaway for the game.

I fancy a real day out, not just the match. What else is there in the area?
Well, we’re not far from the centre of London at all, so the ‘tourist world is your oyster; really. But personal local recommendations include the Dulwich Picture Gallery, right by Dulwich Park, under a mile and a half from Champion Hill. Though there is an admission charge. Free attractions include the wonderful Horniman Museum & Gardens-train to Forest Hill from central London, then buses 185 or 176 to the ground, from the opposite side of the road to the museum. Another of my favourites, not too far away, is also free. The Imperial War Museum, a few minutes walk from the Elephant & Castle. Buses from the Elephant to the ground are the 40 & 176; and you can also get a train from there (not underground) to Denmark Hill.
A little more quirky perhaps, if you are early for a midweek match, is the International Heritage Centre, at the Salvation Army, by Denmark Hill station, which is open from 9.30am until 4.00pm, Tuesday to Friday. Or head to Peckham, for the small but world-renowned South London Gallery, on Peckham Road. Open from 11 til 6 every day, except Mondays.
If you’re coming into London Bridge we heartily recommend popping into Southwark Cathedral, no matter what your faith is, or if you have none. On a Saturday it’s a ‘must visit’ destination too, if you are a bit of a ‘foodie’, with the Borough Market having some amazing stalls there on a Saturday morning, to satisfy any taste bud!
In truth, you don’t need our suggestions, there is so much to see and do all over London, all within easy reach of Champion Hill. But hopefully just these few will have whetted your appetite.
We hope this guide has helped, and look forward to you coming to Champion Hill soon. If you’ve not been before click on our FIXTURE LIST PAGE to choose a match.