Bet UK's Millwall Away Day Guide
Swansea City’s 3rd away game of the season is against Millwall at The Den. Known for it’s hostile fans and atmosphere, The Den could give any travelling fans a memorable away day. Millwall came close to the play off places last year after a remarkable 17 game unbeaten run towards the end of the season. Manager Neil Harris led his team from relegation candidates at Christmas to real promotion candidates by the end of the year. Millwall’s home form at The Den was key in their success last season, only losing 2 home games in 7 months.
Millwall and Swansea played each other quite a lot, before a 7 year break. Swansea’s record against Millwall was strong, only losing 2 of their last 7 meetings. This season will be different however, both teams have been through a lot of changes since the pair last met. Their last meeting was actually at The Den, with Swansea running out 2-0 winners on their way to promotion. Travelling Swansea City fans will be hoping for another straightforward win as they head to The Den this year. If you plan on making the journey down to London for the game, take a look at Bet UK’s away day guide for everything you need to know.
When is Millwall v Swansea City?
Swansea City’s first trip to The Den in 7 years kicks off at 5:30pm on the 1st September. As seems to be the norm for Swansea away games in the Championship, the game will also be live on Sky Sports.
How to get to The Den?
Driving to The Den from Swansea
Driving from Swansea to The Den takes around 4 hours and is just under a 400 mile round trip. It might take a while to get there, but it’s a relatively straight forward drive. Simply head onto the M4 when leaving Swansea and follow that road all the way to West London. When you arrive in Kensington, turn right onto Earls Court Road, following the A3220 down to the river. Cross the Thames across the Vauxhall Bridge and follow the A3204. You’ll reach a roundabout at the end of the road, and ake the 4th exit towards the A201 and then the A2. Turn left onto St James’ Road and you’ll be able to see The Den directly ahead of you.
Car parking is hard to come by around The Den. Street parking is the only real option if you wish to remain close to the ground. There are some areas that have quite strict parking restrictions however, so make sure to check before leaving your car.
Trains from Swansea to the Den
South Bermondsey Railway Station is just a few minutes from The Den and is the closest station for travelling Swansea football fans. Trains from Swansea Central Station leave every hour, with the 12:29 train being the latest that will get you to The Den on time. The train heads into London before a couple of trips on the Underground towards South Bermondsey Station. Travelling Swansea City fans will be escorted from the station to the ground by the police, so there is no chance of getting lost.
The last train leaving South Bermondsey Station is the 19:31 train. But, because you need to use the London underground, the actual train to Swansea doesn’t leave London Paddington until 20:45, so it might not be a tight a squeeze as it first sounds. Police will be aware of the train times and should be able to organise an escort to make sure people make the train.
Hotels near The Den for Swansea City fans
There isn’t a huge selection of hotels near The Den, but there are a few options if you plan on staying close to the ground. Goddis Lodge, Peckham Rooms and Eurotraveller Hotel ar all within a mile of The Den and aren’t too expensive. It might be worth staying the night away from The Den however. With the police escort to the station, you can effectively stay anywhere in London with easy access to and from the ground.
Pubs for Swansea football fans near The Den
Similarly to hotels, there are not many pubs in the area surrounding The Den. Those that are close to the ground probably won’t welcome any travelling Swansea City fans either. If you end up getting the train to The Den, then it’s probably best to stop off at London Bridge before heading on your final underground trip. Next to London Bridge station, both The Shipwrights Arms and The Bunch of Grapes are both recommended. If you fancy catching some of the 3 o clock matches, then the Barrow Boy & Banker has a large screen that will be showing Sky Sports.
Where next for Swansea City?
After their trip to The Den, Swansea City and their supporters will be heading north to the Bet365 Stadium. The Bet365 Stadium will be familiar to Swansea City away fans of recent years, but for those making their first journey to Stoke, Bet UK have prepared a Stoke City Away Day Guide.
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