Directions to the Old Spotted Dog Ground

The Old Spotted Dog Ground is at 212 Upton Lane, Forest Gate, London E7 9NP.

It is owned freehold by Clapton Community FC and operated by the Old Spotted Dog Ground Trust.

There are two entrances – one on Upton Lane itself, behind the Old Spotted Dog pub, and one on Disraeli Road. They are connected via a footpath. Most events use the Disraeli Road entrance.

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Trains and Tubes

You are spoilt for choice. There are 6 stations, on 8 different lines, within walking distance of the Old Spotted Dog.

Forest Gate (Elizabeth) – 14 minutes’ walk
Wanstead Park (Overground) – 17 minutes’ walk
Plaistow (District/Hammersmith & City) – 19 minutes’ walk
Upton Park (District/Hammersmith & City) – 19 minutes’ walk
Maryland (Elizabeth) – 22 minutes’ walk
Stratford (National Rail/Overground/Elizabeth/Jubilee/Central/DLR) – 28 minutes’ walk


These bus services stop on Upton Lane (St Georges Road stop or Stratford School stop, 4 minutes’ walk away)

325 (from East Beckton or Prince Regent)
678 (From Beckton or Stratford)

These bus services stop on Romford Road (Disraeli Road stop, 7 minutes’ walk away).

25 (from City of London or Ilford)
86 (from Stratford or Romford)
425 (from Lower Clapton or Ilford)

These bus services stop on Woodgrange Road (Claremont Road or Romford Road stops, 11 minutes’ walk away).

58 (from Walthamstow or East Ham)
330 (from Forest Gate or Silvertown)


There’s parking for loads of bikes inside the Old Spotted Dog Ground near the main stand.

We are working on providing more dedicated bike spaces.


Parking is free on the streets to the north and west of the ground (e.g. Disraeli Rd) on Saturdays and Sundays. 

On Saturdays, parking is restricted on streets to the east and south of the ground (e.g. St George’s Rd and Upton Lane), but there are no restrictions on Sundays. 

Always check local signage for any changes. And if possible come by public transport, bike or walk.