On Saturday 18 th February Pompey supporters will be travelling to The Hive Stadium, Camrose Avenue, Edgware, London HA8 6AG. Barnet FC moved to The Hive in 2013 after being unable to renew the lease on their old Underhill ground. The Bees ground has a capacity of just over 6,000 and Blues Supporters will be in the new North Stand, opened in October 2016. The stadium itself is located within a sizeable park/playing fields area. If you are walking through the park towards the ground from Canons Park tube station you should be able to see the Wembley Arch in the distance.
How to get to The Hive
If you are travelling round the M25, leave at Junction 16 [M40] and take the A40 towards London. Continue along the A40, Western Avenue. At the Hangar Lane roundabout take the 2 nd exit onto the A406. At Staples Corner roundabout take the 1 st exit left onto the A5/Edgware Road. Follow the A5
for 3 miles then turn left into Camrose Avenue. Continue along Camrose Avenue and The Hive will be on your right just after the width restriction.
Alternately if you drive through Central London the A5 runs North from Marble Arch. Continue along the A5 all the way to Burnt Oak, then turn left into Camrose Avenue. The Hive will be on your right just after the width restriction.
There is a car park at the ground, with a charge of £5 per car. It only has one entrance, so there will be delays getting out after the game. There is also a small car park at Canons Park tube station which costs £2. Otherwise there is street parking, although there is no parking in Camrose Avenue itself.
Canons Park tube station on the Jubilee Line, which runs direct from London Waterloo station, is a five minute walk from the Hive. Turn left out of the station into Whitchurch Lane and at a convenient point cross over to the other side of the road. You will come to some metal railings where there is an entrance to some playing fields, which you can walk through to the ground. It will bring you out at the away end. Check www.tfl.gov.uk for any planned tube closures on the 18th.
Where to eat and drink:
There is a bar in the new away stand which will be open early, so that Blues supporters can drink there before the stadium opens. It serves food and has screens showing BT and Sky Sports.
Near Canons Park tube station, turn right and it is in a row of shops further down on the right, there is a small bar called Moranos, which welcomes away supporters. Moranos doesn’t serve food but there is a kebab house and tandoori restaurant in the same row of shops.
Alternately get off the tube two stops earlier at Kingsbury and there is a Wetherspoons, JJ Moons, at 553 Kingsbury Road, London NW9 9EL. Turn left out of the station and the pub is down on the left.