Away-Day Guide: Barnet v Pompey

The Hive Stadium, home of Barnet
The Hive Stadium, home of Barnet
Samantha Quayle. Picture: Jordan Hampton

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Welcome to our Pompey away travel guide, brought to you by PAM WILKINS and JOHNNY MOORE, in the memory of Ken Malley.

THE HIVE STADIUM

Opened: 2013

Capacity: 6,205

Record attendance: 5,233

Pompey will travel to The Hive Stadium on Saturday, Februay 18.

The ground is on Camrose Avenue, Edgware, London HA8 6AG.

Barnet moved to The Hive in 2013 after being unable to renew the lease on their old Underhill ground.

The Bees’ stadium has a capacity of just over 6,000 and Blues supporters will be in the new north stand – opened in October.

The stadium itself is located within a sizeable park 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.

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 second exit on to the A406.

At Staples Corner roundabout take the first exit left on to the A5 Edgware Road.

Follow the A5 for three miles and then turn left into Camrose Avenue. Continue along Camrose Avenue and The Hive will be on your right just after the width restriction.

Alternatively, 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.

There is a car park at the ground, with a charge of £5 per car, and a small car park at Canons Park tube station which costs £2.

Otherwise, there is street parking – but not on Camrose Avenue.

Canons Park tube station is on the Jubilee Line and runs direct from London Waterloo station.

It is a five-minute walk from the Hive.

Turn left out of the station into Whitchurch Lane and cross over 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 tfl.gov.uk for any planned tube closures on February 18.

There is a bar in the new away stand which will be open early, so 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 in a row of shops further down on the right, there is a small bar called Moranos.

This welcomes away supporters.

Moranos doesn’t serve food.

However, there is a kebab house and tandoori restaurant in the same row of shops.

Alternatively, 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.