QPR v Portsmouth: best route to take, tubes stops and parking for Blues fans around Loftus Road
The Blue Army travel to QPR’s Loftus Road Stadium for Pompey’s second-round Carabao Cup clash with the R’s tonight.
This is Kenny Jackett’s side’s second visit in six months to the Championship outfit (South Africa Road, Shepherd’s Bush, London
W12 7PA), having lost 2-0 there in an FA Cup fourth-round replay in February.
Loftus Road is a 18,439 all-seated stadium, and Blues fans will be in the School End Stand.
Getting to Loftus Road
Heading up the A3(M) from Portsmouth into London, follow the signs for Hammersmith, then take the A219 to Shepherd’s Bush.
Continue towards White City (Wood Lane) and then left into South Africa Road.
If travelling via the M40, take the A40 towards central London.
At the point where the A40 becomes the A40(M), turn off onto the A40 towards White City/Shepherd’s
Bush and turn right into Wood Lane and then left into South Africa Road.
Road closures around the ground occur 90 minutes before kick-off.
Closures are also in place for a short time after the game.
Due to its location, parking around Loftus Road is extremely limited on match days.
There may be street parking in roads near the ground, but do check signs to make sure you are not in a residents only or pay-and-display area.
Trains run regularly from Portsmouth to London Waterloo.
The last train back from Waterloo to Portsmouth leaves at 23.45.
Note, a bus service is in operation at this time from Fratton onwards.
The nearest tube station to the ground is White City, on the Central Line, about five minutes’ walk.
Also nearby, opposite the BBC Television Centre, is Wood Lane station, on the Hammersmith and City Line.
Alternatively, there are two other tube stations close by, Shepherd’s Bush Market on the Hammersmith and City Line, and Shepherd’s Bush on the Central Line.
These are a 10-15 minute walk from the ground.
Another option would be to catch the slower, stopping train from Portsmouth to Clapham Junction and take the London Overground train to Shepherd’s Bush.
Where to eat and drink
There are not really any pubs in the vicinity of the ground.
In nearby Shepherd’s Bush Green, you could try Belushi’s Bar at the Vue Complex (W12 8PH), opposite Shepherd’s Bush tube station.
It’s a basic bar serving food and showing Sky and BT Sports.
There is a KFC and Nandos in Uxbridge Road (W12 8LR).
A better idea might be to find somewhere further away, then get the tube to the ground
Alcohol is usually on sale inside the ground, as well as hot and cold drinks and a range of pies, hot dogs and sausage rolls.