The Best 5-a-side Pitches in London
Fancy a kickabout in the capital? Lucky for you, there’s a whole host of brilliant venues for a game of footy!
One thing we know London for is its size, so it should come as no surprise that there’s a great deal of awesome places to play football no matter what borough you’re in. With that being said, take a look at the best football pitches in London you can hire today.
1. PowerLeague Shepherds Bush
Starting at the bottom of the strip you’ll find Wild & Co Showbar. Just as the name suggests, this place does indeed get wild when the party-goers descend on this infamous street. You won’t have any trouble finding the venue either with its gigantic sign outside. To the front of the venue you’ll also find a spacious terrace with plenty of tables to get sat down at. Inside, this Albufeira bar resembles more of a nightclub than anything else with great light & sound systems. Staying open ‘til 4am most nights of the week, this is a fantastic place to start your Albufeira bar crawl!
2. PowerLeague Shoreditch
The next bar up on the strip is the American-style Albufeira 66. With a gigantic Statue of Liberty to welcome you in at the door, this Albufeira bar is great as both an all-day venue and a fantastic place to party into the early hours of the morning too. Inside, you’ll find the place lined with old-school American memorabilia and even a retro police car suspended above the bar! Showing live sports throughout the day, this place transforms into a top party destination by night and definitely shouldn’t be missed.
3. Goals Wembley
A bit further out of the city to the north west is Goals Wembley, situated on the Alperton Playing Fields. Just a short walk away from the Alperton tube station, this venue boasts a whopping nine 5-a-side pitches as well as three 7-a-side pitches to hire as well. On-site you’ll find a café/bar as well as free Wi-Fi and plenty of live sports on the TV, with both BT and Sky Sports licenses at the venue. So if you’re looking to kick back and relax after an intense game of footy, this is a great place to consider!
4. Warren Sports Pitch (W1)
Right in the middle of the iconic Fitzrovia area just a short walk from Regents park is the Warren sports pitch, the only AstroTurf pitch in the city centre. Nestled amongst an upmarket residential area overlooking the famous BT Tower, this spacious pitch is perfect for a 5-a-side in the city. It’s also situated just a few minutes’ walk away from Warren Street tube station, so no need to worry about getting to and from this venue.
5. Pimlico Academy
A spacious and well-maintained pitch at the Pimlico Academy school, here you can hire this 9-a-side turf on evenings, weekends and school holidays, as you might’ve expected. The full pitch can be hired as well as being split up into three 5-a-side pitches if that’s what you’re after! With floodlights allowing you to play all year-round, you’ll also have access to the changing facilities here on request.
6. Battersea Park Millennium Arena
Situated right next to the iconic Battersea Power station on the southern bank of the River Thames, Battersea Park hosts two full-sized pitches, perfect for up to seven-a-side on each. With floodlighting covering the surface you can play here at any time of the year and into the evenings. On site, you can access the changing facilities and showers too. With a great location and being situated only a short walk from the Battersea Park tube station, this is a great place for a kickabout in South London.
7. Euston New MUGA (Somers Town)
Situated in the Somers Town area right next to St Pancras and Euston railway stations, there are three well-kept 5-a-side pitches at the Euston New MUGA (STYC) that are perfect for a good few games of footy. There’s also some floodlighting here too, meaning that you can play at dusk or in the winter months here as well. On-site you’ll find changing rooms and access to showers as well.
8. Handyside King’s Cross
A fantastic mixed-use indoor sports facility, Handyside at King’s Cross provides a completely free-of-charge space that you can have a great game of 5-a-side at no matter what the weather is like outside. With a viewing gallery for spectators, you’ll find all the usual facilities here like changing rooms and toilets. For those of you on a budget or you’re looking for the perfect place that’s well connected to the rest of the city, this venue is a solid choice.
9. London Bridge - Snowsfields
A great 3G pitch on the grounds of Snowsfields Primary School, this private hire pitch is the perfect place for a game of 5-a-side in London, situated right next to London Bridge train station and the iconic Shard. With a 3G turf surface, this pitch is great for a one-time game too, as they operate as “pay-as-you-play”, so no worrying about membership fees.
10. PowerLeague Vauxhall
Another fantastic venue situated right by the River Thames, PowerLeague Vauxhall is a large and spacious venue just a short walk from both Vauxhall railway station and Kennington tube station. This venue has eight outdoor pitches available to hire, all suitable for a 5-a-side kickabout with the lads. Of course, you’ll find each pitch with floodlights too so you can play all year-round. What’s best is that this pitch, like a lot of other PowerLeague venues, stays open ‘til late on weekdays, so an evening kickabout after work is also a viable option!
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