Cans & Megabus – Your indispensable guide ahead of Sunderland’s trip to Millwall!

Tom Walsh is back with your must-read guide to The Den

A second trip to London in the space of a week? Oh ambassador, with this Millwall you really are spoiling us.

How Do I Get There?

If you’re driving to London for the second week in a row, I’m sorry but you are a complete maniac. That being said, take the A1(M) and M11 before joining the A13 at Barking and going through London. Once you’re over the Thames and then trust your sat nav. Very much like Fulham, I have no idea where you’re meant to park at or near the ground.

Sat nav losers: SE16 3LN

If you’re travelling by train, the easiest route from King’s Cross to The Den is by taking the Northern tube line to London Bridge. Here you can jump on a Southern train to South Bermondsey railway station, from there there’s a dedicated pathway for away fans which will bring you to the away end.

Double check the train times on the day as due to the rail strikes on the 1st and 3rd, there may be a reduced service.

What’s the Ground Like?

They have a stand called Cold Blow Lane, what more could you want? The Den is a pretty nice ground considering its reputation with four, two-tiered free standing stands. Sunderland fans are in the upper tier of the North Stand.

Yer thirsty?

The usual go-to destination for an away trip at Millwall is London Bridge, where you’ll find some excellent pubs such as The Old King’s Head (King’s Head Yard), Bunch of Grapes (St Thomas Street) and The George (Borough High Street), however this game gives you the perfect opportunity to sample the Bermondsey Beer Mile.

Just a short walk from London Bridge station, start at Massive Lads Fans Southwark Brewery on Druid Street and work your way towards the ground. It’s a mecca for craft beer and tap room fans and features some excellent breweries such as Brew By Numbers, The Kernel, Partizan Brewing and Fourpure Brewing.

What’s happening in London?

Why not hang around beautiful south London and swing by the O2 Arena to catch 2003’s incredibly famous The Darkness? If that’s not your bag then Pulled Apart By Horses are playing at Islington Academy. There’s probably loads of other things on like plays, comedy shows and what not. You’re in London on a Saturday night, there’s plenty of things to do like… except stay in a pub past 11pm.