London has been bathing in the hot weather this spring making it no better time to soak in the rays and play football. However, instead of playing the beautiful game the conventional way, why not take it to the roof and play rooftop football allowing yourself to enjoy the beauty of London from above. Here at MyLocalPitch we will take you through the top 5 best rooftop football pitches London has on offer.
Recent winner of MyLocalPitch’s Outstanding Sports Venue Award for the month of March. The Academy, based in Hounslow it has a fantastic 3G rooftop football pitch on offer. Players will be glad to know that the venue has free parking for those having to drive to the venue. As well as parking the Academy also has smart and spacious changing rooms on offer for customers, so no need to rush home after work to change out of your work clothes when you can do it at the venue instead.
Chelsea Academy was build in 2010 and set in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The multi-use sport game area is situated on the first floor surrounded by a caged fence. The venue provides flood lights all year round. The rooftop football pitch at Chelsea Academy is a magnificent playing surface with exceptional quality. Even better still,you are able to block book therefore, playing on such a pristine pitch regularly is made even easier.
East London is not all about West Ham United or Millwall. Docklands provides fantastic rooftop football pitches. It is perfect for lovers of the smaller size pitches so will cater to those who consider themselves a Xavi or Iniesta type player. Powerleague Docklands is very easy to get to with the nearest train station being Crossharbour DLR Station which is 328 feet away (1-minute walk) making it very accessible.
Once again the East of London delivers and is defiantly a venue to play at. The beauty of this pitch is the views from above. Close proximity to All Saints Church in Poplar makes for a fantastic view from the pitch. The staff keep the rooftop venue playing surface in excellent condition all year round, whatever the weather and temperature meaning you can stay fit all year round.
This venue based in West London has brilliant facilities. The rooftop venue has terrific floodlights, removing any worries you may have when it gets dark in the winter spoiling your fun. The venue is open to the public to come and play on a one-off basis. Or if you want it to be a more regular occurrence then why not take advantage of the block booking on offer guaranteeing a weekly game with friends.
MyLocalPitch’s newest Powerleague venue, Nine Elms is a terrific facility to play football. Located in Central London, a short walk from Wandsworth Road station. This rooftop venue at Nine Elms overlooks the magnificent Battersea Power Station. If you’re worried about playing at night, you shouldn’t worry. The venue is brilliantly floodlit. As well as floodlights, Nine Elms has changing rooms on site allowing you to play straight from work.
Like the look of any of these wonderfully unique rooftop football pitches, we have on offer in London? Wanting to play socially or competitively? Then don’t miss out on the wonderful weather and stunning views that London has. Head over to MyLocalPitch to not miss out.
BY - George Tipper
26 April 2018