20 of the Best Football Clubs in London

20 of the Best Football Clubs in London

Football is a great way to get fit, whilst having fun with your friends.

Check out these clubs below.

1. Croydon Football Club

Croydon Amateurs FC was founded on 17th April 1953 to provide senior amateur football in the then County Borough at the newly built Croydon Sports Arena in South Norwood. Whilst the idea for a senior club carrying the town’s name had been mooted prior to the war, nothing had become of the suggestion and the catalyst proved to be the laying of the running track and the need for the football pitch to be used.

Address
Croydon Sports Arena
Albert Rd
South Norwood
London
SE25 4QL

Tel: +4420 8654 8555

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2. Beckenham Town Football Club

Beckenham Town Football Club is one of the older non-league clubs still in existence, being first affiliated to The Kent Football Association in 1887. Records show the club played in the London League from 1923 to 1933 and 1951 to 1961 and the Aetolian League from 1961 to 1964 before moving to the Greater London League from 1964 to 1969. In addition to its present day participation in the FA Cup and FA Vase, it also competed in the FA Amateur Cup from 1926 to 1967.

Address
Eden Park Ave
Beckenham
Kent
BR3 3JL

Tel: +447774 728 758

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3. Round Towers GAA Club

Living in South London and looking to train or play Gaelic Football? Round Towers are based in South London, field both Senior and Reserve teams and are always on the lookout for new players of all standards.

Address
107 Peterborough Rd
Sutton
Greater London

Tel: +447970 512 709

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4. The Brunswick Club For Young People

The aim of The Brunswick Club for Young People is to provide a safe and friendly environment in which young people can develop their physical, creative, mental, and social skills through their leisure time activities. The Club is now a purpose built youth centre, offering educational and leisure services and facilities to children and young people aged from 8-19 years. Open seven days a week, with a membership of over 750 and an average daily attendance of 80+, the Club enjoys a good level of respect and support in the local community.

Address
34 Haldane Rd
London
SW6 7EU

Tel: +4420 7385 4856

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5. The Football Foundation

The Football Foundation is the largest sports charity in the UK funded by the Premier League, The FA and Government (via Sport England). It funds the development of new and refurbished grassroots sports facilities improving the quality and experience of playing sport at the grassroots level to sustain and increase participation and improve general skills levels.

Address
Whittington House
19-30 Alfred Pl
London
WC1E 7EA

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6. Wealdstone Football Club

Wealdstone Football Club as we know it today was, it is generally agreed, founded at the beginning of the 1899/1900 season.The Club competed in Division 2 of the Willesden & District League and the following season (1900/01) finished sixth in Division 1, there being no second division then.

Address
Grosvenor Vale
Ruislip
HA4 6JQ

Tel: +447790 038 095

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7. Northwood Recreation Ground

The current club was formed in 1926, following several other outfits that had carried the town’s name in earlier years, the first known, Northwood FC, being formed in September 1899, but it is not clear how long they existed. A team called Northwood Rovers played in the Harrow & District League up to the First World War, but a new Northwood FC was launched after the conflict, in September 1919, and soon Emmanuel Northwood were also competing in the Harrow & District League.

Address
Northwood Park
Chestnut Ave
Northwood
HA6 1HR

Tel: +441923 827148

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8. Oxhey Jets Football Club

The current General Manager John Elliott founded Oxhey Jets in 1972. Playing their first season as an under 12 team in the South West Herts Youth League, having been playing friendly matches as the 2nd Oxhey Boys Brigade team for two years before that. A winning start in the League Cup Final on the last game of the season saw the club move on, and more youth sides were added to the clubs structure, with the original side moving up through the age groups.

Address
Altham Way
South Oxhey
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD19 6FW

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9. Enfield Town Football Club

Enfield Town was the first wholly supporter owned and run club in the country. Assisted by Supporters Direct, the club have laid a lot of the groundwork for clubs like AFC Wimbledon and FC United as well as advising those setting up Supporters Trusts at other non- league clubs.
Established following the sale of Enfield FC’s Southbury Road Stadium, the club’s Supporters Trust tried to assist the then Board in securing the return of Enfield FC to the Borough of Enfield. After failing to achieve that, the Trust voted to set up a new club within their home borough. After a lot of hard work, a place was secured in the Essex Senior League for the fledgling club, and a groundshare agreement was made with Brimsdown Rovers for the use of their Goldsdown Road ground.

Address
3 Donkey Ln
Enfield
EN1 3PL

Tel: +447787 875 650

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10. Football Excel Academy

The Football Excel Academy offer a warm welcome to friends old and new, here on our official website. We are all about offering an ideal learning environment to young footballers who wish to hone their skills and make the move towards becoming a professional sportsman. We are far more than just football talent scots as we believe our services are perfect for helping to recognise and nourish the young footballing talent that is around today. Making that leap from schoolboy and youth team football to the world of paid sports and all of the trappings that are included, is something that needs very careful consideration.

Address
High St
Enfield
EN3 4DP

Tel: +447715 994 882

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11. Colliers Wood United Football Club

The club, one of the oldest in the country, and which has now been in existence for 136 years, received a well deserved recognition award from the FA for 125 years playing football during 2011. Colliers Wood United FC was founded in 1874 and the early years of their existence were spent in the Wimbledon and Sutton leagues before moving on to the Surrey Intermediate League (Southern Division). During the late sixties and early seventies, the club were members of the Surrey Senior League for a short time, playing in the newly formed division one where they won the league title in 1969/70. The reserves won their division in 1970/71 going undefeated.

Address
Kingston By Pass
London
SW20 0AA

Tel: +4420 8942 8062

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12. Battersea Ironsides Sports Club

Welcome to Battersea Ironsides Football Club, the leading Intermediate level football club in London. We currently run four teams, competing in the Surrey Elite Intermediate Football League and the Surrey South Eastern Combination Football League on a Saturday, and the Morden & District Football League on a Sunday. We are based in Earslfield, with our first team, reserves, and Sunday team playing their home games at Battersea Ironsides Sports and Social Club. We use numerous other local fields to accommodate growth.

Address
Burntwood Lane
Earlsfield
London
SW17 0AW

Tel: +4420 8874 9913

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13. Erith & Belvedere Football Club

The Deres were formed in 1922 following the restructuring of Belvedere and District FC, a club founded in 1918 (although the original Erith FC, formed in 1885, played in the inaugural FA Amateur Cup in 1893.) The new club played its first Kent League match on 26 August 1922 at its original home – Park View, Belvedere – losing 3-1 to Chatham. In 1924 the Deres reached the FA Amateur Cup Final (losing 3-0 to Clapton at The Den), won the Kent Amateur Cup, and lost 2-0 at home to Third Division Reading in the FA Cup. Later in the 20s several Deres players joined French clubs and one, Stan Hillier, went on to win Cup and League honours with Cannes and Sête.

Address
Park View Rd
Welling
Kent
DA16 1SY

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14. Welling United Football Club

Welling United Football Club were founded in 1963. An incredible journey in the early years has seen the club rise from an under-15 Sunday youth team to the heights of the Football Conference where the Wings remained for a remarkable 14 years. History has proved this to be one of the most astonishing journeys in the modern football era.

Address
Park View Rd
Welling
DA16 1SY

Tel: +4420 8301 1196

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15. Eton Manor RFC

Villiers Park Educational Trust has its roots in East London. It started life as The Manor Charitable Trust, which was set up to fund the Eton Manor Boys’ Club (EMBC), a sports and social club established in Hackney Wick in the early years of the 20th century. EMBC was established, managed and paid for by a philanthropically-minded group of Old Etonians: Arthur Villiers, Gerald Wellesley, Alfred Wagg and Sir Edward Cadogan.

Address
The New Wilderness
Nutter Lane
London
E11 2JA

Tel: +4420 8532 2946

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16. Buckhurst Hill Football Club

Did you know that Buckhurst Hill played against Tottenham, October ’87. That is 1887 in a friendly!
It ended in a 6-1 win for Tottenham Hotspur.
01-Oct-87 Friendly Tottenham Hotspur V Buckhurst Hill Won 6-1.
(Further details)

Address
Roding Lane
Loughton
IG9 6BJ

Tel: +4420 8504 1189

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17. Enfield Rangers Football Club

Enfield Rangers is a lovely family orientated club, steeped in history. The club was formed in 1966 by Ron Fowler, who still makes the occasional visit back to the club. We are located in Carterhatch Lane, Enfield. We have 9 teams for the 2014/15 season from under 7 to under16 which play in the Watford Friendly League.

Address
Carterhatch Ln
Enfield
EN1 4LJ

Tel: +4420 8804 6089

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18. Little Kickers New Barnet

Little Kickers started in the UK in 2002. Christine Stanschus was living in London at the time and spotted a gap in the market when trying to find pre-school football classes for her son. Child obesity was becoming a hot topic and Christine couldn’t believe there weren’t pre-school classes to get young children involved in and enjoying sport, so she decided to do it herself.

Address
41 Lyonsdown Rd
New Barnet
Hertfordshire
EN5 1JB

Tel: +4420 7684 7969

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19. Elite Feet Football Development

Elite Feet Football has a simple philosophy “We’re making football fun”. Guided by enthusiastic, dedicated, professional FA coaches qualified teachers and pro-active parents we understand the way children learn and how football can b taught effectively. We enjoy coaching children. It is our exclusive chosen profession. Nobody does it better!

Address
Galley House Suite F
Montana Suites
Moon Ln, Barnet
Greater
London EN5 5YL

Tel: +447983 351 415

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20. Langford Football Club

Between 1897 and 1908 friendly matches were played by a team from Langford against other local villages. Home games were at Boot Meadow, a couple of hundred yards from “The Boot” a former public house which still stands at the south end of the village.
Langford Football Club was formed in 1908 and competitive football began with entry into The Biggleswade and District Junior League for the 1908-1909 season. On Saturday 12th September we played our first match, beating Shefford Town 6-2. We finished 10th of 11 teams, with only Shefford below us. Two years later Shefford were top and Langford runners up.

Address
Langford Rd
Henlow
SG16 6AF

Tel: +441462 816 106

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Have we missed your London football club out? Be sure to add yours in the comments below.

 
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