Charlton make the short journey to Essex on Saturday afternoon to take on Southend United and below is a quick-fire travel guide for supporters who are head north of the Thames to Roots Hall...

Saturday’s travelling Addicks will be situated behind the goal in the North Stand. The stand is an old standing terrace with seats attached, meaning leg room may be cramped for some.

Despite being an older ground, Roots Hall has modern electronic turnstiles with fans inserting their ticket into a bar code reader at the turnstile to gain entrance to the stadium.

Although there is not a traditional concourse inside the ground, the usual burgers and pies are on offer from a traditional tea bar, complete with garden furniture.

Nearby, there are a number of places to grab a bite to eat, including the Fish Bar on East Street, otherwise the town centre is not far with plenty of options to choose from.

There is no alcohol served inside the stadium to away fans. The Shrimpers Bar inside the East Stand admits away supporters. The Blue Boar pub is located on the main Victoria Road and a bit further away is the Bell, a large Toby Carvery, which you pass on your way into Southend. Wetherspoon’s is located next to the station.

The postcode for the ground is SS2 6NZ. There is parking available at the ground for £5 or nearby at Southend High School for Boys for the same price. Otherwise, there is plenty of street parking.

Trains from London Liverpool Street serve Southend Victoria, while London Fenchurch Street serves Southend Central. Bus routes to the ground go from outside the station, otherwise it’s a taxi or a 25-minute walk.

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