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Football at Wanstead Flats

Please note, our football pitches are now closed until the start of the new season on 1 September. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Wanstead Flats is an iconic venue, and the perfect place to play football in East London; with excellent transport links, 60 pitches and a rich history in the beautiful game.


We run different types of hire across a large variety of facilities, including:

  • 60 pitches suitable for mini-soccer to 11-a-side games
  • A fully accessible facility at Harrow Road Changing Rooms
  • A converted disabled toilet at our Capel Road facility
  • A meeting room perfect for workshops, seminars and meetings
  • Free car parking

Changing room opening times

  • Mon – Fri, 9am – 5.30pm
  • Sat – Sun, 8am – 4.30pm

Facilities may be booked outside these hours subject to staff availability.

Hire a pitch

We offer mini, youth and adult pitches on both a casual and season basis throughout the year.

Our winter season is from September to April, with our summer season making up the rest of the year.

To book a pitch with us, please complete the appropriate booking form below:

When complete, please submit your form to us by email at:

Please read our terms and conditions (130KB) before making your booking.​ ​


Please see below for casual pitch hire prices for the winter season. All prices are inclusive of VAT.

A 5% discount is included in season block booking prices, and payment plans are available on enquiry by email at:

Full-sized pitches

​Day ​Adult (18+) Youth (17-18)
and Female
​Child (U16)
£70​/£600 ​£55/£395 ​£40/£270
​£85/£855 ​£60/£575 ​£42/£345

Please note, teams must provide their own goal nets and corner flags.

Mini-soccer pitches

​Day ​Adult (18+) Youth (17-18)
and Female
​Child (U16)
​£40/£360 ​£40/£300 ​£40/£240
​£45/£405 ​£45/£340 ​£45/£270

Please note, teams must provide their own portable goals.

Footballers at Wanstead Flats

Getting here

For directions to Wanstead Flats, please see our visitor information page.

Sports development

A wide range of different groups use the Wanstead Flats Playing Fields, including community focused projects, coach education courses and leadership opportunities, helping to develop the next generation of players, referees and coaches and secure the future of football.

More information about sports development can be found on the following websites:

If you are interested in supporting or helping to deliver football development on Wanstead Flats, please contact us on the details below.

Contact us

For more general information and enquiries, please email our sports co-ordinator at: or call 020 8529 2085.

Match day contacts

  • Luke Randall, Sports Coordinator: Tel: 020 8529 2085
  • Paul Poupoutsi, Head Groundsman: Tel: 07715 989 265
  • Peter Braiden, Aldersbrook Road: Tel: 07795 062 357
27 March 2012
Last Modified:
15 August 2018