Hurlingham Stadium

Hurlingham Park
Hurlingham Road

Telephone: 020 8748 3020 (not at track)


Type: Cinder, 400m, 6 lanes, 6 lane straight

Authority: #
Ceremonial County: Greater London

NUTS Name: London (Hu)

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OS National Grid Reference: TQ 250760
National Grid Reference: 525000, 176000

Paper Maps:
A-Z London Master 55Cb 103 (C)
A-Z London Atlas/DeLuxe 2L 89
A-Z London 3J 91
A-Z London Mini 1C 76
A-Z Surrey 6M 13
Collins London Comprehensive 160 DA83
Collins London 75 D3
Collins London Mini 37 B1
OS Explorer Map: 161
OS Pathfinder Map: 1175

Train: Putney Bridge LU, Putney NR

Opening Times: Mon-Sun 0730-Dusk
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: No
Charges: None

Track Diagram: Click here
Field Event Facilities: None that are usable - 1 HJ (badly worn synthetic), 1 PV (1L-SE, badly worn synthetic), 2 LJ, 2 TJ (2L-ALT, badly worn synthetic), 1 SP (no board), 1 DT (1C-INT, no cage), 1 HT (1C-EXT, no cage), no JT visible
S/C Water Jump: Inside track, height fixed but the barrier has been removed and the pit filled in

Changing: Yes but for football/rugby players only
Floodlights: None
Seating: None (demolished in 2002)

Clubs: None

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Other Info:
The opening meeting of the track was on 11th September 1954 which was the same date that the area became a public park. The track used to be proper cinder but the surface as of summer 2003 is now better described as now a firm slightly overgrown dirt track although this is an improvement on a few years ago when it was essentially overgrown fairly short grass. There are however painted lane markings and a 5 lane track is marked. The inside lane is not used as this has been ploughed up. The field on which the track is situated was originally a polo ground and was compulsorily purchased from the Hurlingham Club after World War Two. A grandstand was built in 1936 and replaced an earlier version but became run down in the 1990s and was demolished in 2002. It had a capacity of approx 2500 on bench type seating. The stadium has been replaced by a substantial pavilion. The infield is a well maintained grass pitch and is used for either rugby or football. The track has a 220y straight on the home straight next to the grandstand which extends past the regular start line although the extension has been fenced off. The track was the base of London AC and the straight was last thought to be used for a race in 1979 when they held a meeting with exactly the same schedule of events as their first open championship in 1879 and thus included a 220 yard straight race. All the runways are synthetic but are badly worn and clearly unusable. The famous Monty Python sketch "The 127th Upperclass Twit Of The Year Competition from Hurlingham Park" was filmed here in 1969.

Last update: 07/09/2003

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