London derbies

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Bitter rivals Millwall and West Ham United playing in the 1930 FA Cup at Upton Park.[1]

London Derbies are the various football local derbies between the teams in London, England. It specifically refers to individual matches between the teams, but can also be used to describe the general ongoing rivalry between the clubs and fans. As of the 2016–17 season, there are thirteen clubs in the Premier League and Football League that play in the Greater London area. Arsenal against Tottenham Hotspur and Millwall against West Ham United are ranked as two of the most ferocious London derbies.[2][3]

Clubs in London[edit]

As of 2018–19 season
Division Club(s)
Premier League Arsenal; Chelsea; Crystal Palace; Fulham; Tottenham Hotspur; West Ham United
EFL Championship Brentford; Millwall; Queens Park Rangers
EFL League One AFC Wimbledon; Charlton Athletic
EFL League Two none
National League Barnet; Bromley; Dagenham & Redbridge; Leyton Orient; Sutton United
National League South Hampton & Richmond Borough; Wealdstone; Welling United

Defunct English Football League clubs based in London include Thames A.F.C. and Wimbledon F.C..

Major London derbies[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lindsay, Richard (1991). Millwall: A Complete Record, 1885–1991. Breedon Books Publishing Co Ltd. ISBN 1-85983-833-2. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
  2. ^ "London derbies ranked on ferocity of rivalry, including Tottenham v Arsenal and West Ham v Chelsea". TalkSport. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  3. ^ "The 10 biggest rivalries in London football". The Telegraph. Retrieved 22 February 2017.