Chelsea and Stamford Bridge Travel Guide
Stamford Bridge is the home of Chelsea, who have been playing there since forming in 1905. The stadium is in Fulham in west London, and has hosted many significant club and international matches including FA Cup Finals and Charity Shield games. Its location also gives visitors access to a fascinating part of London, with the boroughs of Chelsea, Kensington, and Battersea on your doorstep.
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London can be reached from our ferry port at Dover in just 1 hour 30 minutes by car, with regular Channel crossings from Dunkirk and Calais. You can also take advantage of our Dieppe to Newhaven ferry crossing that puts you within 2 hours’ drive of London.
What to see in London
Stamford Bridge is located in a fantastic part of west London, offering visitors a wealth of sights and attractions. Nearby is Kensington and its world famous museums and galleries, including the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
You can also see up-and-coming artists at the Saatchi Gallery, and admire the understated grandeur of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, home of the Chelsea Pensioner war veterans.
There are several major parks in the area, including Battersea Park next the iconic power station, and the famous Hyde Park, home of Kensington Palace, offering a leafy escape from the bustle of the streets. Nearby Knightsbridge also offers fantastic shopping, including Harrods and Harvey Nichols department stores, and the elegant designer boutiques of Sloane Street.
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How to get to Stamford Bridge
The stadium is easily accessible by public transport, with Fulham Broadway Tube Station on the District Line just a couple of minutes’ walk away.
There are also two overground railway stations within walking distance; West Brompton and Imperial Wharf, connecting to London’s major stations.
Chelsea’s home stadium is an essential visit for fans, with a variety of tours available on non-matchdays. You can visit the dressing rooms, the tunnel, and the dug-out areas, giving you an exciting new perspective as well as insight and stories from your tour guides. You’ll also get access to the museum, immersing visitors in over 100 years of the club’s history.
The football ground started life as an athletics field in 1877, evolving over the years to become the home of Chelsea and one of London’s major sports arenas. It’s set to evolve further when the stadium is rebuilt into a stunning new landmark 90,000 seater arena for 2020.
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