How to Visit Chelsea Stadium

Stamford Bridge Stadium, home of Chelsea FC, is one of London's great attractions. Discover the history of this sports venue and the most successful team of the 21st century.

Ana Caballero

Ana Caballero

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How to Visit Chelsea Stadium

Inside Chelsea Stadium | ©Smartr

The so-called king of sports has an important place in the Chelsea stadium located in the city of London. The home games of the English professional soccer club, Chelsea, are played on the playing field of this sports venue. It is also a place that promotes the elimination of social barriers, thanks to the connection created by people sharing their love for the sport.

For all these reasons and more, booking a tour of Chelsea Stadium is a must during your stay in the city. Get to know this iconic venue and its history, architecture, nooks and crannies, relics, and more, both inside and out. I'll explain all the options below.

The most complete option

Chelsea FC Stadium Tour

Discover all the secrets and the history of Chelsea

You will enjoy an hour and a half guided tour of Stamford Bridge and the Chelsea CF Museum. An excellent way to discover all the history of this team with more than a century of history.

If you book a Chelsea stadium tour, you will visit one of the most impressive stadiums in the world, Stamford Bridge, with a professional guide: the changing rooms, the press room, the soccer pitch and the players' tunnel. All the ins and outs of the stadium.

On this guided tour, which lasts approximately 90 minutes, you will also enter the Chelsea FC Museum and admire an extensive collection of items, titles, trophies and kits. In addition, you will watch a projection on the more than a century of the club's history.

Recommended if... You are passionate about soccer.

Take a tour to explore the nooks and crannies of the Chelsea Stadium from the inside

Stadium Seats| ©Aqilah Kamaluddin
Stadium Seats| ©Aqilah Kamaluddin

If you are a Chelsea fan and still don't know what to see and do in London in a day or more, then you can't miss the opportunity to get to know Stamford Bridge Stadium, home of this important English soccer club. All you have to do is book a Chelsea Stadium Tour. During this experience you will visit the exclusive places of the stadium, which only the players can access. Some of them are:

  • The changing rooms, where you will be able to take a seat for a moment.
  • The press room, which will make you feel like a coach of the national team.
  • The players' tunnel, where great personalities of the sport such as John Terry, among others, have walked.
  • The imposing field of play, from where you will be able to observe a different perspective of the stands and benches.

After this tour, the stadium guide or host will take you to visit the Chelsea FC Museum. There, you will watch an explanatory video of about 30 minutes, through which you will learn about the history of this sports club, which dates back more than 100 years.

In addition, you will walk through an exhibition room where you will see the trophies and titles won by the league over the years. You will see a collection of apparel, shoes and items belonging to the team. For example, the jerseys of world soccer legends such as Drogba, Lampard, among others.

Information of interest

  • Price: this tour inside the Chelsea stadium is priced at approximately 47 € per person.
  • Duration: the average duration of this activity is 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • Advantages: you will be able to explore all the nooks and crannies inside the Chelsea Stadium, while discovering its history and hidden treasures.

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Get to know Chelsea Stadium at its best as you experience a classic

Inside Chelsea Stadium| ©Dimitri Robert
Inside Chelsea Stadium| ©Dimitri Robert

Chelsea (Blues) and Arsenal (Gunners) are two English teams with a long soccer history. Their rivalry, more than 100 years old, began with their first meeting in 1935 at Stamford Bridge, home of the Blue Lions or Chelsea FC.

Every year, these two titans of the beautiful game meet at Chelsea's stadium during the London derby. You will see the 11 players from each team battle it out for 90 minutes, trying to score as many goals as possible and defend their own goal.

The "London derby

The London Classic is a series of head-to-head matches between the city's top London teams, which takes place over 10 months. This time corresponds to 38 matchdays with a total of 266 matches.

The matches usually vary annually, starting from the first day of August in London until the end of May the following year. Therefore, if you want to see Chelsea Stadium at its best vibrating with the classic Chelsea FC and Arsenal match, you will have to check the calendar of the current season to know the exact date.

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Take the Chelsea Stadium tour for free with London Pass

Team logo| ©Mark Harkin
Team logo| ©Mark Harkin

With the London Pass, you can visit the inside of the Chelsea Stadium, saving you time and money. You will enjoy a guided tour through every corner of this legendary soccer temple and learn about its history.

After purchasing the pass on the official London Pass website, you can say goodbye to queues. Just go directly to the stadium ticket office and scan the QR code from your cell phone screen. It's a quick and easy way to redeem your ticket without paying anything.

Once inside the stadium, a host will take you through the changing rooms, the pitch, the players' tunnel and the press room. Afterwards, you will walk through the Chelsea FC Museum, discovering on your own an interesting collection of the team's relics such as trophies, shirts, photos, awards, etc. In addition, thanks to the London Tourist Card you will have access to a digital guide available in 12 languages, which you can download to your cell phone. This will enhance your experience with images and a 360º film of the stadium's history.

Useful information

  • Price: the price of the day pass that includes the Chelsea stadium tour starts at 98 € for adults. There are also other passes for more days.
  • Advantages: with London Pass you save up to 35% on the original value of the entrance to the guided tour of Chelsea Stadium. In addition, you will get a Chelsea FC lanyard as a free gift.

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Tour the outside of the stadium and learn about its history with a personalized tour

Touring the stadium| ©Alex
Touring the stadium| ©Alex

Whether you plan to spend one to seven days in London or even longer, you will find it convenient to book a customized private tour of London to discover the city. You will be able to visit the highlights, including the legendary Chelsea Stadium. All this, accompanied by a local guide.

This activity is included in the top 10 London tours and excursions, usually including tourist destinations such as Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, Soho, Borough Market, among others. However, you can customize the itinerary according to your tastes, in this case sports, including a walk outside Chelsea Stadium, although the great advantage is that you can customize the tour.

In the specific case of this soccer stadium built in 1877, the guide will take you outside to admire its facade, which, unlike other stadiums, could pass as just another building in the Chelsea neighborhood. Meanwhile, he will tell you about the history, cultural importance and anecdotes of this place. In addition, at the gates of Temple Blue, as the stadium is known, you will see a life-size sculpture dedicated to one of the legends of Chelsea FC, Peter Osgood.

Information of interest

  • Price: the value of this guided activity starts at 56 € per person.
  • Duration: this guided tour usually lasts from two to six hours.
  • Benefits: You will get a glimpse of the exterior of Chelsea's stadium and discover part of its soccer history.

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A bird's eye view of Chelsea Stadium on a helicopter tour.

View from the helicopter| ©Martin Carey
View from the helicopter| ©Martin Carey

Another way to visit the Chelsea Stadium is from above with a helicopter tour. This is an experience that is really worthwhile, because it will give you a privileged panoramic view of the so-called Blue Temple and some other destinations of interest. For this bird's eye view tour you will board a helicopter at the London heliport in Battersea. Previously, the pilot will give you some tips and safety rules to make the experience a success.

As you fly through the sky of London, you will observe the city as if it were a small model, being able to identify some of the best monuments of London. Such is the case of the London Eye, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, the River Thames, among others.

You will also fly over Chelsea Stadium and be amazed by its monumental architecture, inspired by the Gothic and Victorian style. You will see this historic building of 103×67 meters and 35 meters high, which stands out for its polygonal shape surrounded by 264 brick pillars.

Information of interest

  • Price: the helicopter experience usually costs approximately 150 € per person.
  • Duration: this helicopter tour lasts about 20 minutes.
  • Benefits: you will enjoy a privileged bird's-eye view of Chelsea Stadium and other London attractions.

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Visit the outside of the stadium by getting there on your own

Stadium Exterior| ©standhisround
Stadium Exterior| ©standhisround

With a history of over 100 years, Stamford Bridge Stadium has become a must-see destination, whether you're a soccer fan or not. So if you're visiting London neighborhood by neighborhood during your stay, you'll want to take a stroll through the Hammersmith & Fulham district and visit the home of Chelsea FC from the outside.

You can stop in front of the stadium facade to take some pictures next to the monumental façade of the Blue Temple. You will see the large club crest outside and the statue of former England footballer Peter Osgood. All this, for free.

Similarly, you can take the opportunity to take a tour of the surrounding area to check out some of London's best museums. For example:

How to get to Chelsea Stadium on your own

The stadium is located right next to the Chelsea neighborhood, which is an easily accessible residential area. You can reach it by the following means of transportation:

  • Subway: you will leave from Hammersmith station on the N72 Roehampton route to Fulham Broadway station, which happens to be the closest station to the stadium. You can also consult a practical guide to the London Underground.
  • Train: to travel by train you will have the Imperial Wharf and West Brompton stations. Both options will leave you at approximately 15 minutes walking distance from the stadium.
  • Bus: You will take the N72 from Roehampton to Fulham Road (Stop FO). Walk approximately 1 minute to Fulham Palace Road station (Stop FP) and board the 14 Russell Square line, which will drop you off at Chelsea Village (Stop U), a couple of minutes from the stadium.
  • Boat: There are daily cruises on the River Thames. You will need to select a boat that stops at Chelsea Harbour, which is a 15-minute walk from the stadium.

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Have a fabulous drink and a meal at Frankie's Bar and Grill at Chelsea Stadium.

Dining outside the stadium| ©Carolina Alves
Dining outside the stadium| ©Carolina Alves

One of the secret places in London that you can discover during your visit to Chelsea Stadium is Frankie's Sports Bar & Grill. It is the only bar-restaurant that hosts this sports venue with fabulous drinks and food.

There, daily you can enjoy from three-course meals to pizzas, burgers and hot dogs, making it an ideal place to incorporate among the destinations of the best food tours in the city. In addition, with the entrance to the guided tour of the stadium you will enjoy a special offer to taste a two-course meal.

And, if what you want is to sit down to recover energy, while tasting a delicious hot or cold drink (tea, coffee, among others) accompanied by a delicious dessert, then The Tea Bar is a good choice. It is located about 42 meters walking distance from Frankie's Bar and Grill.

Information of interest

  • Price: the entrance to the restaurant and The Tea Bar are free, being necessary to pay for everything you consume. And, if you have purchased a ticket to tour the stadium, you will enjoy a special price on the restaurant's two-course menu (approximately €15 per adult and about €9 for children).
  • Opening hours: the restaurant is open every day (12:00 to 23:00). The Tea Bar is open from Monday to Friday (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

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Practical information for visiting Chelsea Stadium

London Sightseeing Bus| ©eGuide Travel
London Sightseeing Bus| ©eGuide Travel
  • Address and directions: Stamford Bridge Stadium, home of Chelsea FC is located in the Fulham Road district of London, SW6 1HS, United Kingdom. You can easily access this destination by train, subway, bus, bicycle, boat or private car, as it is located in a residential area next to the Chelsea neighborhood.
  • Access by tourist bus: unfortunately, the route of the best tourist buses in London does not include this destination among its stops.
  • Opening hours: both the stadium and the museum area are open every day, except on days when matches are being played on the pitch. Tours run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and there are usually two every hour. Also, you should know that on December 24 and 31 the tour schedule is from 11 am to 2 pm, while the museum is from 9:30 am to 5 pm.
  • Ticket prices: the Stamford & Bridge tour has a general price of approximately 47 € for seniors over 16 years, students and seniors over 65 pay about 33 €, children under 5 to 15 years pay about 32 € and children under five are free.
  • How to buy tickets for the tour: tickets can be purchased at the stadium box office or online on the website of the stadium.

And finally, I recommend you to read the post what to see and do in London to plan the rest of your trip.

Book a tour of Chelsea Stadium