The Chelsea Football Club has become a household name all around the world; so much so that even non-football fans have probably heard of Chelsea FC at some point or another. So if you want to treat yourself to at least one stadium tour during your visit to London, then make it The Chelsea Stadium Tour.
Chelsea FC has been around since 1905, and has been based at the Stamford Bridge Stadium since its formation. The stadium itself was constructed in 1877 (which makes it one of the oldest football grounds in the world), and has a seating capacity of 41,663.
Stamford Bridge Stadium is also home to the Chelsea Museum, which includes interactive exhibitions to educate visitors on how the Chelsea football team has evolved both on and off the pitch throughout its history.
Chelsea Stadium Tours Highlights
There are four different tours to choose from when visiting the Stamford Bridge Stadium which include:
- The Chelsea FC Stadium Tour – which includes visits to the various stands in the stadium as well as the press room, the home and away dressing rooms, the tunnel and dug-out areas. You will also be able to see the same televisions used for both pre-match and post-match analysis, and then afterwards enter the Chelsea Museum (which is included in your ticket).
- The Platinum Tour – where visitors can go on a personalized private tour with family and friends.
- The Tour and Lunch Package – which includes a two-course lunch at the Frankie's Sports Bar & Diner after your one-hour tour around the stadium, as well as a visit to the Chelsea Museum. Please note that when you make the booking online, you will have to select “Stadium Tour” on the booking and then add the lunch as an “Optional Service.”
- The Legends Tour – where visitors can take a tour with an actual former Chelsea football player and learn more about their experiences playing for the Chelsea Football Club. During the tour visitors can ask questions, get an autograph, and even have their photo taken with a Chelsea legend. Also included is a signed personalized photo of the player, as well as a guidebook and audio guide for the museum.
- If you plan on driving to Stamford Bridge Stadium, try and go on a Sunday when parking is free.You can park somewhere along the North End Road, which is only a ten-minute walk away from the stadium.
- If you plan on having a bite to eat either before or after your tour, there are a handful of coffee shops and even supermarkets within walking distance to the stadium.
- If you or someone you're visiting with on the tour has a birthday coming up, try and see if you can get a birthday message displayed on the screen inside the museum!