CHELSEA STADIUM TOURS ULTIMATE GUIDE
Open: Everyday: 9:30AM to 6:30PM
Fri - Sun: 9:00am to 5:00PM
Time Needed: 2,5 hours
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.
There are four different tours to choose from when visiting the Stamford Bridge Stadium which include:
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!
Fulham Rd, London SW6 1HS, United Kingdom (See map).
The nearest station is Fulham Broadway, which is a nine-minute walk away.
Coaches can park on Imperial Road (just south of the stadium). Be aware that there is no coach parking on match days, and spaces are only available by appointment which must be booked beforehand on non-match days.
You can reach the Stamford Bridge Stadium via routes 14, 211 and 414, all of which stop outside the stadium on Fulham Road.
It is highly recommended that you do not drive directly to the stadium as the residential streets surrounding it can get incredibly busy during match days. If you plan on visiting the stadium outside of its match days, there is parking which costs £2 per hour, and you can enter via the Stamford Gate entrance.
Be aware that there are many stairs located throughout the museum, so you may want to bring comfortable walking shoes with you during your visit.
It is highly recommended that you arrive at the stadium 30 minutes before the start of your tour, or perhaps even longer during busier periods.
Tour departure times for any of the tours are subject to change at any given moment, so be sure to check out the official website before you visit.
For The Chelsea FC Stadium Tour, tickets cost:
For The Platinum Tour, tour departure times are at 11:10 a.m. and 2:10 p.m. and cost:
For The Tour and Lunch Package, tickets cost:
For The Legends Tour, tickets cost £17 and can only be pre-booked either online or by telephone beforehand.
If you want to visit the Chelsea FC Museum without going on a tour, the museum is open between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. (with last entry at 4 p.m.) and entry tickets cost:
On match days, the museum is open from 9 a.m. until one hour before kick-off time, and is closed the date before the Championship League home games.
Group tours depart between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. every hour, but are only available on selected dates (so be sure to check the official website beforehand).