STADIUM TOUR: STAMFORD BRIDGE AND CRAVEN COTTAGE
Experience the football in London
The stadium tour created by the author of the book “Football between the houses. Walking around London, the city of football”
Discover the story of two fantastic soccer teams
Experience the charm of football in London
Take the Stamford Bridge tour
Take striking photos
Meet the guide, a guru of the English football history, an Italian with a knowledge that is the envy of any English fan.
Reach Stamford Bridge, its outer wall is an open-air encyclopedia in the heart of West London, relive the adventures of its protagonists such as Gianfranco Zola.
Enter the Centenary Museum which is the largest football museum in London, there are memorabilia related to the important moments of the Blues and personal items belonging to the legends who wore the Chelsea shirt.
The museum is the only place in London where you can see a Champions League trophy! Perhaps the most important moment in history was on 19 May 2012, when the team defeated Bayern to lift the trophy and become European champions for the first time. The team has enjoyed it so much that he repeated it in 2021!
The Chelsea Stadium tour begins: pass through the various areas of the stadium, enter the changing rooms and the conference room, sit in the coach’s seat, walk in the tunnel and make your entrance on the pitch.
Hear stories of other sports played at Stamford Bridge: cricket, rugby, speedway, greyhound racing, baseball and American football.
Explore the official Chelsea Megastore, choose souvenirs, gifts and find those items that you won’t find anywhere elese.
Enter The Butcher’s Hook, a historic pub for Chelsea fans, the club was founded here back in 1905 and the pub has changed its name several times since.
Jump on a typical London double decker towards Craven Cottage, now you are off the beaten track and visiting a real London suburb. There are no stadium in London geographically as close as Stamford and Craven, not even 2km! Imagine the atmosphere in Fulham for the West London Derby! Enjoy the views of this elegant neighborhood with anecdotes from your guide.
Get off at Bishop’s Park, a hidden gem of London, a park overlooking the River Thames on the stretch where the annual Oxford-Cambridge rowing competition is held. The land was originally part of a royal hunting ground and several scenes from the Horror film “The Omen” were filmed here. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of yesteryear amidst cottages and centuries-old oak trees, this walk to Fulham Stadium is nicknamed “The Green Mile” by Cottage fans.
Make your way to Craven Cottage, home of Fulham, a football field that oozes character and history. Fulham Football Club is the oldest of London’s professional clubs having been founded in 1879. One of the most fascinating aspects of Craven Cottage in 2021 is that it reflects stadiums from the past. The stadium still has numerous supporting pillars, several old wooden benches and the roof lowers obstructing some views. Even the official website warns fans that views can sometimes be blocked. But football fans who crave ‘old school‘ elements endure a pillar or two, that’s football in London after all.
If you want at the end of our guided tour you can buy The Craven Cottage Tour, it starts next to the statue of the legendary Captain Johnny Haynes and takes you to all the key places, including the changing rooms, the press room, and the new The Flag inspired by the fan club.