With 14 professional clubs in London, including 6 in the Premier League, wherever you are in the city you’ll never be too far from a piece of footballing history.
The Premier League
The Premier League is broadcast to a staggering 212 countries and is the most watched, one of the most lucrative and arguably the most glamorous football league in the world. With so many Premiership and Championship clubs concentrated in the city, some football fans have dubbed London the ‘Capital of Football’ – just don’t tell Manchester!
London's three biggest clubs
With famous clubs come famous stadia, playing host to so many classic moments in English, European and World football history. You’ve seen them on TV and watched them again and again on YouTube, so why not take the opportunity to go behind the scenes and see things as the players do? London’s three biggest Premier League clubs want fans and visitors to enjoy themselves not just on match days, so they offer stadium tours throughout the week. If you’ve got a London Oyster Card or London Travelcard you’ll have no trouble getting there either, as they’re all central and easy to reach.
Go west to Chelsea FC
Starting in west London, pay a visit to Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea FC, and chart the club’s evolution from its beginnings in 1905 to its current enviable status as a global football powerhouse. Chelsea’s passionate and enthusiastic tour guides will make the tour an unforgettable experience, taking you to the dressing rooms, television interview room, the dugouts and more. Stadium tour tickets also include entry to the club museum, where the club displays its impressive collection of trophies and memorabilia, and where interactive displays and audio-visual content bring Chelsea’s history to life.
Arsenal: Superstars and a Super Stadium
Stamford Bridge is sure to leave you wanting to experience more of London’s Premier League pedigree and Arsenal’s vast and spectacular stadium, the Emirates, is a must-see destination for any football fan. Arsenal moved there from the legendary Highbury stadium in 2006, and their new home is the third largest stadium in England and one of the most technologically advanced in the world. While you’re in London don’t miss your chance to follow in the footsteps of Arsenal’s past and present superstars by visiting the stadium’s VIP areas, and lining up to emerge from the players’ tunnel. Don’t miss the Arsenal museum – home to memorabilia from some magic moments in the club’s illustrious history.
Stay Local for Some Tottenham Trivia
Arsenal aren’t alone in north London, however. Local rivals Tottenham Hotspur have their home ground White Hart Lane just a couple of miles away and you’re welcome to pay a visit there, too. Tottenham’s professional and knowledgeable stadium tour guides love taking visitors around the dressing rooms, press room, the director’s box and pitchside – a fantastic opportunity to get some great photos! Fans of trivia and fun facts will not be disappointed at White Hart Lane; did you know that underneath the pitch, keeping the grass roots together is enough nylon twine to stretch around the globe?
Wembley Stadium with a London Pass
The London Pass includes access to Stamford Bridge, The Emirates and also the home of English football, the enormous Wembley Stadium in North London. Why just visit one stadium? Grab a London Pass and make it a day of football!