Set in leafy Fulham in the heart of the capital city, Chelsea Football Club is a major London destination with all the city sights on the doorstep, and great hotels, eateries and shops close by.
Founded in 1905, Chelsea Football Club’s home ground of Stamford Bridge is found in the lovely, green area of Fulham, in central London.
Hugging the north bank of the River Thames, Fulham is conveniently close to the fashionable areas of Kensington and Chelsea, so there are lots of sights just around the corner. In Fulham itself, the pedestrianised streets are lovely to walk through if you’d like to stick close to the ground though, lined with charming cafés and shops.
While you’re visiting, it’s definitely worth checking out some of the sights and entertainment spots around the ground itself.
Football fans might be content to start off in the club though, where you can go on a stadium tour and visit the museum at Chelsea FC. But, if you’d like to take some time out from the beautiful game, take a trip to one of the world-class museums and galleries within easy reach like the Victoria and Albert Museum to see the art exhibitions, or the Natural History Museum.
If you’re interested in history, head to Carlyle’s House. This lovely and unspoilt 19th-century home is set in a beautiful Georgian building, and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time when you walk through its doors.
Wine fans can have a great afternoon enjoying a tasting at the West London Wine School or at the nearby London Cru winery. And for something completely different, check out what’s on at the Finborough Theatre. It’s a charming, intimate venue well worth experiencing.
There is a real range of eateries in Fulham, and lots of restaurants have sprung up over the years within steps of the club itself so finding somewhere to grab a bite to eat is easy.
Marco Grill from Marco Pierre White is just one example, and it’s a great place for an indulgent meal. 55 Restaurant @ Chelsea Football Club is a popular place serving British cuisine. You can dine on authentic Brazilian food at the aptly named Café Brazil, and there are loads of pubs and gastropubs dotted around, like the Hand & Flower and The Atlas.
When looking for hotels near Chelsea Football Club, do your research to get something perfect for you. Favourites include Millennium & Copthorne Hotels at Chelsea Football Club, La Reserve and The Malt House, but there are lots of options to suit all tastes and budgets.