Stamford Bridge, typically just known as ‘The Bridge’ is a football stadium in Fullham, London. The Bridge is the home ground of world renowned Chelsea Football Club and, with a capacity of nearly 42,000, it is the eighth largest football stadium in the Premier League. The stadium is nearly a hundred and forty years old, and it has been home to Chelsea Football Club since 1905; the team was actually originally formed to fill the ground. If you are travelling to London and want to experience a true slice of English culture, why not head down to Stamford Bridge Stadium and watch a classic game of English football played at its best.
Attractions in the Area
One great spot for football fans is the Centenary Museum, opened in 2005 to celebrate 100 years of the Chelsea Football Club. The museum is attached to the stadium, and features an introductory video message from the former vice-president of the club Richard Attenborough (star of the original Jurassic Park and Miracle on 34th Street).There is also a Megastore attached with souvenirs and gear for fans who want to show their love for the team. If you would like to relax a bit there are some very nice parks nearby in the form of Brompton Cemetery, Eel Brook Common, and Battersea Park. A short walk up Fullham Road will take you past the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, all the way to Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace. Of course, this being London, there are plenty of pubs and restaurants in the area if you want to relax after watching a game having hotel suites london.
Stamford Bridge Stadium is a bit off the beaten track for most tourists, so there aren’t quite as many hotels around as you will find in Central London proper. Nevertheless there are plenty of five star hotels in London within a comfortable walking distance of The Bridge, so you should have no trouble finding accommodation suitable for your needs. If you are going to be in London for a while and only really want to go to Stamford Bridge Stadium once or twice, then I would recommend finding accommodation somewhere a bit more central. London’s public transport system is excellent and you won’t have any trouble getting to The Bridge from other spots in the rest of London. Choose where you want to spend the most time and pick your accommodation with that in mind.
There are a couple of good transport links to Stamford Bridge from around London. If you are travelling via the tube, the District Line (the dark green line on the tube map) stops at Fullham Broadway tube station, directly next to the stadium. The Overground railway network and the Southern National Rail lines also pass nearby at West Brompton station. Rail is generally the fastest was to reach Stamford Bridge Stadium, but there are a few other options. London’s bus network operates extensively in the area with plenty of stops nearby that will connect you through to the rest of London. It is a slower, but very comprehensive means of getting around.Finally, the energetic among should consider using the Santander Bike network to get to the stadium. There are plenty of stands where you can place your bike in the area, and it would be a great way to work off those celebratory drinks after a game.