Stamford Bridge – Chelsea FC – London
Chelsea FC is a football club located in London playing at the Stamford Bridge stadium in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. The club plays in the English Premier League, and is one of Europe’s richest clubs. Renovations to the ground were completed in 2001 and cost more than £100 million.
The new retail complex consists of more than 20,000 square meters of shopping and can be found on the south-west corner of the stadium. Built in conjunction with the Science Museum is Chelsea World of Sport. There visitors are given the opportunity to participate in a variety of interactive sports tests and exhibits.
To mark the one hundredth anniversary of the club in 2005, the Chelsea Museum or the Centenary Museum was opened in the former Shed Galleria. It’s also possible to participate in a tour of Stamford Bridge, which takes you behind the scenes and giving you access to areas normally reserved for players and officials. All stadium tours include entry to the Museum. Tours run every day, apart from home match days and the day before home Champions League fixtures. The Museum is open every day, apart from the day before and the day of Champions League home fixtures.
Stamford Bridge is also an excellent venue to host a meeting or exhibition, a party or a gala dinner or conferences. It boasts 22 flexible function suites, 60 syndicate rooms, 2 hotels with 281 bedrooms, Bars and restaurants by Marco Pierre White, Exclusive music venue Under the Bridge, a luxury health club and spa, and onsite car parking for 180 cars.
Club — Chelsea Football Club
Club Colours — Blue and White
Nickname Chelsea FC — Blues, or Pensioners
Founded — 1905
Stadium — Stamford Bridge
Capacity — 42,500 seats
Opened — 1878
Location — The stadium is located in central London (see best areas), less than 2 miles south-west of Hyde Park and Harrods. Buckingham Palace is less than 3 miles away.
Address — Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, London, SW6 1HS
Website — Chelsea F.C.
Location of Stamford Bridge Stadium — the football ground is situated in Central London SW6 1HS, in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.
Nearest main train station: the main overground railway station for Stamford Bridge stadium are West Brompton and Imperial Wharf stations. Both are a 15-minute walk away from the ground.
By Tube or Underground: The football ground can easily be reached by underground. The nearest tube station is Fulham Broadway which is on the District Line. You can get to Fulham Broadway by taking a Wimbledon-bound train from Earl’s Court station, which is on the Circle and Piccadilly Line. Earl’s Court station itself is also within walking distance of the stadium (20 minutes).
By Bus: There are two bus stops outside Stamford Bridge on the Fulham Road. You can get to the stadium using the number 14 from Euston Square to Putney), 211 (from Waterloo Station to Hammersmith), and line 414 (from Maida Vale to Putney Bridge) buses.
Other bus lines that pass in close vicinity of the stadium are bus 11 (from Liverpool Street Station), 28 (Kensal Rise), 296 (Ladbroke Grove and Clapham Junction), and 391 (Richmond).