London is home to many top football clubs, which attract massive crowds to every game. Not surprisingly football mad visitors to London are keen to visit the stadiums of legendary clubs like Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea and, of course, the unique Wembley Stadium which is the setting for some of the most prestigious games in football worldwide.
At Wembley Stadium, you can follow in the footsteps of legends to see the pitch, take the manager’s hot seat in the Press Room and experience the tension of the Players tunnel. This is where you can hold a replica of the Emirates FA Cup, and go behind the scenes at this massive stadium, which has seen so many famous events, not just in football history but in sports and concerts of all kinds. So, if you are coming to London and planning to stay for some time, then booking serviced apartments London might be a great affordable choice for you.
Two of the most famous London clubs are both based in North London. The Arsenal Stadium is the third largest in England. Book a legends tour while staying in Presidential Marylebone Mayfair and you will be guided around the Stadium by a former player like Lee Dixon or Kenny Sansom. Even if you choose a self guided audio tour, you can listen to anecdotes from players like Robin van Persie and Jack Wilshere on what it is like to play at this stunning stadium. You can even have a go at conducting your own post-match interview!
Local rivals Tottenham Hotspur welcome visitors to White Hart Lane. There are fascinating guided tours around the dressing rooms, press room, director’s box and pitchside. During the tour you get to hear lots of anecdotes about the history of the club, and its matches as well as unexpected triva such as discovering there is enough twine under the pitch keeping the grass roots close together to stretch around the globe!
Moving westwards, Stamford Bridge is the venue for Chelsea FC’s grounds. Here you will find the largest football museum in London, much of which is interactive and hands on. You can watch some of their most famous games on video and see memorabilia collected during Chelsea’s illustrious history. In addition, there is a one hour long stadium tour available, which takes visitors to the dressing rooms, press interview room, the dugouts and pitchside.
Also in the south, Fulham FC offers stadium tours at Craven Cottage. These tours begin at the statue of Johnny Haynes, and take you round all the important parts of the stadium including the pitch-side dugouts, the home team changing room and the Chairman’s Club.
Booking in advance is essential for whichever stadium tour you choose. If you want to attend a match, check the appropriate team’s website for information as to home matches. Bear in mind that booking may be required. You can choose to book a stay at any of the serviced apartments Central London that can help you make the most of your precious time in London.