Home of Premier League legends Chelsea, Stamford Bridge Football Stadium is a Central London landmark. With a capacity of just above 40,000 spectators on match day, the atmosphere at this historic ground is second to none. Whether you’re a diehard supporter of The Blues or you’re calling by on an away fixture, there’s plenty to look forward to when you spend the day at Chelsea’s football stadium.
As well as the action on the pitch, you can see a different side to Stamford Bridge on an exclusive stadium tour. Afterwards, learn about the club’s history at the dedicated Chelsea Museum, or rock out to a gig at the ground’s own live music venue, Under the Bridge.
Close to London’s central transport hubs, it’s quick and easy to get to Stamford Bridge via public transport. Read on for all the info you need when planning your trip, from how to get there to what to eat at the ground.
As the club’s name would suggest, Stamford Bridge Stadium is in the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It’s close to Central London landmarks and easy to reach for anyone catching a train to London.
The address for Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge is: Fulham Road, London SW6 1HS.
If you’re travelling into the capital using the South Western Railway network, the nearest station is Clapham Junction. From here, it won’t take you long at all to reach the gates of Stamford Bridge.
There are a couple of ways you can make use of London’s public transport. The fastest way is usually to catch the Overground at the station and travel over the river to Imperial Wharf. It’s then a 17-minute walk to reach the stadium gates. If that sounds a stretch too far, stay on the Overground for one more stop and get off at West Brompton. Change here for a westbound District line service, then exit at Fulham Broadway. You’ll have cut the walk to just four minutes.
Meanwhile, the 295 bus runs every 10 minutes at peak times and will take you from outside Clapham Junction station (Stop C) to Fulham Town Hall (Stop S). Stadium entrances are then just a couple of minutes’ walk away.
Planning to travel into the capital for the big game? South Western Railway services can bring you into Clapham Junction direct from stations like Woking, Guildford and Basingstoke.
To find your way from Clapham Junction to Chelsea’s stadium, follow the directions above.
Things to do at Chelsea Stamford Bridge Stadium
From epic cup finals to eye-opening stadium tours, there’s plenty to look forward to at Stamford Bridge Stadium.
Stamford Bridge is the long-time home of Chelsea FC’s men’s team. Established in 1877 initially as an athletics ground, The Blues have been playing their games here since 1905. With the club a permanent presence in the Premier League since its formation, both home and away fans flock to the stadium to revel in the ups and downs of top-flight football.
Alongside regular league fixtures, you can catch Chelsea and their rivals in action at the Carabao Cup, FA Cup, and pre-season friendlies. And with the club often finishing high in the Premier League table, it’s certainly not rare for European club championship fixtures to grace the pitch at Stamford Bridge.
Stadium tours and museum
Whether you’re a big fan of The Blues or just love an access all areas look at a legendary football grounds, don’t miss out on a Stamford Bridge tour. This award-winning experience begins with a glance at exclusive match-worn items from today’s team, before a passionate and knowledgeable guide shows you around exclusive areas like the dressing rooms, press room, player’s tunnel and pitch side. Afterwards, you’ll head on to the Chelsea Museum to get a glimpse at Chelsea’s seriously impressive collection of silverware, while artefacts from the past help tell the story of this historic football club.
If you’re in the capital a few days and love stadium tours, why not head over to the home of English rugby at Twickenham Stadium?
Looking to deck yourself out in full kit for your next home game? Or perhaps you have a souvenir in mind for someone special? Whoever you’re shopping for, the Chelsea Stadium Megastore stocks all the goods. It’s located within Stamford Bridge and is open every day of the week – but expect the store to be particularly busy on match days!
Events at Under the Bridge
Tucked away near the East Stand reception, you’d be forgiven for not knowing Under the Bridge was there. But this quirky live music joint is easily one of London’s most exciting venues, with a busy calendar of live music and events that only add to the stadium’s electric atmosphere. If you’re local or in London for a long weekend, why not see if you can combine your trip to see The Blues with a roof-raising gig at the very same venue?
Things to do near Chelsea Stamford Bridge Stadium
If you’re looking to pass time pre- or post-match, there’s plenty of ways to stay busy in the local area. Since matchdays can get busy, we’d always recommend you travel with plenty of time before kick-off, so it’s only natural you may end up looking for things to do before heading through the turnstiles.
If you’d like to enjoy some fitness or R&R around the match, head for Chelsea Health Club & Spa. This luxurious leisure facility sits within the stadium complex, offering a range of long and short term memberships that give you access to fitness classes, beauty treatments, state-of-the-art equipment and more.
A short distance from the stadium gates, the Fulham Broadway centre has plenty going on. Tuck in at eateries like Nando’s and Wagamama before catching a blockbuster at the nine-screen Vue cinema complex.
If you’re making a weekend of your trip to Stamford Bridge, find more exciting things to do with our 48 hours in London guide.
Tips for the day
- Bags can be no larger than A4 paper size. If possible, leave bags at home as there are no storage facilities or lockers
- Stadium entry opens two hours before kick-off
- Chelsea Stadium is entirely cashless, with contactless payments advised
- If you’re looking to buy food and drink, fast track tokens can be bought on match day. These can be bought on the concourse and allow you to skip payment queues at each outlet
Food and drinks
No matter your tastes and budget, Stamford Bridge caters for all. The stadium has two main seated restaurants, one of which is found just beside the stadium near the hotels, the other in the neighbouring Millennium & Copthorne Hotel. You’ll need to make a reservation to guarantee yourself a table. Known as Frankie’s Sports Bar & Grill and 55 Restaurant, they each serve a selection of quality British restaurant classics. Meanwhile, Club Chelsea private hospitality is available and offers a fine-dining food experience.
If you prefer to grab a bite and go, there’s plenty of places to get your fill on the stadium concourse. Popular spots include The Bridge Burger Co, where you’ll find golden buns and juicy patties aplenty, including options for vegetarians vegans. There’s also On The Wing Chicken, where you can tuck into some golden and crispy tenders.
Ready to see how the rest of the league is getting on with refreshments in full flow? Take a look at our guide to the best sports bars in London.
Places to stay near Chelsea Stamford Bridge Stadium
If you’re planning on staying over, you’ll find plenty of accommodation in the area. Budget options include Hub by Premier Inn London West Brompton and Travelodge London Fulham, as well as Hotel ibis London Earl’s Court. Meanwhile, the large rooms at Holiday Inn Express London Earl’s Court are well suited to families.
For those wanting a more exclusive stay, there’s always the Millennium & Copthorne Hotels. Directly beside the stadium, they’ve partnered with the club to allow fans to ‘Get the Chelsea Treatment’. There’s also the stylish Best Western The Boltons Hotel nearby, where you could receive a 10% discount on your booking thanks to SWR Rewards.
Chelsea Stamford Bridge Stadium accessibility
Stamford Bridge has a dedicated disability department located in the Shed End (South End). Here, the disability team handle all ticket enquiries and will help put necessary support in place for your visit. Accessible parking on first-come first-served basis and can be booked from 28 days before matchday. Ear-pieces are available for visually-impaired supporters, while sunflower lanyards are available from the main club reception and ticker office. For more info, head to the club’s accessibility page.