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Your guide to the Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge

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Gianfranco Zola, Frank Lampard, John Terry, Petr Cech, Kerry Dixon, Didier Drogba and Eden Hazard. Names that you know if you’re a Chelsea FC fan. Or perhaps you fell in love with the Blues because of The Chosen One - Jose Mourinho. Either way, a tour of Stamford Bridge Stadium, home of Chelsea Football Club will not go amiss. A visit to the historic stadium is a great way to soak in the passionate, albeit boisterous, atmosphere of a match day, and learn about the club’s past. Here’s all you need to know about the Chelsea FC Stadium.

Chelsea FC's Stamford Bridge in a Nutshell

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Handy information

⏰ Suggested Duration: 2 hours
☀️ Best Time to Visit:During the week, on non-match days.
🎟️ Stadium + Museum Tour£28 for adults and £18 for children
📏 Capacity: 40,343

Must-see at Stamford Bridge

  • The Trophy Room in the museum
  • Home dressing rooms
  • Players' tunnel and dugout
  • Shed End and Mathew Harding Stand
  • Chelsea Megastore

Getting There

Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, SW6 1HS.
London - England (UK)
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Opening Hours

Stadium hours for visitors: 9:30 AM to 4 PM
Stadium and Museum Tour: 10 AM to 4 PM (Every 20 minutes)

Why is Chelsea FC's Stadium, Stamford Bridge, Worth Visiting?

Walk the Players' Path: Traverse the players' tunnel, step pitch side, and sit in the managers' dug-outs for an immersive feel of matchday.

See Memorabilia & Artifacts: The Chelsea Museum, showcasing the club's achievements, memorabilia, and interactive exhibits, is a treat for fans of all ages, be it shirts, medals or boots.

The Trophy Room: This room showcases the the five Premier League titles, eight FA Cups, five Women's Super League trophies and the 2012 and 2021 UEFA Champions League and 2021 FIFA Club World cup trophies.

Exclusive Souvenirs: Take home a free Chelsea FC lanyard, a memento of your memorable visit to this historic football sanctuary.

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History Of Stamford Bridge

Originally built in 1877, the stadium, located in the heart of London, has since become one of the most well-known football venues worldwide. Sure the club is going through a tough time on the pitch, but it remains one of the most glorious clubs and stadiums. The Stamford Bridge Stadium was originally built in 1877 as an athletics stadium when it was used by the London Athletic Club for 27 years before being bought by Gus Mears in 1904. He then founded Chelsea Football Club in the same year and moved the club into Stamford Bridge in 1905. The stadium has undergone several renovations over the years, most notably in the 1930s and 1990s. Currently, it has a capacity of 40,343, the ninth largest stadium in the Premier League. The Bridge has hosted many iconic games - from FA Cup finals and England internationals, to Champions League and Premier League matches. Through it all, the Shed End and Matthew Harding Stand are the most (in)famous!

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Stamford Bridge Architecture

Smack in the center of upmarket London, Chelsea FC Stadium brilliantly showcases their signature style of contemporary design with a touch of minimalism. It was originally designed by Archibald Leitch, a Scottish architect who is known for designing many famous football stadiums, including Ibrox Stadium, Celtic Park, and Hampden Park. The East Stand is the oldest stand in the stadium and is still largely original. The other stands have been renovated over the years, but they still retain some of the original features.

The current architecture of Stamford Bridge Stadium is a blend of Victorian Gothic and modern styles, where steep terracing and brickwork meets metal and glass. The stands of Stamford Bridge are asymmetrical, with the East Stand being much larger than the other stands, and the steep terracing gives fans a much closer view of all the action. The stadium boasts an impressive collection of artwork, including magnificent murals depicting the rich history of Chelsea FC. Additionally, the seating arrangements are carefully designed to maximize spectator comfort, offering unobstructed views of the pitch from every angle.

Top Highlights of Chelsea FC Stadium

1Stamford Bridge Stadium Tour

Visit the players' dressing rooms, walk through the players' tunnel, and even sit in the manager's seat in the dugout - which manager you pretend to be, is your call! There is also a Legends Tour option and until early 2024, the legend is Kerry Dixon! Go behind-the-scenes with the Blues legend and discover first-hand the stories from his illustrious playing careers.

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2Museum and Trophy Room

If you’re a fan, this is your chance to see the impressive collection of trophies, including Premier League titles and UEFA Champions League triumphs. Of course, then also hope there is more to be added soon. Check out studs, shirts and keeper gloves of some of the Chelsea greats.

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3The Chelsea Megastore

Indulge in some retail therapy at the Chelsea Megastore, where you can pick up replica kits, scarves, posters and accessories. There's something for every Blues fan to take home as a memento.

4The Shed End

Experience the electric atmosphere at The Shed End, home to some of Chelsea's most passionate and vocal supporters. Soak up the matchday ambiance during a stadium visit.

5The Champions Club

Dine like a champion at The Champions Club, an exclusive restaurant overlooking Stamford Bridge.

Best Time To Visit Chelsea FC Stadium

The best time to visit Chelsea FC Stadium in London is during the spring and autumn seasons. During these months, the weather is usually pleasant with mild temperatures, making it comfortable to explore the stadium and its surroundings. Additionally, these seasons tend to have fewer crowds compared to the summer months when tourism is at its peak. Try and go when there is no match on as there are restrictions when there are home games.

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Chelsea FC Stadium Opening Hours

  • Stadium Hours for visitors: 9:30 AM to 4 PM
  • Stadium and Museum Tour: 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Tours take place every 20 minutes
  • Closed on August 25 & 30, September 2, 9, 13 & 23, October 1, 7, 21 & 28, November 11 & 19.
  • Last entry is 30 minutes before closing.

Getting There


From various locations in London, you can board buses 14, 211, or 414 that stop near the stadium. Look out for the bus stop situated on Fulham Road, close to the stadium entrance.

London Underground (Tube)

The closest tube station to the stadium is Fulham Broadway, located just a stone's throw away. From central London, take a train to Earls Court and change for Wimbledon-bound trains on the District Line (green) and alight at Fulham Broadway station. From there, it's a short walk to the stadium, with clear signposts guiding you in the right direction.


If you're arriving in London via train, head to West Brompton or Imperial Wharf which are both about a 15-minute walk from the stadium. These are both on a direct line to Clapham Junction station among others.

River Boat

River Boats run Monday to Friday. The closest pier to Stamford Bridge is Chelsea Harbour. Boats that stop at this pier run between Putney Pier and Blackfriars Pier. The latest eastbound boat arrives at Chelsea Harbour around 6.20pm. The latest westbound boat arrives at 7.35pm.

Restaurants Near Chelsea FC Stadium

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The Chelsea Kitchen

At The Chelsea Kitchen, try their flavorful pasta dishes and burgers. It is perfect for a pre or post-match meal. Don't forget to try their famous Chelsea Chocolate Fudge Cake!

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The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant

Savor the finest cuts of meat and indulge in a luxurious dining experience at The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant. With a perfect blend of flavor and tenderness, their steaks are a must-try. Pair it with their signature Rib Room Black Pudding and you're in for a treat!

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The Five Fields

Experience Michelin-starred dining at The Five Fields, where art meets culinary mastery. Indulge in their innovative British cuisine, highlighting the freshest seasonal ingredients. Be sure to try their signature dish, the Hay-Smoked Venison, for a truly unforgettable experience.

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Big Easy Chelsea

Casual and vibrant, Big Easy Chelsea is the go-to spot for finger-licking BBQ and seafood options. Feast on their Baby Back Ribs or try the famous Lobster Roll for a taste of coastal indulgence. Don't miss out on their extensive cocktail menu either!

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Megan's Chelsea

Enjoy a charming and cozy atmosphere at Megan's Chelsea, known for its delicious Mediterranean-inspired dishes. Start your meal with their famous Fairy Tales Baked Cheese and move on to their flavor-packed Lamb Kofta Skewers. Don't forget to leave room for their delectable Sticky Toffee Pudding!

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Frankie Sports Bar & Grill

In Fulham Broadway this is a vibrant haven for sports enthusiasts. With 16 large screens showcasing the latest live action, it's the ultimate destination for game-watching. The menu offers a variety of modern and traditional English food, and international favourite like pizzas, pastas and cocktails.

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What is the best way to get to Stamford Bridge, Chelsea FC Stadium?

The best way to get to Stamford Bridge is via the London Underground (Tube). Hop off at Fulham Broadway and follow the markings to the stadium.

Are there guided tours available at Chelsea FC Stadium?

There are guided tours at Chelsea's stadium. The best one is the Legends Tour which means you get all the information from a former player or crucial member of staff!

Can I visit the Chelsea FC Museum at the stadium?

Of course you can! The stadium is open to anyone who wants to marvel at the history of the London Club. Unless you are an Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur fan and are only coming in to mock!

Can I purchase Chelsea FC merchandise at the stadium?

Absolutely. Load up on all the merchandise of the season - from kits to stationery. Plus, iconic player merchandise and classic stuff too.

Can I watch a live football match at Chelsea FC Stadium?

We insist that you do! Watching a game at the Chelsea FC stadium gives you the real feel of the passion of the fans. Especially at the Shed End.

Why is Chelsea's stadium called the Stamford Bridge?

On 18th-Century maps showing the Fulham Road and King's Road area there was a stream called 'Stanford Creek' which had a bridge named Stanbridge. There was another across Fulham Road called 'Little Chelsea Bridge' which was originally called Sanford Bridge (from sand ford). Together this evolved into Stanford Bridge, which again later changed into Stamford Bridge, to become the adopted name of the stadium.

Are there Chelsea FC Stadium Tours on matchdays?

There are tours on matchdays as well, but they may have modified timings. So check the Chelsea FC website for latest updates.

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