Chelsea FC is one of the richest football clubs in the world and one of the most popular teams in London. You can visit Chelsea FC for a tour of the stadium and to see their museum seven days a week.
Chelsea Football Club's Stadium Tours and Museum is a popular day out for families and visitors. The fully guided tours take you behind the scenes of one of the world's greatest football teams, including access to the players' tunnel, dressing rooms and press room. The museum pays tribute to over a century of history at the club.
As well as the basic stadium tours, Chelsea FC offers special Trophy Tours, Platinum Tours, Tour and Lunch Packages, Gift Packages and Children's Parties.
Chelsea Football Club Stadium Tour Review
I visited on a weekday with my daughter so I can assure you children are welcome on the tours. We enjoyed the photo opportunities when we arrived at Stamford Bridge (see below) and then visited the well-stocked shop to get in the mood before our tour.
All staff we met here were great: friendly and welcoming, and not patronising even though we both confessed to knowing nothing about football.
As Chelsea FC were the winners of two major trophies when we visited (2010) - Barclays Premier League Trophy and the FA Cup - we took the opportunity to have a souvenir photo taken with the cups to show our friends. (See 'More Images' above).
Our tour guide, Len, had been with the club for over 10 years and was still able to make the tour fresh and exciting which is certainly a skill. He threw stats and scores our way all the time so we could discover what a fascinating history the club has had and how much it has accomplished.
Visiting the away dressing room seemed like a treat until we saw the comparative luxury in the home dressing room!
In the Press Room, where the press conferences you see on the TV take place, our guide first shared more information about the team and then we were allowed to sit at the desk!
We lined up to go through the tunnel to the pitch, but not on the pitch, which was fun. The children in the group lead us out and there was cheering from an unseen (recorded) crowd as we came outside. We then got to sit in the 'dug out' where the manager, trainers and reserve players sit for home games.
The tour ends at the Museum which can be visited on its own but I would certainly recommend taking the tour too as it was entertaining and informative. Real football fans could use the guide's knowledge more and those of us who just wanted to experience a London football club got to have fun and can now say we've been to the home of The Blues.
Address: Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, London, SW6 1HS
Five minutes walk from Fulham Broadway tube station.
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Duration: Chelsea stadium tours last about one hour but they recommend you allow yourself a two-hour visit as you'll need time for the museum and the shop.
When: There are many tours each day and throughout the week, except on home match days and the day before Champions League home games. Check times and booking on the official website.
Tickets: £10-20. Cheaper if you book online in advance. See the official website for latest ticket prices and to book online.
You might want to consider the Sport 4 all Seasons package which covers four sports at four venues, including this tour.
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