Address: Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, London, SW6 1HS
Telephone: 0207 958 2190
What’s It Like
Swans fans are in the Shed End, the view is good and the food areas and concourses are modern and new looking. Screens on the concourses show match highlights. Food is available, but pricey – ‘Shed Load’ Burgers (£5.60), Chicken Strips and Lattice Fries (£6), Hot Dogs (£4.20), Corn on the Cob (£4.20), Pies (£3.80), and Lattice Fries (£3.90). Singha Beer is £4.20 a bottle; sometimes the club doesn’t sell alcohol to away fans.
There’s usually a good atmosphere in the ground and the stewards are pretty laid back. Behind the West Stand is a statue of playing legend, Peter Osgood or you might want to check our the Chelsea stadium tour.
Visiting London – What to do in London?
Just about everything from theatres to museums to concerts. At the theatre there are loads of musicals and shows including Impossible, War Horse, Lord of the Dance (Dangerous Games), Wicked, The Book of Mormon, The Commitments, Memphis, Billy Elliott, The Mentalists, and Gypsy. At the O2 Arena (SE10 0DX), from noon – 6pm, there’s free access to the Sky Sports Challenge zone with many interactive sports simulators and games to play.
Hotels close by are seriously expensive – Millennium & Copthorne Hotels at Chelsea FC, Chelsea Harbour Hotel, Double Tree by Hilton – Chelsea, Blakes Hotel, Oxford Hotel, and The Cranley but there are lots of cheap hotels in London to choose from!
Pubs and Grub
Away fans getting into a pub near the ground can be difficult, best to go somewhere away from the ground. A 15 minute walk away, near Parsons Green Tube Station is the White Horse (SW6 4UL), a large pub which sells good food and a range of real ales. The food is a pricy; on match-days and they also have a year round BBQ. There’s a big choice of beers, if you are a real ale fan then this pub is fab.
Around Earl’s Court is favoured by away fans and a couple of tube stops away from Fulham Broadway. ‘The Courtfield Tavern’ (SW5 9AN) is opposite the entrance to Earl’s Court tube station. It serves real ale and food, but you’ll pay a lot more than in your local.
Parking and Trains
Resident parking is around the ground, so a fair walk from parking your car is needed.
The nearest tube station is Fulham Broadway (District Line). Take a tube to Earls Court and if needed, change for a Wimbledon bound tube.
The nearest overground station is West Brompton. It’s a 15 minute walk to the ground from here, turn RIGHT outside the station past ‘The Tournament’ pub (SW5 9JU), then right into Brompton Cemetery. Walk through the cemetery, following the crowd, (unless they’re all dressed in black) and Stamford Bridge is visible to the right.
Trains leave Swansea at 10:28, 11:28, 12:28 and 13:28 get into Paddington at 13:32,14:32, 15:30, and 16:38; the only train coming back leaves at 20:45 getting into Swansea at 00:03.
For the Travelling Jacks making the trip – Be Loud, Be Proud and Be Positive!