Travelling Jacks – Chelsea

Stamford Bridge
Stamford Bridge
Chelsea – Wednesday 29th November 2017 at 19:45

Address: Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, London, SW6 1HS
Telephone: 0371 811 1955
Web-site: www.chelseafc.com

What’s It Like
Swans fans are in the Shed End towards the East stand side, the view is good and the food areas and concourses are modern.

Screens on the concourses show match highlights. Food is available, but pricey – Cheese Burgers, Hot Dogs, Pasties, Tandoori Chicken Wraps and Vegetarian Pasties. Singha Beer, London Pride and red or white wine is sold.

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?
London is the epicentre of everything for entertainment, from concerts to musicals, plays, sightseeing, shopping and sport.

The Killers are at the O2 (SE10 0DX) on the Monday and Tuesday, tickets are £56.25 – £86.75. Thursday it’s Elvis in Concert – Live on Screen, with The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and appearance by Priscilla Presley; tickets are £53.75 – £62.25.

Hotels close by the stadium are seriously expensive so it’s always a good idea to book London hotels well in advance and especially. But there are lots of cheap quality hotels in London to choose from!

Pubs and Grub
Getting into a pub near the ground can be difficult, although away fans are allowed in ‘The Goose’ (SW6 1NL), a mile away from Stamford Bridge. The beer is reasonably priced (by London standards) and shows Sky Sports.

Maybe 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 real ales. The food is a bit pricy; on match-days and they also have a year round BBQ and a big choice of beers.

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.

By Train/Tube
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 now closed ‘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 for the 3 hour journey at 12:54, 13:28, 13:55, 14:28 and 14:55 and the only train leaving Paddington that night is at 22:45.

For the Travelling Jacks making the trip – Be Loud, Be Proud and Be Positive!