The Best Things to Do in Stamford Bridge
Whether you’re a big Chelsea fan (or just related to one), you'll probably visit Stamford Bridge stadium at some point during your trip to London. Here are the best things to do in the area.
The home of Chelsea Football Club, Stamford Bridge stadium is located in South-West London's village like Fulham. One of the city's most relaxed neighbourhoods, it provides that sense of ‘home away from home’ from the moment you arrive whilst still being just a short tube ride away from the London's major attractions. Now we must admit, the tranquility does get disturbed on major match days, but if you’re a football fan you’ll be embracing the ambience of game day excitement anyway.
So whether you’re one of the aforementioned football fans or not, we here at Plum Guide have put together this carefully crafted list of the best places to stay and things to do near Stamford Bridge. Enjoy.
Start your day with brunch
Fancy a hearty meal to kickstart the day once you're ready to leave your oh-so-comfortable Plum bed like the ones in our home, Butterfly? Luckily, you’re in the brunch central of London. Smashed avocado toast and half baked cookie dough can be found at popular all-day brunch spot Megan’s on King’s Road. If you’re craving a Californian brunch, head to Hally's instead just off Parson’s Green. If you're looking for something healthy but delicious? (Yes, please.) Manuka Kitchen is just a few steps from Fulham Broadway station and serves up only the freshest produce all day. They also have a little gin bar downstairs which is worth a visit post-brunch. After all, it'll be midday by that point...
Explore Fulham Palace
This former country residence of the Bishop of London has been transformed into a museum boasting an incredibly picturesque garden full of flowers. Spend a leisurely afternoon Fulham Palace exploring the grounds and finding out a little more about British history. There are often exhibitions held here as well, so remember to keep an eye on their events calendar ahead of your trip.
Shop (and eat) your way through King’s Road
For some much needed retail therapy after a stressful match, shopping along the King’s Road is one of the best things to do in Stamford Bridge. This stylish road is packed with popular well-known brands, independent boutiques and high-end designer shops. (No wonder it's also one of the best places to stay for the Chelsea Flower Show.) There's a fair share of interior design shops showcasing items you'll probably have already seen in the luxury Plum home in Chelsea that you're staying in. It’s not just for shoppers though. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes too. Head to Comptoir Libanais for fresh Lebanese food, washed down with summery cocktails...naturally. The Big Easy, at the other end of the King’s Road, serves up lobster and burgers or if you want to try somewhere a little quirkier, Buenosera at the Jam offers you the chance to indulge in rather tasty Italian food before heading back to your homely Plum place like Moore Park Road II.
Enjoy an evening of live music at the Troubadour
The Troubadour is somewhat of a London institution that’s been around since 1957. Legends such as Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix have played here. These days, you’ll find some great live gigs from some of the best emerging artists on London's music scene. The basements club's intimate setting makes it the perfect place to relax with some friends for the evening, whether you're celebrating something special like a birthday in London or something a little more low-key.
Visit the Brompton Cemetery
Ok, we know what you’re thinking – why is a trip to the cemetery on our list of things to do in Stamford Bridge? Bear with us here, because this just happens to be a highly distinguished and historic cemetery. It’s been around since 1840 and it's full of interesting monuments. Granted it may not be for everyone, but it’s worth a trip out if you’re into history.
How to get to and from Stamford Bridge
If you're staying in a delightful Plum home like Tropicana in Fulham, you'll need to get to and from Stamford Bridge for the game. Here's our guide to the best ways to travel. (Be warned: if you’re thinking of driving to Stamford Bridge, don’t. Parking is a nightmare in the area, especially on busy match days.)
Tube: The most central London football stadium is just an 8 minute walk from Fulham Broadway underground station via the District line.
Train: The nearest train station is West Brompton (one tube stop north of Fulham Broadway). Imperial Wharf is also just a 15 minute walk away. Or you can get a train from pretty much anywhere to Clapham Junction station, a bus ride away from Stamford Bridge.
Bus: Right outside Stamford Bridge are two bus stops on Fulham Road. The 14, 211 and 414 buses are the ones football fans regularly use to reach the stadium.
River Boat: That’s right, you can boat it in to your match. Between Monday and Friday, you can catch a river boat to nearby Chelsea Harbour and walk from there.
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