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The home of Chelsea Football Club, Stamford Bridge stadium is located in village-like Fulham in South-West London. If you’re headed to London to see Chelsea FC play here, you’ve got a very pretty neighborhood to base yourself in for your stay.
Fulham is a tranquil area of London that gives you that ‘home away from home’ feeling, and you’re just a short tube ride away from the city’s major attractions. The tranquility does get disturbed on major match days, but if you’re a football fan you’ll just soak in the ambience of game day excitement.
So whether you’re in the area for a big game or not, read on to discover a little more about what’s happening near Stamford Bridge and our list of favourite stays nearby.
Things to see and do near Stamford Bridge
Explore Fulham Palace
This old country residence of the Bishop of London has been transformed into a museum with a very picturesque and flowery garden surrounding it. Spend a leisurely afternoon here exploring the grounds and finding out a little more about British history. There are often exhibitions held here as well, so keep an eye on their events calendar.
Brunch up a storm
Insider’s tip: Megan’s has a fairy-lit courtyard at the back which makes a great spot for a truly magical evening meal.
Looking to nurse that post-game hangover? Luckily, you’re pretty much in the brunch central of London. Smashed avocado toast and half baked cookie dough can be found at all-day brunch spot Megan’s on King’s Road.
If you’re craving Californian brunch vibes, head to Hally’s off Parson’s Green. This dog-friendly cafe is the kind of place you'd love to leisurely linger in for a few hours over a coffee (or three).
Want something healthy yet delicious? 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 checking out post-match.
Shop (and eat) your way through King’s Road
For some much needed retail therapy after a stressful match, King’s Road is just around the corner from Stamford Bridge. This trendy road is packed with popular high street shops, cute boutiques, and more high end designer shops.
It’s not just for shoppers though. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes to keep you well fed throughout the entirety of your stay here. Head to Comptoir Libanais for the freshest Lebanese food washed down with summery cocktails.
The Big Easy, at the other end of King’s Road, serves up lobsters and burgers worth donning a bib for. If you want to try somewhere a little quirky, Buenosera at the Jam offers you the chance to devour Italian food from treehouse-style seating.
Enjoy an evening of live music at the Troubadour
The Troubadour is 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 emerging artists on the London music scene. The intimate setting of the basement club makes it the perfect place to relax with some friends (before you head for slumber on your plush Plum pillows, of course).
Visit the Brompton Cemetery
Yes, we know what you’re thinking. Visit a cemetery? Well, this just happens to be a highly distinguished and historic cemetery. It’s been around since 1840 and is full of interesting monuments interspersed with nature. It may not be for everyone, but it’s worth checking out if you’re a history buff in the area.
How to get to and from Stamford Bridge
Tip: If you’re thinking of driving to Stamford Bridge, don’t. Parking is a nightmare in the area, especially on busy matchdays.
Tube: The most central London football stadium is just an 8 minute walk from Fulham Broadway underground station (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.