Chelsea FC Stadium Tour: FAQs
What is the Chelsea FC Stadium Tour?
The Chelsea FC Stadium Tour takes you behind the scenes at one of the most successful European football clubs of the modern era, Chelsea. Take a self-guided, multimedia-enriched tour of Stamford Bridge, home of the The Blues, to get a sense of the home matchday experience and learn the history of this prestigious West London team.
What can I see and do during the Chelsea FC Stadium Tour?
On the self-guided, multimedia, multi-language Chelsea FC Stadium Tour—free with your London Pass—you whisk yourself around the most exclusive parts of Stamford Bridge. Aided by the multimedia guide, you’ll see the home dressing room, where there’ll be plenty of opportunities to snap a pic of you next to your favourite player’s shirt. Then you’ll be in the tunnel, feeling that buzz of matchday excitement, that moment you’ve seen so often on your TV, of the players all speaking to one another behind cupped mouths, awkwardly holding hands with their Mini-Me mascots. As you head out into the cauldron of Stamford Bridge itself, you’ll really get a sense of the bear pit-like layout of the ground. Take another few pics of yourself in the manager’s dugout, taking note after note about what you’ll say to spur on the guys at half time, questioning if now is the time to debut your revolutionary 7-man attack, and dreaming about how much better everything would be if Hazard was still here. Next up, soak in the stadium from pitchside, before heading for a debrief in the Press Room. Throughout the Chelsea FC Stadium Tour, your multimedia guide will be feeding you a steady stream of fantastic and informative extra content, including stunning videos, 360-degree films, archive footages and quizzes. The best thing about the multimedia tour which, we’ll repeat, is 100% free to those with a London Pass, is that you can take it at your own speed. You’re not hurried from one room to the next, so you get plenty of opportunity to get the snaps you need to show off to everyone back home.
I heard there was a museum and a chance to get some merch...
The tour ends with a trip to the museum, included with the multimedia tour, which itself is included with your London Pass. This is the place to really get deep into the history of this storied club, learning about legends present, past and future. Then you’ve got freedom to explore the club shop and pick up some Chelsea merch.
What other tour options are there?
You can prebook a Classic Stadium Tour, which is a more traditional tour with a dedicated tour guide. The Classic Stadium Tour departs at 3.10pm every day. You’ll get lots of insider info from the knowledgeable guide as you make your way through the stadium’s most exclusive player and staff areas. This experience is only available in English. Chelsea nuts will want to stay up to date with the latest Legends Tours. These tours are guided by different Chelsea FC legends, each of whom comes with fascinating and funny stories from their time at the club. As part of this tour option, you’ll get a photo of yourself with the club’s silverware to take home with you. You also get ample time to quiz the legend on their life and times at Chelsea FC, offering new perspectives on the lives of footballers and what it means to be a part of The Blues’ history and legacy. These tours need to be booked in advance and are not included with your London Pass.
What do all the tour options cost?
The Chelsea FC Multimedia Tour is free with the London Pass. It can’t be rebooked when coming with the London Pass. Otherwise, the Multimedia Tour is £24 for adults, £15 for those aged 15 and under, and £16 for concessions (registered disabled, students with valid ID and senior citizens), while under 5s and carers go free. The Classic Guided Tour costs £30 for adults, £22 for children, £23 for concessions and under 5s and carers go free. Legends Tours cost £80 per ticket, with all tickets priced the same. Carers, however, get in free. If you just want to see the Chelsea FC Museum, adults get in for £12, children £10, concessions £11 and under 5s and carers for free. Access to the Chelsea FC Museum is completely free for London Pass holders.
When is the Chelsea FC Stadium Tour and Museum open for business?
Tours depart twice an hour, between 10am and 3pm every day of the week. Except for days when there’s a home game or European fixture. On selected match days, you can still take a guided tour or stadium viewing. Check with the Chelsea FC website for more details here. The Chelsea Museum is open every day from 9.30am until 5pm. The museum is open on selected match days.
Is the Chelsea FC Stadium Tour fully accessible?
Yes. The museum is on the second floor with lift access, and the Chelsea FC Stadium Tour route is fully accessible with ramps provided and plenty of seating at regular intervals.
What languages is the multimedia tour available in?
The Chelsea FC Multimedia Tour is now available in 12 languages. These are English, Arabic, Thai, Japanese, Chinese (Mandarin), Hebrew, Russian, Portuguese, German, French, Spanish and Italian.
How do I get to Stamford Bridge for the Chelsea FC Stadium Tour?
It’s best to travel by public transport. Fulham Broadway, on the District Line, is the closest tube station and is less than 5 minutes walk away from the stadium. West Brompton and Imperial Wharf Overground stations are both a 15 minute walk from Stamford Bridge. Buses stopping outside Stamford Bridge on Fulham road are the numbers 13, 211 and 414.
What if I want to see a game?
Well, the London Pass comes in handy then too. You can save on premium tickets to Chelsea home games using the London Pass Concierge Site. The London Pass concierge site can also be used to get home tickets for Arsenal games at the Emirates, Crystal Palace home games at Selhurst Park, Tottenham games at the brand spanking new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and West Ham United Games at London Stadium. Check the London Pass Concierge site for more details here.
So those are all the main points you need to know about the Chelsea FC Stadium Tour. You'll find more attraction FAQs on the London Pass Blog. For instance, this one.