Stadium Tour

Book London Stadium Tours

Stadium Tour

Book London Stadium Tours

Stadium Tour

Book London Stadium Tours

Stadium Tour

Book London Stadium Tours

Stadium Tour

Book London Stadium Tours

Stadium Tour

Book London Stadium Tours

Stadium Tour

Book London Stadium Tours

Stadium Tour

Book London Stadium Tours

Stadium Tour

Book London Stadium Tours

With three successful summer Olympic hosting stints under its belt, London is rightfully considered a global athletic mecca. Numerous teams call the English capital home, including a tennis grand slam, national football and rugby union stadiums. Quite a few football grounds, including Wembley Stadium, Stamford Bridge, Champion Hill, Welling United, and Dulwich Hamlet. This one-page guide covers all the major sporting highlights, venues, and attractions in London that the sports enthusiast in you will absolutely love.

What are the different types of Stadiums in London?

Football stadiums
Cricket grounds
Rugby stadiums
Tennis courts
Multi-Sport Venues

London is home to some of the most iconic football stadiums in the world, including Wembley Stadium, the National Stadium of England, and the Emirates Stadium, home to Arsenal FC. These large stadiums can host major international matches and club games.

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London is the heart of English cricket, housing some of the most prestigious grounds in the world. These grounds host international matches, county matches, and other cricket events.

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Twickenham Stadium is the hub of English rugby union and is another iconic venue in London. It hosts major international matches, including the Six Nations Championship and the Rugby World Cup.

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Wimbledon is the most famous tennis venue in London, and the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club hosts the Wimbledon Championships, one of the four Grand Slam tournaments. Other tennis courts in London include Queen's Club and the Lee Valley Tennis Centre.

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London also has several multi-sport venues, such as the London Stadium, which is currently the home of West Ham United FC and also hosts athletics events. The Copper Box Arena, built for the 2012 Olympic Games, can host a variety of sports, including basketball, volleyball, and gymnastics.

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Most famous stadiums in London

Wembley Stadium

No discussion of London stadiums would be complete without bringing up Wembley. This world-renowned London stadium is remarkable for its massive size. Wembley Stadium is one of the biggest stadiums in the United Kingdom and the second-largest in Europe, with a capacity of 90,000 seats. Known for the FA Cup finals and the 2012 Olympics football finals, Wembley also hosts rugby, American football, boxing, and major concerts featuring stars like Coldplay, Beyonce, and Ed Sheeran.

Timings: Mon-Fri: 10:00am - 5:00pm, Sat: 9:30am - 6:00pm
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Arsenal FC Emirates Stadium

Emirates Stadium, located in the Islington district, is where Arsenal host their home matches. While it's a standard modern stadium, the surrounding area holds special significance: Relics from the earlier, more prestigious Highbury, as well as statues of club greats like Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp.

Timings: Mon-Fri: 09:30am - 6:00pm (Last Entry 5:00), Sat: 09:30am - 6:00pm (Last Entry 5:00pm), Sun: 10:00am - 4:00pm (Last Entry 3:00pm)
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Kia Oval Cricket Ground

The Kia Oval, also simply known as The Oval, is an international cricket ground located in Kennington, South London, England. It is the home ground of Surrey County Cricket Club and has been the venue for numerous historic cricket matches, including the first-ever Test match in England in 1880. It is a popular tourist destination and a must-see for any cricket fan visiting London.

Timings: Variable timings based on match schedule. No fixed opening or closing hours. Depends on match type: Test, One-day, Twenty20.
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Navigating the football stadiums in London

Club
Stadium
Capacity
Getting there (From King’s Cross)
Nearby attractions
1
Arsenal
Emirates Stadium
60,000
15 min (tube)
Finsbury Park, The Arsenal Museum, Highbury Barn (Gastro pub)
2
West Ham United
London Stadium
60,000
40 min (tube)
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (including Aquatics Centre, Velodrome) ArcelorMittal Orbit Sculpture Stratford Westfield Shopping Centre
3
Chelsea
Stamford Bridge
41,837
40 min (tube)
Fulham Road (fashionable shops and restaurants) Chelsea Physic Garden (historic botanical garden) Imperial College London (prestigious university)
4
Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (White Hart Lane)
36,240
30 min (tube + bus)
Alexandra Palace (entertainment and leisure complex) Wood Green Shopping Centre
5
Charlton Athletic
The Valley
27,111
50 min (tube + train)
The Valley Leisure Centre (swimming pool, gym) Greenwich Park (historical park with observatory) Thames Barrier (movable flood barrier on the River Thames)
6
Crystal Palace
Selhurst Park
26,225
50 min (tube + train)
Croydon Clocktower (local landmark) Fairfield Halls (arts and entertainment center) Crystal Palace Park (historic park with dinosaurs)
7
Fulham
Craven Cottage
25,700
55 min (tube)
Bishops Park (park along the River Thames) Putney Bridge (historic bridge) Fulham Palace (historic bishop's palace)
8
Millwall
The Den
19,734
35 min (tube + train)
Millwall Docks (historic docks) The Shard (skyscraper with viewing platform) (further away, but iconic) Southwark Park (public park)
9
Queens Park Rangers
Loftus Road
18,439
35 min (tube)
BBC Television Centre (historic TV studios) Shepherd's Bush Market (large indoor market) Westfield London (large shopping centre)
10
Brentford
Griffin Park
12,736
55 min (tube + bus)
Kew Gardens (famous botanical gardens) (further away, but world-renowned) Syon Park (historic house and gardens) Chiswick House and Gardens (historic house and gardens)
11
Wimbledon
Kingsmeadow
5,339
60 min (tube + train)
Wimbledon Common (large park) Wimbledon Windmill (historic windmill) All England Lawn Tennis Club (home of Wimbledon Championships)
12
Barnet
The Hive Stadium
5,176
50 min (tube)
Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre (swimming pool, gym) Trent Park (country park) Hendon Aerodrome Museum (aviation museum)

Other famous stadiums in London

Sports Stadium
Getting There from King's Cross Station (London)
Capacity
Club
Type of sports
Nearby attractions
Twickenham Stadium
57 mins by transit
82,000
England national rugby union team
Rugby
Hampton Court Palace - Royal palace with gardens Kew Gardens - Botanical gardens Richmond Park - Large park with deer
Wimbledon
1 hour 6 mins by transit
42,000
All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
Tennis
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum - Museum about the history of tennis Wimbledon Common - Large park Morden Hall Park - Park with a house and gardens
Copper Box Arena
24 mins by transit
7,500
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Multi-purpose (handball, volleyball, netball, fencing, badminton, gymnastics, boxing, and wheelchair basketball)
Victoria Park - Large park in East London ArcelorMittal Orbit - Observation tower in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park London Stadium - Multi-purpose stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
O2 Arena
32 mins by transit
20,000
-
Concerts and entertainment events. Occasionally hosts sporting events, such as gymnastics, basketball, ice hockey, tennis, boxing, and MMA.
Cutty Sark - Historic sailing ship National Maritime Museum - Museum about maritime history Greenwich Royal Observatory - Observatory where the Prime Meridian of the World is located

Frequently asked questions about London Stadiums

How can I get tickets for the most famous stadiums in London?

You can easily purchase tickets online without the hassle of standing in long queues.

Which iconic English stadium is nicknamed "The Bridge"?

Stamford Bridge is the iconic stadium nicknamed "The Bridge," which has been the home ground for Chelsea FC since 1905. Steeped in tradition, Stamford Bridge is known for its passionate atmosphere and close proximity to the pitch, offering an electric experience for Chelsea fans.

Can you watch international rugby matches at any of these stadiums?

Yes, while not all stadiums on this list host international rugby matches, some iconic venues like Twickenham Stadium, not included in this list, play host to major international rugby tournaments like the Six Nations Championship. However, a few stadiums on this list, like Wembley Stadium, occasionally host rugby matches alongside football.

What is the name of the home ground for Tottenham Hotspur FC?

Tottenham Hotspur FC plays their home matches at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, a state-of-the-art facility built in 2019. This modern marvel boasts a retractable pitch, offering the ability to convert the stadium for NFL games and other events.

Are there any stadiums in this list primarily used for athletics?

Yes, the London Stadium was originally built for the 2012 Olympic Games and has since hosted major athletics events. While it now primarily functions as a football stadium for West Ham United, the London Stadium retains its impressive athletics track.

I'm a Fulham FC supporter. Which stadium should I visit for a match

If you're a Fulham FC supporter, Craven Cottage is the place to be for a match! Known as the "Riverside Cottage" due to its location on the banks of the River Thames, Craven Cottage offers a charming and historic atmosphere for Fulham fans.

Is there a stadium on this list named after a person?

Yes, Kenilworth Road, the home of Luton Town FC, is named after the fifth Baron Kenilworth. The stadium has been Luton's ground since 1905 and holds a special place in the club's history.

I'm interested in visiting a historic football ground. Which would you recommend?

Several stadiums on this list boast rich histories. Selhurst Park, the home of Crystal Palace FC, has been in use since 1924 and offers a glimpse into the traditional English football experience. Another option is Griffin Park, formerly the home of Wycombe Wanderers FC. While the team now plays elsewhere, Griffin Park holds a significant place in football history.

What part of London is Wembley Stadium located in?

Wembley Stadium is situated in Brent, although it has its own designation within the larger London area. Wembley is a national stadium and an iconic landmark, having hosted major football matches like the FA Cup final and international fixtures.

Is it possible to tour any of these stadiums?

Yes, many stadiums on this list offer tours for visitors. These tours can provide a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the stadium's history, pitch access, player facilities, and other exclusive areas. Check the individual stadium websites for details and availability.

What is the smallest capacity stadium on this list?

Determining the absolute smallest stadium requires further research, but some grounds tend to be cozier venues. For instance, Griffin Park, though not currently hosting professional football, and The Den, the home of Millwall FC, are known for their intimate atmosphere and passionate crowds.