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A guide to London’s football stadiums

There are 21 football stadiums in London, including the largest stadium in the country: Wembley. But Wembley Stadium is only one of London’s large stadiums – and there are plenty of smaller stadium grounds well known to football fans who travel to cheer on their team. Not only do these grounds host football games but many also double up as music venues and convert their grounds for other sporting events, from cricket and baseball to Monster Jam! Here, we give you the lowdown on football stadiums in London. 


What is the biggest stadium in London?

This title goes to Wembley Stadium, which is the largest stadium in London and the country – and the second largest stadium in Europe. While Wembley is the undisputed home of English football, it also hosts other major sporting events, like the 2015 Rugby World Cup, and global music acts like Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and One Direction get the crowd singing and dancing. 


The older, smaller Wembley Stadium opened for the FA Cup Final in 1923 and famously hosted Live Aid in the 1980s. But by the 21st century, it had become unfit for purpose, and this new Wembley Stadium, with spacious seating and uninterrupted views, replaced it in 2007. You can spot this stadium from all across London on a clear day thanks to the distinctive 133-metre-tall arch roof support which lights up for sporting and entertainment events. 


The closest tube station to Wembley Stadium from The Clermont is Wembley Park Station on the Metropolitan Line and takes 45 to 60 minutes from The Clermont hotels. 

Information for visiting Wembley Stadium


Stamford Bridge

Established in 1877 and the home of Chelsea Football Club’s men’s team since 1905, Stamford Bridge is one of the oldest football grounds in London. Over the years, Chelsea’s stadium in London has hosted more than just football games, with baseball, greyhound racing, American football and even speedway races bringing in the crowds. The stadium got a much-needed makeover in the 1990s, turning it into a modern 40,000 capacity stadium and marking the start of Chelsea Football Club’s meteoric rise into a top Premier League club. 


As well as attending a match here, you can take a guided stadium tour of Stamford Bridge any day of the week. You visit the famous dressing rooms, manager’s dugouts, the player’s tunnel and see the club’s museum. 


The closest tube station to Stamford Bridge Stadium is Fulham Broadway on the District Line and takes about 30 minutes from The Clermont hotels. 

Find out more about visiting Stamford Bridge, SW6. 


The Emirates

This stadium, the home of Arsenal football team (nicknamed the Gunners), is a red-seated beast with capacity for 60,000 football fans. It’s England’s fifth biggest stadium, and in 2006, it replaced the Old Highbury ground, which had undergone many poor upgrades over the years but couldn’t get planning permission for a full modernisation. The Emirates stadium in Holloway has been undergoing an Arsenalisation since 2009, forging stronger links between the new ground and the Gunners players and fans, with plenty of visible signs of Arsenal’s footballing history. 


Like many large stadiums, The Emirates has also hosted a few music concerts, with Bruce Springsteen, Green Day and Coldplay performing to sell-out crowds. The stadium tours here include a VIP Legends tour with an Arsenal hero quizzed by pitchside commentator Nigel Mitchell and a one-on-one dinner in the elite Diamond Club. 


The nearest tube station to Emirates Stadium is Arsenal on the Piccadilly Line and takes approximately 30 minutes from The Clermont hotels. 

Here’s more information on visiting Emirates Stadium London.


The London Stadium

This is the London West Ham Stadium where the Hammers play all their home matches and up to 60,000 fans sing “I’m forever blowing bubbles” London Stadium was originally constructed for the 2012 London Olympics and hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. 


This is where Usain Bolt ran his second fastest 100m run of 9.64 seconds. Today, West Ham United are the main tenants, but it remains a key athletics venue as well. Plus, other sporting and music events happen here, such as Major League Baseball, Monster Jam and performances from big acts, like the Red Hot Chili Peppers. 


The London Stadium is in the southern end of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, near the London Aquatics Centre and Lee Valley VeloPark. The ArcelorMittal Orbit, with its cool tube slide, is also a popular tourist destination here. And the incredible ABBA Voyage show at the park attracts plenty of dancing queens. 


The closest tube station to London Stadium is Stratford Station, served by both the Central and Jubilee lines. It takes around 50 minutes to get here from The Clermont hotels. 

Plan your visit to London Stadium and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park


The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Although Wembley is the largest stadium in London, Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium is London’s largest club stadium, with capacity for over 62,000 fans. The steep pitch of its seating puts fans close to the touchline, so watching a game here is always a thrilling experience. 


Tottenham Hotspur had hoped to take over the London Stadium after the Olympics but lost out to West Ham. So, the opening of this state-of-the-art stadium in 2019 was a much-wanted fresh start for the club. Today, giant screens ensure you don’t miss those key penalty shots, and the stadium also has its own microbrewery – a world first! 


For a very different perspective, you can try climbing Tottenham stadium then abseiling down it. The Dare Skywalk takes you 46.8 metres to the top of the stadium for unrivalled views of London and the pitch, then dangles you over the outside edge to abseil down. 


White Hart Lane is the closest London Overground station to Spurs Station. Getting here from The Clermont hotels takes 45 to 60 minutes. 

Plan your trip to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium


Selhurst Park, Craven Cottage & Brentford Community Stadiums

Selhurst Park, London

Home to Crystal Palace since 1924, Selhurst Park stadium may not have the size and modern glamour of the other stadiums in London, but it delivers an incredible football day atmosphere for fans, players and commentators. If you’re a fan of the TV show Ted Lasso, this is the ground used for the show’s fictional AFC Richmond. So, for a football day experience similar smaller clubs up and down the country, this is a fantastic place to visit.


The nearest train stations are Selhurst, Thornton Heath and Norwood Junction. It takes between 35 and 50 minutes to get here from The Clermont hotels. 

Visit Selhurst Park, London

Craven Cottage Stadium

Home to Fulham FC since 1897, Craven Cottage is the oldest football stadium in London, pipping Stamford Bridge by eight years. The football ground is next to the River Thames, making this a pretty spot for a London football stadium. If you’re watching a game here, get seats in The Johnny Hayes stand if you can. Dating back to 1905, it’s Grade II listed, with the original wooden seating and turnstiles long gone from most stadiums today. It’s the oldest remaining football stand in the Football League. 


The nearest tube stations to Craven Cottage Fulham Stadium are Putney Bridge and Hammersmith, and from The Clermont hotels, it takes between 45 and 60 minutes to get here. 

Plan a trip to Craven Cottage, Stevenage Road, London

Brentford Community Stadium

The Brentford Community Stadium (also known as the GTECH Community Stadium) has been home to Brentford FC since 2020, after a move from Griffin Park Stadium, which had been its home since 1904. On a triangular plot surrounded by railway lines, the stadium is a little quirky, with more of a hexagonal than a traditional square (although, the pitch is a rectangle, of course). The stadium also meets Premiership rugby standards, and in 2023 ranked as the highest for match-day experience, with visitors loving its family-friendly atmosphere. 


The nearest stations to Brentford Community Stadium are Kew Bridge, Gunnersbury and Chiswick. It takes 45 to 60 minutes to reach the stadium from The Clermont hotels. 

Plan your visit to Brentford Community Station


Complete London football grounds map

Want to see exactly where in London these stadiums are? Use this London stadiums map which includes the stations we’ve mentioned and the many other football grounds in London and in the Greater London area. 

With The Clermont, Victoria and The Clermont, Charing Cross both in prime spots in Central London you’re in a fantastic spot to get to London’s best football stadiums, and you also have London attractions, restaurants and bars right on your doorstep.