When you think about the world’s most loved sport football, your mind automatically goes to England and then it goes to London where some of the best teams in the world were born.
If you’re a sports fanatic then you’ll love the tailored trips that discover some of the world’s best sporting museums and football stadiums.
ARSENAL – EMIRATES STADIUM
Every football lover has heard about Arsenal, whether you’re a fan of the team or not, you can’t help but feel respect for their finesse and skill.
So, what’s different from the Arsenal tour to all the others? At the Emirates Stadium the dedicated Arsenal players know their fan base and appreciate their loyal followers and that is why it is the ex-players who are the tour guides, giving the eager fans a true insight to life on and off the pitch.
You’ll get to see everything you can imagine and more from the changing rooms, to the commentator’s box, to the dugout, to the players’ tunnel and of course the pitch itself. Head down to the stadium and discover where sporting dreams come alive.
CHELSEA – STAMFORD BRIDGE
Who hasn’t heard of Chelsea and its fabulous stadium Stamford Bridge? Everyone has heard of this team whether you like football or not. Chelsea also offers personalised guided tours throughout the stadium and you can see where the likes of Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard, Petr Cech and John Terry sit, wash, discuss and play.
Kids will particularly love Chelsea’s new hi-tech museum which is the largest museum dedicated to football in the whole of the UK. With high-tech gadgets and interactive games, kids have an absolute blast trying to shoot penalties and what not at Stamford Bridge.
FULHAM – CRAVEN COTTAGE
Another Premier League team from London, Fulham FC also opens its doors to visitors and fans wishing to get up close and personal with members of the team and visit places within the Craven Cottage stadium that are only usually reserved for players and the administration staff.
Tours run daily at 11.35am and booking is essential as it’s a popular half-day out for all football enthusiasts. Fulham FC is now owned by auto-parts entrepreneur Shahid Khan, who is also the owner of NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars.
Craven Cottage has also played host to the late great Michael Jackson and even had a statue erected in his honor, which has now been removed.
Finally, you must see Wembley Stadium in all its glory. It’s the second largest stadium in Europe and many great players have walked proudly through the tunnels onto that beautiful manicured pitch.
Each tour lasts 90 minutes and you’ll get to see every nook and cranny of this famous stadium. You’ll also get the chance to hold up a replica of the FA Cup in the royal enclosure box, an amazing experience!
If football is your game make sure you find out more about some of the world’s finest teams and get yourself onto a tour that you’ll simply have a ball on.
This article is written by Chris Clayton who enjoys organising London day trips with professional and experienced tour guides and finding new and unique ways to see this popular city.
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