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Britain is a nation of football fanatics. As the birthplace of modern football, having played ‘the beautiful game’ since the mid-19th century, stadiums can be found across the country, hosting everything from the Premier League down to non-league matches. If you’re keen to immerse yourself in a game, or enjoy a slice of Britain’s footballing heritage during a future visit, here are some of the highlights in store…

Top five football experiences in Britain

Witness top-flight action and lower-league rivalries

There’s more than 40,000 registered football clubs in England alone, but all across Britain you’ll find ties to football. The English Premier League teams regularly attract star players from around the globe, cheered on by legions of dedicated fans. The popularity of the Women’s Super League (WSL) is quickly growing too, with further growth expected after England’s national team won the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 tournament.

In addition to the various Premier League club stadiums across Britain, the national stadiums also host larger sporting events. The iconic Wembley Stadium, complete with its 133 metre arch, reopened in 2007 and can hold up to 90,000 fans, making it Britain’s largest sporting venue.

Glasgow’s Hampden Park is another stadium with a rich history of hosting top quality international sport. Known as the home of Scottish football, it was the world’s biggest stadium when it opened in 1903.

Where to mingle with fans and experience match-day euphoria

Soak-up the match-day atmosphere in towns and cities across Britain. If you’re lucky enough to have a ticket, then you’ll be taking a seat at one of the awe-inspiring stadiums. Or you can always discover a slice of the action and join in with the camaraderie from a city-centre sports bar or traditional pub. Nothing quite beats the ‘derby day’ atmosphere too, when sides from same city face-off against each other.
Hotel Football, Old Trafford Supporters Club


Red versus Blue, United versus City, Old Trafford versus the Etihad - Manchester is a must for football fans with two rival teams who have both enjoyed phenomenal success in recent times.

Red clouds in sunset over the ground of a stadium


Everton and Liverpool play their home matches less than a mile from each other across Stanley Park. With Liverpool at Anfield and Everton at Goodison Park, it only adds to a fizzing city atmosphere.

Aerial view to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium


Home to seven Premier League teams plus the iconic Wembley Stadium, London is the place to watch England, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham, Crystal Palace, Brentford or newly-promoted Fulham.

Hampden Park


Hampden Park is Scotland’s national football stadium and home ground to lower league team, Queen’s Park. Glasgow’s ‘Old Firm’ clubs, Celtic and Rangers are by far the most successful in Scotland with rivalry between the teams embedded in Scottish culture.

Unmissable stadium tours

Visit Old Trafford and follow in the footsteps of legendary players.

North West England
A man and boy in stadium tunnel looking out to pitch

Join a technology-filled immersive tour of City’s Etihad stadium.

North West England
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Discover what a match-day experience at Stamford Bridge has to offer.

A person standing in front of the pitch on a stadium tour of Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea Football Club

Tour the Premier League’s newest stadium or climb the Dare Skywalk for views of the capital.

People at The Dare Skywalk Edge

Venture behind the scenes at the Emirates to dive into the club’s rich history.

Couple stood in the Emirates Stadium during an Arsenal Stadium Tour

Tour Anfield to enjoy epic views of the city, interactive exhibitions and to walk under the famed ‘This is Anfield’ sign.

North West England
Red clouds in sunset over the ground of a stadium

Enjoy an all-access tour of Villa Park, one of Britain’s most historic stadiums.

A woman in an Aston Villa shirt standing outside Villa Park in Birmingham

Immerse yourself in the club’s heritage on a tour of St James’ Park stadium.

North East England
Newcastle United Stadium Tour