48 hours in south west London for a football fan
Six of the world’s best football clubs are based in London. In south west London you’re spoilt for choice as it is home to 2 top class Premier League teams, Fulham FC and Chelsea FC. Find out how to enjoy a football-inspired 48 hours in south west London.
The warm up
Prepare yourself for the high energy day ahead with a good breakfast. The Fulham House, close to Fulham’s Craven Cottage serves up a delicious full English breakfast of a champion quality.
Closer to Stamford Bridge, the home of ‘the Blues’, is Love Walk Cafe a cosy cafe with outdoor seating, popular choice with home fans. Their sourdough sandwiches are the perfect start to a day of football in south London.
The big game
The buzz around Craven Cottage and Stamford Bridge as kick-off gets closer is something special to experience. Watching the waves of blue and white supporters, excited to watch their clubs battle on the field is a real highlight.
An ideal spot to watch a Premier League fixture unfold is Frankie's Sports Bar & Grill. It’s as close to Stamford Bridge as possible without watching the game inside the stadium, you’ll feel as though you’re in the middle of all the match day magic. If you want to watch a Premier League match with Fulham fans head to The Golden Lion the oldest pub in Fulham. With large screens and a spacious beer it’s a class act on match days.
Have an evening to remember at The Prince. The warm atmosphere will keep your spirits high if your team won or the result feel like a distant memory if your team lost! With 3 bars, 4 restaurants and alfresco dining this spot has something for everyone. Another spot to check out is Simmons, a 1920s-style cocktail bar with a 5-hour ‘happy hour’ from 4pm-9pm Sunday to Friday.
See where the action happens with a stadium tour
Start the second half of your trip with a filling breakfast at Local Hero – their ham, cheese and egg croissant is a winner. Or venture to the retro River Cafe (the less famous one) opposite Putney Bridge station for more traditional breakfast offerings like egg, beans and chips.
Take a tour of Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge, and walk in the footsteps of some of the biggest characters in football on and off the pitch. Get a feel of the culture at Stamford Bridge as you visit stands in the stadium, explore the dressing rooms and walk down the players’ tunnel.
Hop on the Tube to Putney Bridge and visit Craven Cottage the home of Fulham FC since 1896. Resting on the banks of the Thames, Craven Cottage, is the oldest football stadium in London. It’s a stadium which fans remember happier days in the top flight with stars like Clint Dempsey, helping them to achieve record finishes in the Premiership.
How to get there?
Fulham Broadway is a 15-minute Tube journey from London Victoria, while Putney Bridge is 18-minute journey from London Victoria.