Some information below for ‘Visitors To Chelsea’ for our home games to help make your trip a little easier.
Chelsea FC ‘Visiting Supporters Guide’
If you are planning to come to Chelsea by car then please be aware that parking around Stamford Bridge is very restricted, there are 7 days a week parking restriction zones within a few miles radius of the ground (although Sunday parking is a little more relaxed – check here before you travel) and you may not get a ticket because your car could be lifted if illegally parked.
The parking wardens take no prisoners on match days so be aware!
Fulham Broadway shopping area has a car park but this is restricted on match days, further details here, There is also a car park at Chelsea and Westminster hospital with a charge and within 20 minutes walk of the ground.
We are not aware of any other local available ‘off road’ parking within a reasonable walk of the ground.
If you have no alternative than to drive in then you might find the JustPark website helpful.
There is a lot of building work for new houses and apartments going on around the Earls Court area at this time and further parking restrictions are in place, The Earls Court complex is being redeveloped and this will only get worse as the properties become habitable so, our advise is to use public transport wherever possible.
Note: The Fulham Road is closed at least an hour and a half before kick off and, an hour after the final whistle, from Fulham Broadway shops up the petrol station the other side of the ground, this in turn makes the surrounding roads very busy at these times, keep clear of this area if you are thinking of driving near the ground!
Our advise is always to park outside the Capital and get the underground train into the Fulham Broadway / Earls Court area.
BY TUBE OR TRAIN:
There are two Overground stations near to Stamford Bridge, the closest being West Brompton. The second station, which is about a 15-minute walk from the stadium, is Imperial Wharf station. These are both on a direct line via Clapham Junction station amongst others.
Other underground stations that are ‘walkable’ but further afield are: West Kensington, Hammersmith, Parsons Green and Barons Court. All Transport For London (TFL) routes can be found here
There are two bus stops outside Stamford Bridge on the Fulham Road. Fans can get to the stadium using the number 14, 211 and 414 buses.
BY RIVER BOAT:
River Boats run Monday to Friday. The closest pier to Stamford Bridge is Chelsea Harbour. Boats that stop at this pier run between Putney Pier and Blackfriars Pier. The latest eastbound boat arrives at Chelsea Harbour around 6.20pm. The latest westbound boat arrives at 7.35pm.
* The Away Supporters are ‘seated’ in the South East corner of Stamford Bridge in the Shed Upper and Shed Lower Stand, and entry to the stadium can be found next to the Millenium Copthorne Hotel (only ‘paying guests’ are permitted into the eating and drinking areas of the hotel on match days!)
* (For domestic cup games the away allocation takes between 4 – 6K of the Shed stand, in this instance ALL entrances from the Fulham Road can be used for a 6K allocation whilst the ‘Bovril’ entrance is used for a 4K allocation – For an allocation of 3K or less, please see above paragraph)
From Fulham Broadway Station, turn left along Fulham Road and Stamford Bridge is on the left after 500 yards, carry along the Fulham Road to the last entrance on the left just before the railway bridge, the away turnstyles are next to the hotel, official club stewards will point you in the right direction.
Walking from Earls Court, the ground and entrance to the away stand is directly on your right after you pass over the railway bridge as you reach the ground.
A pleasant walk from Earls Court is through Brompton Cemetery which brings you out at on the Fulham Road, turn right to the ground. The cemetery is well known for the resting place of Chelsea FC founder, Gus Mears as well and some our Chelsea Pensioners that are laid to rest here. The cemetery has also appeared in many films that have used the location, Sherlock Holmes and The Shining to name but two.
We would advise walking back to Earls Court after the game as Fulham Broadway gets very busy and the main entrance is always closed to the public following a game, you will be moved along behind a guard rail into the station via the normal exit, if you choose to go this route stay on the right as you walk along Fulham Road after exiting the ground.
Walking back to Earls Court is normally just as quick and without the hustle and bustle!
PUBS AND RESTAURANTS:
Although there are now no designated pubs or restaurants for visiting away supporters in the Fulham Broadway area, the station complex does have a selection of drinking and eating establishments: Starbucks, The Pasty Shop and Sainsburys are on the ground floor whilst Nando’s and Pizza Express are just a sample of eating places located on the upper floor. Please give yourself plenty of time as there is always a large queue at these venues with them being so close to the ground.
Most of the drinking and eating places around Earls Court will also cater for your needs and give you more of a choice (Earls Court is approx a 15 minute walk to the ground and is the main underground station for the area).
Some pubs in a more local vicinity to the ground may allow away supporters in but, these are few and far between. The away supporters pubs are situated opposite Earls Court Station main entrance
We hope this has been of some assistance and should any visiting supporters require any further details then please contact us via the link shown here.
All details on Chelsea FC can be found on the official site here, look out for ‘Matchday Travel News’ in the ‘Latest News‘ section on the Home Page and, the ‘Getting to Stamford Bridge’ link shown here
For up-to-date road traffic reports from ‘Frixo Travel’ click here
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