On Sunday 27th March 2011 I travelled down to London to visit some of the biggest stadiums in the country, and to watch Brazil vs. Scotland at the Emirates Stadium. This is part 1 of my day in London, two more reports will follow.
We set off down to London early morning with the plan being to visit a few grounds before going to the Emirates. On arrival in London at around 9.30 we decided that our first stop would be Wembley Stadium, the home of England. Wembley is a ground I have always wanted to visit, so it was great to finally see it in real life. I walked up Wembley Way, looking up at the massive arch and simply admiring the hugely impressive stadium.It was also a great opportunity to get some good photographs as there was no one else around We walked up to the statue of 1966 World Cup winner Bobby Moore and had pictures with it, before setting of to our second ground of the day.
Griffin Park – Brentford
The next stop was Griffin Park, home of Brentford FC.We spent a short while here looking around and from what we saw of the ground it looked nice and tidy from the outside. The Bees souvenir shop was very distinctive and rather nice.I had a few pictures here.
Stamford Bridge – Chelsea
Next up was Stamford Bridge, home of the reigning Premier League champions Chelsea. I had some pictures outside the deserted ground, I think people were still in bed despite the clocks having gone forward during the night. I had some photos with the statue of Chelsea legend Peter Osgood, and also by the Chelsea village, which I always see on TV overlooking the ground.
Craven Cottage – Fulham
Our final stop before setting off to the Emirates was Craven Cottage, home of Fulham FC. I had pictures with the famous cottage, which dates back to 1905 and was built by the famous architect Archibald Leitch. I also had a picture with the statue of Johnny Haynes, which is thankfully not yet accompanied by a statue of the late singer Michael Jackson!