London Football Grounds Trip (Part 1)

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.

Wembley Stadium
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.

Outside Wembley Stadium on our first stop of the day

The huge arch overlooks England's home stadium

Wembley Way

The Wembley Arena, where the Masters Snooker is held

The statue of Bobby Moore stands outside Wembley Stadium, looking out at Wembley way

The England flag waves behind Moore's statue

The first of two Moore statues we would see today...

.

.

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.

Welcome to Brentford FC

Outside Grffin Park

.

The road by Griffin Park

Through the gate

Griffin Park

The Bees club shop

Next match at Brentford sign

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.

Stamford Bridge

Next stop is Chelsea

A Spireite at Stamford Bridge

The statue of Chelsea legend Peter Osgood

I celebrate with the Chelsea players!

The next match at Stamford Bridge is Chelsea v Manchester United in the Champions League

The Chelsea Village

The club shop

 

.

 

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!



Fulham Football Club

The famous cottage and Craven Cotage

.

Outside the stadium

I stand by Craven Cottage

The statue of Fulham legend Johnny Haynes

.

.

 
 

 

 
Advertisements

One comment

  1. Good on ya mate, been to all of these for games:

    New Wembley:
    FA Trophy Final 07: Kidderminster 2-3 Stevenage
    England 3-0 Russia

    Fulham
    Fulham 1-0 Wycombe FA Cup 02
    Fulham 1-2 Orient FA Cup 06
    Fulham 1-2 Wycombe League Cup 06

    Chelsea
    Chelsea 3-1 Colchester 1 FA Cup 06
    Chelsea 4-0 Wycombe – League Cup Semi 07

    Brentford
    Too many to mention

    Keep up the great work

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s