London

Football in London

09 Oct 2019
If anyone claims that football isn’t the most popular sport in the UK, they are being intentionally contrarian. The beautiful game is almost impossible to avoid across the country, and London is the undisputed capital of the country in this regard. No city on the planet has as many top quality stadiums and a visit to one is a must for any sport fanatic. But who to follow? We’ll help you.

At the time of writing there were six London sides in the Premier League. Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea are the big three, with the match between the first two the biggest derby in the city. West Ham, Crystal Palace and Fulham make up the six, although the latter are almost certainly on their way down. The latter three are undoubtedly the more charming teams, although the hyper-modern stadiums of Arsenal and Tottenham are absolutely worth checking out.

Outside of the Premier League there are five clubs playing league football. Brentford, Millwall, Charlton Athletic, Queens Park Rangers and Wimbledon make up that list, a mixture of sleeping giants and plucky underdogs. Wimbledon may well be the most interesting of the five, but their story might be a little confusing for the uninitiated.

And then there is Wembley. The undisputed mecca of world football. A 90,000 seater stadium with all the mod cons, the stadium replaced the classic Wembley at the beginning of the century, with the first match being played in 2007. If you’re a football fan, a trip to Wembley must be top of your to-do list. Us? Well, we’re more partial to the soccer up north…

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