5 favourite places to visit near Stamford Bridge
Jun 13, 2023
We know when you’re disabled, planning any trip involves a lot of energy and planning. It sometimes feels never ending with everything you have to call, check and look for. So, if you’re stumbling across this page because you’re heading to Stamford Bridge and need somewhere to go before or after - look no further! Whether you're looking for a pre-match pint, a delicious meal, or a quiet coffee before the chaos, we've got you covered! This term, our mappers have been out in the area finding and mapping local venues. In this blog post, we recommend five venues near Stamford Bridge that offer a range of accessibility accommodations we hope will suit you. So, let's dive right in!
Chelsea Ram is a perfect spot for football fans looking to enjoy a pre-match-friendly atmosphere. It’s one of the closest pubs to the stadium so you won't need to go far if you want to stay near. This venue boasts a lively ambience, great drinks, and delicious pub grub. To note, there is a small step to enter but once you’re in it has a spacious layout and also seating outside for the rare but sunny days!
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We know sometimes sticking to what you know and are familiar with can be helpful. So if you’re looking for a quieter setting that’s not filled with football chaos - this may be for you. We also know this Starbucks has a great right-hand transfer wheelchair-accessible toilet kitted out with grab rails. There is a lower set counter to order your coffee without stretching your neck as well as wide pathways with moveable chairs. So if you’re looking for a quick and reliable pit stop to grab a coffee before the match, this may be for you!
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Just a short stroll from the stadium, The Butcher's Hook is another great venue to visit before or after a match. It’s known for its patriotic home team atmosphere without the loud hustle and bustle you may expect in other venues. So if you’re looking for a chilled place without too much sensory overload - this may be your place! The entrance is step free with a nice wide door. There’s also an accessible toilet with a left-hand transfer and grab rail. So no need to panic about one too many beers!
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We always love recommending Wagamama as they really do have impressive accessibility accommodations, as well as yummy food. This Wagamama has a range of accessibility features – such as a braille menu, wide pathways and a trusty wheelchair-accessible toilet. Situated in the Fulham Broadway shopping centre within walking distance of the stadium, this step-free venue is known for its fresh and flavorful dishes inspired by Japanese and Asian cuisine. Popular dishes include Katsu Curry, Yaki Soba noodles and Firecracker chicken to name a few. If you’re in a rush, this is also a great shout as the dishes come as soon as they’re ready so you can indulge in no time before the match starts!
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For sports enthusiasts seeking a vibrant atmosphere to celebrate before or after the match, Wolfpack Fulham may be the choice for you. It’s a sports bar which offers a lively crowd and multiple TV screens broadcasting various sports events - so definitely for those who love a stereotypically loud, energetic football vibe. It’s step-free and also has a choice of seating outside too. We’re also really impressed with the wheelchair-accessible toilet which is spacious, kitted out with grab rails and a red cord. Definitely worth putting on the list!
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So there we have it – a quick rundown of some of our top choices to visit if you’re looking to attend a match at Stamford Bridge. We hope this helps if you’re heading to the stadium. Are there any other venues you’d add to the list? Let us know!