If football is the goal, Christmas fixtures abound in London

Tuesday 5th December 2017 9:33 am posted in Lifestyle, Places to go, Events, Families

Christmas football in London

English Premier League football reaches a fever pitch on the pitch with the usual spate of holiday matchups warming up chilly stadiums throughout England.

The “festive fixtures” come at a critical point in the season, and eight of them will take place in London from Boxing Day on 26 December through 3 January 2018 — three of the games involving our “neighbourhood” team, Chelsea, and two of them at nearby Stamford Bridge, home of the “Blues” for more than a century.

The climactic, cross-London conclusion to the fixtures will see Arsenal hosting Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on 3 January.

The other London games include:


26 December (Boxing Day):

  • Tottenham vs Southampton at Wembley Stadium
  • Chelsea vs Brighton at Stamford Bridge


28 December

  • Crystal Palace vs Arsenal at Selhurst Park


30 December

  • Chelsea vs Stoke at Stamford Bridge


31 December

  • Crystal Palace vs Manchester City at Selhurst Park
  • Tottenham vs West Ham at Wembley


2 January

  • West Ham vs West Brom at London Stadium


3 January

  • Arsenal vs Chelsea at Emirates Stadium


Can’t score tickets — or prefer watching your football in a cosy pub with a pint or two? There are plenty of pubs and sports bars within walking distance of Nell Gwynn Chelsea Accommodation, viewable here.