London will soon be the world’s top soccer city, with five football stadiums over 50,000 capacity by 2020. These sporting meccas are surrounded by residential properties that provide some great options for true devotees of the beautiful game. Here we take a look at some dream homes near six top London grounds and the legendary Wembley Stadium.
London Stadium, Stratford (West Ham)
West Ham are now residing in what was the Olympic stadium in Stratford. The area has seen substantial regeneration, with luxurious new developments such as Blaker Island (below) appearing around the Olympic Park. Three bedroom houses are available in this development from £765,000 - £775,000.
Emirates, Islington (Arsenal)
The third-largest stadium in England after Wembley and Old Trafford, Emirates Stadium is surrounded by prime North London real estate. The spectacular five bedroom property shown below includes six bathrooms in total, with triple-height ceilings in the reception area and a beautiful roof terrace. Currently on the market for £3,500,000.
Stamford Bridge, Fulham (Chelsea FC)
Sat within some of London's most sought-after real estate, Chelsea's Stamford Bridge ground is technically located in Fulham rather than Chelsea itself. The remarkable property below is located just a few buildings away the stadium and is on the market for £2,500,000. Currently a furniture showroom but with permission to convert into a spacious four bedroom family home, this four-storey studio with three terraces combines sleek style with easy access to the amenities of Fulham Broadway.
White Hart Lane, Tottenham (Tottenham Hotspur)
Moving back up into North London, the historic White Hart Lane ground is located between Edmonton and Tottenham Hale. The characterful family home below is in nearby Palmers Green and offers two remarkable reception rooms along with four stylish and spacious double bedrooms.
Selhurst Park, Selhurst (Crystal Palace)
Built in 1905, Palace's stadium is currently in the process of being expanded to capitalise on the club's continuing Premier League success. Located in South Norwood, the area around Selhurst Park offers some highly desirable properties, such as the spectacular five bedroom family home below.
Craven Cottage, Bishop's Park (Fulham FC)
Fulham’s Craven Cottage ground occupies a scenic spot on the river between Putney and Hammersmith. The leafy 'Alphabet' streets around the stadium are highly sought-after and include desirable family homes such as the spacious five bedroom house below, located right next to Bishop’s Park. Currently on the market for £3,999,000.
Home of English international football, the new Wembley Stadium has brought with it a surge of development to this area of North West London. The luxurious one bedroom flat below enjoys views of the majestic arch from its private balcony and reception room. Currently on the market for £400,000.