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West Ham Stadium Tour | Discover London Stadium

Updated: November 10, 2023
 By Margaret

Fans of West Ham United are probably at least somewhat familiar with London Stadium, the home of their favorite team. If you’re interested in visiting this historic venue, the following post will cover all the details you need to know, including tour prices and what tour prices, what to expect, and how to get here.


London Stadium Tour

If you passionately follow West Ham United, taking the time to experience a guided tour of London Stadium is an excellent option.

The standard tour provides a detailed look at the iconic stadium, which not only hosted the London 2012 Olympics but is also the home ground for West Ham United Football Club. 

On this tour, you get to learn about the rich history of the venue through interactive exhibits and multimedia gadgets available for your use. 

Meet your guide at the entrance, who will help you learn more about the stadium's role in various sports events, including its use during the 2012 Olympics and rugby World Cups.

Don't miss the chance to see the stadium from the players' point of view. Feel like a part of the team as you stand in the dugout and explore the changing rooms. 

Sit in the stands and gaze out at the pitch, imagining all the stars who have played here. The stadium has also been a stage for famous musicians during summer concerts. 

This guided tour is included in the London Pass and the Explorer Pass, making it a cost-effective option. 

  • Availability: Constant
  • Duration: 75 Minutes
  • Starting Time: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Price: £20/Adult | £17/Senior | £17/Student | £12/Child
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Legends Tour

For a unique experience, opt for the Legends Tour at London Stadium, guided by a West Ham legend. 

Lasting 90 minutes, this special tour not only takes you around the stadium but also includes a 30-minute Q&A session where you can ask your most burning questions about the club. 

It's a chance to get insight into the personal experiences and stories of someone who has been an integral part of West Ham's history.

During this tour, you explore the areas typically off-limits to the public—spaces where only players and management go. 

Hear first-hand accounts from a West Ham legend about life at the club, the camaraderie in the dressing rooms, and the thrill of match days. 

To make this experience even more memorable, each booking group will receive a signed photo with the West Ham legend. 

This is a must-do for any serious West Ham fan looking to get an insider's view of their favorite club.

  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Starting Time: 10:00 AM, 3:30 PM
  • Price: £45/Adult | £40/Senior | £40/Student | £35/Child
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London Stadium VIP Tour

For the best West Ham fan experience, the London Stadium VIP Tour is something you don't want to miss. 

This tour gives you exclusive access to areas like the Director's Box and the VIP lounge, which most fans only dream of visiting. 

While on this high-end tour, you'll learn about iconic players like Bobby Moore and Paolo Di Canio, who have left their mark on the stadium and the club's history. 

London Stadium during a West Ham United match. Image source: Wikimedia user Hammersfan under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.
London Stadium during a West Ham United match. Image source: Wikimedia user Hammersfan under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Included in the tour are personalized services and even a gift bag as a keepsake.

Availability varies, and it's a good idea to book in advance, especially on weekends and holidays when the demand is high. 

Prices are on the higher side, given the exclusivity, but for a die-hard fan, it's worth every penny. 

Check the official website for the most current details on hours and availability.

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Dates: Weekends, Bank/School Holidays
  • Price: £40/Adult | £35/Senior | £35/Student | £30/Child

Matchday Guided Tour

What better way to gear up for a game than with the Enhanced Matchday Guided Tour Experience? 

Feel the electric atmosphere as you go behind the scenes just hours before the players take the field. 

Witness firsthand the meticulous matchday preparations, make a stop at the media center, and roam through the same facilities that stars like Declan Rice and Michail Antonio frequent. 

Capture the essence of how London Stadium undergoes its transformation on match days, and feel the anticipation and energy crescendo as game time approaches.

For more details or to book tickets, check the official London Stadium tour calendar.

  • Duration: 60-75 minutes
  • Dates: Every matchday
  • Price: £35/Adult | £30/Senior | £30/Student | £25/Child

Matchday VIP Guided Tour

If you're looking for an extraordinary matchday experience, the Matchday VIP Guided Tour is the top-of-the-line option. 

This premier tour includes everything you'd experience on a standard Matchday Tour, but it elevates the entire experience to a new level of luxury and exclusivity. 

Enjoy unparalleled access to the VIP lounge and even the Director's Box, where you may find yourself rubbing shoulders with club legends. 

Absorb insights into the tactical decisions that influenced iconic matches and players like Mark Noble and Dimitri Payet, all while reveling in the tour's plush amenities. 

Due to its unparalleled exclusivity, availability is limited, and spots are often reserved weeks in advance.

Check the official London Stadium tour calendar for more details or to book your tour.

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Dates: Specific matchdays
  • Price: £45/Adult | £40/Senior | £40/Student | £35/Child

How to Get to London Stadium

You have various convenient options to consider when planning your trip to London Stadium.

  • By Car: If driving is your preference, parking spaces are available at the venue. The closest parking lot is at Stratford Westfield. Here are the parking rates:
    • 1-2 hours: £6.00 every day
    • 2-3 hours: £8.00 Mon-Fri | £9.00 Sat-Sun
    • 3-6 hours: £8.00 Mon-Fri | £10.00 Sat-Sun
    • 6-8 hours: £8.00 Mon-Fri | £13.00 Sat-Sun
  • By Metro: For those leaning toward a more eco-friendly mode of transport, the Metro is an excellent choice. Stratford station is the closest to the stadium, and from there, it's just a short walk.
  • By Train: If you're planning to use the National Rail (and perhaps take advantage of 2 for 1 tickets), the closest stop will be at Stratford Station, the same location where the Tube stops.
  • By Bus: Taking the bus is another reliable way to reach London Stadium. Various bus lines make stops close to the venue, making it convenient for you. Popular bus stops include Stratford Bus Station and Stratford City Bus Station. Here are the main bus lines that stop near London Stadium:
    • 388
    • 339
    • 308
    • D8

Check our post covering how to use the London Tube for more details on public transport options.


Deals and Discounts

There are many ways to save money on London Stadium Tours, and this section will help you find the best discounts available.


London Tourist Passes

You can get admission to the London Stadium Tour and many other attractions through London Tourist Passes like the London Pass and the Explorer Pass. 

These passes bundle multiple attractions into one discounted price. 

London City Pass

Besides the London Stadium, you might find tours for other iconic stadiums, like Wembley or Stamford Bridge, offering a comprehensive experience for sports fans. 

Here's a list of other stadiums often included with these passes:

  • Wembley Stadium
  • Stamford Bridge
  • Twickenham Stadium
  • The Oval

Check our post covering all of the London discount passes for even more information.


2 For 1 Deal

If you're coming to the stadium via National Rail, you're in for a treat. A 2-for-1 deal is available just for you. 

All you need to do is download a voucher online and present it along with your National Rail tickets at the box office. 

Just like that, two people can enjoy the tour for the price of one. It's a fantastic deal that makes your stadium tour even more rewarding.

Learn more about this option on our post covering 2 for 1 London deals.


Combo Package

This special deal includes a guided tour of London Stadium and a thrilling climb up The O2. 

In just one day, you can feel the excitement of stepping onto a premier football pitch and ascending into the London skyline for panoramic views.

The Combo Package offers a 90-minute London Stadium tour, where you'll explore the facilities, learn about its history, and even hear about famous matches. 

Then shift gears for your adventure at The O2. The package includes a ticket to climb to the top and all the necessary equipment for a safe and unforgettable ascent. 

By booking these two experiences together, you can expect to save a considerable amount compared to purchasing each ticket individually. 

So not only are you doubling the fun, but you're also making your trip more budget-friendly. A live guide will accompany you, offering insights and fun facts during both experiences. 

Book this combo deal or learn more.


Discount Sites

It is worthwhile to spend time browsing websites such as Groupon and Discount London if you are looking for a deal. 

These platforms sometimes offer special deals on tours and activities, including London Stadium experiences. 

A quick search could lead you to a discount that makes your visit even more affordable.


Student Discount

For students, London Stadium often offers student discounts to make the tour more accessible. 

You'll need a valid student ID to avail of this offer, which usually saves you a certain percentage off the standard ticket price. Currently, the student discount is approximately $4 off standard admission prices.

Don't miss this chance to learn and explore while saving some cash.


Senior Discount

Are you a senior looking to make the most of your time in London? You're in luck. 

Special discounts are often available for seniors at London Stadium. Present a valid ID to prove your age and enjoy a discounted tour. Senior visitors can expect to save $4 off on admission.

It's a great opportunity to experience the magic of the stadium at a reduced rate.


About The Author

Margaret

An American simply by accident of birth, Margaret moved to London over 16 years ago and hasn’t looked back since! With a keen interest in History – and a BA degree to match – Margaret prides herself on her knowledge of the amazing city she calls home and she's been guiding here now for nearly a decade. Social history is her real expertise, with sound understanding of the day-to-day lives of Londoners over the past centuries. Read More...
Updated: November 10th, 2023
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