In 1863 and in a London tavern 12 men got together to decide the rules and regulations of the beautiful game. The game went on to cover the globe with its spirit and splendour. A game full of heroes as well as the occasional villain, driven by passion, loved by the fans. London and football has a story and we want to tell it to you.
Enjoy a great day out seeing and hearing about London’s football history and take in the wonder of the new big stadiums and the original older grounds, before they too become part of London’s football history all weaved in with the wonder of London’s sights.
This is a fantastic tour and favourite with overseas football fans who love our London teams. Maybe this could be the tour for you and your pals to kick off a stag day hullabaloo. Or a surprise father’s day/family treat to end at his/her favourite team's ground!
Some of the places you'll see:
- The Freemasons Tavern, where the rules of the game were fashioned
- Lancaster Gate, for many years the home of the Football Association
- Battersea Park, where the first match under FA rules took place.
- Surrey Cricket Ground where the first FA cup final took place