Take a tour of the home of English football
Wembley has been the scene of some iconic football moments. From the Matthews Cup Final through Geoff Hurst’s World Cup winning hat trick to the joy of Euro 96, the national stadium is one of the world’s most famous football venues.
The new Wembley Stadium tour takes you behind the scenes and gives you the chance to relive some of football’s greatest moments. As well as the England changing rooms and the player’s tunnel you’ll also get to sit in the England manager’s seat in the press room. You’ll climb the famous 107 steps to the Royal Box and even get your hands on a replica FA Cup.
As well as a stadium tour you’ll also get to see treasures such as the original flag from the London Olympics in 1948, the 1966 World Cup crossbar and the Jules Rimet trophy commemorating England’s 1966 World Cup win.
Tours can be booked via the Wembley Stadium website. Getting to and from the stadium is easy and there are hundreds of hotels in London to suit every budget. However, if you’re taking the tour as a group it can pay to consider a holiday rental. Renting an apartment can be more comfortable and convenient and it can work out cheaper if you’re staying in a group.
Head to Manchester for a true football experience
If you’re looking for an immersive football experience then you should head to the 20-time English league champions. The Manchester United stadium and museum tour is one of the best football attractions in the world and, when you’re finished, you can stay in one of the world’s only football themed hotels.
Your Old Trafford stadium tour includes the players’ dressing room and the press room and you’ll follow in the footsteps of United legends by emerging from the players’ tunnel onto the pitchside.
The United museum blends historical exhibits with interactive experiences and you can see some of the hundreds of trophies that the Red Devils have won over more than 100 years. You’ll learn more about the tragedy in Munich, read about the careers of United legends and see a range of the club’s iconic kits throughout the years.
Adjacent to the stadium you’ll find Hotel Football, a boutique hotel set up by United legends Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville. With football themed bars, restaurants and rooms you can even enjoy a kickabout on the rooftop five-a-side pitch.
Visit the home of the 1967 European champions
There are few more football crazed cities than Glasgow and so any visitor north of the border should head to the Celtic stadium tour. Celtic Park is one of the biggest football arenas in Europe and your tour will give you the chance to learn more about the history of the 1967 European Cup winners.
One of the world’s most famous and instantly recognisable clubs, your tour will take in both the stadium and the Celtic museum which is full of informative and interactive exhibits. Tickets can be booked online.
Celtic Park is less than three miles from the centre of Glasgow which boasts a superb nightlife and hundreds of bars and clubs. Enjoy a choice of hundreds of malt whiskies at the Pot Still, grab a local ale at the Bon Accord or watch the match on the big screens at Tennent’s Bar.