The current Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is one of the cult football venues in the city of London where Tottenham Hotspur Football Club plays its home matches. Its current building was opened in April 2019, following the demolition of its predecessor, White Hart Lane. This is to offer fans a larger infrastructure to share their passion and learn about the history of this legendary sport.
Visiting this stadium is a good option to incorporate in your itinerary of things to see and do in London. You can discover the inside of the stadium by taking a self-guided tour of the places accessible only to the players or, alternatively, walk around the outside of the stadium, admiring its imposing facade, among other options that I will explain below.
1. Get to know Tottenham's stadium in all its splendour by vibrating with a match.
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has a history dating back to 1882. From 1899 it moved to the White Hart Lane stadium and remained its official home until 2016, when the building was demolished to make way for the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in 2019. There, on 3 April of that year, the home team inaugurated the ground for the 31st Premier League match of the season.
In the Premier League, 20 British teams play each other over 38 matchdays. Therefore, the Spurs, as the home team Tottenham Hotspur FC is known, will play two matches with each of the remaining 19 teams (one at home and one away).
Over 10 months, starting on the first of August in London and ending in the last week of May the following year, you will have the chance to see Tottenham's stadium at its best, vibrating with the sporting performance of their team. To do so, you will have to keep an eye on the Premier League calendar.
- Price: The average price of tickets for a Premier League match at the home of Tottenham Hotspur Football starts at €35 per person. You can buy tickets directly at the stadium box office or through their official website.
- Duration: the match between the two teams usually lasts a maximum of two hours: 90 minutes of play divided into two halves of 45 minutes each. In addition, there is a 15-minute half-time and about 5 minutes for the restart.
2. Take a tour to see the ins and outs of Tottenham's stadium from the inside
If you're an English football enthusiast, then Tottenham Stadium is a must-visit destination on your itinerary of things to see and do in London in a day or more. You'll be able to tour the inside of this iconic sporting temple with the help of an audio guide.
With this activity considered among the best tours and excursions in London that focus on football culture, you'll have the opportunity to explore every nook and cranny of Tottenham Stadium in detail. You'll enter the pitch directly from the changing rooms through the players' tunnel. You will walk through the stands, the press room, among other facilities at the stadium.
You will also have a multimedia device that will allow you to learn precise details about the stadium and the club. For example:
- You will hear the history of the Tottenham club and the building from before its demolition in 2017 to the present day.
- You will discover some anecdotes about the rugby and National Football League matches held annually at the stadium.
- You will enjoy exclusive interviews with players such as South Korea's Heung Min Son, who has been part of the club since 2015, among other legendary sportsmen.
- You will learn about the architecture and technology implemented in the facility.
Information of interest
- Price: The average price for this self-guided activity is €32 per person.
- Duration: the experience generally lasts between 30 and 90 minutes.
- Advantages: although you will have an audio guide to discover the stadium at your own pace, you will also have the help of the stadium staff, who will be attentive to your concerns.
Take the Tottenham stadium tour for free with the London Pass
If you want to visit Tottenham Stadium during your trip, then a good option is to purchase the London Pass. With this e-pass you can save time and money, both when touring the stadium and visiting other built-in destinations.
This is undoubtedly the best London sightseeing card, allowing you to select a pass to suit your needs and tastes, whether you plan to be in London for one to seven days or even longer. You'll have over 31 different destinations to incorporate into your itinerary, including Tottenham Stadium.
This pass can be purchased electronically via your mobile phone. This way, you will get a QR code to scan directly at the stadium ticket office, without queuing or making any payment.
Afterwards, you will just have to enjoy the immersive experience around Tottenham Stadium. You will visit the backstage, the players' tunnel, the pitch, the press room, among other places of interest. In addition, thanks to the multimedia guide included in the tour, you will learn about the history and curiosities of both the building and the club.
- Price: the approximate cost of the day pass that includes the Tottenham stadium tour among its options starts at €84 per adult and €54 for children under 15.
- Duration: The duration of the Tourist Pass depends on the number of days you decide to purchase it. However, the pass is not valid for 24-hour periods, but for consecutive days from activation, i.e. the moment you scan it for the first time.
- Advantages: this tourist card saves you a significant amount of money compared to the price of admission and avoids the inconvenience of having to queue at the ticket office.
3. Tour the outside and learn about its history with the London Contrasts Tour
During your stay in the city you can enjoy the Contrasts Tour. This is a walking tour of the main monuments of historical, cultural, architectural and sporting interest, including Tottenham Stadium.
This experience, like many others, can be customised, as the city has so many attractions and there are bound to be some that you will prefer to prioritise. Among the places usually visited are Borough Market, the interesting Soho Quarter, Westminster Abbey, London Eyes, The Shard, St Pau's Cathedral, among others.
Certainly, this sporting temple is a bit far from the city centre (approximately 55 minutes by car), but this is not an impediment to incorporate it into your tour. Your guide will take you by metro or bus to the stadium so that you can see the outside of the stadium.
On arrival, you will be amazed by the monumental five-storey structure, crowned by the traditional cockerel, the club's emblem. You will be able to take incredible photographs and learn part of the history of the place thanks to the guide. Also, if you take this tour of the City of London at night, you'll see the innovative light-sensitive facade, which acts as a lantern, revealing the interior of Tottenham Stadium.
- Price: This personalised contrast tour of the City of London costs approximately €56 per person.
- Duration: The tour usually lasts between two and six hours.
- Benefits: You will discover some interesting facts about Tottenham's stadium and see its amazing façade.
4. Tottenham Stadium, from above on a helicopter tour.
There are many ways to visit Tottenham Stadium and one of them is from above on a helicopter tour. You will enjoy a privileged panoramic view of this impressive sporting venue and other iconic destinations in the city of London.
For this unforgettable experience, you will board a helicopter with a professional pilot at the heliport in the London borough of Battersea. But first, you'll learn some basic safety rules for a better flying experience.
Once you soar above the city you'll have an amazing bird's eye view of some of London's finest landmarks. Such is the case of Tower Bridge, the London Eye, skyscrapers like The Shard, St Pau's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, among other destinations, including the glorious Tottenham Stadium.
When flying over the aforementioned football stadium, you will be amazed with its monumental 105 x 68 metres building, designed by the famous architecture studio Populous. You will see the hybrid turf and grandstand seating from a unique perspective as if it were a model.
- Price: The price of the helicopter sightseeing tour usually starts at €150 per person.
- Duration: The helicopter flight over the city of London usually lasts around 20 minutes.
- Benefits: You will see Tottenham Stadium and other London attractions from a different perspective.
5. Visit it from the outside by getting there on your own
Discovering London neighbourhood by neighbourhood is a good option during your stay. A must-see destination is Tottenham Halen in the borough of Haringey in the north-west of the city, home to the seventh largest stadium in the UK, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
It is one of the most iconic places in the borough, and is worth a visit whether you're a football fan or not. You can walk in front of its monumental, light-sensitive façade, observe its architectural details and take many memorable photographs.
This lively London neighbourhood is also home to an amazing ethnic diversity, which you will quickly notice as you wander the streets lined with international cafes, bars and restaurants. You can do some shopping at Tottenham Hale Retail Park shopping centre, which is approximately four minutes from the train station.
Options for getting to Tottenham Stadium on your own
Tottenham Stadium is approximately 12 kilometres from central London. Despite the distance, access to the stadium is straightforward, as there are several means of transport available.
- By train: you will need to depart from London Liverpool Street station to White Hart Lane. This route is operated by Overground and takes approximately 25 minutes to Tottenham Stadium. It is available every day, specifically every 20 minutes and costs on average between €2 and €5 per person.
- By bus: The Transport for London service runs from Trafalgar Square bus station to Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. The route takes around 45 minutes and is available approximately every 30 minutes.
- By taxi: Travelling by taxi from London to Tottenham Stadium is the quickest option of all, taking a maximum of 15 minutes. However, the cost is usually between €23 and €28, which could be high.
Try the food in the restaurants and bars inside Tottenham Stadium
At Tottenham Stadium, you won't just see impressive sporting fixtures or discover the footballing history of the stadium and its club through self-guided tours. You can also enjoy a wide selection of food and drink in the restaurants and bars inside the stadium.
There is a craft beer bar with a length of approximately 65 metres, considered to be the largest in Europe. There are also more than 60 points of sale. Such is the case of Linesman, N17Grill, Maan & Noodle, Smashed Olive, among other places generally incorporated among the best gastronomic tours of the city.
You can eat hot dogs, hamburgers, pizzas, burritos, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free preparations, among other foods. You will also find a range of children's menus, ideal if you have travelled to London with children.
Practical information for your visit to Tottenham Stadium
- Address and directions: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is located in the Tottenham borough of North West London, specifically at 782 High Rd, London N17 0BX, United Kingdom. You can reach this destination by train or bus.
- Access by tourist bus: you should know that the route of the best tourist buses in London at the moment does not include Tottenham Stadium among its stops.
- Opening times: Tottenham Stadium is open every day (Sunday from 10.30am to 4.30pm and Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm) except at Easter and Christmas.
- Ticket prices: Ticket prices may vary according to the age of the person. For example, the cost of the stadium tour is from €27 for adults, approximately €16 for children, around €24 for over 65s and free for under 5s. You will also find other prices according to the experience you want to do. You can check the official website for more information.
- How to buy tickets for the tour: tickets for the tour or other experiences offered by the stadium can be purchased at the ticket office or online on the stadium's website.
- Complementary activities: you can climb the stadium and walk along the edge of the building and get a magical panoramic view of the pitch and the surrounding area. All this, thanks to the Skywalk experience.