The Bolts are hopping across the pond to take on the Tennessee Titans at Wembley Stadium in London, England. If you’re following the team on your own UK adventure, read through for some tips on where to go in the city.
How to Get There:
The closest airport to both the city of London and Wembley Stadium is Heathrow Airport. You also won’t have to worry about transportation, as the London Underground system, also known as “the Tube,” is easy to use and has a station in the airport as well as many all over the city.
Staying in the city and traveling out to Wembley for the game? Hop on the tube for a 45-minute ride and you’ll be cheering on the Bolts in no time! There are three options for stations to get off at: Wembley Park, Wembley Stadium or Wembley Central.
On gameday, it’s predicted to be a cool 65 degrees with partly cloudy skies. The game kicks off at 2:30pm London time so bundle up in your Chargers gear to stay warm!
What to Eat & Drink:
While the game isn’t until Sunday, Chargers festivities kick off on Wednesday, October 17 at the Admiralty Pub in Trafalgar Square. Every night from 6-8 pm in the days leading up to the game, meet up with fellow Chargers’ fans at the Admiralty for a specialty Thunder Bolt cocktail drink and a Chargers pie.
To get a taste of London, check out Toff’s, a restaurant serving up the quintessential fish and chips. Established in 1968, it’s been voted as one of the best fish and chip shops in the city.
Leadenhall Market, found in the heart of the city, is a unique dining and shopping experience popular in London. Walk around boutiques and retail stores or choose from fine-dining, casual dining or award-winning pubs for a bite to eat.
Things to Do:
Celebrate the Bolts in the UK with other worldwide fans on Sunday morning at the unofficial Chargers’ tailgate party, just a five-minute walk from the stadium.
Everyone knows the iconic clock tower Big Ben, a staple landmark of the city, so of course it’s a must see and will make a great picture to show your friends back home. To see even more sights in a quick manner, hop on a red double-decker sightseeing bus!
For full panoramic views of the city, the London Eye is a can’t miss. A big part of the city’s skyline, the 443-foot tall Ferris wheel offers sweeping views of London, both during the day and at night.
Discover 900 years of history at the Tower of London, the former infamous prison of London. Walk through rooms that used to belong to kings and get a glimpse of the royal jewel collection.