Book a London serviced apartment while watching Chelsea FC.
If you’re a Russian Billionaire travelling to London to see Chelsea play, maybe visiting some old friends as well, then you could no worse than to book a serviced apartment in London. There are plenty of options all across the city to suit all budgets, so you can enjoy a top football match as well as relaxing in style in your London apartment.
For football fans visiting London, going to Stamford Bridge to see a Chelsea game will be top of the agenda, up there with Wembley and the Emirates. Chelsea are one of the most successful teams in British football having won the top division 4 times, 10 domestic cups and 2 European cups (although these were Cup-Winners Cups, not the elusive Champions League title that seems to keep eluding Chelsea in recent seasons, and the one trophy that owner Roman Abramovich is desperate to win.) Chelsea also have the 5th highest average attendance of all time for British clubs, which is a good indicator of their size and success over the years.
Chelsea were the first of this new generation of football clubs to have been taken over by billionaire owners which has seen Manchester City, Malaga in Spain, the Parisians PSG and Russia’s FC Anzhi Makhachkala also taken over and been given almost bottomless pits of money to spend on achieving success. Teams being taken over by rich owners and buying success is definitely not a new concept. Blackburn Rovers famously did so in the 94/95 season when under the guidance of Kenny Daglish they won the Premier League having been heavily funded by local steel baron Jack Walker, using the money to break the British transfer record buying Chris Sutton and Alan Shearer. However these modern takeovers are on the next level of spending. Instead of spending £15 million on players and £20k a week wages, these super spending clubs are spending £50 million on players and £200k a week on wages. After the takeover of Man City by Sheikh Mansour, it looked like Chelsea’s days of being the big spenders were over. However Ambramovich has refused to be beaten and has once again opened his substantially sized wallet and spend hundreds of millions of the likes of Torres, David Luiz, Jaun Mata, Raul Meireles and Romelu Lukaku. And with the appointment of exciting young manager Andre Villas Boas, it looks like Chelsea will be challenging for major honours for the foreseeable future and there is no risk of Abramovich’s interest in investing heavily in the club fading anytime soon. Unless the win the Champions League….
For those looking for London accommodation while they are in the city for football, especially those of a modern football fan profile, then why not get a serviced apartment for the stay to round off the executive experience. Serviced apartments London give you much more space than an equivalent London hotel and yet you still get the same luxury and comfort. That is why serviced apartments are an increasingly popular form of accommodation type for the discerning traveller.