Which Premier League or Football League stadium is closest to the Buckingham Palace?
King Charles is reportedly a fan of Burnley Football Club, which is a pity, because the Clarets’ home ground, Turf Moor, is fully 200 miles from his formal residence, Buckingham Palace. At the time of writing, within the boundaries of Greater London there are 13 Premier League and Football League stadia, all of which are within 11 miles of Buckingham Palace, should His Majesty wish to switch allegiance at any point.
Closest of all to ‘Buck House’, at a distance of 3.0 miles – or just over a hour’s walk for a man of King Charles’ age – is Stamford Bridge, home of six-time Premier League champions Chelsea, on Fulham Road in the SW6 postcode district. Other nearby Premier League options are Craven Cottage, home of Fulham, at a distance of 4.4 miles and the Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal, which is only a few hundred yards further away – albeit to the north, rather than the south-west – at 4.6 miles.
The remaining four Premier League stadia in the capital, namely the London Stadium (West Ham United), the Gtech Community Stadium (Brentford), Selhurst Park (Crystal Palace) and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (er, Tottenham Hotspur) are all 6.7 miles, or further, away from Buckingham Palace. However, Championship football is available at The Den (Millwall) and the Loftus Road Stadium (Queens Park Rangers), which are just 4.6 miles and 4.7 miles away, respectively.
Moving down the English football pyramid, Cherry Red Records Stadium (AFC Wimbledon) is still only 6.1 miles away. A little further afield, Brisbane Road (Leyton Orient) at 8.1 miles, The Valley (Charlton Athletic) at 8.7 miles and the VBS Community Stadium, a.k.a. Gander Green (Sutton United) at 10.8 miles complete the baker’s dozen of Premier League or Football League stadia in the capital.