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Neighbourhoods Near Premier League Clubs

9 August 2021 Simon Banks Read time: 4 min
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The disappointment of England falling at the last huddle in Euro 2020 is all but a distant memory. Now, it's time to turn our attention to this season's Premier League, with the fans of clubs like Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool hoping their team can win the league, while supporters of Crystal Palace, Southampton and Norwich will just be happy to survive relegation. 

Then you've got Arsenal and Spurs fans, who sort of just exist in a constant flux of disappointment. Anyway, do you know what's not disappointing? Living near the football club you support, that's what. And if you happen to live in London, you could very well call a Premier League behemoth your neighbours. In this guide, we're listing the neighbourhoods where you'll find plush homes, local amenities and, oh yeah, a Premier League football team. 

Arsenal, Highbury

Let's kick things off in Highbury, North London, where you'll find one of the league's oldest and most successful clubs. Arsenal initially played their football in Woolwich but must have pre-empted the delights of Upper Street and the local shops in Highbury because they moved to the N5 postcode in 1913 and have plied their trade here ever since. 

Living in Highbury means you're a hop and a skip away from Arsenal's 60,000-seater Emirate Stadium, where you can pay £2,000 for a season ticket to watch the likes of Aubameyang, Saka, and Ben White play week in, week out. And if you really want to show your love for The Arsenal, why not rent a home at their former stadium, which is now the location of plush art deco apartments? 

Average one-bedroom apartment in Highbury: £1,500 per month

Chelsea, Fulham

So Chelsea Football Club isn't actually in Chelsea. You'll find it along the Fulham Road, in a neighbourhood where their rivals, Fulham, also play. Still, it's not a half-bad place to live, and if you call any of the areas in either Chelsea or Fulham home, you can rest assured that you're in some of the best parts of London. 

As for the football club, ever since Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich swooped in and lavished his riches upon the team, Chelsea have gone from a bunch of footballers to one of the best clubs on the planet winning everything in their site. Good times, indeed. 

Average one-bedroom apartment in Fulham: £1,815 per month

Brentford, Brentford

As premier newcomers, the 2021/22 season will be Brentford's first time in the top flight since 1947. The team aren't the only ones on the up, however, with the area of Brentford seeing plenty of regeneration over the years and becoming a sought-after rental spot in the process. 

Brentford FC will christen this season by opening a brand new 17,000-seater stadium. And you can enjoy living in the area by moving into one of the many new builds, including the popular Kew Bridge development with its concierge service, on-site gym, landscaped gardens and river views. 

Average one-bedroom apartment in Brentford: £1,350 per month

Crystal Palace, Crystal Palace (sort of, but really Upper Norwood)

Crystal Palace are currently enjoying their longest run in the top flight after getting promoted in 2013. This season they're under the guidance of French manager Patrick Vieira and have plenty of promising youngsters waiting to set the league alight. But will they lack the vital experience needed to stay up?

You can find out first hand if you live in Crystal Palace or Upper Norwood, the latter the location of Palace's stadium, Selhurst Park. And if Palace don't have a great season, why not console yourself with the swanky bars, Everyman Cinema and unique Crystal Palace park all found in the SE19 postcode? 

Average one-bedroom apartment in Crystal Palace: £1,150 per month

Tottenham, Tottenham

Where do we begin with Tottenham Hotspur? Like their fierce rivals, Arsenal, Spurs seem to be the butt of most jokes in the Premier League. All the resources are there for an excellent team, including perhaps the swankiest stadium in the Premier League, but somehow, like The Gunners, they just don't quite ever get it right. 

Still, if you live in Tottenham, that means you're in an up-and-coming area that's seeing plenty of regeneration. While Spurs might not be able to keep Harry Kane out of the clutches of Manchester City, you can probably keep rental prices down in stylish homes in an area on the come up. It's just a shame the team can't match the lofty ambitions of Tottenham, the neighbourhood. 

Average one-bedroom apartment in Tottenham: £1,100 per month

West Ham, Stratford

Everyone sort of forgets about West Ham, which might explain why they didn't feature until the end of our list. It's not that they're a bad team (they just finished above Spurs and Arsenal); it's more to do with the fact that they just kind of exist. 

Then again, they do have a nice 60,000-seater stadium that previously hosted the Olympics. And there are a couple of decent players in the team, including England international Declan Rice and midfield general Tomas Soucek. The stadium's Stratford location means you can enjoy West Ham games, trips to Westfield and the delights of Victoria Park all on your doorstep. 

Average one-bedroom apartment in Stratford: £1,400 per month

Bonus team: Watford

Ok, so Watford isn't technically in London. But they just got promoted to the Premier League, and it's close enough to the capital to be an honorary neighbourhood. Watford change their managers like they're going out of fashion, but they've got a decent side and could stay in the Premier League this year with a bit of luck. 

If you happen to live in Watford, you can enjoy watching your locals play top-flight football before going out into the town to enjoy a few drinks at one of the many bars. Trains to London are speedy, too, so you can be in the heart of the capital in no time at all. 

Average one-bedroom apartment in Watford: £1,000 per month

Last-minute winner

The excitement has reached fever pitch, and we're almost ready to kick the brand new season off. If you really are in love with the beautiful game, then you can see this season's action up-close-and-personal by moving to one of these neighbourhoods with a Premier League stadium. Who knows, you might just be a lucky mascot and cheer them onto victory. 

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