For those with a passion for sport, London is a fantastic place to live. Alongside the city’s top restaurants and wonderful West End shows, the capital offers a sporting package that many other major cities in the world simply can’t match.

From rugby and tennis, to darts and cricket, plenty of sport can be enjoyed in London. For fans of the beautiful game, the city offers some of the most memorable matchday experiences around.

Whether you’re partial to lower league football and watch highlights shows like English Football League Highlights following Match of the Day, or you’re a passionate supporter of a Premier League club and enjoy backing your beloved side with some Champions League betting during a feast of midweek European football action, London’s football clubs are capable of entertaining you and your loved ones should you fancy taking in a game.

Whatever the level, England’s capital is home to some remarkable football clubs that offer a great matchday experience, with many of them winning awards for the all-round packages they serve up. Let’s take a look at some of the best…

Brentford ranked first for matchday fan experience in the Premier League

Gtech Community Stadium | Brentford FC

When Brentford left their historic Griffin Park home with its famous four pubs – one on every corner, fans of the Bees were understandably concerned whether or not their new modern stadium will be a suitable replacement.

Thankfully, the Bees are thriving both on and off the pitch, backed up by the fact that they topped a survey on multiple metrics measuring the matchday experience in the Premier League.

Seeing off other bigger clubs in the Premier League is something Brentford are familiar with these days, with the Gtech Community Stadium proving to be a home the Bees can be proud of.

With a capacity of 17,250, tickets aren’t always easy to secure, but some solid planning can result in a brilliant day out in the future. Not only are Thomas Frank’s side doing things right on the pitch, but they’re also clearly impressing supporters off the pitch.

AFC Wimbledon are a fan-owned favourite

A club that has been featured in the news on numerous occasions thanks to their well-documented rise up the leagues after the original Wimbledon was uprooted and rebranded for the people of Milton Keynes to get behind, AFC Wimbledon’s journey has been a remarkable one.

Nowadays, the League Two side have returned home to Wimbledon after the fan-owned club raised the required money needed to build a new home just 200 yards away from Wimbledon Football Club’s original Plough Lane stadium.

Offering a unique fan experience with the clubs’ catering facilities that serve up delicious pies and jerk chicken from independent businesses, it’s impossible not to buy into what the Wombles have achieved with fans at the forefront.

Accessible from both Earlsfield and Wimbledon stations, Plough Lane is a great place to watch a famous but small club continue to grow even further. If you’re ever at a loose end, get yourself down to AFC Wimbledon. You certainly won’t regret it.

Watch Arsenal aim to win the Premier League this season

Emirates Stadium

If the Bees and the Wombles aren’t tickling your fancy, then head to the Emirates and watch one of the Premier League’s favourites fighting for the title might be the perfect alternative.

A side that contains supreme talents in the shape of Bukayo Saka and Martin Ødegaard, Arsenal’s free-flowing football of old isn’t on show as much as it used to be, but the Gunners certainly possess enough talent within their ranks to entertain audiences on a weekly basis.

Mikel Arteta’s troops are lucky to play their games in a stunning stadium. To reach the most successful club in London according to history books, take the Piccadilly line to either Holloway Road or Arsenal, and head to the Gunners’ gorgeous home. It still might not have the charm of Highbury for some Arsenal fans, but the Emirates Stadium is undeniably world class.

A Millwall matchday is well worth sampling

Millwall The Den

Founded in 1885, Millwall have managed to build up quite a reputation for themselves despite only playing in England’s top flight between 1988 and 1990.

Thanks to movies like Green Street, The Den has been long associated with supporter violence and hooliganism. Something that’s prevalent all over the country anyway, Millwall are managing to shake off this unwanted stigma and provide a totally unique matchday experience for football lovers.

Offering an intimidating atmosphere for visiting supporters is something the Lions specialise in, while the football on show on the pitch is capable of entertaining the most discerning of football connoisseurs.

A family-oriented club that has won awards in recent times, such as the prestigious Family Club of the Year trophy at the annual EFL awards in 2017, The Den is a great place to visit despite its reputation of old.