Following our success in winning the Barclays Premier League and with agreement from London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and the Metropolitan Police, we can confirm that a victory parade will be held on Bank Holiday Monday 25 May, commencing at 12pm.
Jose Mourinho and the squad will be joined by the Academy, who this season lifted the FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League trophies, for an open-top bus parade, with three coaches leaving the Stamford Bridge west entrance, and travelling east along Fulham Road before turning right onto Hortensia Road, right again onto King's Road and then on to New King's Road.
The parade will start at 12pm, stopping for a short period at Eel Brook Common where the parade will finish. The buses will then proceed to Parsons Green to depart the area around 1pm.
The route will be fully barriered and stewarded with pedestrian crossing points in operation to allow movement of people around the route.
Eel Brook Common
Big screens and a PA system will be placed on the Common to show the live Chelsea TV broadcast of the parade, with a disabled viewing area, toilets and first aid facilities available.
Road closures and restrictions
The only roads completely closed to traffic will be those required for the parade route, listed below. Roads will be closed from 7.30am on the day, and it is the intention for them to be open to traffic from 4.30pm.
• Fulham Road from Britannia Road to Hortensia Road
• Hortensia Road from Fulham Road to Kings Road
• Kings Road from Gunter Grove to Waterford Road
• New Kings Road from Waterford Road to Parsons Green
In addition, there will be a significant number of restrictions and diversions to stop through traffic.
All roads adjacent to the route will be restricted and stewarded. The stewards will facilitate the departure and return of residents on foot and in vehicles. The restrictions will also reduce the number of fans entering the area trying to park.
Vehicles will not be able to cross the parade route. It is recommended to travel away from the parade route to take an alternative route to reach your destination. If you are returning to the area it would be helpful to the stewards if you could indicate your address to speed up the process of access.
Only the roads on the parade route will have parking restrictions in place where vehicles will be relocated by parking enforcement teams from London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham and Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.
The resident parking bays in Hortensia Road will be restricted from early morning on the parade day.
Significant planning has taken place with the local authorities and emergency services to ensure all services from official local authority vehicles and doctors to those responding to emergency calls can meet their obligations.
Following the parade, a full clean-up of the parade route and Eel Brook Common will be carried out to return the area to normal as quickly as possible.
While the parade itself will only last an hour, the preparation and clearing up will take significantly longer. The first road closures and restrictions will be implemented from 7.30am to allow the barriers to be deployed.
It is expected that the crowd will start to gather from 10am with the parade at 12pm.
Following the parade, street cleaning and barrier removal teams will start as soon as crowd conditions allow. Once the barriers have been removed, a phased reopening of the roads will be considered by the event organisers, the local authorities and the Police assuming it is safe to do so.
The parade will be shown live on Chelsea TV from 11.30am with all the big interviews from the bus and on route.