3. Tottenham Hotspur
The North London-based club are the third most decorated club in London. They have had a great history of the club which was founded in 1882, 130 years ago. Tottenham have won top-tier English titles, in 1951 and 1961. Spurs have won 24 major honours and are the first London club to win a European trophy, the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1963.
They have the most rivalry against the North London side Arsenal, also against some other London Clubs like Chelsea and West Ham United. They have also a large number of Supporters’ clubs all over the World. Moreover, the club management is attached to various social activities actively which is always encouraged by the fans.
The poster boys of West London have a long and storied history through English football but it’s no doubt their success under the eyes of Roman Abramovich that steals the headlines. They are London’s most-followed club as per social media data and Wikipedia views. The Blues are the only London-based club that has won a European Cup aka Champions League and have seen a great surge in their overall popularity in recent years. They were listed as fourth in terms of official kit sales in the time period between 2007-12 all over the World.
When it comes to social media followers, they are currently; the most followed London-based Football Club and has 11.3 million followers in Instagram as per Statistica.com. As per Sporting Intelligence, they also sold an impressive 900,000 replica shirts a year on average from 2011-12 to 2015-16 which is more than other London-based clubs.
Arsenal were originally formed south of the river but it’s their base in north London that they are most known for. Despite the relocation, The Gunners are clearly the most successful of the London football clubs.
Dominant spells in the 1930’s under Herbert Chapman laid the foundation for more success which is best remembered during the turn of the century where they won 3 Premier League titles including the famous “Invincibles” campaign of 2003/04 when they went undefeated all season long.
Despite their lack of recent success, they remain undoubtedly the biggest football club in London.