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Wembley Stadium

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Please be aware of government guidelines before setting off.

Government Guidelines
  • Visit Wembley Stadium, the Home of Football, in London, where the England National Team plays its home games.
  • If football’s not your cup of tea, the stadium also plays host to several brilliant concerts throughout the year.
  • Take a Wembley Stadium tour to learn more about the history of this famous ground.
  • Experience something new at one of the NFL London games that take place at Wembley.

Discover the home of the “Beautiful Game” with a trip to the world-famous Wembley Stadium in northwest London. With an incredible 90,000-seat capacity, Wembley is the biggest football stadium in the UK and the second biggest in Europe, after Barcelona’s iconic Camp Nou. 

Wembley Stadium has hosted some of UK's most famous sporting events. Perhaps the most famous was the iconic 1966 FIFA World Cup Final when England beat West Germany 4-2 to record their first (and so far only!) World Cup win. 

Today, the old Wembley Stadium is no more. The stadium was falling apart and was demolished in 2003 and was replaced by the new Wembley Stadium in 2007. The new Wembley was built at the cost of nearly £800 million (£1.2 billion in today’s money). This incredible building is the largest arena in the UK, complete with its famous arch. Wembley is the site of important football matches every year, including the FA Cup final, Football League Play-Off finals, and the majority of the England men’s team’s home matches. 

Of course, football isn’t the only exciting event that takes place at Wembley Stadium. Wembley events also include loads of amazing music acts that take to the stage. In the past, this has included world-famous artists, such as Taylor Swift, Coldplay, and Beyoncé. With its gigantic capacity, Wembley is by far the biggest venue for both sport and entertainment in the UK, making for an unforgettable experience. 

Even in the realm of sport, (British), football isn’t the only one to take centre stage at Wembley on occasion. In recent years, Wembley has been the site of American football games, with top NFL teams crossing the pond to battle it out in London. So far, the unique experience has been a huge hit, with the stadium almost selling out every time an NFL Wembley game has been held. The stadium is also where rugby league’s Challenge Cup final takes place.

If you want to learn more about the history of this renowned institution and see where the stars of sport and music prepare before their big showcases, the Wembley Stadium tour could be a great choice. This immersive tour takes you behind the scenes to see how Wembley Stadium works. Wembley is full of fun and interesting facts; for instance, did you know that there are 2,618 toilets in the stadium? That’s a lot of loos!

As well as the famous stadium, there’s plenty more to do in Wembley. Nearby Wembley Arena is also the host of many significant entertainment events, including concerts, comedy shows, and even WWE games. Wembley has a large Asian community, and the Sanatan Hindu Temple is a fantastic place to visit regardless of religion; it’s an impressive work of architecture and a great opportunity to learn more about the Hindu faith. Other interesting sites in Wembley include Wembley Boxpark, where you can see brilliant kids’ events and have some great food.

What to know before you go

  • There are several different places inside the stadium where you can grab a bite to eat before or during an event. These stalls can be found inside the stadium and sell drinks, snacks and food such as hot dogs and burgers.
  • Wembley has accessible entry points for wheelchair users at each set of turnstiles. There are seating areas for wheelchair users too, and lifts to get to them. If you would like to use these facilities, you should contact the Wembley support team when you book your event.
  • Wembley doesn’t allow buggies, but babies under the age of 18 months are allowed to attend for free. There are baby changing facilities in the stadium.

Getting there

  • Wembley is accessible by public transport, and the stadium recommends that you use this if you can. This is because the car park can be extremely busy during large events.
  • If you’re parking at Wembley, the stadium recommends pre-booking your spot to avoid being unable to find a space.
  • The stadium is easily accessible by public transport, located in Zone 4. There are two nearby Underground Stations, Wembley Park and Wembley Central. Wembley Park Station is on the Jubilee and Metropolitan lines and is a 15-minute walk from the stadium. Wembley Central is on the Bakerloo line, just a 20-minute walk from the stadium.
  • You can also access the stadium by train. Wembley Central also has London Overground, Southern, and London North-western services. Wembley Stadium Station has a Chiltern Railways service and is an eight-minute walk from the stadium itself.
  • For buses to Wembley Stadium, there are lots of bus routes that serve the area. The 18, 182, 483, and 92 all have bus stops close to the stadium.

Please follow the latest government guidelines if travelling by public transport.

Government Guidelines

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