Europe’s Second Biggest Stadium
Wembley Stadium is the number one destination for football in England, with its influence spreading throughout British sport and culture. Wembley is one of the largest stadiums in the world, providing an unforgettable experience for sports spectators.
Visitors will soon be able to mark the venue’s centennial anniversary as the stadium opened in April 1923. Many iconic events have been held at Wembley, from the world’s most significant music acts to intense football matches. The most distinctive aspects of the venue are its twin towers and the 29 steps to the Royal Box that the players climb to receive their trophies. The stadium hosted the London 2012 Olympics, the 1948 Summer Olympics and the 2015 Rugby World Cup. It’s now the ancestral home of the NFL in the UK and has been the venue for several boxing world-title fights.
Travelling to Wembley Stadium
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How do I get to Wembley by car?
When approaching the A406 North Circular from the M1, A40, or M25, we recommend following the signs for Wembley Stadium. Drive north-west on Harrow Road (A404) until you reach Paddington Station, then turn right onto the A40. Turn right onto Wembley Hill Road when you arrive at Wembley Central Station and follow the signs.
How do I get to Wembley by train?
Guests can use the London Underground and Metropolitan lines to travel to Wembley Park Station. If guests want to travel to Wembley Stadium Station, we advise you to use the Chiltern Railways.
Alternatively, the Bakerloo line of the London Underground, the London Midland and Southern lines, and the London Overground are good options for getting to Wembley Central Station.
How do I get to Wembley by bus?
We recommend guests use the 18/N18, 83/N83, 92, 182, 206, 223, 297, and 483 serve bus routes throughout North West London and from Central London when travelling to Wembley.
Wembley Stadium FAQs
Are there accessibility facilities in the venue?
Wembley Stadium has collaborated with partners and speciality user groups to make the stadium a friendly and accessible environment. Both the Wembley car parks include accessible parking spaces for blue-badge holders. An Accessible Shuttle is available for guests to use.
Are flags allowed at Wembley?
Guests can bring a flag into the ground but should follow Wembley Stadium’s guidelines.
For level 1, the flag should be smaller the 250cm at the widest or longest point. For Level 5, the flag smaller than 200x100cm in size at the widest or longest point is accepted. A flag should not have an attached flag pole or showcase any advertising, commercial or abusive language.
Is there a bag policy at Wembley?
Upon entering Wembley Stadium, security will thoroughly search all objects and baggage carried by visitors, including a personal wanding or pat-down. All matchday merchandise purchases will be put in a clear plastic bag for security purposes.
Are there any prohibited items for Wembley?
Guests are advised not to bring large umbrellas, pushchairs, large cameras or camcorders.
Discover More About Wembley Stadium
Wembley Stadium History
The original Wembley Stadium opened in April 1923 and has since been synonymous with England’s spectacular World Cup victory in 1966 and the nail-biting thriller of Euro 96. The stadium was constructed for the 1924 British Empire Exhibition, taking over 300 days to complete, costing over £750,000. The stadium was set to be demolished after; however, Sir James Steveson, a British industrialist and government servant, advocated that it remain open as football has been played there since the 1880s. With the support of King George V, the stadium was officially opened and was recognised as ‘hallowed turf’.
Many iconic events have been held at Wembley Stadium, including the London Olympics in 1948, the 1966 England World Cup win and the 1923 FA Cup final, which is now recognised as the White Horse final. While being the home of football, Wembley has also hosted many famous concerts, such as Freddie Mercury’s Live Aid show in 1985 singing “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “We Will Rock You”. In 2012, the Olympics was hosted at Wembley, becoming the second-largest Olympic venue globally.
Wembley Stadium Tours
Take a look around Wembley Stadium to get the football insight from behind the scenes. Experience where the players prepare for matches, sit in England’s manager chair and hold the trophy like a winner. Experience the UK’s finest stadium and relive some of the greatest moments in Wembley’s history.
Royal Air Force Museum
The Royal Air Force Museum is a fun day out for all the family! With free entry, guests can learn about the brave men and women remembered for their courage and strength during WW1 and WW2.
Once known as ‘the place of palaces’, Osterley’s purpose was to entertain friends and clients in the late 18th century. Enjoy the colourful gardens, herbaceous borders, roses and ornamental vegetable beds. Don’t forget to relax on the temple lawn and uncover the forgotten boathouse during your visit.
More Events at Wembley Stadium
There is plenty to explore at Wembley Stadium. Guests can discover the history behind the venue, learn about British culture, and enjoy Wembley’s unique events throughout the year!
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