Guide to Wembley Stadium and Arena

Wembley Stadium

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Transport 

  • Wembley is located in north west London and can be accessed easily by car or public transport
  • There are two main venues: Wembley Stadium and Wembley Arena
  • The venues are close to each other and both host major events all year round
  • This detailed map of the area provides more information about public transport, parking and hotels near Wembley Stadium.

How to get there:

Travelling to London from abroad is very easy and there are many options available. Below is a map showing you all the major transportation hubs in the south east of England, with information about how to reach Wembley once you're in the UK.


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What budget will you need to get there?

There are various options for travel depending on your budget – allowing you to make the most of your holiday funds.

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 train

    Flying to London ££ to ££££

  • London is highly accessible, with 5 airports
  • Stansted and Luton are largely served by low cost airlines
  • Heathrow and Gatwick have many long-haul and European destinations
  • London City Airport is a small airport, close to central London, flying mainly to and from European destinations
  • Take a look at our interactive map which shows details of all the options for onward travel from the airport

    Train to London ££ to ££££

  • If you don’t want to fly, a great alternative is the Eurostar
  • Costs vary depending on promotions and how far in advance you book your tickets
  • With direct trains from Paris, Lille and Brussels this high speed train will take you from city centre to city centre in no time!
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    Bus to London £

  • This is definitely the cheapest option to travel to London
  • All buses arrive at Victoria Coach Station.
  • There are two international bus companies: Megabus and Eurolines
  • For more information, please use the respective websites

    Driving to the UK £££

  • There are many options you can choose to drive to the UK
  • The cheapest is probably to cross by ferry from Calais or Dunkirk to Dover.
  • The shortest trip is most definitely the Eurotunnel from Calais Frethun to Folkestone
  • Depending on where you come from, other options may be cheaper overall. Don’t forget you will still have to drive to Wembley from your ferry port

Have a look at the Google Map for all the information you need about the airports, ferry ports and rail terminals.

For all information about driving in London, VisitLondon has created a really useful guide.

About the Congestion Charge: Wembley is outside the Congestion Charge Zone. However, if you drive in or through central London, you will have to pay £10 per car. More details can be found on this page from VisitLondon.

To avoid the Congestion Charge Zone, have a look at the Google Map.

Access to Wembley

Once you have arrived in the UK, you will need to make your way to the stadium. The Google Map will give you all the details necessary, but below is some complementary information.

Car parks at Wembley

If you choose to drive to Wembley, you'll need some parking as close as possible to the stadium. All car parks inside the Wembley compound are managed by CSP. You can either pay on the day, or alternatively pre-book online through their website. A number of privately operated car parks are available in the area around the stadium, but the stadium’s own car park is recommended for the shortest walk between your car and the venue.

Public Transport

To get around London by public transport the best way is to either buy a Travelcard or an Oyster Card.

Wembley is served by 3 London Underground (Tube) stations:

  • Wembley Park: the station is on the Metropolitan and Jubilee Lines
  • Wembley Central: this station is on the Bakerloo Line but is also used by London Overground and Southern main line trains
  • Wembley Stadium: this station is used by Chilterns Railways

All train stations and Tube stations at Wembley are in Zone 4.

A map of the London network is available to download if required.

Tips:

  • A Visitor Oyster Card may be cheaper if you only plan to make a few journeys, if you’re in London for 3 – 5 days, or if you’re not travelling every day in London. A Visitor Oyster Card is also recommended if you are travelling to or from the far north of London in Zones 7 – 9
  • A Travelcard is recommended if you are in London for fewer than three days or for a whole week, and plan to make a lot of journeys daily. There are no child Oyster cards, so Travelcards usually work out cheapest for under 16s
Here is the current status of the Tube network:


Disabled Access

Wembley Stadium is accessible to all disabled visitors. The stadium has released a detailed guide available on their website. It includes everything you need to know, from how to get there by public transport to where you will be seated inside the stadium.

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Accommodation 

A few companies (including Premier Inn, Holiday Inn, Ibis, Hilton) have hotels very near to Wembley Stadium and Arena and they are probably the best option if you are only there for the event and want to stay over somewhere nearby. It is also possible to get into the city centre in less than 15 minutes on the Underground, but if you want to be closer to the vibrant city life, there is plenty of accommodation nearer the city centre. Booking a hotel near a Metropolitan or Jubilee line station is recommended for easy access to Wembley.

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Restaurants 

It is, of course, possible to get some fast food in the stadium or arena, but if you’re looking for a proper meal before the event there are some good restaurants near Wembley. However, as the stadium is situated in a residential/office area of London, there is not a huge choice of restaurants to choose from in the immediate neighbourhood.

While lovers of Asian food will have no problem finding a good meal within walking distance from the stadium, fans of other cuisines may prefer to look for a restaurant in central London. The area around Baker Street Underground has plenty of restaurants, and is convenient to catch the Tube to Wembley Park (Jubilee or Metropolitan Line).


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You're sure to find a restaurant near Wembley or just a Tube ride away to suit your tastes and your budget. Browse some recommended restaurants on the map and listed below and find your ideal pre- or post-event cuisine.

ChennaiDosa 4_star_rating_150x30

ChennaiDosa serves Southern Indian food which has received great reviews, and has some tasty treats, too. Indian expats state in their reviews that it feels like being back home.

There are two restaurants directly next to each other in Wembley – one purely vegetarian and one that also serves meat dishes.

As the name suggests, dosa (pancake made from black lentils and rice batter) is their signature dish and highly recommended. Also worth a try: ooththappam (sometimes referred to as Indian pizza) and sambar (vegetable stew). It is great value for money and good food with a very cosy and homely atmosphere.

Vegetarian: 3 Ealing Road, HA0 2AA | Non-vegetarian: 529 High Road, HA0 2AA - Tel: 0044 (0) 20 87 82 88 22

Blue Check 5_star_rating_150x30

With a wide range of dishes to choose from, everyone will find something they fancy on Blue Check’s menu. Pasta, pizza, burgers and salads all come in good portion sizes and at very reasonable prices. Be sure to book a table beforehand as Blue Check’s food and the friendly staff enjoy a good reputation and it can therefore be very busy.

12-13 Empire Way, HA9 0RQ - Tel: 0044 (0) 20 89 02 81 47

Bombay Dreams 3_star_rating_150x30

The restaurant serves Indian Punjabi cuisine in a cheerful atmosphere. The food is good, cheap and gives you a taste of authentic Indian food. Bombay Dreams also offers regular entertainment events, such as live music or belly dancers. On Friday and Saturday nights, you can also visit the restaurant’s own night club, which is known for its great mix of music that ensures the dance floor is never empty.

3 Sevenex Parade, London Road, HA9 7HQ - Tel: 0044 (0) 20 89 02 33 08

Ecco Cafe & Sandwich Bar 5_star_rating_150x30

Looking at Ecco from the outside, you would probably not expect it, but all the people in suits that roll in every lunch time from the surrounding offices give it away: The Ecco Café serves great home-made food.

Besides the obvious sandwiches, they also make pizza, pasta and other hot dishes. The café is also perfect for a good cup of coffee which you can enjoy in the small back garden if the weather allows.

89 Wembley Park Drive, HA9 8HF - Tel: 0044 (0) 20 89 03 46 29

Alisan 4_star_rating_150x30

The modern restaurant is situated directly opposite the Wembley stadium and offers an extensive pan-Asian buffet with dishes from India, China, Mongolia, Malaysia, Korea and Japan. Due to the perfect location for Wembley visitors it is advised to book well in advance.

Engineers Way, HA9 0EG - Tel: 0044 (0) 20 89 03 38 88

Mesopotamia 5_star_rating_150x30

Mesopotamia offers delicious Middle Eastern food like falafel, hummus, baba ganoush, kofta and shish kebab, but also more unknown dishes from the region. Service is very friendly, prices are reasonable and the restaurant has a unique atmosphere.

115 Wembley Park Drive, HA9 8HG - Tel: 0044 (0) 20 84 53 55 55

Nando’s 4_star_rating_150x30

Nando’s is by no means an insider tip as it is one of the UK’s most loved restaurant chains. The restaurant is most famous for its Portuguese peri-peri chicken and generally specialises in chicken dishes, but also offers other meat and vegetarian options.

420-422 High Road, HA9 6AH - Tel: 0044 (0) 20 87 95 35 64

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Pubs and going out 

Pubs play a big part in British social life. So, why not take this opportunity to visit one during your visit. Below are two lists of pubs, some located around Wembley and others located in town renowned for showing sport on the big screens.

Pubs around Wembley Stadium


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There are quite a few pubs around the Stadium and many are featured on the list below and the adjacent map. Note: The data is accurate as of April 2013. The rating for each pubs is extracted from either Beer In the Evening (BITE) or Fancy a Pint (FAP) websites

 Pub name Address  BITE  FAP
 The Green Man Pub 2_star_rating_45x10 Dagmar Avenue, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 8DF  5.9 / 10  2 / 5
 Thirsty Eddie's 2_star_rating_45x10
412 High Road, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 6AH  4 / 10  2 / 5
 The Bear 3_star_rating_45x10
379A High Road, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 7DT 4.3 / 10  3 / 5
 J J Moons 2_star_rating_45x10
397 High Road, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 6AA 6 / 10  N/A
 First Class Sports Bar 2_star_rating_45x10
125 Wembley Park Drive, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 8HQ 5 / 10  2 / 5
 Mannions 3_star_rating_45x10
313 Harrow Rd, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 6BA 6.2 / 10  3 / 5
 The Speakeasy 2_star_rating_45x10
299-303 Harrow Road, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 6BD 6.7 / 10  1 / 5
 The Crock of Gold 2_star_rating_45x10
23 Bridge Road, Wembley, London, Middlesex, HA9 9AB 3.5 / 10  2 / 5
 The Torch 2_star_rating_45x10
1-5 Bridge Road, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 9AB 5.1 / 10  2 / 5
 The Parish 3_star_rating_45x10
120 Wembley Park Drive, Wembley, London, HA9 8HP N/A  3 / 5
 Flannery's Bar 3_star_rating_45x10 610-612 High Road, Wembley, London, HA0 2AF N/A  3 / 5
 Blue Check (no ratings) 12-13 Empire Parade, Wembley, London, HA9 0RQ N/A  N/A
The Wembley Tavern (no ratings) 121 Wembley Park Dr Wembley London, Middlesex HA9 8HG N/A  N/A

 

Pubs in Central London to Watch a Match


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If you want to watch a match in London but can’t make it to Wembley, why not go to the pub instead? The best pubs and bars showing big-screen sports in and around central London are shown on this map! Note: The data is accurate as of April 2013.

Sources: Viewlondon.co.uk / matchpint.co.uk / designmynight.com / visitlondon.com / worldsoccerbars.com

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Sightseeing 

London is of course a great place to visit and it would be a shame to come all the way for a match or an event at Wembley and not visit the capital. The map below showcases some of the best attractions available in London.


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Madame Tussauds London

Ever wished you could come face to face with all your favourite celebrities? The world famous wax museum is the only place in the world, where you can do just that and brush shoulders with the rich and famous.

London Eye

The tallest observation wheel in Europe has become one of London's most famous landmarks since its inauguration in 1999. It is most definitely worth visiting for breath taking panoramic views.

The Shard

Visit Renzo Piano's new masterpiece which takes the form of London and Europe's tallest building.

Palace of Westminster

It is London's most symbolic landmark where the House of Commons and the House of Lords meet.

Tate Modern Gallery

The world's most visited modern art gallery with 4.7 million visitors per year.

Fortnum & Mason

One of London's most famous department stores boasting of many Royal Warrants over the past 150 years. It is also famous for its afternoon tea.

Harrods

Visit the world famous luxury department store, which has become one of the most famous tourist destinations in London.

Tower of London

It was built in 1078 to protect the Normans from attacks. It has since become a UNESCO heritage building and the home of the crown jewels.

Tower Bridge

The world famous suspense bridge connects Southwark to the Tower of London is a must see for any London visitor.

London Aquarium

Visit London's largest aquarium. This attraction is a must for anyone with an interest in sea life.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Anybody with an interest in Shakespeare’s work must definitely visit this attraction. Come see this re-construction of the Shakespeare's theatre.

National Gallery

The National Gallery is situated in Trafalgar Square and it was founded in 1824 and it is now the home of more than 2,400 paintings from different eras.

Carnaby St

Visit this famous street in London where you may find alternative and unique items.

Greenwich

Greenwich is famous for many things, ranging from its observatory to the meridian which takes its name from this particular area.

Buckingham Palace

Visit the official residence of the British Royal family as well as see the ceremonial changing of the guards.

Wembley Arena

Located next to the stadium it is one of London's largest concert venues.

Wembley Stadium

The stadium is host of many large sport or music events and the largest stadium in the UK. It is possible to get a guided tour of the stadium

London Olympic Stadium

The centre of the London 2012 Olympics, it is today possible to get a guided tour of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park including a visit inside UK's tallest sculpture.

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Events at Wembley 


Events at Wembley Stadium

Wembley stadium

Events at Wembley Arena

Arena

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