The largest stadium in the United Kingdom and the second largest in Europe, Wembley Stadium is an iconic London landmark. Since the remodeled stadium opened in 2007, it has hosted the annual FA Cup final, the 2012 Olympic Games finals, and the UEFA Champions League Finals, and also serves as a venue for world-renowned musicians.
Football enthusiasts can experience the electric atmosphere of match day at Wembley Stadium with tickets to a Tottenham Hotspur game, while sports fans can opt for a behind-the-scenes tour to see the players’ dressing room, the press conference room, the royal box, the players tunnel, and the pitchside. For the most spectacular views, soar overhead on a helicopter tour and enjoy an aerial view of the 440-foot-high (134-meter) Wembley Arch.
Things to Know Before You Go
- On-site facilities include restrooms, ATMs, food kiosks, a bar and restaurant, and a stadium store.
- Large bags and items are not permitted in the stadium, and bags are subject to security checks.
- Wembley Stadium is fully wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
Located in Wembley, North London, the stadium is accessible by train (Wembley Stadium station) from London Marylebone, by tube via the Jubilee and Metropolitan lines (Wembley Park station), and by National Express buses from over 50 cities in the UK. It is not advised to travel there by car as parking is limited, but it is possible to do so from central London via the A40, A406, and A4088.
When to Get There
Wembley Stadium is open year-round, but public entrance is only by guided tour or for sporting events and music concerts.
Music Concerts at Wembley Stadium
Because it’s the UK equivalent of Madison Square Garden, playing a gig at Wembley is a sought-after achievement for bands and artists around the globe. Amongst its most famous events, the stadium hosted the 2007 Live Earth concert and the commemorative Concert for Diana, as well as sold-out concerts by acts such as Muse, George Michael, Bon Jovi, Metallica, Madonna, Oasis, and AC/DC. Take That played a record-breaking eight nights at Wembley Stadium in 2011, which was the fastest- and biggest-selling tour in UK history with 623,737 tickets sold.