How to Visit Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium has a lot to offer: history, sporting treasures, amazing architecture and much more. Here's everything you need to know to enjoy this soccer temple.

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Ana Caballero

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How to Visit Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium | ©zorni69

Wembley Stadium is a London sports venue built in 1923. Its facilities have served to host important matches not only soccer, but also rugby, boxing, American soccer, among other disciplines. In fact, since 1986 it has been the stage for musical legends such as Queen, Michael Jackson, Madonna and The Killers, among others.

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Wembley Stadium Tour

A complete tour inside Wembley Stadium accompanied by a guide.

You will walk through the players' tunnel and on the pitch, visit the dressing rooms and the presidential box and see the cups and trophies won in the most important competitions in the world.

Booking this tour of Wembley Stadium you will not only know all the ins and outs of the stadium inside, but also the professional guide, who will accompany you throughout the visit, will tell you the secrets and anecdotes of the English soccer team.

In addition, you will be able to see in situ treasures such as the 1966 World Cup crossbar or the plaques commemorating the 1948 Olympic Games.

Recommended if... You are passionate about the sport and learn about its history and curiosities.

Take a tour to explore the nooks and crannies of Wembley Stadium

Exterior of the stadium| ©diamond geezer
Exterior of the stadium| ©diamond geezer

Exploring the inside of Wembley Stadium is an experience that you should not fail to incorporate into your itinerary for the British capital, especially if you are passionate about soccer. You can learn about the history of this important sporting venue, hear some anecdotes and be amazed by its splendor.

Book a tour of Wembley Stadium to discover all the nooks and crannies of the largest stadium in the UK. In addition, you will see a series of exhibits with some hidden treasures preserved over the years, in what could be one of London's best football-themed museums.

Tour inside the stadium

Once you are at Wembley Stadium, the stadium host will take you around the imposing pitch , with a wide view of the grandstand seating. You will have the opportunity to sit in one of the substitutes' chairs and walk through the players' tunnel. You will also visit the presidential box, the locker room and the press room.

For a few minutes you will feel like a player or coach of a national team. Undoubtedly, an experience that both you and the little ones at home will enjoy, making it ideal if you are traveling to London with children.

Visit to the museum area

In addition, this tour gives you access to the museum area. There, you will see some exhibits with a series of soccer jewels: the commemorative plaque corresponding to the 48 Olympics, trophies, the World Cup 66 crossbar, shirts of the English national team and some teams of the city. You will also see a photographic chronology and some objects describing the history of the stadium.

Information of interest

  • Price: from 28€.
  • Duration: the guided tour lasts approximately one hour and a half.
  • Advantages: you will be able to discover everything hidden inside Wembley Stadium with the help of a professional guide.
  • Disadvantages: cash is not accepted at the stadium, so you should take your precautions.

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Take the Wembley Stadium tour for free with the London Explorer Pass

Wembley Stadium| ©oatsy40
Wembley Stadium| ©oatsy40

Buying the London Explorer Pass allows you to take a tour of Wembley Stadium among many other activities. This is a very convenient option during your stay in the city, which will allow you to save time and money (up to 35% of the total value of the ticket).

Once purchased, you will get a QR code to scan when you arrive at Wembley Stadium. All this, without the need to queue or make an extra payment to enjoy the tour inside the stadium and a digital guide.

  • Price: from 60 euros.
  • Advantages: you save time and money, up to 35% in the most important attractions in London.

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See Wembley Stadium at its best as you experience an FA Cup Final match

Inside Wembley Stadium| ©Mostlybytrain
Inside Wembley Stadium| ©Mostlybytrain

Wembley Stadium, since 1923, has hosted the FA Cup Final, a legendary annual English soccer competition, considered one of the longest running tournaments of its kind in the sporting world.

If you are in London in the last week of May or the first week of June you can attend the FA Cup Final and see a true battle of the titans on the pitch at Wembley Stadium.

Interesting information

  • Price: the cost of the ticket to see the FA Cup Final is from 575€ per person.
  • Duration: the match usually lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Keep in mind that, although the playing time is 90 minutes divided into two halves of 45 minutes, the players have a break of 15 minutes. In addition, extra playing time and, why not, some exciting penalty kicks could be added to this duration.
  • Advantages: not only will you see Wembley Stadium vibrate with the legendary FA Cup Final. You'll also enjoy stunning panoramas of the stadium's interior from your seat as you soak up the lively atmosphere of celebration.

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Tour the outside of Wembley Stadium and learn about its history with the London Contrasts Tour

Wembley Stadium| ©Mark Lee
Wembley Stadium| ©Mark Lee

During your stay you will have the opportunity to enjoy the best tours and excursions in London, one of them being the London Contrasts Tour. You will be able to discover a series of unmissable destinations in the company of a local guide, who will tell you the history of each one of them.

This is a personalized walking experience, meaning that the itinerary is set by you. You will have the opportunity to decide which specific places you want to visit. Such is the case of the iconic Wembley Stadium with its amazing architecture and interesting sporting history, Borough Market, Westminster Abbey, Soho, London Eye, among others.

Regarding Wembley Stadium, you will travel with the guide on board the subway, as it is a bit far from the city center. Upon arrival, you will walk in front of its facade crowned by a huge arch (134 meters high by seven meters in diameter). You will be able to take incredible photographs and learn a series of anecdotes about its construction and soccer history, which are definitely worth listening to carefully.

Information of interest

  • Price: the price of the personalized tour that will allow you to see the outside of Wembley Stadium and other relevant points of the city starts at 56€ per person.
  • Duration: the guided activity usually lasts from two to six hours.
  • Advantages: you will be amazed by the architectural beauty of Wembley Stadium and you will discover some curiosities about its history.
  • Disadvantages: if you wish to access the inside of Wembley Stadium or another visited destination, you will have to pay separately the respective entrance fee.

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A bird's-eye view of Wembley Stadium on a helicopter tour

View from the Helicopter| ©ciukes
View from the Helicopter| ©ciukes

Seeing Wembley Stadium from a bird's eye view is a unique experience, which will give you a privileged panoramic view of this important sporting venue and the best monuments of London. Therefore, if you have the opportunity you should not hesitate to incorporate this activity in your itinerary.

The adventure begins at the heliport in the London neighborhood of Battersea, right on the banks of the River Thames. There, the pilot will teach you the basic safety rules for flying in a helicopter, and then you will board to start flying over the city.

During the tour through the sky of London you will take a look at the London Eye, Tower Bridge, the Parliament Building, among other destinations in the central area. Gradually you will approach Wembley Stadium, which stands out due to its monumental structure designed by Norman Foster.

You will be amazed with the view obtained from the field of play that combines with the red seats of the grandstand. In addition, you can't miss the striking 134-meter-high arch, which crowns this 105 x 68-meter sports venue.

Information of interest

  • Price: generally, the cost of the panoramic helicopter tour starts at 150€ per person.
  • Duration: the helicopter experience over the city of London lasts approximately 20 minutes.
  • Advantages: you will get a privileged view from the heights of Wemberly Stadium and other London attractions.

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Visit it from the outside by getting there on your own

Away from the stadium| ©Simon
Away from the stadium| ©Simon

If you're thinking of discovering London neighborhood by neighborhood on your own, then Wembley, in the northeast of the city, is a must-see. You can visit the outside of its historic stadium for free and explore the surrounding area.

Stadium exterior

Just outside Wembley Stadium located in London HA9 0WS, United Kingdom, you will find the iconic statue of English footballer Bobby Moore just outside the entrance. In addition, you will be amazed with the facade and the monumental arch, which rises crowning the roof of the sports venue.

In fact, this scene takes on a greater charm after sunset, thanks to the lighting system of colored lights on the building. Undoubtedly, an ideal place to incorporate into a panoramic tour of London at night.

How to get to Wembley Stadium by yourself

To get to this stadium you have several means of public transport, as it is a bit far from the center of London.

  • Subway: by taking the Jubilee and Metropolitan lines to Wembley Park Station. The journey takes about 35 minutes and costs about 5€.
  • Train: you will depart from King's Cross St Pancras station to Wembley Park Stadium station, on a route of about 20 minutes for an average cost of €8.
  • Bus: line 18, 83, 92 and 224 from Paddington station to Wembley station. It has an approximate duration of 46 minutes and a cost of € 2.

Around the stadium

If you want to take advantage of your stay in the Wembley district of London you can also enjoy other places of interest. For example, some of them are:

  • The Play Park about six minutes away from the stadium. This is a lively children's playground with lots of games.
  • The London Designer Outlet Mall, where you can eat, drink and do some shopping. This is no more than an eight-minute walk in the direction of Pacific Crest.

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Sample the food and beverage offerings at Wembley Stadium

Food inside the stadium| ©Bruce J Biege
Food inside the stadium| ©Bruce J Biege

During your visit to Wembley Stadium you won't have to worry about getting hungry, as there are a number of restaurants, bars and kiosks within the stadium grounds, all of which offer a wide range of food and drink. All of them, with a wide range of drinks and food.

Once you are inside the stadium you can freely access the Bar 1965 and Gold Bar West, which serve beer, cocktails and snacks. There are also the draught bars and Bottle Bars, which are express bars with bottled beer, hot and cold drinks, soft drinks, handmade sweets and much more.

Regarding restaurants and food kiosks at Wembley Stadium, you can eat at Wicks Manor Sausages, a place of tradition since 2013, taste the British burgers with chips and sides of Burger & Chips, among others.

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Practical information for visiting Wembley Stadium

London Sightseeing Bus| ©eGuide Travel
London Sightseeing Bus| ©eGuide Travel
  • Address and directions: the stadium is located in the Wembley district, HA9 0WS London, United Kingdom. To get there, you have several public transport options (train, subway and bus). In addition, you can travel by cab, Uber or private car.
  • Access by tourist bus: unfortunately the route of the best tourist buses in London does not have any stop near Wembley Stadium.
  • Opening hours: the stadium is open daily from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm. However, you can only access through a tour, whose schedule is from 10:00 to 16:00 hours, the last entrance being approximately one hour before the closing time established for the tours.
  • Ticket prices: the ticket to access the stadium tour costs approximately 28 € per adult, about 17 € per child, about 65 € for families and free for children under 5 years.
  • How to buy tickets for the tour: click here, at HelloTickets.

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