Tenants: England, Tottenham Hotspur (2017-2019)
One of the most famous football stadium’s in the world, the current Wembley stands on the site of the old ground which was in operation from 1923 to 2000 and hosted the 1966 World Cup Final and Euro 96 final.
The stadium is the home of the England national football team and annually hosts the FA Cup final. In addition, major events have been at Wembley including 2 UEFA Champions League finals, the Gold medal matches for the London 2012 Olympics, high-profile boxing matches, regular NFL matches and is due to host the semi-finals and final of UEFA Euro 2020.
The UEFA Champions League final will also return to Wembley in 2024.
Ticket prices and availability vary between events. It is recommended to check the official FA ticketing website for further details and to purchase tickets.
For England international matches, tickets are usually available if purchased in advance. To give an idea on price, for the friendly against Italy in March 2020, tickets ranged from £30 to £65 for Adults, £20 to £55 for Concessions or £25 for Adults and £10 for U16s in the Family enclosure.
Location & Travel
Wembley Stadium is located in the area of Wembley in northwest London, approximately 12 miles away from central London.
Airport: The two busiest airports in the UK serve London and between them have flights to most of the world’s prime destinations – Heathrow Airport is 20 miles west of Wembley, with Gatwick Airport approximately 60 miles south of the stadium.
From Heathrow Airport you can catch the Heathrow Express train to Paddington Station and use the Underground to reach Wembley from there. Or the airport sits on the London Underground Piccadilly Line, which you will have to change lines at least a couple of times to reach the stadium.
From Gatwick Airport, you can use the Gatwick Express to reach Victoria Station and use the Underground to reach Wembley from there.
Bus: Bus numbers 83, 92 and 182 all offer access to Wembley Stadium but it is not advised to get the bus on event days.
Alternatively, Megabus offers cheap travel to London and offers over 10 routes from Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Norwich and Sheffield. You can search and book your tickets here.
Driving: There are options to park at or near Wembley Stadium, booking through the official website here.
London Underground: Wembley Park Station (Jubilee and Metropolitan Lines) is about 500 metres away from the stadium.
Wembley Central Station (Bakerloo Line, London Overground) is about a 2km walk from Wembley Stadium.
Train: Wembley Stadium Central is on the Chiltern Railways line with trains to the Midlands, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire and is less than a kilometre away from the stadium.
Wembley Central Station (London Midland/Southern) also has trains stop here with destinations including Milton Keynes. The station is approximately a 2km walk from the stadium.
Where to stay in Wembley
When visiting Wembley in June 2018, I stayed at The Arch Wembley. The Arch is situated just a 10 minute walk from the stadium, with clean and comfortable rooms – just in bear that there is a busy bar and restaurant on site but I can’t say I heard any noise once in the room!
Food & Drink in Wembley
In the town of Wembley, I have tried the delightful Nepalese curry on offer at BNOVA Gurkha Valley.
The Green Man pub is good for a pre-match with a huge outdoor garden with a fantastic atmosphere on event days.
Another alternative being the restaurants on offer at the nearby London Designer Outlet, including Frankie & Benny’s, Handmade Burger Co, Nando’s, Pizza Express and TGI Friday’s. However these do get very busy on event days so it is highly recommended to pre-book.
Wembley Stadium Tour
Tours of Wembley Stadium run every 30 minutes between 10am and 4pm on weekdays, with prices being £22 for Adults and £15 for Children/Concessions.
Further information and booking is available on the Wembley Stadium website.
What to do in Wembley/London
Wembley itself doesn’t have much to offer in the way of tourist attractions. However central London and all the sights it has to offer is about 30 minutes away by Tube. London’s most famous attractions include the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace to name just a few.