How to Visit Wembley Stadium

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

Ana Caballero

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 been used to host important matches, not only football, but also rugby, boxing, American football, 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 not only will you get to 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 England football team.

You will also be able to see in situ treasures such as the 1966 World Cup crossbar and the plaques commemorating the 1948 Olympic Games.

Recommended if... You are passionate about sport and are interested in 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 not to be missed on your itinerary in the British capital, especially if you are passionate about football. You'll learn about the history of this important sporting venue, hear some anecdotes and be amazed by its splendour.

Book a tour of Wembley Stadium and you'll discover all the nooks and crannies of the UK's largest stadium. You'll also 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 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 dressing room and the press room.

For a few minutes you will feel like a player or coach of a national team. This is an experience that both you and your little ones will enjoy, making it ideal if you are travelling to London with children.

Visit the museum area

This tour also gives you access to the museum area. There, you will see some exhibits with a number of football gems: the commemorative plaque from the '48 Olympics, trophies, the '66 World Cup crossbar, jerseys of the England national team and some of the city's teams. You will also see a photographic chronology and some objects describing the history of the stadium.

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  • Price: from €28.
  • Duration: the guided tour lasts approximately one and a half hours.
  • Advantages: You will be able to discover all that is hidden inside Wembley Stadium with the help of a professional guide.
  • Disadvantages: Cash is not accepted at the stadium, so you'll need to take 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, saving you time and money (up to 35% of the total ticket price).

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

  • Price: from 60 euros.
  • Advantages: you save time and money, up to 35% on 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 football 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 clash of the titans take place on the Wembley Stadium pitch.

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  • Price: The cost of a ticket to watch the FA Cup Final starts at £575 per person.
  • Duration: The match usually lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Bear 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 that time.
  • 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 some of London's best tours and excursions, 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 of them.

This is a personalised 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.

As far as Wembley Stadium is concerned, you will travel with the guide on board the underground, as it is a bit far from the city centre. On arrival, you will walk in front of its façade crowned by an enormous arch (134 metres high and seven metres in diameter). You will be able to take incredible photographs and learn a series of anecdotes about its construction and football history, which are definitely worth listening to.

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  • Price: the price of the personalised 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 between two and six hours.
  • Pros: You'll be amazed by the architectural beauty of Wembley Stadium and discover some interesting facts about its history.
  • Disadvantages: If you want to go inside Wembley Stadium or another visited destination, you will have to pay a separate entrance fee.

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

Helicopter View| ©ciukes
Helicopter View| ©ciukes

A bird's eye view of Wembley Stadium is a unique experience, giving you a privileged panoramic view of this major sporting venue and London's finest landmarks. So, if you have the opportunity, don't hesitate to include this activity in your itinerary.

The adventure begins at the heliport in the London borough 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'll board to start flying over the city.

During the tour of the London skyline you'll catch a glimpse of the London Eye, Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament, 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 by the view you get of the pitch , which blends in with the red seats in the stands. In addition, you can't miss the striking 134-metre high arch, which crowns this 105 x 68-metre sporting venue.

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  • Price: The cost of the helicopter sightseeing tour generally starts at 150€ per person.
  • Duration: The helicopter experience over the city of London lasts approximately 20 minutes.
  • Benefits: You will get a privileged view from high above the 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 neighbourhood by neighbourhood on your own, then Wembley, in the north-east 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 in London HA9 0WS, UK, you'll find the iconic statue of England footballer Bobby Moore just outside the entrance. You will also be amazed by the façade and the monumental arch, which rises above the roof of the stadium.

In fact, this scene becomes even more enchanting after sunset, thanks to the coloured lighting system on the building. It is certainly an ideal place to incorporate into a scenic tour of London at night.

How to get to Wembley Stadium on your own

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

  • Underground: get on the Jubilee and Metropolitan lines from Wembley Park Station. A journey takes around 35 minutes and costs approximately €5.
  • Train: from King's Cross St Pancras station to Wembley Park Stadium station, a journey time of approximately 20 minutes for an average cost of €8.
  • Bus: Bus 18, 83, 92 and 224 from Paddington Station to Wembley Station. It takes approximately 46 minutes and costs €2.

Around the stadium

If you want to make the most of your time in London's Wembley district, you can also enjoy other places of interest. For example, some of them are:

  • Play Park, approximately six minutes away from the stadium. This is a lively children's playground with lots of games.
  • The London Designer Outlet Shopping Centre, 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 drink on offer 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 if you're 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 which offer a wide range of food and drink.

Once inside the stadium you have free access to Bar 1965 and Gold Bar West, which serve beer, cocktails and snacks. There are also draught bars and Bottle Bars, which are express bars serving bottled beer, hot and cold drinks, soft drinks, artisan sweets and much more.

As for restaurants and food kiosks at Wembley Stadium, you can eat at Wicks Manor Sausages, a traditional venue since 2013, sample British burgers with chips and sides from 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 Wembley, HA9 0WS London, United Kingdom. To get there, you have several public transport options (train, underground and bus). You can also travel by taxi, Uber or private car.
  • Tourist bus access: unfortunately the route of the best tourist buses in London does not have any stops near Wembley Stadium.
  • Opening hours: The stadium is open daily from 9.30am to 6pm. However, you can only enter via a tour, which is open from 10am to 4pm, with the last entry being approximately one hour before the tour closing time.
  • Ticket prices: Tickets for the stadium tour cost approximately €28 per adult, around €17 per child, around €65 for families and free for children under 5 years old.
  • How to buy tickets for the tour: click here, on HelloTickets.

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