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How to Make the Most of a Day at Wembley Stadium

Craig Thomas Apr 22, 2019
The new Wembley Stadium opened in 2007 on the site of the old one, which stood there for 80 years before it’s demolition in 2003. The Wembley brand is an iconic one of both English and world football, hosting the FA and League Cup Final, as well as the Football League play-off and England international games.
Wembley Stadium is also a popular venue for concerts. In 2017, Adele set the record attendance for the stadium at 98,000 with her sell-out concert.

The stadium seats 90,000 fans making it the second largest in Europe, and it’s also the venue with the most toilets in the world, with 2,618. It’s a credit to modern architecture and to modern Britain.

Getting There

Fans are spoilt for choice in terms of transport. Being in London, fans can arrive at the stadium via London Underground (Wembley Park on the Jubilee or the Metropolitan line, and Wembley Central on the Bakerloo line) or by train (Wembley Stadium and Wembley Central stations).

All these stations are a 10 minute walk from the stadium.

Where to Eat

The stadium itself has eight restaurants and almost 700 food and drink outlets – that should be enough for any hungry fans.

The London Designer Outlet was built alongside the stadium as part of the regeneration project, and has plenty of restaurants. There’s also plenty of beer gardens for fans with stands in vairous places just outside the stadium.

Where to Drink

There's more than enough eateries, and there's plenty of bars to grab a drink too. There are 34 bars in the actual stadium, and a pint will cost you just under a fiver.

A few minutes walk from the stadium on Bridge Road there’s The Torch, a popular sports bar for fans. A little further from the stadium on Dagmar Avenue, there's The Green Man Pub and Hotel.

What else can I do near the stadium?

If you're making a day of your trip, Wembley is a vibrant area of London and is home to little India. Here you’ll find London’s best curry houses, and the beautiful Sanatan Temple.

There’s also the London Designer Outlet which has all your designer shops, and the regenerated Wembley Park area itself, which is where the stadium and shopping centre is housed.

Where to have a bet before the game?

Wembley has various betting kiosks in the stadium, provided by their official stadium bookmaker, Betfred. These kiosks are open until 45 minutes before kick off.

It’s always worth checking online which bookmakers offer the best odds before placing a bet. You can find out the best odds from odds comparison websites such as compareyourodds.

Where to Sit

Unlike a lot of club's stadiums in the UK, there isn’t a ‘best place to sit’ as such. Having said that, with Wembley, the closer you are to the pitch means for the better atmosphere.

England last played there against the Czech Republic in March. Tickets to that game started from £30, which is pretty good considering the price of a Premier League match.