Whether it’s a summertime picnic in one of the perfect pocket parks or a coffee-clutched winters stroll around the bustling boulevards and vibrant art, enjoying the parks of Wembley Park is one of the best things to do in Wembley Park.
With lockdown rules changing, the open spaces and parks of Wembley Park are beckoning now more than ever.
There are always so many things to do in Wembley Park, it’s one of London’s most popular shopping and entertainment complexes. But as we head into a new phase of lockdown, Wembley Park things to do are looking even more attractive, including delicious takeaways, unique food shopping, and lovely parks and open spaces. Click here for a list of restaurants and cafes offering takeaway options so you can enjoy a bite to eat or comforting coffee in the park.
Here are a few of our favourite parks in Wembley Park. Which one will you visit on the next sunny day?
Enjoy Wembley Park's Art Trail
Throughout the lockdown, the Wembley Park Art Trail has been a bright spot of colour and beauty for local residents. It’s home to fifteen different public art pieces, including sculpture, street art, and mixed media installations. Grab a coffee, meet with a friend, and enjoy the art – this is truly one of our favourite things to do in Wembley Park. Best of all, it’s free for everyone to enjoy. Check out all the installations here.
Coming to Wembley Park with the little ones? They'll love our venturous playgrounds, the perfect activity to get your kids active and keep them entertained. For the children who fancy themselves intrepid explorers, head to the all-weather play park opposite London Designer Outlet for a fully covered epic adventure that will keep them happy for hours. Suitable for ages 12 and under, the popular playground features a slide, shoot, foundation and two iconic climbing frame towers. For some more chilled out playing, head to Elvin Gardens where your kids will climb for hours around the honeycomb frame.
Dreaming of an idyllic park with plenty of green grass, leafy trees, a children’s playground, and a purpose-built dog run? You’ll love Elvin Gardens. One of the more interest parks in Wembley Park, Elvin Gardens is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic or relax with a cup of coffee. Just off Humphry Repton Lane, around the corner from Boxpark Wembley, Elvin Gardens makes a peaceful chill-out spot for all the family.
Elvin Gardens is also home to two delightful pieces of art featured on the Wembley Park Art Trail. Be sure to admire the Tilia Tree Totems by Stephen Stockbridge, produced during a series of community woodcarving workshops in 2018. For something a little more alternative, check out Japanese street artist Suiko’s graffiti wall entitled “Fire and Water.”
After you load up on gourmet goodies and fairly traded goods at Wembley Park Market, enjoy some time relaxing in Market Square. It’s lined with luscious cherry blossoms and home to plenty of outdoor seating. Market Square is the perfect place to chill, with plenty of greenery and epic views of the iconic stadium arch and Wembley Park’s stunning architecture.
It's also home al fresco dining destination, Pasta Remoli Wembley. Enjoy their authentic build-it-yourself pasts dishes and Italian cuisine, whilst people-watching over the picturesque square.
Epic views and stunning water features. Arena Square is a magnificent public space in the heart of Wembley Park. Located outside The SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square is the perfect location for kids to run around and play or for you to grab and coffee and relax. The dancing water fountains are stunning to watch and fun for children to cool off. The stone steps surrounding the square or the picnic benches dotted around the area make for a relaxing chill-out spot. And whilst you're there don't miss the Square of Fame. A stop on the Wembley Park Art Trail, the Square of Fame features handprints of legends who have performed in Wembley Park. From Madonna to Kylie Minogue, Dolly Parton to George Michael, the bronzed handprints are Wembley Park's answer to Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
After months cooped up indoors, we’re all ready for some new scenery. Come and check out the 48 new trees recently planted in pairs on Olympic Way. Each represents the champion tree specimens from the temperate zones of the world. The selection process was done by landscape architects Gross Max in discussion with Tony Kirkham, the Head of the Arboretum, Gardens and Horticultural Services at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Want to learn more about the trees? Check out Curio, a super informative website that lets you check out what each tree is called, where it's from and gives you some interesting facts and history about it. Check it out here.
We love Zig-a-Zag Allée, one of Wembley Park’s new pocket parks. Home to plenty of wooden benches, shrubs and flowerbeds, not only is it a tribute to the world-famous girl band Spice Girls, but it also offers up impressive views of the Stadium Arch. Located on Wembley Park Boulevard, Zig-a-Zag Allée puts you right in the centre of the action, making it the perfect place for a coffee or takeaway picnic. Thanks to its distinctive zig-zag shape, it's been defined as Wembley Park’s answer to San Francisco’s Lombard Street. Our top tip is to check out Zig-a-Zag Allée on your sunset stroll. The elegantly lite mini-plaza gives you a sense of calm in the heart of Wembley Park.
For a mix of green space, chic water features and window shopping, head to Weaver Walk. It’s a true oasis of urban calm located right next to Olympic Way. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee as you relax on the plentiful oakwood benches and listen to the sound of the fountains. You’ll also find a host of fitness and wellbeing independent shops, including More Yoga, Chop Chop London, and the Twenty23C bike shop.
White Horse Square
Situated past Wembley Park Boulevard, White Horse Square is charming green patch by Quintain Living's Ferrum building. This mini pocket park features lush greenery, outdoor seating, and plenty of hustle and bustle. If you enjoy chilling out as the world rushes by, then this is the space for you.
Which Wembley Park things to do are you looking forward to the most?
With an abundance of outdoor spaces and green to enjoy, there are plenty of places to go and things to do in Wembley Park. Which park or green space is calling to you?