Ultimate 2023 Visitor Guide to Wembley Stadium

The Ultimate 2023 Visitor Guide to Wembley Stadium

Where can I park near the stadium? Does Wembley have a roof? Is there a Wembley Stadium seating plan? These are some of the questions we get asked all the time. But no worries, we’ve got you covered. To make your visit to Wembley Stadium stress-free, we put together this guide for stadium visitors. Discover how to get to Wembley Stadium, where to eat and drink, parking facilities, seating plan, and more. Make the most of your experience with this ultimate 2023 visitor guide to Wembley Stadium.

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Getting to Wembley Stadium: Public Transport, Car Parks, Booking Information

How can I get to Wembley Stadium by tube?

Getting to Wembley Stadium by tube is easy. There are two London Underground stations nearby. The closest tube station to Wembley Stadium is Wembley Park, which offers connections to central London via the Metropolitan or Jubilee line. It typically takes around 12 minutes to get to Baker Street and 20-25 minutes to King’s Cross. Wembley Central Station is a short 15-minute walk from the stadium and is accessible via the Bakerloo or London Overground lines. However, the exact duration of the journey can vary depending on factors such as the time of day, and any delays or disruptions on the tube lines. We recommend using the Metropolitan line from Wembley Park as it has the fewest stops, although you need to be prepared for possible queues on Olympic Way to get into the station. It is always a good idea to check the Wembley Stadium Sofa-to-Seat tool or use the TfL Journey Planner to get the most up-to-date and accurate information on travel times and any disruptions on the tube network. If you want to know what zone is Wembley, Wembley Park London Underground station is located in Zone 4 of the Transport for London network. This means that if you're planning to use public transport to travel to Wembley Park, you'll need to purchase a travel card or Oyster card that covers Zone 4. The same applies to Wembley Central London Underground Station.

How can I travel to Wembley Stadium by rail?

Getting by train to Wembley Stadium is easy, with plenty of convenient rail options to choose from. The nearest station is Wembley Stadium, served by Chiltern Railways. Trains from there to London Marylebone (Zone 1) take just 9 minutes, or 14 minutes to Watford Junction. On event days, trains to Wembley run more frequently, with some running every few minutes, depending on the number of attendees expected at the stadium. We recommend you check with the train operator or visit the National Rail Journey Planner for up-to-date information on event day schedules and frequency. You can also take a train to Wembley Central Station, a 15-minute walk from the Stadium and served by London Overground, London Midland and Southern Rail.

Can I take the coach to Wembley Stadium?

Absolutely - taking the coach to Wembley is easy and convenient. The National Express to Wembley Stadium service, called Wembley Express, is the official provider of coaches to Wembley with direct pick-up from over 50 UK locations. The Wembley Express coaches will drop you off at designated parking areas in Wembley Park (usually Pink Parking) and pick you up after the event, even if it runs late. Book your travel on the National Express coaches website or call 08717 81 81 81.

What about buses to Wembley Stadium or cycling to my event?

Wembley Stadium has multiple local bus options, such as the 223, 297, 83/N83, 206, 92, 483, 18/N18, and 182 buses to Wembley. Use the TfL bus planner to plan your route and pay contactless or by purchasing an Oyster card, Visitor Oyster card or Travelcard. Buses can be affected by traffic, so allow for extra time if you plan to get to Wembley by bus. Bicycles are welcomed at Wembley Stadium, with parking available at street level on the northeast side of the Stadium. Download our handy cycle route planner here to check out the best routes to and from Wembley Park.

Can you drive to Wembley Stadium?

You sure can. To drive to Wembley Stadium for an event, book your car park through the Wembley Official Parking website and follow signs from A406 North Circular Road to your allocated car park.You can also visit the super helpful Wembley Stadium Sofa to Seat tool. We are often asked: Is Wembley inside the congestion zone? While Wembley Stadium is not within the congestion zone, driving through central London to get to Wembley Park may lead to extra charges, so check your route beforehand. We recommend you visit the Transport for London website to check whether your route is within the congestion charge zone, allowing you to plan your drive to Wembley accordingly. On event days, there may be road closures, so use the instructions on your parking confirmation and event signage, not your Sat Nav. Download the Wembley Event Day Parking Route Map for more guidance.

Is there parking near Wembley Stadium?

For event-goers looking for parking near Wembley Stadium, we always recommended using the Wembley Official Parking website to guarantee your space and save money. Wembley Stadium event parking tends to get sold out fairly quickly so remember to book early to avoid disappointment. The following parking options are typically available at these locations in Wembley Park: Red Multi Storey Parking (also known as 'Red Parking'), Pink Coach and Car Parking ('Pink Parking'), Green Coach and Car Parking ('Green Parking'), and Blue Car Park (Blue Parking) for blue-badge holders. You can find the postcodes for these car parks below:

RED Multi-Storey Car Parking – HA9 8DS
BLUE Multi-Storey Car Parking – HA9 0JB
GREEN Car and Coach Parking – HA9 0TQ
PINK Multi-Storey Car and Coach Parking – HA9 0HX

Capacities at Green Parking, Pink Parking, Red Parking Wembley

The multi-storey Red Parking in Wembley is located to the west of the stadium, next to the A406 North Circular Road. On event days, it can hold about 387 cars, with 48 DDA-compliant parking bays. Other nearby options include the Green Parking, a surface-level car park with up to 588 pre-bookable spaces, and the Blue Parking, a multi-storey with 202 DDA-compliant parking bays connected to the stadium concourse via a step-free bridge link. The Pink Parking is a multi-storey within a short walk to the east of the stadium on Lakeside Way, with capacity for 1,675 spaces. A disclaimer here: you should be aware that the availability of parking spaces and their layout may be subject to change due to specific events that require different arrangements.

How can I book parking on an event day at Wembley Stadium?

The Wembley Official Parking website lets you reserve parking spaces for both event and non-event days. Access the Official Parking Site through the event page for the event you're attending at Wembley Stadium for additional details on coaches and event-specific parking information, including accessibility guidance and DDA parking.

After booking your preferred car park and confirming your car details, you'll receive a map and postcode of your exact parking location. Note that for some events, parking may be allocated based on the specific event details. To guarantee availability on event days, it's recommended to book your parking spot in advance as spaces can fill up quickly. If you have questions, check the FAQ page.

The flat rate parking fee for the day is £40, and you can pre-book a spot for your car starting from March 1st, 2023, with an additional booking fee of £2.50 for cars and Blue Badge parking, £1 for motorbikes, £3.50 for minibuses, and £5 for coaches. We recommend you arrive early to avoid the crowds. Another disclaimer: you should note that prices are subject to change based on factors such as availability, seasonal offers, and promotions.

Inside Wembley Stadium: Entry Guidelines, Best Seats, Arrival Times

Bag Policy, Prohibited Items, Cashless Payments, and More

Before you head to your event at Wembley Stadium, it's important to be aware of the stadium's bag policy to ensure your visit is stress-free.. For security reasons, only bags that are smaller than an A4 piece of paper (H 297mm, W 210mm, and D 210mm) are allowed inside the stadium. Be sure to double-check the size of your bag before leaving home to ensure that it meets the requirements.

Items you buy on an event day will come in a clear plastic bag, which is permitted inside the stadium. If you purchase merchandise from one of the retail outlets inside the stadium or at the stadium store outside the stadium, the bag will be sealed. Several items are also strictly prohibited at the stadium, including large umbrellas, selfie sticks, pushchairs, food and drink, large-bodied cameras, alcohol, aluminium and glass drink containers, plastic bottles over 500ml, weapons and tools, and more. Basically, anything that could be considered offensive or compromise public safety is prohibited. Check out the full list of prohibited items on the visitor guide to Wembley Stadium.

You should also note that Wembley Stadium is now a cashless venue. This means that you will need to bring a debit or credit card with you if you plan to make any purchases during your visit. None of the kiosks at Wembley Stadium will accept cash, so plan accordingly.

Remember to bring your ticket, whether it's physical or electronic, and bring an ID as proof of ownership. If you have an e-ticket on your phone, consider bringing a power bank to ensure you can access it all day.

To learn more about Wembley Stadium's event day regulations, including information about accessibility and special requirements, check out their visitor information website. By following the rules and guidance provided by the venue, you can help ensure that everyone has a safe and stress-free visit to Wembley Stadium.

Where is the best place to sit at Wembley Stadium?

Are you curious about the best seats to get the optimal experience at Wembley Stadium? We have good news: every block in this state-of-the-art stadium offers great unrestricted views, regardless of its height. While Club Wembley on Level 2 is believed to offer the best view based on popular opinion, even the highest seats on the upper level provide good views. All seats are very comfortable and have a significant distance between rows. The official Wembley Stadium seating plans offer a comprehensive layout for each of its levels. Find them here:

The Wembley Stadium seating plan “View from Your Seat” page offers a handy tool to see a comprehensive layout of the stadium, including views from each seat box and seat block at Wembley Stadium. You can choose to view the seating plan for either a concert or a sporting event setup. Note that access between certain levels of Wembley Stadium is not allowed for guests. Guests seated on Level 2, 3 or 4 (seats or boxes starting with 2, 3, or 4) have free movement within these areas, while guests seated on Levels 1 and 5 are not permitted to access other levels of the stadium.

Does Wembley Stadium have a roof?

One of the questions we’re asked the most is: does Wembley have a roof,, the answer is yes! The sliding cover sits 52 metres above the pitch, providing cover for every seat in the stadium, though Level 1 guests may get wet if rain falls at an angle. However, if you're attending a concert and have a standing ticket on the pitch, be aware that you won't be under the roof and will be exposed to the elements. To ensure the best view for your event, visit the View from your Seat page on the Wembley Stadium website before booking and check the Event Day layouts for sports and music concerts.

What is the capacity at Wembley Stadium?

If you're curious about how many people does Wembley Stadium hold, you'll be interested to know that the official Wembley capacity is 90,000 visitors (that's a lot of people!). So, how many seats in Wembley Stadium? Well, that's the answer! Although many believe that Wembley is the largest stadium globally, that's not quite the case. While it's true that Wembley Stadium is the biggest stadium in the UK and the second-largest in Europe in terms of capacity (with Camp Nou in Barcelona holding over 99,000), the world's largest stadium is the Rungrado 1st of May Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea. This colossal stadium can hold 114,000 people, with some reports suggesting that it can even reach 150,000 spectators for certain events.

What time should I arrive before an event at Wembley Stadium?

To avoid crowds and ensure a smooth entry to Wembley Stadium, arrive at Wembley Park as early as possible before the event. Check the schedule for your show's opening times and plan to arrive at least 60-90 minutes before the start time. If you have general admission seats, arrive early to get a spot near the stage. For reserved seats, aim to be seated before the show starts. Arriving early also allows you to catch the opening acts, and you will find there are several things to do in Wembley, such as exploring the Wembley Park Art Trail), grabbing a pre-show drink at BOXPARK Wembley or indulging in some shopping at London Designer Outlet. Wait 10-15 minutes in your seat after the event to let the crowds disperse, and consider having dinner at one of the many restaurants in Wembley Park, such as Masalchi or Estadio Lounge (booking may be required).

Accessibility in and around Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium and Wembley Park offer step-free access throughout the entire neighbourhood, including public transport, parking, retailers, and the stadium itself. The Stadium provides 310 spaces for wheelchair users, with an accompanying seat for a personal assistant or companion. These spaces are available on every level of the stadium. It also offers dedicated seating for guests with access requirements who don’t need a wheelchair, such as guests with visual impairment or other non-visible disabilities. The Stadium also features dedicated lifts to all levels, trained staff and stewards, accessible toilets and changing places units, induction loop facilities, assistance dogs, and audio descriptive commentary. Two sensory and inclusion rooms accommodating up to 12 guests each, including 2 wheelchair users per room, are available on Level 4.. Find a comprehensive visitor guide to Wembley Stadium’s facilities for disabled visitors here.

Around Wembley Stadium: Places to Stay, Where to Eat, Shopping, Stadium Tours

Where to stay near Wembley Stadium?

For a stress-free experience when attending an event at Wembley Stadium, consider staying in Wembley Park, which offers a range of accommodation options to fit any budget. The luxurious Hilton London Wembley and modern Novotel London Wembley are both popular hotels near Wembley Stadium, while (somewhat) cheap hotels in Wembley like Premier Inn London Wembley Park and Premier Inn London Wembley Stadium hotel provide comfortable rooms at affordable prices. The Ibis London Wembley is another excellent hotel close to Wembley Stadium, allowing you to get to your event in a few minutes. The longstanding, no-frills Wembley International Hotel, located behind BOXPARK Wembley has been a well-known feature in the area since the 1960s.

It's worth noting that prices can vary depending on the time of year and demand, so be sure to book early to secure the best deals.

Where to eat near Wembley Stadium?

Bringing outside food and drinks to Wembley Stadium is not allowed, but you can bring an empty plastic bottle under 500 ml. Refill stations are available in the concourse to keep hydrated. Instead, you can enjoy a variety of over 60 restaurants and bars in Wembley Park. BOXPARK Wembley on Olympic Way is a popular choice with three bars, music, and over 20 street food vendors. It also often becomes a fan zone hosting themed entertainment before and after your event at Wembley Stadium. London Designer Outlet has popular high-street options like Nando's, Pizza Express, and TGI Fridays, great for the family. For more unique dining experiences, try Masalchi by twice-Michelin-starred Chef Atul Kochhar or Estadio Lounge on Wembley Park Boulevard. If you’re in the mood for fresh pasta or a pizza, why not try Pasta Remoli or Bread Ahead?

During sporting events, designated bars and pubs around Wembley Park often become fan zones so find out where your team's fan zone is before the event so you can head in the right direction. Note that Olympic Way and nearby outdoor areas are designated as No Street Drinking Zones on event days. Instead, you can enjoy drinks at local bars and pubs, including The White Horse by Fuller’s, a quintessential British pub with an outdoor terrace right next to Wembley Stadium.

Check out our visitor guide to the best bars and restaurants near Wembley Stadium here.

Shopping near Wembley Stadium before an event

If you're looking to do some shopping near Wembley Stadium before an event, you're in luck. The area is home to famous Wembley shopping centre London Designer Outlet (LDO), a popular shopping destination with over 50 stores and all your favourite brands at up to 70% off the recommended retail price.

Some of the top fashion brands at London Designer Outlet include Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, and Levi's. If you're looking for accessories, head to stores like Clarks, Kurt Geiger, and Sunglass Hut. If you want something sweet to take to your event, you’ll find a Lindt store at this iconic Wembley shopping outlet.

If you're planning to visit London Designer Outlet on a Stadium event day, there will be a flat rate parking fee of £40 per car per day from midnight to midnight.

However, if you spend £40 or more on a stadium event day at LDO's shops, restaurants, and/or Cineworld Wembley, you can park for up to six hours at the normal tariff (excluding pre-booked parking and subject to availability). All you need to do is validate your ticket at the Red Car Park Office or LDO Guest Services before leaving the parking lot to take advantage of this special offer. Make sure not to miss out on this great opportunity to hit the shops at London Designer Outlet before your stadium event.

Although Wembley Stadium limits bag sizes, you can still enjoy shopping at London Designer Outlet thanks to the London Designer Outlet Dropit service. You can have your purchases from any of the 50 stores delivered to your preferred location at a time convenient to you. Same-day deliveries are also available within the M25 area. Simply download the DropIt Shopping app to use this handy service. If you need further help, click here to contact the London Designer Outlet Guest Services team.

If you’re a football fan, The Wembley Stadium Store, located next to the ticket office, offers an extensive range of kits (including England kit and training wear), apparel, souvenirs, and gifts, including Wembley Stadium merchandise to commemorate your visit.

Can I visit Wembley Stadium if I don’t have a ticket to an event?

Yes, you can explore the world-famous National Stadium through its award-winning Wembley Stadium Tour where you can relive historical moments with exclusive access to areas typically reserved for top sporting and musical stars. Stadium tour highlights include the Dressing Rooms, Press Room, Players' Tunnel, Pitchside, and the iconic Royal Box. The Walk of Legends allows visitors to both relive Wembley Stadium's greatest moments and create new memories of your own. The Crossbar Exhibition showcases original treasures like the 1966 World Cup Final crossbar and the Jules Rimet Trophy, as well as archives dating back to the stadium’s early 20th-century origins. The guided tour takes approximately 75 minutes, with prices starting at £24 for adults, £17 for children under 16 years, and a family ticket for four costing £65.

Your Ultimate 2023 Visitor Guide to Wembley Stadium: Everything You Need to Know

We hope this visitor guide to Wembley Stadium has been useful. To wrap up, we recommend arriving early to avoid crowds and make the most of your visit by exploring the surrounding Wembley Park area.When it comes to choosing the best seats at Wembley Stadium, every block in the stadium offers an unobstructed view and seating is covered by the roof. For exclusive access to areas typically reserved for top stars and historical exhibits, you won’t want to miss the Wembley Stadium Tour on a non-event day. Consider staying at a hotel near Wembley Stadium or enjoying a meal at one of the many restaurants in Wembley Park, to make your visit easy, convenient and stress-free. You’ll have a blast

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