Cherry Blossoms and Wembley Stadium in Wembley Park

Things to do around Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium is one of the most iconic sport and entertainment venues in the world. But did you know that there are just as many things to do around Wembley Stadium as there are inside?

While you might be heading to the venue for a football match or big concert, make sure you allow some extra time to check out the London Designer Outlet, fun games at BOXPARK Wembley, and the great restaurants near Wembley Stadium.

There are plenty of great restaurants near Wembley Stadium, with everything from fine dining to fast food on offer. Just a few steps away from the main entrance, you’ll find BOXPARK Wembley, a truly unique collection of 22 international street food vendors, along with 2 bars and some wild entertainment options, such as Pop Golf and Bad Axe.

If you prefer a sit-down option, head over to the London Designer Outlet for all of your favourite high street chains. Choose from Zizzi, Nandos, TGI Fridays, Wagamama and many more, ideal for family dining or meeting up with friends. Click here to read our guide to the best restaurants around Wembley Stadium.

Are you in the mood for some retail therapy before the big event? The London Designer Outlet is one of the country’s best shopping destinations, packed with more than 50 luxury retailers at massive discounts, up to 70% off. Bag some great bargains at Nike, Adidas, The Body Shop, Superdry, H&M, The Gap, and many more.

Just remember that Wembley Stadium has a strict no bags policy to keep everyone safe. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t go shopping before the main event – the London Designer Outlet has thought of everything with their Dropit service. You can shop at all 50 of LDO’s luxury outlet shops, and Dropit will group your purchases and deliver them to your home the next day (or sometimes even the same day).

It’s easy to use – simply tell the cashier that you want to use the Dropit service, and they’ll set your bags aside. At the end of the day they group all of your shopping together and deliver it straight to your door. Best of all, you can get the Dropit service for free. To claim your free Dropit service, simply download the Dropit app and enter the code LDOPASS.

Looking for bars and pubs near Wembley Stadium for a pre-match round of drinks – or two? You’re spoiled for choice – the area is home to some great watering holes. For a classic British pub, head to The White Horse, just a 5-minute walk from the main entrance to the stadium. This Fuller’s pub serves up refined versions of pub favourites alongside a wide selection of cask ale, craft beer, and world wines.

For more match day favourites, check out our guide to the best bars and pubs near Wembley Stadium.

Who said playtime is just for the little ones? Kids of all ages love heading to BOXPARK - it’s packed with things to do near Wembley Stadium. Not only is it home to some of the best restaurants near Wembley Stadium, but it’s also quickly becoming one of the top entertainment destinations in London. Check out these fun and unusual things to do near Wembley Stadium before heading inside.

Bad Axe

Did you know that axe throwing is one of the most popular things to do around Wembley? This Canadian pastime is quickly becoming a worldwide sensation, and Bad Axe is leading the way. Expert axe throwers are on hand to teach you how to master the sport, and you can book out your own lane with friends. You can even bring in your own food from BOXPARK vendors and order craft beers and ciders to sip while you fling.

Pop Golf

Sure, you’ve played a round of crazy golf or two, but you’ve never played crazy golf like this. Pop Golf is one of the newest things to do near Wembley Stadium – each one of the nine holes is kitted out with neon lights, ‘grammable decorations, and the best pop songs of the late 20th century and beyond.

Before your next event at Wembley Stadium, battle intergalactic enemies and be the hero of your own epic saga in a free-roam virtual reality experience at meetspaceVR. Book a session for up to eight people and have the time of your life as you explore new worlds and test your skills, completely immersed in a private VR landscape.

With so many things to do around Wembley Stadium, the match is only part of the draw. What will you do before the main event?