Attending a live event in Wembley – be it a rock concert, festival, arena tour or sports game – is one of the top things to do in London.
If you’re heading to the area for a big day (or night) out, our new guide tells you everything you need to know, from the best things to do in Wembley to the finest places to stay.
How to get here
The best way to get to Wembley Park is via public transport, taking advantage of excellent tube and rail connections to Central London, the south-east and beyond. If you’d prefer to drive, there are more than 3000 secure parking spaces in Wembley Park that you can prebook. But don’t forget that on event days the roads and public transport will be extra busy, so plan your journey in advance and leave plenty of time! Click here to plan your journey and find the best route for you.
Make a day of it with a meal at one of the LDO’s 20 cafés, bars and restaurants, from burgers at Big Moe’s Diner to a rack of ribs at Frankie & Benny’s, or other favourites such as Pizza Express, Nando’s and Wagamama. If you’re in a hurry, Boxpark Wembley’s wide range of global street foods includes Greek, Thai, Indian and Argentinian as well as traditional and vegan options.
Take advantage of happy hour at the LDO’s bars, such as 2-for-1 cocktails at Las Iguanas, or visit Sky Bar 9 @ Hilton Wembley for its stylish interior and an outdoor terrace with views over the stadium.
Pre- & post-event entertainment
Wondering what to do around Wembley before or after your big event? Get yourself to Boxpark, where three bars, live DJs and club nights will keep the party going until 1am. And if you can’t get a ticket to the cup final, watching it live on Boxpark’s huge HD screens is almost as good as the real thing!
There’s always plenty happening all over Wembley Park, from free events and performers in the square to dramatic installations and street art. Click here for updates on what's on in north London.
If you’ve time to spare, visit the London Designer Outlet and kit yourself out with some new threads or simply grab a bargain. Lots of big names offer discounts of up to 70% on RRP – from Nike and Adidas sportswear to fashion from Next, Gap and SuperDry. And don’t forget to accessorise with shoes from Skechers, Converse and Dr Marten, or shades from Sunglasses Hut.
Don’t want to haul your shopping bags around all day? Take advantage of Dropit, the store-to-door delivery service, and head off to your big event while your shopping wings its way to your home.
Places to stay
If you’re heading to the area for an event, the best place to stay in London is right here in Wembley Park. Hilton London Wembley, just metres from the Stadium and OVO Arena Wembley, offers a fitness suite and pool, plus a choice of bars and restaurants. You’ll also find some affordable hotel chains in the area including Premier Inn, Travelodge and Ibis, offering rooms from just £49 per night so you might as well make a weekend of it!