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5 cool events that happened at Wembley Stadium

The original Wembley Stadium was built in 1923 and since then has become an iconic place for music and sporting events right up to the present day. Here's some information on the stadium's colorful past.

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The main purpose of the original stadium was football matches. It has been the site of many FA Cup finals as well as other matches.

London Olympics
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London Olympics

After being chosen to host the Olympics in 1944, the games had to be cancelled due to WWII. And so in 1948, post-war, these games became known as the 'Austerity Games.'

Live Aid

One of the most iconic moments in musical history. In 1985 this 16-hour-long concert, held simultaneously in Philadelphia, became known as 'the day that changed the world.'

Queen Live at Wembley

After Live Aid, in 1986, Queen returned to Wembley to play two nights. This iconic stage show also turned out to be the band's final show before Freddie Mercury’s' death.

Michael Jackson BAD tour

This tour broke records as Jackson sold out the stadium 7 nights in a row with a total audience number of 504,000!

Our insider tips

What are the opening hours?

Beyond being open for various sporting and music events throughout the year, the stadium is open for tours 12 months a year and 7 days a week with the exception of certain event dates. Tours depart at 10:00AM, 11:00AM, 12:00PM, 1:00PM, 2:00PM, 3:00PM and 4:00PM with pre-booking always advised.

How much does admission cost?

Cost of sporting and music events is variable. Advance purchase tours of the stadium cost £17 for Adults, £10 for Children/Seniors and £45 for a Family Ticket (2+2). If you wish to pay on the day, tours cost £19 for Adults and £11 for Children/Seniors (a Family Ticket is not applicable on the day).

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Tours start at 10:00AM and run on the hour through 4:00PM, 365 days a year, unless there is an event scheduled.
  • Is it expensive?
    Pre-booked tickets are £17 for adults, £10 for children/seniors or £45 for a family. Day-of tickets are slightly more.
  • Will I need a guide?
    It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    Jubilee and Metropolitan lines, Wembley Park Station. Bakerloo and London Overground Lines, Wembley Central Station.
  • Additional information
    Tours take 75 minutes, but you should set aside at least 90 minutes for your visit. |
    Food purchased from outside the stadium and luggage will not be permitted on the tour.

What people are saying about Wembley Stadium

Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 1,900 reviews

Excellent close-up tour of a legend venue

Our youthful tour guide was excellent, full of enthusiasm and with some nice personal insights and touches. A visit to this legendary venue is highly recommended and definitely worth the ticket price - even if you're not an avid football fan. So much history has passed within these hallowed stadium walls - sporting and otherwise, both in the old-stadium building and the new-stadium building. And it's all captured here - both in the content of the self-guided audio/visual tour and in the escorted guided walkabout. Kids will love it ("highlight of our 6 days in London" said one of our group!).

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A nostalgic tour of sporting highlights at Wembley Stadium

The Wembley tour is a great way for everyone to understand the excitement of watching live sporting events. There are so many ways to remember your favourite team or player and the photographic exhibits enhance the tour. The audio tour guide is excellent and our guide was informative and entertaining.

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Great day out at Wembley tour guide was fun and informative

Brilliant day out for me and my son. He loved every part of the tour Many thanks for changing our time to a earlier tour. Could not wish for happier people to serve us from the club shop to the lady who changed our tour time and for Albert out tour guide Many thanks for making my 7 year old sons day

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Nice Tour, however groep was big (35 people)

Dis this Tour in May 2017 with only 12 people, and now again with my son in August 2018, with 35 people. It was a lot more fun with more details with the small group. However, still great to do, especially with children.

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One of my 9 year old Grandson’s best ever days!

The excitement built throughout the visit. We got loads of info, humour and hands on experiences. Very good value for money. An excellent experience for young and old alike!

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