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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.

Football
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Football

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
4.3 / 5
based on 1,588 reviews

Great all in one pass into all the major attractions of London!!!

Easy and convenient to not have to buy tickets but just scan the pass to get in :-). Great value for money if you do a lot of things and go to a lot of attractions in the period of time that you purchase the pass for. We went on Easter Weekend so there were a lot of lines everywhere which took an hour to get into anything so we made a tiny bit less use of the pass. But it still worked out to be better value than buying it all individually. And helped us simply tick the major attractions off our list for London and made us feel like we really saw the important things in London with the pass! Only thing is that we had to go collect our physical passes from a place near Leicester Square in the morning so that also ate up a chunk of time and cost just getting there. So prepare for that chunk of time to pick it up instead of going straight to your first activity. It would be great if they could email a voucher or the passes to us instead.

The London Pass with Access to over 80 Attractions Reviewed by

Very convenient and cheaper than buying all the standalone tickets

We bought the London Pass for 2 days on a 4 days trip so we could bunch up all the attractions that were included in it. Still wish they had the London Eye or The Shard in the list. Great for skipping the lines at Westminster Abbey. Pro tip: if you go to Shakespeare's Globe, go in the morning because usually in the afternoon there are live plays and you cannot get the tour. The book they give you doesn't say this.

The London Pass with Access to over 80 Attractions Reviewed by

Was great, got to see a lot in short time. London pass+oyster card

Was great got to see a lot in short time. We had London pass + Oyster card, I hardly raccomand it.

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