Wembley Stadium Tour

Wembley Stadium has been home to countless sporting and entertainment achievements. Come discover all of them and something you might not know, at a Wembley Stadium Tour.

The London Pass Learn the rich sporting and entertainment history of one of Britain's biggest venues. Normally £24.00 - Included with London Pass

Visit the England Football Team's home turf, Wembley Stadium, and take a behind-the-scenes tour of the players' tunnel and team changing rooms.

Enjoy access to a Wembley Stadium Tour with The London Pass®

- Pay nothing at the door, simply show your pass.
- Learn about London's largest and most prestigious sporting stadium, the heartbreak and the elation felt in its walls.

Pass Perk

- Show your London Pass in the Stadium Store to receive a 15% discount.

 

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- History of the Wembley Stadium

- Wembley Stadium Tour highlights

- Wembley Stadium Facts

- Don't Miss

- Getting in

- Make the most of your London Pass

- Know before you go

- How to get there



History of the Wembley Stadium

The original stadium was opened in 1923, and was first called the Empire Stadium - designed for the British Empire Exhibition. It was built by Sir Robert McAlpine, and cost around £750,000 at the time. Plans were to demolish the stadium at the end of the exhibition, but Chairman of the Empire Exhibition Sir James Stevenson decided to keep it standing.

The first footballing event held at the stadium was the FA Cup Final in 1923. It later became the go-to stadium for cup finals and international matches, including the 1966 World Cup Final, which England famously won.

It was also well known as a live music venue. The first band to ever perform there was Yes in 1969, but it would later go on to host The London Rock and Roll Show and Live Aid. Michael Jackson performed there 15 times, the most prevalent performer the stadium ever saw.

The Wembley Stadium of old was eventually shut in 2000, and plans to rebuild it began soon after, but due to many unforeseen circumstances, it didn't reopen until 2007. Since, it has hosted multiple football and rugby finals, the 2012 London Olympics, American Football, and the musical stylings of artists like Madonna, Metallica, and Beyonce.

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Wembley Stadium Tour highlights

  • Revisit some of the greatest moments in modern sporting and music history.

  • Check out a host of artefacts from events throughout Wembley Stadium's rich history.

  • Learn lots of behind-the-scenes information from the informative tour guides.

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Wembley Stadium facts

  • The famous twin towers have made way for an iconic arch over the stadium, which has been totally rebuilt and is now one of the most modern and breathtaking arenas in the world.

  • Though not officially opened by King George V until 23 April 1924, the stadium hosted its first FA Cup final the previous year, when an estimated 200,000 people crammed in to watch Bolton Wanderers FC defeat West Ham United FC 2-0. That match famously became known as the 'White Horse final', as a mounted policeman took to the pitch to keep fans at bay.

  • There are 107 steps in the trophy presentation route.

  • The new Wembley encloses 4,000,000 m³ inside its walls and under its roof. This is the equivalent of 25,000 double-decker buses or 7 billion pints of milk.

  • The pitch is covered by specially designed protective panels for rock concerts which creates space for up 25,000 fans to stand.

  • Each of the two giant screens is the size of 600 domestic television sets.

  • Wembley Stadium has 90,000 seats, 310 wheelchair spaces and 400 press seats.

  • The stadium holds an astounding 2,618 toilets.

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Don't Miss

On arrival, visitors are self-guided through a highly visual journey of the history of Wembley Stadium with all its events and magic moments enhanced by immersive multimedia content delivered via a Wembley-brand multimedia device.

Recent additions to the Wembley Tour experience include ‘The Crossbar Exhibition’ and ‘Walk of Legends’ which display objects dating back to the Empire Exhibition of 1924 as well as the famous crossbar from the 1966 World Cup final, the Olympic flag from the 1948 Olympics and bringing things up to date with Ed Sheeran’s guitar from his 2018 sell-out solo shows at the Stadium.

Visitors then become part of a guided Wembley Stadium Tour experience, with the multimedia device triggering exclusive, rich content including stories and facts shared through text, graphics, and video.

Want to see what you can expect when you join a Wembley Stadium tour? Check out our behind-the-scenes video as well as an interview with one of Wembley's top tour guides.

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Know before you go

- Wembley Arena is fully accessible, with ramps for easy access. There are 147 accessible toilets within the Stadium.

- Interactive elements of the tour cater to a variety of languages, including English, French, German, Spanish, and Mandarin. A separate, British Sign Language version of the full tour experience has also been created.

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Getting in

Tour tickets available on the day from the Tours Entrance next to the Bobby Moore statue. Please check the website for operation days and arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the tour.

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Make the most of your London Pass

After your tour, why not check out the Royal Airforce Museum, London Zoo, or Jason's Original Canal Boat? All are included with The London Pass®.

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How to get there

Underground
- Wembley Park - Metropolitan & Jubilee Lines
- Wembley Central - Bakerloo Line

Train
- Wembley Stadium - Overground
- Wembley Central - National Rail Overground services

Bus
- 18, 83, 92, 182, 223, 224, 483, N18, N83

Visit the Wembley Stadium website for more travel information. 
For up to date information on opening times and tour availability, please click here.

 

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Getting to Wembley Stadium Tour

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Opening Times

1st Nov – 31st March (tours every 60 mins)
Monday 10.00 - 15.00
Tuesday 10.00 - 15.00
Wednesday 10.00 - 15.00
Thursday 10.00 - 15.00
Friday 10.00 - 15.00
Saturday 10.00 - 15.00
Sunday 10.00 - 15.00
1st April – 31st October (tours every 30 mins)
Monday 10.00 - 16.00
Tuesday 10.00 - 16.00
Wednesday 10.00 - 16.00
Thursday 10.00 - 16.00
Friday 10.00 - 16.00
Saturday 10.00 - 16.00
Sunday 10.00 - 16.00

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