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Wembley Arena

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Wembley Arena - the UK's flagship live music venue first opened in 1934 as the Empire Pool and Sports Arena hosting the 1948 Olympics and numerous sporting and musical events.

75 years and a £35 million refurbishment later, the venue is synonymous with live music, welcoming scores of sell out shows and one off UK tour dates from major recording artists each year.

With 12,500 seats it is London's second largest indoor arena after The O2 arena and third largest indoor concert venue after the O2 and Earls Court One, an exhibition hall which regularly stages concerts.



Wembley Arena has played host to some of the greatest music acts of all time such as Madonna, The Who, The Beatles and Rolling Stones (sharing the same bill), Prince, David Bowie, Kings of Leon, The Killers, Dolly Parton, Elbow and Stevie Wonder to name a few.

The Arena is also well known as a sports and entertainment venue hosting ice skating shows such as Dancing on Ice, sporting events such as TNA Wrestling, Masters Snooker, International Strongman Championships and the Premier League Darts final as well as family events such as Walking With Dinosaurs and Comedians including Lee Evans, Eddie Izzard and Michael McIntyre.

Food & Drink:

Whether you are looking for lighter snacks from the refreshment stands or something more substantial to celebrate a special occasion, Wembley Arena caters for everyone. There are bars and food outlets throughout the arena, with food units situated on both concourses serving quality food from a variety of fast food and snack menus, including burgers, fried chicken and hot dogs. They remain open throughout the event from doors opening. A 160 capacity restaurant is available from 1½ hours before the main doors open

Getting There:
By Car:
Wembley Arena is located just off the A406 North Circular Road within easy reach of central London and the rest of the country, with major motorways connecting nearby. If you're coming from the North, take the M1/A1, then A406, then A404. From the East go M11, M25 (J23), A1, A41, A406 then A404. From the South it’s M25 (J8), A217, A240, A24, A3, A306, A205, A406 then A404. From the West go M4, A312, A40, A406 then A404

For Sat-Nav searches please type in the following post code: HA9 0AA

To pre-book a space in the car park, please visit

By Underground:
Travel to Wembley Park (Zone 4) on either the Metropolitan or Jubilee Line. Exit the station, taking the steps down onto Olympic Way, cross Engineers Way and the Arena is on your right. (10 minutes). Alternatively, go to Wembley Central (Zone 4) on the Bakerloo Line, turn right at the station exit onto Wembley High Road and follow for approximately 200 yards. At the Wembley Triangle turn left into Wembley Hill Road.

Contact Details:

Arena Square,
Engineers Way,
Telephone: 020 8782 5500