“Wembley is the cathedral of football. It is the capital of football and it is the heart of football.”
Located in Wembley Park, London, the stadium of Wembley was built in 1923, primarily to host football matches. Today, it has become an iconic platform not just for footballers, but also musicians, artists and non- football sportsmen. If you are travelling to London, it is a good idea to look for hotels close to Wembley Stadium to enjoy a host of global events that are regularly held at this venue. The stadium underwent a rebuild in 2007 and is today the second largest stadium for various events in Europe.
By staying at cheap and budget hotels in Wembley, you can get a chance to see the England national football team in action. The stadium is home to the England squad, and has recently started hosting NFL games.
Top Events in Wembley Stadium
With a seating capacity of 90,000, this mammoth stadium is connected to three different subway stations and seven bus stops. Stay at acclaimed hotels in Wembley, such as Holiday Inn London West, near Queen Charlotte hospital and Central Middlesex Hospital, for the best accommodation in the region. Areas close to North Acton like Hammersmith, Ealing, Twickenham, Marble Arch and others, are just a short tube rise away.
- Wrestling: In August 1992, the stadium played host to the first ever pay-per-view Summer Slam of the erstwhile World Wrestling Federation, held outside North America. The highly anticipated match of Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart and his real life brother ‘The British Bulldog’ for the intercontinental championship was fierce and controversial. The event moved to Britain due to the large fan base, which generated the third large attendance in WWF history.
- Concerts & musical events: Since 1972, Wembley has been an open host to music artists and performers. Gigs and concerts by renowned bands of every genre are held here, including the likes of Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney and Freddy Mercury of Queen. Rock & Roll and pop music are the preferred genres by the local audience. Following its reconstruction, a large number of successful bands and artists have played here, such as U2, Green Day, AC/DC and Muse.
- Football: Till, today the stadium’s essential function is to host football matches for popular national leagues, such as The Barclays Premier League, FA Cup, European Cup, Carling Cup and other domestic leagues. The stadium is equipped with a retractable roof to allow the grass to get some sun and act as protection during adverse weather conditions. Football is on through most of the year at the stadium. American football or rugby is also played frequently at this stadium.
There are a number of other sporting and non-sporting activities held here, such as boxing, greyhound racing, Olympic events, motor racing, etc. To enjoy watching any of these, book your accommodation at hotels in Wembley today.