Places to see in London Wembley
If you’re staying in one of our great budget hotels in Wembley then you won’t be short of activities to keep you busy on the days you’re not commuting into the smoke. In fact, the likelihood is you’re there to see something at the world famous Wembley Stadium, but if you’re not, you can still go on tours of the eponymous stadium and see the incredible sight for yourself.
Recommended Attraction in Wembley
It would be far too easy to name Wembley Stadium as the “one must do thing” in Wembley, especially as the likelihood is that you’re in Wembley for that very reason. We reckon you can’t go wrong by paying a visit to the Shri Swaminarayam Mandir. It was the largest Hindu temple (mandir) to be built outside India, and although some others have out-built it since, it remains one of London’s most beautiful pieces of architecture. Comprising thousands of tons of stone and marble shipped from Bulgaria and Italy, you will be flabbergasted at the scale and attention to detail on this magnificent building.
Alternative Things To Do in Wembley
Coming in at a close second is the Tricycle Theatre on Kilburn High Road. Famed since the ‘80s for producing challenging and thought-provoking work, and with a particular remit to produce for the local and wider London community, this little gem of a theatre is a talking point in the best theatrical circles and thoroughly deserves its place amongst the best producing houses in the country. If you get a chance to see something in this intimate space, we recommend you grab it with both hands!
Not everyone thinks of Wembley when they think of shopping in London, but the Wembley Designer Outlet can hold its own with the best of them and will provide you with all of the high street names you’d expect from a large, cosmopolitan area like Wembley. There are also some great restaurants and café/bars in the units to catch your breath and get a refreshing cuppa during your spree.
Look around for good dining experiences, as in amongst the restaurants you might expect, there are a few hidden gems, particularly Arena Greek Restaurant.
Attraction List in Wembley
You’ve got a great few days lined up if you’re spending them in Wembley, and to make your cash go furthest, we recommend checking out our Wembley hotel booking service. You’ll be in a great, budget hotel and can really make the most of the fantastic attractions on offer.
Here is Wembley City. First stop for you must be the new and impressive Wembley Stadium, the home of English football since 1923. But why stand outside admiring the structure? Make sure you take the unforgettable Wembley Stadium Tour and go behind the scenes into the Team’s changing rooms. Walk through the players’ tunnel and stand triumphantly in front of the Royal Box with the Cup. Magic!
Address: Wembley, Greater London HA9 0WS
This is Wembley Arena, the venue of events featuring such artists as Madonna, Barbra Streisand and David Bowie. It is built on the site of what was once rolling parkland, but was transformed into the British Empire Exhibition of 1924-5. Take in a tour or a concert.
Address: Arena Square, Engineers Way, London HA9 OAA
Phone: 020 8782 5500
Just between the entrances to the Stadium and the Arena is Arena Square, which is quickly becoming a well known landmark in its own right, having hosted the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Torch Relay, in addition to a number of celebrity and community events. It is an iconic landmark so make sure you grab a good photo!
Address: Arena Square, Engineers Way, London HA9 OAA
Phone: +44 20 8782 5500
Arena Square is also home to the Square of Fame, an exciting new visitor attraction, featuring a strictly limited selection of bronze handprints of iconic and historic entertainment and sporting celebrities in honour of their achievements. Similar to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, this is definitely an unmissable experience.
Here you will find the Wembley Sunday Market, the largest Sunday Market in England. There are over 500 stalls selling everything from fresh food and household items, to toys, electrical goods and all the latest fashion wear. There is a fantastic food court area, with delights from around the world. A great atmosphere with all the hustle and bustle of a traditional British market. Grab yourself a bargain.
Brent Cross shopping centre is really close to Wembley. Totally enclosed, this modern centre offers all the main High Street shops, together with all the facilities you would expect to make your visit perfect. However, with over 120 stores, don’t expect your visit to be a brief one!
Address: Prince Charles Drive, London Borough of Barnet, NW4 3FP
Phone: 020 8202 8095
For those seeking a more leisurely day out, come here to Hampstead Heath, an area of 800 acres of trees and fields offering panoramic views over London and fashionable Hampstead. Take a stroll, picnic and enjoy a fine day out.
Address: Gordon House Road, London NW5 1QR
Phone: 020 7485 3873
If you would prefer a bit of detective work, why not visit the internationally renowned Kensal Green Cemetery, lying just south of Harlesden. In 72 acres of beautiful grounds, lay inmates, both famous and infamous, from every conceivable walk of life. See if you can find Emile Blondin, Isambard Brunel, William Makepeace Thackeray or Anthony Trollope. They are all here, and they’re not alone!
Address: Harrow Road, London, W10 4RA
Phone: 020 8969 0152
The Tricycle Theatre on Kilburn High Road opened initially as a forum for theatre concerning the social and racial diversity of the surrounding area, presenting plays that tackle relevant issues. Since 1980, the theatre has received widespread acclaim for the quality of its productions and the urgency of its discussion matter.
Address: 269 Kilburn High Road, Kilburn, London NW6 7JR
Phone: 020 7328 1000
Shopping in London can often be a confusing and over-advertised ordeal, but as we have so many great hotels in Wembley, there’s little need to travel large distances, as the Wembley Designer Outlet has more or less anything you’ll need. Seventy brands are represented in this heavily discounted mall near Wembley Stadium, so all your shopping needs are well catered for.
Address: Wembley Park Boulevard, Wembley, Greater London HA9 0QL
Phone: 020 8912 5210
There aren’t a huge number of reputable Greek restaurants in London, and those that are well respected are far-between. The Arena is one of London’s better offerings, in a traditional, Greek taverna style setting. Customer reviews typically rate this restaurant highly, and its mezze menu is a fantastic addition to Wembley’s buzzing diversity.
Address: 307 Harrow Road, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 6BD
Phone: 020 8902 1849