Wembley, Greater London is justifiably famous for the iconic Wembley stadium. The stadium was recently renovated at a cost of 827m pounds in 2007, making it the most expensive stadium in the world. As well as football, the stadium hosts numerous events, ranging from American football to motor racing. On Sunday you can take a stroll around the market opposite the stadium.
But Wembley is about more than just a stadium. It is also home to Wembley Arena, home to a variety of entertainment for many years and it recently celebrated its seventy fifth anniversary. This was home to the British exhibition in 1924, showing off the best of British industry and culture.
It was not until 1978 that the Empire Pool was officially known as the Wembley Arena. Over the years, many great pop acts have played here, most notably rock and roll bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. In 2006 it was refurbished at a cost of 35m pounds.
The Wembley Arena also has a conference center, ideal for anyone looking to conduct business in the heart of the city. It has six conference rooms and can hold up to 2200 guests, so is ideal for large scale business conferences.
For those who fancy a little retail therapy, the Wembley Central Square Shopping Center is an ideal place to see a variety of shops. It is currently under going redevelopment which should be completed in 2010.
There are numerous places to stay in Wembley to suit all budgets. There are numerous websites to show you the ideal accommodation for your stay and it is advisable to book early to avoid disappointment, especially during popular events such as the FA cup or concerts. Wembley can be accessed via the Metropolitan and Jubilee underground lines via the Wembley Park stadium. You can also arrive by bus via the Wembley Central bus station and is accessible by road on the A406.
Wembley is a great place to visit at the heart of Greater London and is well worth a visit!