Wembley Stadium- A stadium of records


Have I mentioned that I am quite new to London? I have been here 5 months and like every newcomer, I want to visit and experience the most essential attractions in the city. Today I headed west (or northwest) to Wembley Stadium with my colleague and friend Ursa, who organises events for our division, Luxurist Events.

We arrived at the Bobby Moore entrance where his statue stands proudly.

Bobby Moore at the Entrance to Wembley Stadium

We collected our ticket at the entrance and headed towards the Crossbar Reception where we were greeted by Sateesh.  We were given such a warm welcome and as we were early, we had a look around the reception.

Do you see the cross bar illuminated on the top of the reception name? That is the famous cross bar (for all football or soccer fans out there) from the 1966 World Cup. The match was between West Germany and England and the ball hit the bar before entering (this we will never know for certain) the goal.

Crossbar reception at Wembley Stadium

Crossbar Reception with Ursa before the tour

The tour began with our charismatic guide Ansley leading us past the Olympic flag from the 1948 games into the stadium.

Wembley Stadium

The impressive Wembley Stadium

It is difficult to describe the sensation one feels when entering. It’s overwhelming and impressive. It is almost as though you can feel the energy of all the spectators that have ever been in the stadium whether for a sport event or a concert.

This new stadium which officially opened in 2007 holds a number of surprises:

  • It is the biggest ‘all seats covered’ stadium in the world.
  • The arch has a span of 315 metres  - it is the only single span roof structure in the world.
  • It is the arena with the most toilets in the entire world with… 2618!


Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium


Wembley Stadium Panorama

Wembley Stadium Panorama


The stadium is designed to create the ultimate and most unforgettable experience for an event, its  specially angled glass creates the famous Wembley roar.

I don’t want to give much  more away  as it ruins the carefully planned tour and the surprise.

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Olympic Flag at Wembley Stadium

Olympic Flag at Wembley Stadium

Messi Shirt at Wembley Stadium



Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium


Shirts at Wembley Stadium

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About Sophie

Sophie is Luxury Hotels Group’s Creative PR & Marketing Executive. Unfortunately, she will be pursuing her master’s degree in The Netherlands after the summer, so her time with us is limited. Not only is she half Dutch and Panamanian, but she is an authentic child of the world after having lived in Indonesia, Paraguay, Mexico, Ghana, Spain, The Netherlands, Switzerland, and the UK. To fulfill her insatiable wanderlust, Sophie obtained her bachelor’s degree from the world-renowned École hôtelière de Lausanne. Although her favourite hobbies include indulging in books and modern dance, Sophie’s dream is to visit every country on the planet!