SSE Arena, Wembley


SSE Arena, Wembley - 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.

The venue is now synonymous with live music, welcoming scores of sell out shows and one off UK tour dates from major recording artists each year.

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SSE Arena, Wembley

Arena Square
Engineers Way
0844 815 0815
Public transport:
Please use either Wembley Park or Wembley Central Stations.
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews


3 out of 5 based on 14 reviews

Top 5 reviews of SSE Arena, Wembley

3.0 out of 5 15 December 2014
by Thalie A.

I got stuck in Mr. Peabody's Way back Machine!

Retro nosebleed seating.. Old heads from USA know what I mean. Glad I wasn't seated up there. Bleachers from your high school gym.

Reto toilets.. Not many. In working order but don't expect all the taps to work or dispensers to be topped up with soap.

Retro food.. Overpriced, low quality, limited selection. Fosters anyone? Didn't think...more

5.0 out of 5 7 November 2014
by Albin B.

Doesn't look particularly impressive, does not have a huge capacity but it has a sole ... You can focus solely on the show or artist you are there to see. You won't be distracted by the size and outlook (like Wembley stadium).

I also prefer the Wembley arena to the O2. It is smaller but I do believe it has more space for standing tickets ... I never had a issue getting a standing ticket...more

2.0 out of 5 2 May 2014
by A S.

Visited recently to see Jeff Dunham perform. The venue itself is next to Wembley stadium and looks somewhat characterless by comparison but no matter. It's easy to get here by London Underground and entry and exit from the venue seem well organised.

Food and drink prices, although at somewhat of a premium are more keenly priced that at The O2.

As it so happens, the Jeff Dunham show is a...more

5.0 out of 5 22 August 2013
by Daniel P.

You wouldn't think this venue could match up to its neighbour Wembley Stadium. It doesn't look nearly as impressive and the events put on there aren't nearly as popular as footballcup finals in its sibling rival.

But, I was treated to something truly magical in this building as a late birthday present. It's not for everyone, but I would see it over football anyday (mainly because I hate...more

3.0 out of 5 2 June 2009
by Yee Gan O.

Nostalgia value 5 stars. Unfortunately, with the O2 Arena raising the standards so high, it's only loyalty that keeps some bands returning to the arena and the view of the fans?

The location seems almost odd now, in the middle of a residential area. No atmosphere around the venue. Good tune station but no parking and horrendous queues if you drive. Shabby inside compared to the O2.

So I...more

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