Wembley Arena - 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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Arena Square, Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0DW
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Engineers WayWembleyHA9 0DW
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From the outside this venue looks like it's had it days... it's surroundings are not much better. It works though. Sitting right next to Wembley Stadium, it is set up to herd large crowds to and from the station to the entrance with ease, there are so many helpful staff to head people to the correct doors and once inside it's pretty easy to move around.
We went to see the Flight of the...more
Not a bad venue at all. If you're coming here for a comedy gig as I was, hopefully you'll have banished any hopes for an intimate gig by the time you get off the tube. That's not what this place is about. It's huge, impersonal and a slightly strange set up where, if you're on the side like we were, you're turned awkwardly in your seat to face the stage. Enjoyed the show though, thanks...more
One review mentioned that the arena was originally built for the Olympics. It shows, as it definitely seems like some sort of old sporting venue adapted for music shows. The place is a big rectangle with seats in the sides in a raised area all facing the center of the rectangle and the stage erected on one of the narrow ends. There are various food and beer stands lining the hallway just...more
This venue is weird. Went to see the Arctic Monkeys a few weeks ago .... we were sat down near the stage so had a great view of not only the band but also the absolute carnage that was happening in the standing area. People getting stomped on, carried out, etc. You would have thought they would have some sort of control.
Anyhow .. band were ace... i just prefer a more intimate gig I guessmore
I'm just not a fan of a venue that can pack 10,000 people inside a gigantic garden shed and still remain stuffy. I'm also not a fan of said venue having the weirdest seating ever. You know something is wrong when my Row F seat is worse than the top row of the very back seats. Note to all Londoners: Never get a seat in section S14. You will be facing the section across from you and will...more