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Living in Wembley

The home of English football is undergoing a renaissance. Discover the unique energy of Wembley, where culture and entertainment meet convenience and connectivity.

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Why Wembley is a good place to live

Best known as host to sports heroes and popstars, there’s way more to this iconic entertainment hub than meets the eye. Well-connected, diverse and bustling, Wembley is a great place to live if you want to embrace city life and a rich cultural scene.

Wembley has become a true foodie destination and a huge shopping mecca, as well as a fun night out thanks to chic bars and popular venues like Boxpark. The world-famous stadium is a source of pride for locals, and its resulting tourism contributes to a thriving local economy. 

One of Wembley’s lesser-known merits is its excellent parks, where you can leave behind the rush of the city in seconds. Green spaces and nature are part of the fabric of Wembley, even as new buildings pop up - the local council advocates for them to aid mental health and wellbeing.

Living in Wembley comes with the peace of mind of a low crime rate compared to other parts of the capital, thanks in part to heightened police presence at events. Wembley is one of the most multicultural parts of London and home to students from several universities. Excellent travel connections make it easy to both embrace and escape the city, depending on how you’re feeling.

What is Wembley famous for?

Wembley is most famous for Wembley Stadium and Wembley Arena, two adjacent venues that host the world’s best sports and music events.

The stadium was the venue for the 1948 Summer Olympics and the 1966 FIFA World Cup Final, and it regularly hosts international football matches, concerts and other high-profile events.

Things to do in Wembley

Wembley’s dynamic blend of shopping, entertainment, dining and culture means you’ll never be short of things to do and see.

If you’re a football fanatic, then a tour of Wembley Stadium will be top of your list. You can explore the changing rooms, press room and even get your hands on a (replica) FA Cup. The nearby London Designer Outlet is a shopping haven with high-end bargains and high street faves.

Wembley Park is the place to eat, drink and dance ‘til your heart’s content, whether you’re hitting a trendy cafe, international restaurant or designer bar. The bustling Wembley Market is an alternative option for a taste of authentic street food, or choose from many local pubs and their busy beer gardens for a drink before a big game.

King Edward VII Park and Wembley Park are your go-tos for a respite from the urban bustle - sprawling green spaces for walking, cycling or picnicking. Fryent Country Park is another great option, sitting between Wembley Park and Kingsbury with 30 hectares of green space.

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Local pubs in Wembley

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  • Barrel & Corner

    Wembley, Middlesex, HA0

    Community boozer in the heart of Wembley.

  • J J Moons

    Wembley, London, HA9

    These premises were first acquired in 1973. At that time, the building accommodated William Perring & Co Ltd, House Furnishers, and had done so since at least 1932.

  • Swan

    Sudbury, Wembley, HA0

  • Arch

    Wembley, Middlesex, HA9

    Traditional Indian food has been widely appreciated for its fabulous use of herbs and spices and has been known for its large assortment of cooking styles and dishes from region to region.

Transport in Wembley


Head to Wembley Central Station to jump on the Bakerloo Line, or Wembley Park and Neasdon for the Jubilee Line.


There are four stations in the neighbourhood: Wembley Stadium, Wembley Central, Wembley Park and North Wembley

Wembley Stadium Station runs direct routes to Marylebone and Wembley Central Station, serving as a key interchange for London Overground and Bakerloo Line services.

All stations reach central London within just 20-30 minutes, and there are direct Chiltern Railways services to London Marylebone (30 minutes) High Wycombe (45 minutes) and Oxford (1 hour 10 minutes).


The local bus network includes routes such as the 83, 92, and 182, providing convenient access to Brent Cross, Harrow and Central London.


Wembley benefits from its proximity to major roadways, notably the A406 (North Circular Road) and the A40, providing easy access to various parts of London. The M1 motorway is also within a short drive, linking Wembley to the north and the Midlands.

Venues and shopping centres have lots of parking, although they can get busy during big events. Residents often need parking permits for on-street parking in Wembley.


Living in Wembley means convenient access to London Heathrow, which is just 12 miles west and reachable in 20-30 minutes by car. The tube and Heathrow Express also provide seamless links to the airport.

You can easily get to Luton and Gatwick airports as well, putting more domestic and international flight options within reach.

Transport connections

Wembley Central
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
Wembley Central
National Rail
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
Sudbury Town
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
Sudbury & Harrow Road
National Rail
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
0.7 miles / 1.1 km
North Wembley
0.8 miles / 1.3 km

Schools in Wembley

Wembley has a mix of state-funded and independent schools, and several of them are recognised for their academic excellence. Among the notable schools in Wembley are Ark Academy Wembley, Preston Manor School and Copland Community School.

There are many independent faith schools in and around the Wembley area, the majority of which achieve high grades. They include Swaminarayan School, the first independent Hindu school in Europe.

There are no universities within Wembley itself, but its strategic location means that many students from nearby unis, such as Middlesex and Westminster, call Wembley home.

Schools in Wembley

Barham Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
The Corner School
Ages: 5 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Park Lane Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2021)
Ark Elvin Academy
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2023)
New Level Academy
Ages: 13 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Requires improvement (2022)
Alperton Community School
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2021)