Info Olympic Stadium hosts benefit long after the games have moved on, as most of the cities gain new venues. London’s Olympic Stadium has bid farewell to the 2012 athletes, but its future will see more sporting events. Different organizations, including football clubs, have put in bids for stadium use, and the venue will host ... more
5 Knobshill Road
Stratford, Greater London E15 2
Info Home to the Queens Park Rangers FC since 1917, Loftus Road, built in 1904, is the smallest ground in the English Premier League. Located in Shepherd’s Bush, London, the 18,360-capacity stadium has four stands that meet without gaps, making for an insular atmosphere. Usually referred to as QPR, the Queens Park Rangers club ... more
South Africa Road
London W12 7PA
Info The Oval, also known as the Kia Oval, is a large outdoor international cricket arena in Kennington, in the London Borough of Lambeth. The Oval is the home playing field of the Surrey County Cricket Club. The Oval was first established in 1845 and has since been redeveloped and expanded multiple times; it is now at a capacity ... more
Surrey County Cricket Club
London SE11 5SS
Info Vicarage Road (“The Vic”), built in 1922, is a stadium in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. The Vic, with a capacity of just under 20,000, is the home of the Watford football club as well as the Saracens rugby union club. The ground, opened by Benskins Brewery in the 20s, was finally purchased by Watford in ... more
Vicarage Road Stadium
Watford, Herts WD18 0EP
Stadium / Stadium
Info The Boleyn Ground, located in Upton Park, is home to the West Ham United Football Club. Usually referred to as “Upton Park,” Boleyn Ground has a capacity of 35,016 ardent fans on two levels of seating. In 1912, the club first rented the stadium’s grounds, which picked up the Boleyn name from one of its buildings, reported ... more
Upton Park, London E13 9AZ
Info White Hart Lane, built in 1899, is a football stadium in Tottenham, England. The stadium, which is known amongst fans as “The Lane,” is home to the Tottenham Hotspur football club. Beyond national football matches, other games at White Hart Lane include England under-21 football matches, boxing matches and in 1995 and 1996 ... more
46 White Hart Lane
London N17 8DP
Info Home to the Reading Football Club and the London Irish rugby union club, Madejski Stadium is located in Reading, Berkshire. The 24,161-capacity stadium was built in 1998, and it has a shiny gloss that sets it apart from the many historical football stadiums in the country. Each of the four stands has concourse refreshments ... more
Junction 11, M4
Reading, Berkshire, RG2 0FL
Info It really doesn’t matter whether one can follow a match of cricket or not – a sunny day at Lord’s Cricket Ground offers a fabulous excuse for an outdoor party where even the uninitiated can enjoy a few pints, soak up the rays, and blindly cheer for the local Marylebone and Middlesex players along with the rest of the 32 ... more
Lord’s Cricket Ground
St. John’s Wood Road
London NW8 8, UK
Info Selhurst Park is a football stadium and events facility located in the suburbs of London in the Borough of Croydon. Selhurst Park officially opened in August of 1924 and has since hosted a number of different events. The stadium is currently the home of Crystal Palace Football club and has a capacity of about 26,300. In ... more
Selhurst Park Stadium
London SE25 6PU
Info The Den is a football stadium in South Bermondsey, London and is home to the Millwall Football Club. The Den opened in August of 1992 and cost an estimated 16 million pounds to build. The Den has a capacity of about 20,150 and is an all-seated venue. In addition to football matches, other past sports events at The Den include ... more
SE16 3LN London
Concert Venue / Stadium
Info Wembley Stadium is a football stadium located in the borough of Brent, London. Opened in 2007, it was built on the site of the previous 1923 Wembley Stadium, one of the world’s most famous football stadiums until its demolition in 2003. With a 90,000-person capacity, the venue is the second largest stadium in Europe and ... more
London HA9 0WS
Info The Emirates Stadium, or known less formally as “The Emirates” is located on an estate in Ashburton Grove in North London. The stadium houses the Arsenal Football Club and seats 60,361 fans, making it the third biggest football stadium in England and fourth largest throughout the entire United Kingdom. Events at the Emirates ... more
London N5 1BU
The best musicians, artists, and athletes in the world need to play on the biggest stages, and the city of London provides in spades with massive arenas, complexes, and stadiums befitting the amazing sports and music that comes through on a daily basis.
Starting off with sports, all of the London football clubs have their own temples of sports worship. Arsenal plays at Emirates Stadium, Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, Tottenham at White Hart Lane, West Ham at Boleyn Ground, Queens Park at Loftus Road, Fulham at Craven Cottage Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, and Charlton at The Valley. Emirates and Stamford Bridge are both enormous, seating 60,000 and 40,000+ respectively.
For other sports, there’s the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club where Centre Court fills up with 15,000 tennis fans during Wimbledon, while the Olympic Stadium and Wembley Stadium host national and international competitions like the Olympics and even NFL football. Lord’s Cricket Ground, meanwhile, is the biggest cricket pitch in London seating 28,000 spectators.
Many of the stadiums in London also double as music venues as Wembley hosts the biggest international superstars in the business, while the O2 Arena, which seats 20,000 is home to everything from WWE wrestling, tennis tournaments, and touring rock stars like The Rolling Stones, Rihanna, Coldplay, and Drake.
There are so many London stadiums, it’s hard to name them all in a short space, but rest assured if you’re looking for incredible music or the best in sports, there are stadiums for every occasion.