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
Arena / Concert Venue
Info Originally known as the Empire Pool, Wembley Arena was constructed in 1934 for the British Empire Games, and contained a large swimming pool that was later used in the 1948 summer Olympics. The venue housed performances by musicians and comedians, as well as sporting events. At the time, notable performers included The ... more
London HA9 0DH
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 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
Info The All England Lawn Tennis Club is an exclusive private members society that hosts the prestigious Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament every summer. Originally founded in 1868 as a croquet and tennis club, it was moved to its current location in Wimbledon in 1922 in order to expand and accommodate for the popularity ... more
London SW19 5AE
Info Uxbridge Cricket Club, founded in 1789, is primarily a cricket stadium for those in the Middlesex and West London Area. In 1858 the Club moved to a field behind the eastern end of High Street and remained there until 1970 when it moved to its current site, opposite Uxbridge Common. The stadium, based in the Borough of Hillingdon ... more
Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 1NR
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 Home to association football club Fulham F.C. since 1896, Craven Cottage is located along the Thames next to Bishop’s Park. A capacity of 25,700 often fills the stadium to the brim, cheering on the Whites in matches against the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United. There was indeed a Craven Cottage on the grounds, built ... more
London SW6 6HH
Info Stamford Bridge, also known as “The Bridge”, is a football stadium that is home to the wildly popular Chelsea Football Club. Stamford Bridge opened in 1877 and became Chelsea FC’s home ground in 1905. Stamford Bridge is in London’s Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, and is one of the larger stadiums within the Premier ... more
London SW6 1HS
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
Arena / Concert Venue
Info The O2 Arena, also known as North Greenwich Arena, is one of London’s most impressive entertainment venues. Selling over 1.2 million tickets during its opening year in 2007, the O2 Arena is the third most popular venue in the world behind Manchester Arena and Madison Square Garden. The O2 Arena is located on the Greenwich ... more
London SE10 0DX
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
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.