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 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 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
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
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 Twickenham Stoop is an outdoor sports stadium in the western suburbs of London. Twickenham Stoop is most commonly used for rugby and is home to both the Harlequins rugby union team and the London Broncos rugby team. Twickenham Stoop was built in 1963 and was initially named “Stoop Memorial Ground”, after ... more
Twickenham Middlesex, TW2 7SX
Info Adams Park is a sports stadium and conference facility set in the High Wycombe countryside just shy of an hour outside of London, England. Adams Park is home to London’s premier rugby team, the London Wasps, as well as Wycombe’s football team, the Wycombe Wanderers. Adams Park was built in 1990 and has since been remodeled ... more
Hillbottom Road, Sands
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
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 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 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
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
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
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.