What’s it like to live in Wembley?
Wembley is known for its stadium, but generally people don’t know what a hidden gem the north-west London town really is. As it turns out, there are loads of things to do in Wembley that don’t involve a concert or football match – though having those on your doorstep too is definitely a bonus!
We want to show you our favourite things about living in Wembley, including the great shopping, theatre, arts and commuting opportunities there are in the area!
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Yep, that’s right – Boxpark has come to Wembley. Famous for its Shoreditch location which fuses pop-up boutiques and delicious street food in the world’s first pop-up mall, Boxpark provides a fresh way to experience market culture. Boxpark Wembley is the third iteration of creator Roger Wade’s modern street food, events and leisure concept, and focuses on bringing the hottest street food to north west London. There are three massive bars, a wide variety of food stalls ranging from mouth-watering burritos to gourmet desserts, a 300-capacity club room, an upstairs games area, and the main space can be used as a 2000-capacity events venue. Boxpark hosts regular events including Premier League live screenings, comedy events, short film screenings and music/club nights to suit all music tastes.
London Designer Outlet
Got an eye for fashion and an expensive taste, but not quite the wallet to match? The new London Designer Outlet in Wembley could be your saving grace. With outlets of stores such as Levi’s, Champion, Kurt Geiger, Adidas, Jack Wills and Nike all offering up to 70% off RRP, you’re sure to find a bargain without sacrificing quality. There’s also a range of chain restaurants including Pizza Express, Las Iguanas, Wagamama, Nando’s and Pret A Manger if you’re after a budget bite.
Troubadour Theatre Wembley Park
Newly opened this summer, the Troubadour Theatre is a 1,000-2,000 capacity venue located within the former Fountain Studios – famous for hosting the live shows of The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent. The theatre works with both well-known and emerging production companies to stage world-class entertainment, and the flexibility of the space makes for a fresh and exciting experience. Upcoming shows include the wonderful War Horse – returning to London for a limited season after a sold-out run at the National Theatre – plus the London exclusive of Soul of Shaolin, and family-fun Dinosaur World Live. Check out their website for more information.
If you’re after a more low-key evening, catching the latest blockbuster and gorging on popcorn and pick-n-mix, you can do that in Wembley too. Cineworld have opened a nine-screen cinema in the London Designer Outlet, open late every day and with its own Starbucks! You can enjoy films in 2D, 3D, and some even in 4D – with one of the screens offering 32 D-BOX seats with motion technology.
Wembley Park Street Art Project
Wembley Park has partnered up with Global Street Art to transform the area with creative designs. Street art from local and global artists has brightened up Wembley Park, bringing even more new culture to the area. One of the featured artists is world renowned Mr Doodle, who has created an installation of quirky characters by hand, stretching across nearly 30,000 square feet! There’s also the Wembley Park Hoarding Jam, where 100 local school children have created their own street art across a 40m stretch of hoarding, set against the backdrop of Wembley Stadium. The Project is a great display of community, and an indication of how Wembley Park is flourishing!
Alright, so we’ve established that there are loads of great things to keep you entertained in Wembley. But let’s talk about getting to the rest of London, and that dreaded word – commuting. No need to worry, as there are three stations in Wembley offering excellent connections to the rest of London.
Wembley Park is on the Metropolitan and Jubilee lines, providing direct access to the West End in 15 minutes, and the City in under half an hour. The Jubilee line is also on the Night Tube network – hello 24 hour weekend travel!
Wembley Central is on the Bakerloo line and the Overground, with direct Overground trains to Euston in 30 minutes. There’s also a National Rail service from Wembley Central, heading north to Watford and south to Shepherd’s Bush and Clapham Junction, among others.
All of the stations are in Zone 4, and there are also a selection of local buses which serve the area.
Wembley’s location is ideal for people who work or study in the west of Greater London, in places like Harrow, Watford, or Uxbridge. It’s just a 6 minute journey on the Metropolitan line to Harrow-on-the-Hill, and 30 minutes to Watford or Uxbridge, so if you want to live closer to Central London while still having a quick and convenient commute, Wembley is perfect.
So, have we convinced you?
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