With the dust settling from one of English football’s most unpredictable seasons football fans are in a state of limbo. It’s that time of the year when the season ends and there is nothing left to do but listen out for Guillem Balagué to tell you something that he knew about before it happened or pretend you like another sport. Thankfully, Euro 2016 takes place this summer and in anticipation for the tournament we are talking about a trip to the home of football. Wembley.
Opened in 2007, the now iconic arch replaced the twin towers which were pivotal to the quintessential experience of going to Wembley and has become a real stand-out feature of the 90,000 seater stadium. Grab yourself a burger, a beer and a match-day scarf and you’re on your way. Whether you’re lucky enough to pick up tickets to a Champions League final or there to soak on the pre-tournament atmosphere with a World Cup qualifier, there are seldom places as emotionally charged as Wembley on a cold winters night under the lights.
Some of footballs greatest ever moments were presented in front of thousands who walked through the famed twin towers and now it is time for new memories to be made and stories to be told from beneath the arch. Whether you’re pitch-side and within touching distance of Wayne Rooney and co or up in the gods with your binoculars, you’re guaranteed to witness a side of London you’ve never seen before.
Wembley football matches are hot property so if you are in London and want to watch a match, make sure you keep on top of fixtures and ticket release dates by visiting the official Wembley stadium website for information. Pele once labelled Wembley as “the cathedral of football” so if you’re after a different type of British theatre then you can always head north of the West End for a once in a lifetime experience.