Tour Wembley Stadium on your stay in London
When you have seen what central London has to offer, why not take a trip to North West London to visit the England National Football stadium at Wembley for a stadium tour.Serviced City Pads.Wembley was designed by architects Foster and Partners and Populous and with engineers Mott MacDonald, built by Australian company Brookfield Multiplex and funded by Sport England, the football Association, the Department for Culture Media and Sport and the London Development Agency. It is one of the most expensive stadiums ever built at a cost of £798 million and has the largest roof-covered seating capacity in the world. Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners was appointed to assist Wembley National Stadium imited in preparing the scheme for a new stadium and obtain planning permission for the development.Contact the Serviced City Pads reservations team on 0844 335 8866 for serviced apartment accommodation throughout London.
The all seater stadium is based around a bowl design with a capacity of 90,000, protected from the elements by a sliding roff that does not completely enclose it. It can be adapted as an athletic stadium by erecting a temporary platform over the lowest tier of seating. The stadiums signature feature is a circular section lattice arch. It supports all the weight of the north roof and 60% of the weight of the retractable roof on the southern side. The archway is the worlds longest unsupported roff structure. Instead of the 39 steps climbed, in the orginal stadium, to enter the Royal Box and collect a trophy, there are now 107. Serviced City Pads supply short and long term serviced apartment accommodation throughout London. Please contact the reservation team on 0844 335 8866.
A platform system has been designed to convert the stadium for athletics use, but its use would decrease the stadiums capacity to approximatley 60,000. No athletics events have taken place at the stadium, and none are scheduled.Serviced City Pads book serviced apartments for either leisure or corporate guests throughout London.
The stadium is linked to Wembley Park Station on the London Underground via Olympic Way, and Wembley Central via the White Horse Bridge. It also has a rail link – provided by the Wembley Stadium railway station – to London Marleybone and Birmingham.
The initial plan for the reconstruction of Wembley was for demolition to begin before Christmas 2000, and for the new stadium to be completed some time during 2003, but this work was delayed by a succession of financial and legal difficulties. I t was scheduled to open on 13 May 2006, with the first game being that years FA Cup Final. However worries were expressed as to whether the stadium would actually be completed on time. The new stadium was completed and handed over to the FA on 9 March 2007, with the total cost of the project (including local transport infastructure redevelopement and cost of financing) estimated to be £1 billion. Stay in short term apartments throughout London with Serviced City Pads.