If you’re headed to the Jaguars vs Falcons, we have some tips for your Wembley NFL Sunday!
A few tips ahead of the game on Sunday:
- forecast is sunny and 22c (75f)
- rail strikes on the weekend will effect travel to the stadium
- Wembley isn’t really a London ‘destination’ before and after the game-that doesn’t mean it’s dead!
Wembley stadium is in the northwest of the city, and is well served by tube, car, taxi and helicopter if you fancy it.
If you’re coming from London, just head north on either the Jubilee (grey) or Metropolitan Lines (burgundy) to Wembley Park station.
There is also a train that goes from Marylebone station, but it might be a little delayed with the hangovers from the Saturday strikes.
Be prepared for reduced services, even though technically all lines are open on Sunday.
Uber or Bolt is also a good option to the stadium, and if you can locate a sneaky side street, you can also get picked up there for a quick scoot away from Wembley and away from the crowds.
Leaving the stadium beware! The queue to Wembley Park station can get HUGE after the game, and you could expect to be in line for over 30 minutes. Also don’t touch the police horses, they don’t like that.
Either have an exit strategy, or find a nice little pub to wait it out before or after the game.
Wembley has changed since the original NFL days, when the only place to party before the game was an Indian buffet restaurant, or a Curry’s parking lot.
Now there are loads of bland chain restaurants to fill the student filled condos, these are adequate to wait it out for over priced drinks and to meet friends.
Here are a list of pubs to consider before and after the game if you’re looking to carry on with your NFL party.
The Green Man
The ‘go to’ pub for most NFL fans, this iconic pub on the hill is spacious, ruckus and boasts a website from the 90s’.
The Green Man also shows Sky Sports, so you can pop in after the game and catch some of the 6pm action.
It gets very busy, so if you’re planning to go, go early. It will be the home location for the Falcons fans, so make sure you check where the Jags going unless you want to smell like beer.
How about an Indian restaurant with a whole bunch of TVs that show Sky Sports?
Then head on down to Section 31, not too far from the stadium and a warm and vibrant location to hit after the game.
If you have a big group, make sure to book ahead so that you can get great viewing seats.
This small Irish pub near the stadium is a prime choice for many fans who want a pint of real ale, some crisps and sports on the telly.
If you need a friendly little local joint to warm you up, or to have a pint and a piss, this will do you proud.
More info here.
Stadium Sports Bar
Does what it says on the tin, the Stadium Sports Bar is located in the heart of it all, and is easy to spot with its big red sign.
Cold beer, warm food, and an easy walk to and from the stadium. What else can you ask for?
The bar has enough TVs with Sky Sports to give you your NFL fix before and after the game, so it’s worth having a look, or make a booking so that you have a table for after the game.
The Wembley Tavern
Just down the road from the stadium is The Wembley Tavern, a cool local sports bar with its own big personality.
The Tavern has plenty of TVs, great food from their own kitchen, and best of all, it’s open until 1am on Sundays.
The Wembley Tavern has plenty of character, just like the neighbourhood, so check it out for an authentic experience before after the game.
Find out more here.
If you’re looking for other London neighbourhoods to check out for late night action.
- Shoreditch is lively and fun
- Old Street has some late night sports bars
- Finsbury Park has bars, bowling, & Taco Bell
- Walk the streets down from Marylebone to Oxford Circus-pop into pubs on the way
- Stratford has a very large casino and North American fare
- Authentic Kansas City BBQ in London https://prairiefirebbq.com/
And the big piece of advice…NEVER take a rickshaw. Those things are rick-off.
Stay safe everyone, and enjoy the game, and Wembley.