When you think of Wembley Park, your mind probably jumps straight to The SSE Arena or to Wembley Stadium. Both are iconic venues so that’s fair enough but the neighbourhood is also packed with culture, entertainment, shops, restaurants and bars. There’s the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre and Wembley Park Market; Boxpark Wembley, home to some of the best street food traders in London; and the 70 stores inside the London Designer Outlet, where you can snap up a deal from The Edit online and collect it in-store.
Wembley Park, London’s newest cultural neighbourhood, has also just launched its first ever public arts trail, by adding three new artworks to the area. Better Together, large scale street art by graffiti artist Pref; Louisa Smurthwaite’s Legends Calling, an upcycled phone box installation celebrating Brent icons George Michael, Twiggy, Arthur Wint, Amy Johnson and Jayaben Desai; and Beton Ginnel, a mural designed by French creative agency Muzéo. The new artworks have joined eleven existing pieces, expanding Wembley Park’s free public art programme. You can find out more about the trail and download a digital map here, also discover the background behind each piece by scanning the QR codes on the artworks.
The art trail is a permanent feature at Wembley Park with evolving installations, so you’ve got plenty of time to check it out and explore the rest of the ‘hood. There’s so much going on that you’ll need a few return visits to do it all, which won’t be a problem as Wembley Park is only 12 minutes from Central London.