I just wanted to post a thread that may be useful for first time wembley visitors.
I have just got back from going to watch the wembley cup which was mine and my boyfriends first time to wembley stadium.
I just want to warn people that the area is very rundown depsite the presence of the new stadium and there is very little there in regards to pubs and restaurants, we also found some of the local proprietors were quite hostile for unknown reasons turning you away making out to be closed when they are blatantly not.
The tube stops tend to be a long walk away from the hotels, being in zone 4 makes travelling in and out of central london expensive! Line maintenance on a few of the lines made life an absolute pain as they closed wembley park tube station altogether during the wembley cup.
The stadium is a rip off! £4 for a bottle of carlsberg poured into a plaggy glass that ends with it having a big frothy head on it and that's if you managed to get served before the half time ended and the shutters went down! Shoddy looking over priced food, rude arrogant staff acting like meatheads for no reason, they started trying to herd all of us supporters out like cattle after the game when they could see people were waiting for family, friends and partners to come out of the toilets - I had to refuse to move as my boyfriend did not have his mobile phone on him and he wouldn't have found me and I would have been a woman alone and vulnerable.
The seats in the stadium very quickly get too high and too far away from the action plus they stupidly made the celtic players climb into some little recess in the stands the celtic supporters were in thus meaning that none of us could actually see the cup being presented!! There we are in the stadium yet we have to watch the presentation on the flippin telly!