Everything You Need To Know About BoxPark, Wembley

16October 2020

Everything You Need To Know About BoxPark, Wembley – Eating out in Wembley just improved.

Boxpark Wembley is where football fans go before, after, or sometimes instead of attending a game at Wembley Stadium. Boxpark is known for its great food and hip vibe.

There is a bar, live music, comedy shows, and an array of ways for you to get your games going with your family and friends. 

Boxpark Wembley – Introduction

Known for being the world’s first pop-up dining and shopping destination, Boxpark Wembley is the place to go for Wembley Stadium ticket-holders. 

Constructed in the spirit of shipping container retail facilities, Boxpark has become the social hub for East Londoners with an appetite for street food, craft beer, and a football fix.  

Read on to learn more about Wembley’s modern-day take on eating out places.

This article also answers the following questions.

    • Where do fans go before a game?
    • What’s the dress code for Boxpark Wembley?
    • What’s the latest I can take my children into Boxpark, Wembley?
    • What games can you play in Boxpark, Wembley?
    • What can you do for fun in Boxpark, Wembley?
    • What entertainment is there in Boxpark, Wembley?

Before you go, there are some things for which you will want to prepare. Boxpark complies with government guidelines and licencing admission, which means there are requirements for you to meet if you plan on visiting Boxpark.

Beyond that, there’s so much to see (and to eat!) that you’ll be glad you did a little research before becoming overwhelmed with your options. 


An Overview of the Boxpark, Wembley

Boxpark Wembley is the largest of the three Boxparks in London (Wembley, Croydon and Shoreditch). It is a large-scale fan zone for concerts or football games at Wembley Stadium.

It is fully equipped with food and drink retailers and free (usually) venue entertainment extra to your event.

If you have tickets to an event at Wembley Stadium, the Designer Outlet or SSE Arena, there are some things you should know about Boxpark before you go.

On Stadium event days, you will have to hold a ticket to the event to enter BoxPark. Besides, you must always register your information for entry by signing up for a Boxpark Black Card.

Due to Covid-19, smaller groups get preferred. You can arrive with a group of no larger than 6. 

Most of the events are free, but they still get ticketed for occupancy purposes, so you will want to get tickets to any events you plan to attend. There isn’t a strict dress code, and you’ll find a blend of casual and formal attire. 

However, the rules to be followed are:

    • Hoods: You can wear something with a hood but can’t wear it on your head inside the venue.  
    • The bar after 7 pm: Tracksuits and work clothes are not welcome at night-time in the bar.
    • Sports scarves and shirts: You have to leave your sports scarves and shirts behind on match days.

You can take your children up until 8 pm when the venue is 18 and up. Unfortunately, you cannot take an animal unless a dog guides you.

Due to health and safety precautions, alongside proper conduct and sportsmanship. 


Boxpark has Incredible Dining Experiences.

Boxpark has an enormous array of restaurants from which to choose. Your choices vary from quaint cafes to Argentinian smoked meats.

It houses around 20 street food vendors and also comes with 3 bars.

Here are our 12 favourite spots.


01- Zia Lucia – Unit 11

You can go to Zia Lucia for pizza and salad, but don’t expect ordinary pizza. Expect to see goat cheese and truffle honey on the menu. You’ll find it in Unit 11. 

Zia Lucia Wembley Park-Boxpark
Zia Lucia Wembley Park-Boxpark

02- Thai Express UK – Unit 27

For something quick but not so simple, check out Thai Express UK for Pad Thai topped with cashews, a quick noodle dish, or some spring rolls for a snack. You’ll find it in Unit 27. 

thai-express-boxpark-wembley
Thai-Express-Boxpark-Wembley

03- The Spice Shack – Unit 17

If you’re trying to feed a table of your friends or family, the Spice Shack has a variety of Indian street food. You’ll find it in unit 17.

spice-shack-wembley-boxpark
Spice-Shack-Wembley-Boxpark

04- Smoky Boys – Unit 20

For American-style burgers and barbecue, check out Smoky Boys. You can get your barbecue meats on a burger or a skewer. Or, you can get wings to snack on with your friends and fellow fans. Find it at Unit 20.

smoky-boys-wembley
Smoky-Boys-Boxpark-Wembley

05- Nanny Bills – Unit 6

If Smoky Boys looks like good meat, but you don’t see enough melted cheese, head to Nanny Bills for some honest comfort-food burgers and fried mac and cheese

nanny-bills-boxpark-wembley
Nanny-Bills-Boxpark-Wembley

06- Mitsuryu – Unit 23

Mitsuryu has everything from sushi to chicken katsu curry for authentic Japanese food. You can even get the chicken katsu in a burger. Find it at Unit 23. 

mitsuryu-boxpark-wembley
Mitsuryu-Boxpark-Wembley

07- Mama Jacq’s – Unit 25

If you fancy eating Caribbean food, Mama Jacq’s has myriad Caribbean-style stews with meats like oxtail, salmon, and mutton

boxpark-wembley-mama-jacqs
Mama-Jaqs-Boxpark-Wembley

08- Kabab – Unit 24 – PERMANENTLY CLOSED

Mediterranean street food is served at Kabab, where you can get rice boxes, salad boxes, and even loaded mac and cheese. You’ll find it in Unit 24. 

kabab-boxpark-Wembley
kabab-Boxpark-Wembley

09- The Athenian – Unit 12

If your Mediterranean craving is specific to Greece, The Athenian has the traditional gyro sandwich you’d find on the streets of Athens. You’ll find it in Unit 12.

the-athenian-boxpark-wembley
The-Athenian-Boxpark-Wembley

10- The Argentinian Grill – Unit 20 

For a premium dining experience, The Argentinian Grill has quality smoked meats served on wooden planks, often on a bed of fries. You’ll find it in Unit 20.

The Argentinian-Grill-Boxpark-Wembley
The Argentinian-Grill-Boxpark-Wembley

11- Gabagools – Unit 1 – NOW PERMANENTLY CLOSED

The spot for the best subs and sandwiches from around the world is Gabagools. The menu is simple and recognisable for its classic choice of sandwiches favoured worldwide: the Cubano, Philly Cheesesteak, Schnitzel, and Melanzana

12- Drums and Flats- Unit 16 – PERMANENTLY CLOSED

“Drums and Flats” has the most local flavour of burgers and shakes. You can also get a taste of South London Fire with their wings. You’ll find it in Unit 16. 

Drums-flats-boxpark-wembley
drums-flats-wembley

Grabbing Drinks and Treats at the BoxPark

BoxPark has a bar with a regular DJ on certain nights and in-house entertainment. Other non-adult treats and beverages are also like bubble tea and ice cream.

Our favourite spots, depending on what you’re hoping for, are:

01- Boxpark Bar:  Boxpark Wembley Bar has craft beer and cocktails. There’s entertainment, like trivia, live music, or a club atmosphere.

They’ve got a full bar menu featuring wine, beer, spirits, cocktails, and mixed drinks, and perhaps most importantly, you can get beer and cider by the pitcher, or jug as they call it, to share with your family, friends, and fellow fans.

02- Boki Coffee: You can get high-quality, carefully crafted coffee drinks at Boki Coffee which you’ll find in Unit 2. In addition to traditional coffee options, their menu offers smoothies, juices, toasties, cakes, and bread.

Boki Coffee Boxpark Wembley
Boki Coffee Boxpark Wembley

03- Oatopia – Unit 3 At Unit 3, another coffee café option is Oatopia. The draw to Oatopia is its gluten-free and vegan options.

They call their “oat-ernatives” breakfast options using oats as a replacement to make bagels and flapjacks vegan and GF friendly.

Oatopia
Oatopia

04- Bubble Tea at T4 – Unit 8 – A refreshing non-alcoholic option is traditional Taiwanese bubble tea at T4. You can find it in Unit 8.

05- Udderlicious – Unit 4 – Not far from the coffee places, you’ll find Udderlicious at Unit 4. It’s your typical soft-serve ice cream shop, where you’ll have the tough decisions about flavour and whether or not to go with a cup or a cone.

Inside the Entrance To Boxpark
Inside the Entrance To Boxpark

Have a Little Extra Fun with Boxpark Games

BoxPark Wembley is different from its siblings because it emphasises playtime entertainment over shopping. Boxpark Wembley’s PlayBox allows fans to get their games on with pool tables, shuffleboard, and more. 

Here are some tremendous Boxpark fun spots to check out:

01- The Playbox Bar:

The Playbox bar has wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks and touts its local selections. But a significant feature is its games.

You can play ping pong (table tennis), pool, and shuffleboard with a glowing night-time arcade feel. You’ll find it on the first floor. 

02- Bad Axe Throwing:

Over in Unit 32, you’ll find Bad Axe Throwing, an enormous urban axe-throwing club filled with talented instructors to help you learn to wield your weapon. 

03- MeetSpace VR:

If you’re looking for something like laser tag, you could check out MeetSpaceVR for virtual family fun. You can choose to virtually take on a zombie apocalypse or enter into a galactic battle.

You can take up to 8 players for an intimate, immersive vast adventure. 

Boxpark Register For Entry
Boxpark Register For Entry

BoxPark Wembley – Supplemental Questions

    • Q. Is Boxpark Wembley Outdoors?
    • A. No, Boxpark Wembley is inside a vast space
    • Q. Is Boxpark Wembley Open?
    • A. BoxPark Wembley is open.
    • Q. What are the Boxpark Opening Hours?
    • A. Boxpark opens seven days a week and opens from 11 am until 10 pm
    • Q. How do I get to Boxpark Wembley?
    • A. Travel via the Metropolitan Line or the Jubilee Line to Wembley Park from a short walk along Wembley Boulevard for about 5 minutes.
Boxpark, Wembley Side Entrance
Boxpark, Wembley Side Entrance

Where to Find the Best Boxpark Entertainment

BoxPark may have stadium-like entertainment options for you, depending on what night you go.

Some of our favourite Boxpark events include:

    • Tuesday Trivia: Tuesdays are trivia nights, or as Boxpark calls them, Quizbox with Wedgie. That’s because DJ Wedgie hosts it. And, yes, there are prizes. 
    • Street Food & Comedy Wednesdays: Boxpark has a Midweek Motive featuring street food at the Boxpark Bar. Also, there’s always a live comedy show on the last Wednesday of the month
    • DJ Wedgie on Thursdays: Thursday nights, Boxpark, a popular show, Unwind Thursdays with local DJs spinning throwbacks, funk, and R&B. 
    • Live music Saturday: Boxpark has live Music on Saturdays. Previous artists include Brainscape and The Tide. 
    • More Comedy on Sunday: Boxpark has comedy shows every 2nd Sunday of the month. They have comedians on rotation, and Aurie Styla typically hosts the shows. 

Everything You Need To Know About Boxpark, Wembley – finally.

So, there are many options when visiting Boxpark for a game or an eating-out experience. Your possibilities for food are endless.

You’ll have plenty of opportunities for local craft beer. And, you’ll likely get the chance to play some games and check out some live entertainment. 

If you’ve had a great time here or not, why not let us know in the comments below?

Don McDonald

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