Transfer from Wembley (HA9) to Heathrow Airport
Situated in the North Western part of London, the former village of Wemba Lea, a small place that comprised only 6 houses 500 years ago, is today home to one of the greatest stadiums in the world, the second as size in Europe – Wembley Stadium.
Until the construction of the stadium, the Wembley region wasn’t the type of district to stand out during history. Not much things happened during the evolution of the small village on the hill, surrounded by vast woods. Wembley’s significant development started with the year of 1837 when the London and Birmingham railway was opened. The line started from London Euston, passed through Wembley all the way to Birmingham.
Probably the most notable event to happen in the area was the British Empire Exhibition. It was started out on St George’s Day, 23 April 1924 by King George V. The British Empire included 58 countries during that period, and only Gambia and Gibraltar did attend to the event. It was the greatest display ever held anywhere on the globe and the costs raised to more than 12 million pounds, attracting 27 million visitors. Its official purpose was “to stimulate trade, strengthen bonds that bind mother Country to her Sister States and Daughters, to bring into closer contact the one with each other, to enable all who owe allegiance to the British flag to meet on common ground and learn to know each other”. Maxwell Ayrton was the designer of the project. The three key structures were the Palaces of Industry, Engineering and Arts. The Palace of Engineering was the world’s biggest reinforced concrete construction, a building technique that permitted quick construction.
Minicab Transfer from Wembley Stadium to Heathrow Airport
Most certainly, the second and most significant event to happen in the small Brent area was the construction of Wembley Stadium. The initial Wembley Stadium was used to great events such as the Olympic Games, having previously hosted some of the competitions for the 1948 Olympics. But now, on the site where the first Wembley once stood we find a new, modern, bigger and much attractive venue which will also be home to some of the football matches of the 2012 London Olympics. Even if not as used to great competitions, the new Wembley will certainly rise up to its expectations in the weeks to come. With a total of 90000 seats, the home of the England national football team certainly is an architectural masterpiece which has cost no less than 798 million GBP. The all-seater arena is centered around a round design, secured from the elements by a sliding roof that does not entirely enclose it. It can also be modified to serve as an athletic venue by setting up a short-term platform over the lowest tier of seating. The Wembley Stadium was created by Foster and Partners and HOK Sport and it contains a partly retractable roof. An unique attribute of this great arena, pursuing on the old Wembley’s exclusive Twin Towers, is the 134 meters high Wembley Arch. With a span of 317 meters, the metal arch is the greatest single span roof construction in the world.
Opposite to Wembley Stadium but with a fame considerably as big as the stadium’s, Wembley Arena has been a place of great events since its opening in 1934. Great names played concerts here such as The Beatles, Rod Stewart or Rolling Stones. Cliff Richard currently holds the record for the biggest number of headline shows by one artist, having performed his 61st concert in October 2009. Tina Turner is the female artist with the most shows, with 26 and with 7 at Wembley Stadium.
Wembley Arena was built by Arthur Elvin in order to host the 1934 Empire Games. The initial name was “The Empire Pool”, as it housed one of the greatest pools in the world. The pool hasn’t been used since the 1948 Summer Olympics. A redevelopment of the Arena was done at the same time with the renovation of Wembley Stadium. Following the renovation that costed 35 million pounds, Wembley Arena became the second biggest one in London, after O2 Arena, with a total number of 12,500 seats.
Transport to and from Wembley City
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