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From the historic Wembley stadium to the Ace Cafe, Wembley is home to some of the most iconic London landmarks. If you are a football or a motorbike fanatic, you may already know everything there is to know about these Wembley landmarks. However, Wembley has an extremely interesting past and was once world’s away from the place we know today.
Wembley takes its name from a couple of old English words. The first is the actual name of the village in old English, “Wemba”, which could be someone’s name who controlled the region hundreds of years ago. Sadly, this is lost to history. The second is the old English for clearing or meadow, “lea”. The first mention of this name was in a charter dated 825. Over the years, the two old English words were forgotten, and they merged together to create Wembley.
While no historical records of Wembley exist from this time, it does suggest that there was, at least, a meadow or a clearing in the area. And if someone had gone to the trouble of clearing the woodland, chances are there may have been some buildings of some kind too.
In 1547 there were only six houses in Wembley. At this time, it was part of Harrow and one of the wealthiest parts of the borough too. The rest of Wembley at this time was woodland, and it remained this way for over three hundred years.
Like many areas of London, Wembley’s growth came when the railway came to town. This once tiny village on the outskirts of the city suddenly bloomed into a busy town full of people escaping the smog and smoke of the city. As more and more people left the city and settled in places like Wembley, the town got so big that it merged with the city.
We couldn’t talk about Wembley without mentioning the most iconic football stadium on English soil and possibly in the world. The 1966 World Cup final game, where England beat Germany 4-2, was, of course, held in the historic stadium. Of course, Wembley Stadium has now been replaced with the brand new stadium, and this has housed some amazing games and events from various different sports since it first opened in March 2007. Including Rugby World Cups, American Football and the Race of Champions, an international racing event comprised of the best rally and racing drivers in the world.
Did you know, though, that Wembley Stadium has 2,618 toilets? That is more than any other stadium in the world. So, if you’re ever caught short while wandering the streets of Wembley, just head to the stadium. We would love the owners to get in touch with us as it will be plenty of work for our local cleaners in Wembley!
Wembley holds a very interesting past. From a village made up of just a few houses to one of the most iconic places in England’s football history. And we haven’t even mentioned the hordes of incredible bands and singers that have played Wembley Arena. Or even that Wembley Stadium was home to one of the most famous concerts in the world, Live Aid. One of the most-watched concerts ever, with one a third of the world’s population tuning in! Not bad, Wembley, not bad!