The UEFA EURO 2020 championships were postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The tournament is now running from 11 June to 11 July 2021.
London is looking forward to hosting an incredible tournament, along with the 10 other host cities in Europe!
When and where is EURO 2020 held?
The UEFA EURO 2020 is a tournament, showcasing international talent from one of England's favourite sports – football (known as soccer in other parts of the world).
It is the first tournament of its kind to host group stage matches across 11 cities in Europe. The host cities are: Amsterdam, Baku, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome, Seville and St Petersburg.
UEFA EURO 2020 begins on 11 June at Stadio Olimpico in Rome and ends on 11 July at Wembley Stadium in London.
London is hosting eight matches over the action-packed championships at Wembley Stadium, including the final on 11 July.
If you're attending a EURO 2020 match, take a look at UEFA's Wembley Stadium event guide, which includes coronavirus guidance, entry requirements and information on safety measures in place at the stadium.
How do I travel to EURO 2020 in London?
There are three stations within close proximity to Wembley Stadium.
Wembley Stadium station is the closest, which is served by Chiltern Railways.
If you are travelling by Tube, Wembley Park station is only a 15-minute walk away from the stadium and is on the Jubilee and Metropolitan lines.
Alternatively, you can travel to Wembley Central station on the Bakerloo, London Overground, West Midlands and Southern lines. It’s a 20-minute walk to reach Wembley Stadium.
Make sure to plan your journey in advance using TfL's journey planner.
EURO 2020 fan zones around London
Enjoy a great lineup of activities and football fan zones this summer, including plenty of tasty food and drinks, free match screenings and live entertainment.
Football Village at Potters Fields Park
Nestled by Tower Bridge and the river Thames, the Football Village at Potters Fields Park offers a thrilling atmosphere for football fans. Open on both match and non-match days, the village is free to enter and welcomes fans, families and friends for food and drinks, football activities, live performances and more.
Check out the stage lineup to catch some of London's best DJs, local buskers and entertainers. If you're a fan of tennis, you can also watch the final week of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships live on the big screens.The Football Village is open daily from 12pm to 10pm until 11 July. There are no England match screenings and the final will not be shown at the Football Village.
Trafalgar Square Fan Zone
Soak up all the fun on offer at the Trafalgar Square Fan Zone, open for England games, the semi-finals and final. You'll find big screens, an exciting range of activities and tasty food. There's also an afternoon of live entertainment taking place the day before the final on 10 July for ticket holders.
Although this is a free-entry festival, you need a ticket to access the Fan Zone (allocated by ballot).
Tickets for remaining matches will be allocated through a public ballot – apply for tickets in the ballot!
The UEFA Festival takes over London with cool activities across the city, including a mini EUROs museum exploring the history of the tournament and activations across the TfL network, before the final at Wembley Stadium.
Marvel at the work of famous French artist JR with Inside Out, celebrating some of the capital's community heroes. You'll be able to spot large-scale black and white portraits displayed across the city’s public spaces, including Tower Bridge and other outdoor locations.
If you're planning on visiting London during the tournament, visit the official UEFA website for full information.
Top things to do in London during EURO 2020
There’s so much happening in London over summer! Take advantage of some of the city’s top attractions, sunshine-packed events and gorgeous parks in between EURO 2020 games.
Adventurous London activities
- Abseil or whizz down the UK’s tallest sculpture with The Slide at ArcelorMittal Orbit in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
- Hurtle past London landmarks on a speedboat tour down the river Thames.
- Take to the skies with The London Helicopter tour and grab an awe-inspiring snap of the capital.
- Go on a quest to secret fairytale spots, from quaint pubs to stunning castles.
- Dare to complete all the adventurous activities in London.
Fun things to do in London
- Soak up the ultimate summer vibes at a music festival in London.
- Chill in a London park, go for a dip at an open-air lido or find more things to do outdoors in London. The capital is the world’s first National Park City after all!
- Enjoy balmy summer evenings at a rooftop bar or take your pick from 101 night-time activities.
- Travelling as a family? Keep the little ones entertained with these family-friendly attractions, or find plenty of thrilling activities for teenagers.
Things to do in London for free
- Wander around of one London’s top museums – many offer free entry to permanent collections.
- Discover some of the most historic (and Insta-worthy!) spots in London.
- Go and explore some of London’s loveliest areas, from Greenwich and the City of London to Camden Town.
- See how many of these 101 free things to do in London you can tick off during your trip.
Where to eat in London
- Dine on international dishes from London’s street food trucks and markets.
- Fill your Instagram feed with snaps of one of London’s quirky restaurants.
- Tuck into classic British dishes or sip on a pint under summer skies at a London pub.
- No trip is complete without sampling an afternoon tea in London – try traditional options in grand surroundings at The Ritz or The Savoy.