When we think of Wembley, we think of sporting stars and musical legends. We think of world-class talent — those at the top of their game. People who've mastered their craft...
Fancy developing a few skills of your own? Let Wembley Park be your playground this summer.
The area's Summer of Play programme runs all the way until September, and brings with it more than 300 hours of arts and entertainment. The eclectic line-up gives Londoners plenty of opportunities to learn something new — and best of all, most of it is completely free.
Dreamed of headlining the world-famous SSE Arena? Then you'd do well to give the Yellow Pavilion's guitar lessons a go. The free sessions, funded by the Wembley Park community fund, take place every Thursday and cater for every skill level. Who knows, by the end of it, you might be able to swap that air guitar for the real thing.
Prefer to keep the volume turned down? Urban gardening workshops are held every Tuesday, where you can learn different techniques for growing and looking after your own plants. Don't worry if all you've got at home is a windowsill, balcony or dull piece of wall — these hands-on sessions will show you how to make the most of the space.
For those with energy to burn, parkour classes are sure to get the heart racing. The sport, which sees participants running, jumping and rolling across rooftops, has taken the online world by storm, with a number of top parkour YouTubers calling the capital their home. It's not just workshops either: the world's signature annual parkour gathering hits Wembley Park from 17-19 August for a three day training event.
Woodwork is on the cards too, with special craft classes run by artists Stephen Stockbridge and Helen Davenport. Not only will you learn the intricate art form of wood carving, but your creations — benches and totem poles — will be installed across Wembley Park as a permanent legacy of your work. That's sure to impress your mates next time you hit up Wembley for a gig or football match.
Wondering what else you can get up to at Wembley Park this summer? Click here to check out the full Summer of Play line-up.
Summer of Play takes place June to September at Wembley Park. Most events are free, but check the website before you travel. Pre-booking may be required.