Taylor Swift at Wembley Stadium: full list of banned items and the bag policy

Here’s exactly what is and isn’t allowed at the Eras tour shows in London this weekend

Annie McNamee
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Annie McNamee
Contributor, Time Out London and UK
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In just a matter of hours tens of thousands of Swifties will be descending upon Wembley Stadium for the first three performances of Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour in London. Tickets went on sale nearly a year ago, so it’s safe to say this really has been a long time coming. You can brush up on everything you could possibly want to know about the shows with Time Out’s ultimate guide here

The last thing you want when you finally get to the venue after 10 months of waiting is to be turned away due to accidentally bringing contraband, or for your bag to be taken from you at the door. To make sure that all goes smoothly on the day, it’s important to know what is and isn’t allowed at Wembley Stadium.

Here’s everything you need to know about Wembley Stadium’s bag policy and banned items for this weekend’s concerts. And don’t worry – friendship bracelets are allowed.

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Taylor Swift Eras tour London bag policy

Each person is entitled to one small bag each, but there’s no cloakroom so you need to prepared to keep it on your person at all times.

There are a couple of exceptions to this rule. Medical and accessibility exemptions can be made to the one bag rule, and any merchandise purchased inside of the stadium will be put inside clear merch bags which will be allowed. 

If you require more than one bag for medical reasons you must get permission before the concert. Make a request here with the subject as ‘medical exemption certificate’. You’ll need proof to apply, and there is a list of what Wembley accepts as valid evidence here

What size bag can I bring into the stadium?

Your bag will need to be no larger than a sheet of A4 paper, or 297mm (11.7 inches) by 210mm (8.27 inches) by 210mm (8.27 inches) to be exact. 

The bag must be this size without being folded or scrunched up. Any bags which don’t meet policy will be confiscated and not returned, so make sure you don't bring anything too big.

Are there any banned items?

As you may expect, anything which could be used as a weapon, including glass or aluminium water bottles. Here’s an exhaustive list of the banned items in Wembley Stadium.

  • Bags which don’t meet the bag policy (as above, medical exemptions apply)
  • Large umbrellas
  • Aluminium and glass drink containers, plastic bottles over 500ml
  • Alcohol
  • Food and drink
  • Pushchairs
  • Selfie sticks
  • Weapons and tools
  • Flares, lasers, smoke devices and canisters
  • Large-bodied cameras and camcorders
  • Drones
  • Unauthorised musical instruments and vuvuzelas

You ARE allowed clear, soft plastic empty water bottles of 500ml or less, and small umbrellas. 

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