How to Visit Arsenal Stadium

Arsenal's stadium is an impressive facility, with an interactive museum and exhibits of the team's legends - not to be missed!

Carla Yaquer

Carla Yaquer

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How to Visit Arsenal Stadium

Visiting Arsenal Stadium | ©Generalising

For football fans, coming to England's capital is like a theme park thanks to the variety of Premier League team venues and Arsenal Football Club is one of them. If you're looking for a tour of the most famous stadiums, make a note of Arsenal's stadium tour on your list of things to see and do in London.

In addition to the football matches, the stadium offers a variety of experiences such as guided tours including the press room, the changing rooms and the tunnel leading to the pitch, . In this post you will find the ultimate guide to visiting Arsenal Stadium, including a map for your London stadium tour.

The most complete option

Arsenal FC Stadium Tour

A one and a half hour tour of the Emirates Stadium, the home stadium of Arsenal FC.

You will walk through the players' tunnel, enter the changing rooms and see the manager's dugout. In the interactive museum you will see all the trophies won by the team and some of the players' personal belongings.

Enjoy this tour of Arsenal FC's stadium facilities where you can feel the adrenaline rush of being in a 60,000 capacity football ground.

The tour includes a visit to the Emirates Stadium facilities, access to the interactive museum and an audio guide where you can choose one of Arsenal's legendary players, such as Charlie George, Lee Dixon or Nigel Mitchell, as narrator.

Recommended if... you are a football fan or if you want to know the history of one of the best teams in Europe.

Get to know the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal's London home stadium

Entrance to the stadium| ©generalising
Entrance to the stadium| ©generalising

The Emirates Stadium is the home of Arsenal Football Club, one of the most important and successful football clubs in England. This modern stadium was opened in 2006 and has a capacity of over 60,000 spectators. And while the club has been a legend in England since its inception in 1886, the construction of this stadium reignited the fan base, as reported in the New York Times.

The design, commissioned from Populous architects, made this official home one of the most technologically advanced football grounds in Europe:

  • It is a marvel of sports architecture.
  • It has all the necessary amenities for spectators.
  • It has a giant 360-degree high-definition screen.
  • Its impressive glass and steel roof makes it stand out in the London cityscape.
  • Its capacity and sustainability are its hallmarks.

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Where to find Arsenal Stadium

Inside the stadium| ©Rckr88
Inside the stadium| ©Rckr88

The Emirates Stadium is located in the borough of Holloway, in one of London's best neighbourhoods in the north of the city. Its exact address is Emirates Stadium, Hornsey Rd, London N7 7AJ.

The quickest way to get there is by tube, via Piccadilly to Arsenal station, which is a 2 minute walk away. For more details you can visit our handy guide to the London Underground.

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Arsenal Stadium opening times

Outside the stadium| ©philip hartland
Outside the stadium| ©philip hartland

Arsenal FC Stadium opening hours are:

  • Monday to Saturday from 09:30 until 18:00.
  • Sundays from 10:00 to 16:00.

And if you fancy booking a stadium tour, remember that they run every day of the week, except on match days and special events.

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How much do Arsenal stadium tickets cost?

Money in Euros| ©Ibrahim Boran
Money in Euros| ©Ibrahim Boran

Prices for Emirates Stadium tours vary according to age:

  • General admission for adults costs approximately €35.
  • Over 65s pay €29.
  • Students also pay €29.
  • Children pay €23 up to the age of 16.
  • Children under the age of 4 are free.

When calculating your budget, don't forget to take into account the exchange rate between euros and pounds sterling.

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What is the Arsenal Football Club Stadium Tour like?

Stadium Tour| ©Kurt
Stadium Tour| ©Kurt

Firstly, it should be made clear that the Emirates Stadium offers not one, but three types of tours, namely:

Self-guided tour

This tour lasts an hour and a half and includes access to the pitch, the players' tunnel, the manager's dugout and players' changing rooms, as well as the museum, where you can see the trophies of one of the best football teams in Europe and personal items of the players.

You'll also have a touch-screen audio guide during the tour for a fully interactive experience, with authentic voice narration from some of the team's most iconic players:

  • Lee Dixon
  • Charlie George
  • Nigel Mitchell

The Match day tour

The Match day or Match****day, we could say that during this tour you feel, live, share and enjoy the fever of the game among the supporters of the Gunners. It is an experience like no other!

You will be able to witness impromptu training sessions, interviews, special events? No two visits are the same. The tour lasts up to 150 minutes before kick-off.

The tour includes access to the managers' entrance, as well as a tour of their box, the Diamond Club, access to the players' tunnel, the Pitchside and the Home Dugout. It also gives you free access to the Arsenal Museum and a personalised tour certificate. Enjoy all this and more from £40.

VIP Legends Tour

This exclusive experience includes a brunch at the Arsenal Museum, followed by a tour of the Emirates Stadium guided by Ray Parlour or Martin Keown. Can you believe it? You'll have access to exclusive areas of the stadium, before getting ready for a buffet lunch in the Diamond Club accompanied by the player of the day - all included. To finish off, an autograph and photo session and even a limited edition bag.

The opening hours for this type of experience are usually between 10am and 2pm, so it's best to arrive around 9.30am. Please note that tickets are limited, so book well in advance to make sure you don't miss out. If you are a true Gunner and want to have this VIP access, buy your tickets from €400.

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Take the Arsenal stadium tour for free with the London Pass

Arsenal Stadium| ©Michael Briggs
Arsenal Stadium| ©Michael Briggs

The London Pass is a tourist card that gives you access to over 80 tourist attractions in London, including museums, art galleries, monuments and of course the Emirates Stadium.

To access the free tour, simply present your London Pass at the Arsenal Stadium ticket office and you will receive an entry ticket.

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What you will see on the Arsenal Stadium Tours

Museum Tour| ©Imagineear Ltd
Museum Tour| ©Imagineear Ltd

Book a tour of Arsenal Stadium and discover all the nooks and crannies of this iconic football stadium. You'll also learn about the rich history of Arsenal Football Club as you wander through the following areas of interest:

  • The Marble Halls: the main entrance to the stadium, where Arsenal trophies are on display and photos of the club's iconic players can be seen.

  • The Club Level Foyer: an elegant space with panoramic views of the pitch, used for events and business meetings.

  • The pitch: a unique opportunity to step onto the pitch where the professionals play and train.

  • The Tunnels: the tunnels leading from the changing rooms to the pitch, where you can feel the excitement of stepping out onto the pitch and see the cameras and microphones used during matches.

  • The players' changing rooms: the home and away team changing rooms. You can see the players' lockers, learn about the history behind the colours and design of each locker room while admiring an exhibition of exclusive items such as the boots worn by Michael Thomas in 1989.

  • The interactive museum: where holograms, touch screens and the latest advances in technology allow you to follow the team's history.

  • The press room: where coaches and players give post-match interviews.

  • The presidential box

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How to get to Arsenal FC Stadium

London Underground| ©Martijn Rijk
London Underground| ©Martijn Rijk
  • By tram or express: Holloway Road and Drayton Park stations are a 5 minute walk from the stadium.
  • By Bus: Routes 4, 19, 29, 29, 43, 91, 106, 153, 236, 253, 254, 259, 263, 271, and 393 pass within a block or two of the stadium. Find stops at Holloway Road, Nag's Head, Seven Sisters Road, Blackstock Road and Highbury Corner.
  • By tube, take the Piccadilly line to Arsenal station, which is 2 minutes from the stadium entrance, while Finsbury Park, Highbury & Islington stations are an 8 minute walk away.
  • By car, you should arrive at Hornsey Rd, London N7, you can park at 45 Hornsey Rd, London N7, opposite the stadium. Here is a map.

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Is it worth taking a tour of the Arsenal Stadium?

Getting to know the stadium| ©Imagineear Ltd
Getting to know the stadium| ©Imagineear Ltd

Guided tours offer a behind-the-scenes look at the stadium and the opportunity to explore areas that are normally closed to the public. It's also a great way to learn more about the club's history and achievements.

Plus, if you opt for the London Pass option, you can take the tour for free, making it a great way to save money on your visit to London. Even if you're not a big Arsenal fan, the stadium is impressive and offers a completely different view of the game. So, for the perspectives, the thrill of getting up close and personal with the team, the multiple options and the price, it's well worth taking a tour of the Arsenal FC stadium.

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What are the places of interest near Arsenal Stadium?

People on the tour| ©Imagineear Ltd
People on the tour| ©Imagineear Ltd

Arsenal Stadium is located in the north London borough of Holloway and after looking at the statues of Herbert Champan, Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry that line the stadium, you can explore the surrounding area where they are located:

Open-air park

Gillespie Park is an urban park with a variety of flora and fauna and an Open Air Museum. This park awaits you just a 2 minute walk from the stadium.

Where to eat around Arsenal Stadium

There are several restaurants and bars in the area, such as The Jerk Kitchen where their Caribbean food and well-spiced dressings often have long lines to be sampled. But if you want to continue the football fever during your meal, don't miss the Foosball Club, a Victorian tavern where the sandwiches, beers and good service have earned them 5-star reviews alone.

Other cultural activities around Arsenal Football Club Stadium

If you are interested in history and culture, 1 kilometre down Drayton Park and Aubert Park you will find the Estorick Collection Museum of Modern Italian Art. And if you go another 2 kilomet res to the Clerkenwell and Fitzrovia neighbourhoods, you'll find the heart of the museum district, where the museums are located:

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Bonus: follow the stadium route in London

Wembley Stadium| ©oatsy40
Wembley Stadium| ©oatsy40

First of all, you should know that 14 First League stadiums are located in London, and their capacities range from 4850 to 90 000 spectators. There is something for everyone, Arsenal's stadium is in third place, and here is a map with the top 10 biggest stadiums in London for you to keep an eye on. In a nutshell, you find:

The route of London's largest stadiums requires a four hour drive, I recommend you make a note of this on your itinerary of things to see and do in London in 3 days or more, so that you can take the time to enjoy the experiences at each ground.

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