- Emirates is the fourth-largest football stadium in England, with a capacity of 60,704.
- Arsenal Stadium Located in 2006 and the overall project cost was £390 million!
- Discover Arsenal’s history and check out the memorabilia in the newly refurbished museum. Many of the items have been donated by former players!
- Go behind the scenes and explore Emirates Stadium in a self-guided audio Arsenal Stadium Tour.
With a capacity of over 60,000, the Emirates Stadium is one of the largest football stadiums in the UK. It’s the home of Premier League football club Arsenal and is located in Holloway in north London. Built between 2004 and 2006, the Emirates Stadium was built at a cost of £390 million. The Emirates replaced the old Highbury stadium, almost doubling its capacity, which was around 38,000. Owned by Arsenal Holdings, the Emirates Stadium is a whopping 17 acres.
Now you can explore the Emirates at your own pace on an all access behind-the-scenes stadium tour. Listen to stories of your heroes’ match day experiences and discover never-before-seen footage. Gunners fans big and small will have access to the players’ entrance and tunnel, pitchside and home dugout, the press conference rooms and director’s box.
Founded back in 1886, the much-loved club has a unique and varied history. Did you know it was built on top of an ancient Indian burial ground?! The newly refurbished museum offers footie fans the unique chance to see a number of fascinating exhibits. Highlights include Charlie George’s FA Final Cup shirt from 1971 and Jens Lehmann’s goalkeeper gloves, which he wore for every unbeaten league match in 2003/4. The shield celebrating the club’s hat-trick of League Championships from 1933-1935 is on display too, and there’s also an impressive collection of medals and trophies from former Arsenal captain Joe Mercer.
Did you know that the Gunners achieved their first Premier League victory over Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium in July 2020, when they won 2-1? In fact, if you loved your visit to the Emirates, the Anfield Stadium in Liverpool is well worth a visit as well. Home to Liverpool FC, you can take a stadium tour and stand at the top level of the main stand and enjoy amazing views over the Liverpool pitch and city skyline.
What to know before you go
- You will find the Arsenal museum located opposite turnstile E in the Northern Triangle Building, next to the Ken Friar bridge.
- Museum match day opening hours are from 10am until 1 hour before kick-off.
- Museum visits last approximately 30 minutes on average. Once you leave the museum, you won’t be able to re-enter.
- Stadium tours typically last approximately one hour - although there’s no time limit. The tour entrance is located within the Armoury Store.
- Tours run seven days a week except for Christmas Day. The tour route may change or not operate at all on match days or when stadium events are taking place.
- There are excellent disabled facilities at the Emirates.
- There are no-baby-changing facilities on site.
- Make sure you travel light and take a small bag or rucksack as there are no facilities to leave luggage and bags. Larger items will not be accepted into the stadium for security reasons.
- Professional cameras and recording equipment will not be allowed in the stadium.
- If you are peckish, Chapman’s is situated in Armoury Square. There are several family-friendly restaurants near Emirates Stadium, including the Howling Cow & the Fat Bird, which serves delicious salt beef bagels. Nando’s is also nearby and has a great kids’ menu. Or if you would prefer to have a bite to eat at a pub near Emirates Stadium, the Wooodbine on Blackstock Road is child-friendly and serves Thai food and roasts on a Sunday.
- The stadium is situated in Zone 2, within a few minutes’ walk of both Arsenal and Holloway Road Tube stations (both Piccadilly line). Drayton Park station is the closest National Rail station.
- The Emirates is easily located from all central London stations. Take a short Tube journey from Kings’ Cross St. Pancras to Holloway Road on the Piccadilly line. From Liverpool Street station, take the 43 bus from Moorgate station to Holloway Road station. This takes around half an hour.
- From Finsbury Park to Emirates Stadium, your best bet is to walk the 15-minute journey rather than get the Tube or bus. On match days roads around the stadium are extremely busy and often Holloway Road station is closed or has a reduced capacity.
- By bus, routes 4, 19, 29, 43, 91, 106, 153, 236, 253, 254, 259, 263, 271, and 393 all stop nearby.
- If you are driving, there is no on-site parking. There is parking available at Gillespie Park and Highbury Fields.
- Disabled parking is available for all guests with a blue badge. But please book 72 hours in advance.