As home to Arsenal Football Club, one of England’s most renowned football teams, and the country’s third-largest football stadium after Wembley and Old Trafford, Emirates Stadium is a top choice for those looking to soak up the atmosphere of a British football (soccer) match.
Watching Arsenal play at their home stadium is an unforgettable experience for football enthusiasts, and tickets for Premier League matches are highly sought-after. Touring the landmark stadium is also a popular choice for fans, offering the chance to explore the changing rooms, complete with luxury hydrotherapy spas; walk through the players’ tunnel onto the pitch; and stand in the Arsenal manager's spot in the dugout.
Visitors can also enjoy the on-site Arsenal Museum, which is crammed with photos and memorabilia from the team’s long history, and shop for sports gear, including bespoke Arsenal shirts, at the Armoury, the official Arsenal shop.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Book your match tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
- Tours last around an hour and must be booked in advance. Audio guides are available in 10 different languages.
- There is an admission fee to visit the Arsenal Museum, but entrance is included for tour participants.
- There is a selection of bars and food vendors in each stand, as well as free Wi-Fi.
- All entrants to the ground are required to undergo security checks, and large bags and suitcases are not permitted.
- The stadium is wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
Emirates Stadium is located in Holloway, London, and the nearest underground (tube) stations are Arsenal and Holloway Road, both on the Piccadilly line. Note that on match days Holloway Road station is closed before the match and opens for departures only after the match.
When to Get There
Arsenal stadium tours and museum visits are possible daily, including on match days, but unless you’re a ticket holder, it’s better to avoid visiting on a game day—both the stadium and the surrounding area will be overrun with spectators.
Emirates Stadium Architecture
Opening its doors in 2006, Emirates Stadium was designed by HOK Sport and cost an impressive £390 million to build, with seats for up to 60,365 fans. The state-of-the-art stadium features a striking glass-and-steel facade that is dramatically lit at night. Additional highlights include 12 murals depicting memorable moments in Arsenal history and statues of famous Arsenal stars, including captain Tony Adams, strikers Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp, and manager Herbert Chapman.