ARSENAL STADIUM TOURS ULTIMATE GUIDE
Mon - Sat: 9:30AM to 6:00PM
Time Needed: 3 hours,
Sundays:: 10:00am to 4:00PM
With tours hosted by famous football legends, to a self-guided audio tour so you can walk around Emirates Stadium at your own pace, it’s no secret why the Arsenal Stadium Tour has become such a popular tourist activity for sports fans in London.
The origins of the Arsenal Football Club can be traced all the way back to 1886, but throughout its history, the team has gone through many name and location changes. Arsenal FC only recently moved to the Emirates Stadium in Holloway in 2006, which was the same year the stadium was officially opened to the public.
The Emirates Stadium has 60,260 seats and cost a whopping £390 million to complete. The stadium is also home to the Arsenal Museum, which boasts two video theatres, and 20 massive displays centered around Arsenal FC’s history.
There are three different Arsenal Stadium Tours to choose from which include:
In the past, some people have complained that the Self-Guided Audio Tour was a bit impersonal, as there is no one to really guide you around the stadium; (although members of staff are always at hand to answer your questions). So if you're a true-blue hardcore Arsenal fan, it may be worth the money to upgrade to a personalized tour.
If you plan on going on a Match Day Tour, be prepared that the Arsenal Stadium can get incredibly busy both before and after the game. If you want to avoid the crowds and plan on using the Underground, then try going to the Finsbury Park, Highbury & Islington stations instead.
Hornsey Rd, London N7 7AJ, United Kingdom (See map).
The nearest station is Arsenal station, which is a three-minute walk away. Other nearby stations include Finsbury Park, Highbury & Islington, which are around a ten-minute walk away.
There is a coach parking site located on Queensland Road, which is a few minutes' walk away from the stadium. However, mini-buses will not be allowed to park at this site.
You can reach Emirates Stadium via routes 4, 19, 29, 43, 91, 106, 153, 236, 253, 254, 259, 263, 271, and 393.. There are bus stops located at Holloway Road, Nag's Head, Seven Sisters Road, Blackstock Road and Highbury Corner.
Be aware that only car owners with resident's permits are allowed to park on the streets near the stadium.
The Self-Guided Audio Tour: The tour can take anywhere from one hour to even over three hours, depending on how long you wish to tour the stadium. Tickets can be purchased at the Stadium Tours desk (in the Armoury Store) on the day of your visit, and you don’t need to book your tickets online beforehand. Tickets are only valid for three months from the date of purchase, however, tickets are flexible and can be used at any time during the stadium’s opening hours.
The Legends Tour: Tours last approximately one hour and all tickets must be booked in advance. Be aware that all visitors must arrive at the tour entrance ten minutes before the departure time.
The Match Day Tour: Because tickets are only valid for a specifically-assigned time, all visitors must check in 15 minutes before the departure time. Be prepared to undergo a bag and body search before entering the stadium. No bags are allowed on the tour, and must be tagged, numbered and put in a secure place beforehand.
Tours run seven days a week (although there are no tours on match days or from 1 p.m. the day before European fixtures). The opening and ending times for each tour vary according to which one you choose.
For The Self-Guided Audio Tour, ticket prices cost:
You can go on your own Self-Guided Audio tour anytime between 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (with last entry at 5 p.m.) from Monday to Friday, or 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last entry at 3 p.m.) on Sundays.
For The Match Day Tours, tickets generally cost:
For The Legends Tour, ticket prices cost:
Tour times may vary, so be sure to check out the official website beforehand to get more information on upcoming tours.
If you want to visit the Museum without going on a tour, tickets cost:
The Museum’s opening hours are:
Souvenir programmes are also available for £5