Arsenal is one of the most successful football teams in English history with 13 top-flight championships and 11 FA Cups to their name. Whether you're after budget accommodation or swish luxury, we've got it covered when you book one of our hotels near Arsenal Football Club.
Arsenal moved from Highbury to a new, purpose-built stadium, the Emirates, in 2006. The Emirates is the second-biggest club stadium in England after Old Trafford, with a capacity of just over 60,000 and the third-biggest in the UK after Celtic Park in Glasgow.
It's one thing to attend a match and take your seat in the stadium before the big match kicks off, but it's something else entirely to find yourself walking in the footsteps of your heroes. Stroll through the corridors of the Emirates, visit the the changing rooms and then walk through the players' tunnel onto the hallowed pitch itself. Have one of Arsenal's legends accompany you as guide on a tour of the ground, while providing you with anecdotes, background detail and a little insider information.
The interactive museum brings the club's history to life and you'll see exhibits that will give all true supporters goose bumps. For example, see the boots worn by Michael Thomas that, against all the odds, secured Arsenal the First Division title in 1989 against Liverpool in thrilling style.
Highbury is a cosmopolitan part of North London, which is reflected in its wide range of restaurants serving cuisine from all over the world. Right outside the stadium, Wolkite Kitfo serves Ethiopian food and, crucially, attracts a lot of Ethiopian customers, an indication of its quality and authenticity. The district of Wolkite in Ethiopia is where you would expect to eat kitfo, a traditional dish. The owners reckon they serve the best kitfo in London and, by all accounts, they could be right. Word of mouth has done nothing but good for the reputation of Il Guscio, an Italian eatery that makes a mean pizza and extends its culinary expertise to a whole range of traditional dishes. Exodus has a refreshing ethos and their modus operandi is to give you what you want and not what they think you should have. You can order as little or as much as you like but since the menu is based on tasty Greek recipes, the latter is probably the best option.
Aptly named, The Armoury is the Gunners' flagship club shop where you'll be able to buy any iteration of the current Arsenal team kit. Have your shirt emblazoned with your favourite player's name – or even your own. Open every day of the week, The Armoury, much like the club's trophy cabinet, is full of eye-catching goodness. Angel Central is a half hour walk from the stadium and is home to a range of high street retailers and is also the site of a live music venue and cinema.
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