If you’ve ever wondered why hordes of people clog the streets of Holloway every now and then, it’s because here’s a humungous stadium tucked between there and Highbury. Somehow it hides from sight remarkably well from Holloway Road, but sure enough, once you turn down Hornsey Road the futuristic, 60,000-capacity arena looms large.
The Emirates Stadium is so large, in fact, that it’s the biggest new stadium to open in the capital since the original, 1923 Wembley Stadium (although new Wembley is technically more capacious). The grounds here have not only given Arsenal fans a place they can proudly call home, but transformed the former Highbury Stadium into hundreds of residential properties.
Arsenal supporters can visit the Arsenal Museum, where exhibits include Charlie George's 1971 FA Cup final shirt, or take a tour of the stadium, which includes access to the home changing room, players' tunnel, dug-out, directors' box and press lounge. If football doesn't appeal, keep an eye out for music events – Emirates doubles up as yet another colossal gig venue that's played host to Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay and Green Day.
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