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Arsenal Stadium Tour | Behind the Scenes at Emirates Stadium

Updated: March 15, 2023
 By Margaret

Emirates Stadium is the home of Arsenal Football Club, and much like the other clubs in London, they also offer tours that will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the arena.

This post provides information about what kind of tours are available, how to get tickets, directions to the stadium, and other important details to consider.


Overview

If you’re a fan of Arsenal FC, attending a match is one of the best ways to get close to the action and see the team perform live in person.

Stadium tours are another way to learn and experience even more about Arsenal, and this post covers every tour offered at Emirates Stadium.

The Arsenal FC Flag. Image source: Pixabay user jorono.
The Arsenal FC Flag. Image source: Pixabay user jorono.

Their main tour is included on multiple discount passes, and they also offer VIP tours which are led by legendary Arsenal players.

Each tour includes access to the Arsenal Museum, a personalized tour certificate, and more.

While there are some short matchday tours that last only 20 minutes long, most tour options are between 1-2 hours in length.

In addition to covering each stadium tour option in detail, this post will also provide information about how to get there and deals you can use to save up to 50% off tickets.


Emirates Stadium Tours and Tickets

There are currently four different tours offered at Emirates Stadium, including both a matchday tour and a VIP experience. Prices start at just £15, and you can enjoy this activity most days of the week.


Arsenal Stadium Tour

This is the standard tour offered at Emirates Stadium, and it provides self-guided access to some of the most notable locations in the arena.

Visitors can expect to see attractions such as the director’s box, the player’s entrance and tunnel, dressing rooms, the press conference room, and even Pitchside!

Everyone who takes this tour will receive an audio guide with commentary from legends such as Charlie George, Lee Dixon, and Nigel Mitchell.

You’ll have the opportunity to listen to this audio tour on a free pair of Arsenal earphones. Admission to the Arsenal Museum and a personalized tour certificate are also included with purchase.

As if all of that weren’t enough, every ticket is valid for up to 3 months, so you don’t even have to worry about booking a date or time to visit!

  • £27/Adults | £18/Children (5-15)
  • £22/Concession (Seniors, Students, Disabled)
  • Free for children under the age of 5
  • Purchase tickets or learn more.

TIP: This tour is included at no extra cost with the London Pass and the Explorer Pass.


Legend Tour

If you’re interested in a more personalized guided tour, this option includes everything from the standard self-guided service along with a 90-minute tour hosted by one of three legends: Charlie George, Perry Groves, or Nigel Winterburn.

Everyone who takes the Legend Tour at Emirates Stadium will receive a photo opportunity with their star and a signed photograph. You’ll also receive a free Arsenal lanyard!

Availability depends on when each Arsenal legend is available, and most tours take place on weekends at either 11 am or 1 pm.


VIP Legend Experience

This is the most exclusive experience available at Emirates Stadium, and it’s essentially a half-day activity. The tour itself is 4 hours in length, and it’s hosted by both the legend of your choice and pitchside commentator Nigel Mitchell.

In addition to all the behind-the-scenes locations included on other tours, the VIP Legend Experience also offers access to the TV studios where they broadcast the games live from on-site at Emirates Stadium.

Since the tour is so long, it also includes a nice buffet lunch with unlimited wine, beer, soft drinks and more in the Diamond Club. This isn’t your average buffet, either – the food is prepared by a 2 star Michelin chef!

Visitors can also expect one-on-one time with their legend of choice, during which time they will receive a photo opportunity and signing session. 

You’ll also get a signed Arsenal lanyard, a premium gift bag, entry to the Arsenal Museum, a guidebook, and a personalized tour certificate.

The VIP Legend Experience is only available for adults over the age of 16. Tickets can sell out several months in advance, so we recommend checking back frequently to make sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity.


Matchday Tour

As the name implies, these tours are only offered on matchdays, and they’re a bit more limited in scope (60 min) as a result of the limited time available for behind-the-scenes activities on these days.

That said, if you’re already planning to arrive at the stadium early, this could be a good way to pass the time before the match begins. 

The following tour types are available as matchday tours:

  • Standard
  • Legend
  • Whistlestop (20 min)

There are also early bird prices available for those who take the earliest tours (9:20 am).

Here are the prices for each matchday tour at Emirates Stadium:

Arsenal Stadium Tour | Matchday Prices

  • £35/Adults | £25/Children (5-15)
  • £30/Concession (Seniors, Students, Disabled)

Legend Tour at Emirates Stadium | Matchday Prices

  • £55/Adults | £35/Children (5-15)
  • £45/Concession (Seniors, Students, Disabled)

Whistlestop Tour at Emirates Stadium | Matchday Prices

  • £15/Adults | £10/Children (5-15)
  • £13/Concession (Seniors, Students, Disabled)

Early Bird Tour (9:20 am) | Matchday Prices

  • £29/Adults | £20/Children (5-15)
  • £24/Concession (Seniors, Students, Disabled)

Purchase tickets for a Matchday Tour or learn more.


How to Get to Emirates Stadium

The home of Arsenal Football Club is located just northeast of the city centre at Hornsey Rd, London N7 7AJ, United Kingdom. There are several train and tube stations nearby, and you can also take the bus if necessary.

Here are the closest stations and stops for all public transit options:

  • Underground Station: Arsenal
  • Train Station: Drayton Park
  • Bus Stop: Holloway Road

TIP: The National Railway train is one of the easiest ways to get here, and if you get at least two train tickets to the stadium, you’ll be eligible for 2 for 1 pricing on the Arsenal Stadium Tour!


Deals and Discounts

There are a few different ways to save money on tickets to the Emirates Stadium Tour, and this section covers each opportunity. Depending on which discount you choose, you can expect to save up to 50% off (or possibly even more).


London Tourist Passes

The standard Arsenal Stadium Tour is currently included with two different discount passes:

The London Pass is all-inclusive, which means it provides unlimited access to dozens of activities for a set number of days. The Explorer Pass is a bit different, in that it allows you to pay one flat price for a set number of activities instead.

Here are a few of the other activities included with these passes:

If you’re curious about these discount options, make sure to read our full post about London tourist passes to find out even more about how these services work.


2 For 1 Deal

The standard Arsenal Stadium Tour is included with the 2-for-1 deal provided by National Rail.

All you need to do is buy two train tickets to the stadium, and you’ll be eligible to get 2 tickets for the price of 1.

If you’re already planning to get here by train, this is perhaps one of the best deals available, because it ensures you’ll save a full 50% off ticket prices.

You can find even more information about how to activate this discount by reading our full post about the National Rail 2-for-1 deal.


Combo Packages

In addition to all the other discounts, admission to the standard Emirates Stadium Tour is also included with the following combo package options:

Emirates Stadium Tour + Stamford Bridge Tour

Emirates Stadium Tour + Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Tour


Discount Sites

If all else fails, there are a few different websites that usually offer discounts on local activities in London. The two most popular examples are Groupon and Discount London.

Depending on when you check, you might be eligible for an additional coupon code allowing you to save an extra 10% - 20% off or more!


About The Author

Margaret

An American simply by accident of birth, Margaret moved to London over 16 years ago and hasn’t looked back since! With a keen interest in History – and a BA degree to match – Margaret prides herself on her knowledge of the amazing city she calls home and she's been guiding here now for nearly a decade. Social history is her real expertise, with sound understanding of the day-to-day lives of Londoners over the past centuries. Read More...
Updated: March 15th, 2023
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