Enjoy a Trip to Arsenal and Find Hotels Near Emirates Stadium

by : renzo chemistry

There are not many football grounds that are as easy and as accessible as the Emirates Stadium, especially if you want to have fun and a couple of pints. Visitors should not drive to Arsenal games as there is no parking and roads around the stadium are closed. However, this is good news as it allows you to use public transport and enjoy your time without the worries of a drive home. If you decide it is necessary to drive you may want to park on the edge of London and complete your journey by public transport. The ground itself is served by three tube stations: Highbury and Islington (Victoria Line), Arsenal (Piccadilly Line) and Finsbury Park (Victoria and Piccadilly lines). Unfortunately nearby Holloway Road station is closed on match days as it does not have an escalator.
Many people want to find Hotels near Emirates Stadium, however, it is not recommended staying too near the ground, as there is very little to do. Islington's trendy Upper Street is a far more suitable place to stay as it is packed with bars and restaurants and has many hotels nearby including the Hilton on Upper Street and Jury's Inn on Pentonville Road (book cheap match day hotels at the www.matchotels.com website).
The other option is to find Hotels in Central London, the Emirates stadium is a short tube journey from Central London and the West End and can be easily reached on either the Victoria or Piccadilly lines after the game. Fans who wish to stay more centrally have many options. London's West End has a fantastic nightlife and offers a wide range of accommodation from the famous Ritz hotel on Piccadilly down to the lesser known Classic hotel near Hyde Park. Also London's South Bank offers galleries and riverside accommodation; or try Paddington for cheap London hotels.
Once at the stadium you may want to eat, there are many fast food facilities around the stadium with a variety of options, ranging from your typical hot dog stand to a Crepe stall. Inside the Emirates stadium the food is pricey but does cover a wide range of products, again though it is advised to eat outside the stadium due to the high prices.
An enjoyable part of the day is having a couple of pints in the pub and there are many bars around the stadium to choose from with the Drayton Arms next to Drayton Park Station being the traditional away supporter's pub. It is also possible to drink inside the stadium where it is only ?2.50 for a pint of lager before and after the match (?3.20 at half time). Tea and coffee will cost you ?1.70 and a soft drink ?2.00.
If you would like buy a programme or a fanzine you can get them outside Emirates stadium and an official programme cost ?3, The Gooner fanzine is ?2 and Up The Arse fanzine is ?1.
AFTER THE MATCH if you would like to find a place for Eating/Drinking, there are literally hundreds of places to choose from around London's West End. However if you wish to wine and dine closer to the stadium, take a walk to nearby Upper Street (Highbury and Islington station). Here you will find many bars and restaurants ideal for a night out.
If you are looking for Entertainment, again the West End is an option as it is inundated with bars, pubs, cinemas and nightclubs. Madame Tussauds and the London Eye are top London tourist attractions as are Big Ben, Tower of London and the Houses of Parliament.
If Central London is not your scene then Walthamstow Dog Track is an enjoyable evening that is not too far from Emirates Stadium and can be easily reached by public transport.
To find more information about the Emirates Stadium and Arsenal Hotels visit http://www.matchhotels.com/football/England/Arsenal-hotels-1697.html.