The Arsenal Story

(1 customer review)

Highbury & Islington tube station, London

Guided by Philip

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
16 July 2022 Tour du Jour 2.30 pm 4.30 pm Summer

Short read: Highbury to the Emirates Stadium

Long read: Historic Highbury. Vintage village London. Mediaeval roots. Georgian architecture. Affluent. Arsenal’s home for over 90 years. Visit the well preserved old ground,* now a chic housing estate. Walk the same streets as Colin Firth in Fever Pitch. Relive the climax of the film, arguably the most dramatic football match ever. Ends at their new home where we find out about the buildings that were replaced by the Stadium, take in the iconic sights of the Emirates and review the statues of the club’s heroes, including Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry. Guided by Philip. *N.B. American visitors of a certain vintage – this is an English Ebbets Field experience. 


The Arsenal Story takes place at 2.30 pm on Saturday, July 16. Meet Philip just outside the exit of Highbury & Islington Tube.  


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If you can’t make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Arsenal Story walks do think about booking one as a private tour. If you go private you can have The Arsenal Story walk – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We’ll tailor it to your requirements. Ring Fiona or Noel or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at [email protected] and we’ll set it up and make it happen for you. A private London Walk – they’re good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group – makes an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing.


A private London Walk makes a fab gift – be it a birthday or anniversary or Christmas present or whatever. Merchandise schmerchandise (gift wrapped or not) – but giving someone an experience, now that’s special. Memories make us rich.


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1 review for The Arsenal Story

  1. Tom McCabe

    As an instructor of BRITAIN AND THE GLOBAL GAME, I scheduled this tour for a field trip in conjunction with reading FEVER PITCH by Nick Hornby. It became so obvious why so many are so obsessed by Arsenal FC. It was not only a beautiful day, but Philip beautifully wove some of our course themes together as he crisscrossed across North London and nearly 140 years of football history. (He re-read the book for us and arranged to meet one of Hornby’s heroes, the Arsenal great Charlie George). Thank you for making it a special day out for the class.

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