A History of Football in Islington

About the Tour

The Arsenal football club boasts a rich and fascinating history, one that is filled with captivating stories and unforgettable characters. Over the years, Arsenal has become an integral part of the London borough of Islington and has made a significant impact on the world of football as a whole.

Embarking on a tour of Arsenal’s history promises to take you on an exciting journey that spans several decades, starting from the club’s move from Woolwich to Highbury and culminating in the recent era with the relocation to the Emirates Stadium. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to visit various locations that have played a pivotal role in the Arsenal story, including some of the infamous venues where some of the Gunners’ most legendary players have made their mark.

As you delve deeper into the history of Arsenal, you will discover the stories of the people who helped shape the club into what it is today. From the pioneering vision of founder Herbert Chapman to the legendary exploits of iconic players such as Thierry Henry and Tony Adams, each individual has played an essential role in establishing Arsenal’s place in the world of football.

In addition to exploring the club’s history, the tour will also give you a chance to immerse yourself in the local culture and experience the unique match day routines and fan culture that have been an integral part of Arsenal for decades. You will visit local businesses that have become part of the fabric of the club, providing essential services to supporters and contributing to the vibrant atmosphere on match days.

Overall, the history of Arsenal football club is an incredible story that is well worth exploring in detail. Whether you are a lifelong fan of the Gunners or simply a lover of football history, this tour promises to be an unforgettable experience that will leave you with a deeper appreciation of the club’s enduring legacy.

Leading the tour will be one of our trained Rebellious Noise guides who has also worked as an official tour guide for the club. Your guide will have a passion for the Arsenal story with extensive knowledge of their time in this part of the capital. You will sample 3 alcoholic drinks but come with an empty stomach because you will also be eating a meal at 1 of the locations we visit. This tour is predominantly a walking tour so please wear appropriate footwear and be aware that the tour may take place in all weathers so make sure you’re comfortable.

£30 Per Person

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