AWAY DAYS: Arsenal travel information

1st March

Arsenal v Swansea City
Wednesday, March 2 (7.45pm kick-off)

Address: Emirates Stadium, Highbury House, London, N5 1BU
Telephone: 0207 619 5003

What's it like? Around 2,000 Swans fans are in the lower tier of the South East corner. Away fans are very close to the home fans, which makes a good atmosphere. Entry to the stadium is by a 'smart ticket' - the bar code is read by a ticket reader.
The concourse inside has a good choice of food on offer while there are plenty of TVs on the concourse and a Ladbroke outlet. Alcohol is also served.

Pubs and grub - The 'Drayton Arms' (N5 1ND) is the traditional pub for away fans; near Arsenal tube station and Drayton Park railway station. The pub overlooks the stadium and is only a few minutes walk.  'The Twelve Pins' (N4 2DE) is near Finsbury Park tube station. Home and away fans mix in there and it's a ten-minute walk from the ground. 'The Blackstock' (N4 2DL) opposite The Twelve Pins, also welcomes away fans, and has a big screen showing Sky Sports. There's also the 'White Lion of Mortimer' (N4 3PX) - a Wetherspoons - which is a five-minute walk from Finsbury Park Tube Station on Stroud Green Road.

Parking - There's not much parking at the stadium or nearby with residents-only parking around the stadium.
It's not worth trying to find street parking with traffic wardens on the rampage on matchdays. You can park near a tube station such as Cockfosters and take the tube to the ground. Cockfosters is best for fans coming from north - it's four miles south of the M25 and has its own car park but is full around two hours before kick off. It can be difficult to exit after the game, with most drivers crossing the main road to go north.

By train/tube - The nearest tube station is Holloway Road (Piccadilly line), but it's closed on matchdays as it has lifts, not escalators. Fans should head for Arsenal tube station - it's only a few minutes walk to the stadium. Leaving the station, turn right and follow Drayton Park Road to the left, take one of the large bridges over the railway line to the stadium.
Other tube stations that can be walked are Finsbury Park (Piccadilly line) and Highbury & Islington (Victoria line).
Overland trains to Finsbury Park Railway Station are from London Kings Cross. It's a 10-15 minute walk to the stadium.
After the game, loads of tube stations are shut due to overcrowding so you will have a long walk to find one open, though you could take the train into Kings Cross to get to central London. After the game you can walk to Finsbury Park than wait in the long queues at Arsenal tube. To get to Finsbury Park, walk past Arsenal tube station on your left and take a left into St Thomas's Road. The station is at the end of the road.
There are plenty of trains to Paddington for the three-hour journey with the cheapest £15.00 (at the time of writing) leaving at 1.55pm, 2.28pm, 2.55pm and 3.28pm. The only train back to Swansea from Paddington after the game is at 10.45pm getting into Swansea at 2.48am.

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