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Arsenal Football Club

Based in North London, this English Football Club is also known as "The Gunners".

Georgian House Hotel is a great place to stay if you are planning a trip to Arsenal Football Club. The Arsenal Museum located on the North Bank stand also houses the largest archive of a football club's memorabilia in Britain.
Arsenal Football Club

The History of Arsenal Football Club

Arsenal Football Club began life when a group of workers at the Woolwich Arsenal Armament Factory decided to form a football team in late 1886.

The Club played under the name of Dial Square. Their first match was a 6-0 victory over Eastern Wanderers, on December 11th, 1886. Soon after, the name Royal Arsenal was adopted and the Club continued playing in friendless and local cup competitions for the next few years. In 1891 the Club turned professional and changed its name to Woolwich Arsenal, finally joining the Football League in 1893.

Management and Teams of Arsenal Football Club

Following the First World War, the First Division was extended to 22 teams and Arsenal was voted into the top division, a position it has held ever since.

In 1947, Tom Whittaker became manager and more success followed. Arsenals were Champions in 1947/48 and 1952/53; FA Cup winners in 1950 and runners-up in 1952.

With Thierry Henry, Davor Suker, Silvinho, Oleg Luzhny and Stefan Malz joining the Club, 1999/2000 started well with the Charity Shield victory over Manchester United but finished with disappointing defeat in the UEFA Cup Final at the hands of Galatasaray.

But the summer did see success for Arsenal's French contingent, current players Patrick Vieira ,Thierry Henry, Sylvain Wiltord and Robert Pires were all involved in France's Euro 2000 success, along with former stars Manu Petit and Nicolas Anelka.

Publicity for Arsenal Football Club

2001-02 Saw the Gunners write a new chapter in their illustrious history with a third 'Double'. They clinched the FA Cup in style with a 2-0 win against Chelsea at the Millennium Stadium. And won the Title at the sweetest of venues, Manchester United's Old Trafford.

Arsenal's famous red and white strip has a less obvious heritage than the crest.As the sign over the entrance to the North Bank proudly announces 'Welcome to Highbury - the Home of Football.

Arsenal played their first competitive game at Highbury against Leicester Fosse on 6th September 1913, winning 2-1. Ever since that day, Highbury, or as it is officially called the 'Arsenal Stadium' has been the home of the Gunners.

Arsenal Museum

The Arsenal museum is situated on the second floor of the North Bank stand and is the largest, most extensive archive of one club's football memorabilia in Britain.

The museum opened on October 30th 1993 and has helped promote the history of the Club since it's formation in 1886. Museum curator Ian Cook has spent thousands of hours gathering exhibits from 115 years of the Gunners' history, up to and including the 2002 'Double'. The museum is open on Friday from 9.30am to 4pm.

Match day admission is now open to everyone but the Museum can only accommodate 200 people, so you will need to be patient if there's a queue. The Museum is also open on other selected days.

Entry to the Museum is £2 for adults and £1 for under 16's and senior citizens. Admission for bondholders is free. The closest underground station is Arsenal. Arsenal Museum is located outside of Arsenal station, 15-20min by underground from Georgian House Hotel.

Georgian House Hotel is ideally situated in a very central location, so visiting sights all over London is quick and easy. Why not book Georgian House Hotel when you plan a trip to the Arsenal Football Club? You can book online or email to make a reservation on, or telephone on 0044(0)207 834 1438