Arsenal Emirates Stadium

Stadium in North London

When Arsenal FC moved to this stadium in 2006, fans claimed it would never be the same again. It's true that the 64,000-seat stadium lacks some of the bonhomie of the old Highbury ground, but it's still a sell-out at every game. Match tickets are tricky to come by, even if you have a first-born to sacrifice, but fans can still get inside on a stadium tour.

Self-guided audio tours (available in 10 languages) are very entertaining, or you can shell out for a guided tour with a former Arsenal player. Both options take you everywhere, from the back entrance used by the players to the entertainment suites where corporate bigwigs watch the game. You'll get to walk to the pitch through 'the tunnel', sit on the team's pitch-side benches and even check out the changing rooms (which are complete with spa and physio suite on Arsenal's side).

Tours include entry to a museum that focuses on the history of the club and its fans. Visits finish in the stadium's enormous shop, where Arsenal merchandise of every guise is available.