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Arsenal next week ( best tube ) ?

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  1. arctic rime

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    Off to the Emirates next Sunday on the 12-15 from Manchester Piccadilly, whats the best tube from Euston ?

    On the 19.37 return so got to be a but sharpish on the way back.

    Thanks

    Game on!
     
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    Victoria line towards Walthamstow Central, get off at Highbury and Islington, it’s a 15 minute walk to the Emirates and is sign posted once you get outside the station.
     
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    You’ll be lucky to make the train
     
  4. Stoichkov

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    Get the northern line (south via bank line) one stop to kings cross and change the Piccadilly line north
     
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    I live about a mile from the Emirates - hence my desire to get hold of a match ticket (l have low points after major hip surgery in Aug!). Euston to Highbury and Islington (Victoria line northbound two stops) before the match is a no-brainer.

    After the match Highbury and Islington is a complete nightmare - queues stretch for a mile plus and you can expect to take an hour plus.

    Personally l would walk to Finsbury Park (also queues but not as bad as H&I) the route of which is signed, as you have options from there - either the Victoria line southbound (three stops to Euston) or a mainline train to Kings Cross then either walk (10mins) from there to Euston or take the Northern line (the Vic would be heaving) one stop. I wouldn't look at taking the Piccadilly line from Finsbury Park as you would end up in the same queues as for the Vic.

    For completeness there are buses but unless you go some distance from the ground they will be very busy (and slow - traffic!) too.
     
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    An option before the match.

    Holloway Road is exit only when Arsenal play so not an option to get back to Euston. Arsenal station post-match is awful (see my comments on H&I earlier).
     
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    Blimey didn't realise that and I live in London, cheers
     
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    Local knowledge having lived in Islington since 1990 (including 5 years in Holloway)! Holloway Road tube only has two lifts.
     
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    You are not wrong - might be one of those occasions where leaving a couple of mins before the end is essential
     
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    Finsbury Park tube or bus before and have a few pints - 15 mins walk from there. After the match I find that you are better off having a couple of pints then getting the tube back - sadly not possible for you on that train back - good luck.
     
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    How close is Caledonian rd tube?
     
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    Is it that bad ? its only a couple of mile isn't it on foot ?
     
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    Google Maps reckons 2.5 miles and 51 mins walking time.
     
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    Take the bus from Euston that stops outside Finsbury Park Mosque, then walk down the back streets.
     
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    You could (although I wouldn't) do this on the way to the game. If you do I would suggest getting off at Holloway Nags Head which is certainly no further from the ground than Finsbury Park and at least a 10min shorter bus ride.
    I REALLY wouldn't do it going back to Euston _ the buses are crowded and the traffic dire post match.

    itsmee: Caledonian Road is probably 25/30 mins from the Emirates and the route isn't that clear. After the game all of the folk from Finsbury Park and Arsenal will already be onboard before the train gets there...
     
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    Yup. Not a straightforward route though and goes through some damn rough areas.
    Think estate gang turf wars and stabbings!
    I don't want to unnecessarily worry anyone but to flag the need to keep your wits about you.
     
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    Walking route doesn't look too bad, should be safe enough during those hours, although i find 90% of London scary enough to walk through in the dark.
     
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    Bloody hell, got to try and find a quick tube I guess?
     
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    I plan on walking back back down the Caledonian Road or Liverpool Road after the match to avoid the hassle of waiting in the tube queues.
     
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    This doesn't look promising for walking back!

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    Walking will be fine but like anywhere in London when it's dark (bar Kensington and Chelsea) you're probs best walking with someone else and having your wits about you.

    If you're really in a rush, like the OP, I'd recommend leaving on 80 mins to get on a tube before it becomes impossible. If you wait til 90 mins onwards you'll miss your train IMO.

    Another option would be to walk away from the ground 10/15 mins or so then get an Uber when you're far enough away for the roads to be a bit quieter.
     
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    I'd seriously suggest leaving 5 mins early. You'll be doing very well to make that given the queues for the tube, the stations by The Emirates just aren't designed for an on rush of 60k people at the same time! Even walking down the street is really slow.
     
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    What pubs are people heading to before the game?
     
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    The Faltering Fullback in Finsbury Park, which is a very good pub and less than a mile from the ground, has been mentioned by quite a few people and it's where I'm probably going.
     
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    I would normally recommend The Coronet, a large and good Spoons in Holloway (the now sadly late manager Dave was a Wolvo lad and solid Wolves fan), but l believe that it is strictly home fans only.
     
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    Liverpool Road would take you to Angel Islington... You could get the Northern line to Euston from there but....
     
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    Walking back to York Rd after match, any areas enroute to avoid?
     
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    Duchess of Kent on Liverpool road. Round the back of H&I station. Small but good food and beer and friendly even for away fans.
     
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    Good call

    If you wanted to drink further away you could do worse than the Doric Arch at Euston
     
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    If you really want to do that l would suggest walking straight down Caledonian Road (getting onto it at Holloway), stick to the main road, keep alert, and pay attention to the estates alongside (both the Caledonian and Bemerton are dubious to put it politely).

    Islington seems prosperous but...

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    On the 19:37 train back from Paddington after the game, which is further out from Euston. No chance by the sound of things then?
     
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    Stay safe lads, stick together if walking in the ****hole
     
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    It will be very tight (and you may not make it) if you wait to the end. I suggest that you walk to Finsbury Park. Take a mainline train to Kings Cross then a Circle or Hammersmith and City line train to Paddington. The former would be preferable due to the location of the tube platforms at Paddington but are much less frequent.

    Oh a general comment: check ALL public transport in London for possible engineering work at weekends.

    www.tfl.gov.uk
     
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    Hitting london for 0930. Breakfast at the spoons near Trafalgar square so that we can then observe the silence. Will then start our pub crawl.

    2030 train back, playing it safe
     
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    We’re on the 20:30 back so hopefully should be there in good time to pick up a few train essentials from the Sainsbury’s. Is the All Bar One still closed?

    If we wait for the tube we should be alright shouldn’t we at that time?
     
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    You should have no problems. There is both a small Tesco and a small Waitrose at Highbury Corner (don't forget that boozing on the tube is illegal).

    The All Bar One at Euston is boarded up. Both the Euston Tap and Doric Arch are well and truly open.
     
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    Closed for good. HS2 put paid to it along with the Bree Louise.

    Euston tap has a fine selection of cask and keg
     
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    Had planned to do as you say and head for Finsbury Park, will have to leave the game early unfortunately but it’s a better option than missing the train!
     
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    Any idea where you are drinking before the game? I'm coming into Highbury and Islington bout 2ish. Duchess of Kent seems like a good shout
     

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