Emirates Stadium scooped two prestigious prizes at the Visit London awards on Thursday.
 
The stadium itself was handed a gold award for Business Venue of the Year, and the stadium tours secured silver in the Sports Tourism category.

The ceremony, held at Indigo at The O2, highlights the very best of the capital and showcases the city's creativity and innovation.

Emirates Stadium was chosen due to its rapid growth as one of the most spectacular and successful sports stadia in the world. Away from its matchday schedule, the home of Arsenal has hosted nearly 1,000 business events with a great deal of success.

The Stadium Tours have seen over 100,000 visitors in its opening year of business, attracting not just Arsenal fans but also tourists.

"Our vision has always been that Emirates Stadium would be known for more than just fantastic football," said Managing Director Keith Edelman. "We want it to become a London landmark."

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