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O2 Arena

Attend music and sports events, see a movie or go bowling in one of the busiest arenas in the world, situated inside this iconic dome by the River Thames.

The O2 Arena is an award-winning complex that hosts many types of events, such as sports and music. It has a seating capacity of about 20,000 and has held the title as the busiest arena in the world with more than 2 million ticket sales in a calendar year. It was designed with excellent acoustics to prevent echoing.

Capture photos of the iconic dome from the outside. Due to its location on the bend of a river, it is easily visible from many parts of the city. It has been used in many movies about London. 

Admire the spacious arena from the inside. It has a circumference of around 0.6 miles (1 kilometer) and a height of 164 feet (50 meters). O2 is the second largest arena in Europe. 

Walk down Entertainment Avenue inside the complex. Browse the shops and dine in restaurants that serve everything from snacks to three-course meals. There are many bars selling alcoholic beverages. You can also go dancing at a nightclub, see a movie at a cinema or go bowling.

The complex takes its name from a telephone company that sponsors the structure. In 2000, the giant dome was built to host the Millennium Experience, a year-long exhibition to celebrate the new millennium. After the event, the dome fell into disuse until it was inaugurated as The O2 in 2007.

The O2 Arena is based in the Greenwich area by the River Thames, east of the city ofLondon. It sits on the inside of a sharp bend of the river so it is almost entirely surrounded by water. 

The arena opens in the morning and closes after midnight on event days. There are 2,200 parking spaces for visitors, which fill up quickly. North Greenwich Station on the Jubilee Line of the London Underground serves the attraction. You can also try other forms of transportation, such as the cable car across the river or the River Bus.

The venue is open on non-event days. Purchase tickets in advance online or at the arena to see a show.

It's worth giving yourself lots of time at O2 Arena. Here are some of the top activities:

You ought to think about buying an Up at the O2 Climbing Experience or a DC Exhibitions: Dawn of Super Heroes while you're in the area. These activities are a few of the most popular.

If you're after more activities, check out our London things to do page.


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InterContinental London - The O2 NZ$285
InterContinental London - The O2

InterContinental London - The O2

Waterview Drive, Greenwich Peninsula, London, England
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Greenwich, this luxury hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from O2 Arena, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cutty Sark and Royal Observatory. London Stadium and Excel Exhibition Centre are also within 6 mi (10 km). North Greenwich Underground Station is 8 minutes by foot.

    The Collective Canary Wharf NZ$158
    The Collective Canary Wharf

    The Collective Canary Wharf

    20 Crossharbour Plaza, London, England
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Canary Wharf, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from O2 Arena and within 6 miles (10 km) of Tower of London and Tower Bridge. London Stadium and The Gherkin are also within 6 miles (10 km). Crossharbour Station is only a 2-minute walk and Mudchute Station is 6 minutes.

       Welcoming Canary Wharf Home by the O2 Arena
       Welcoming Canary Wharf Home by the O2 Arena

       Welcoming Canary Wharf Home by the O2 Arena

      Coldharbour, London, England
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Greenwich, this condo is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from O2 Arena and within 6 miles (10 km) of London Stadium and Excel Exhibition Centre. Westfield Stratford City and Brick Lane are also within 6 miles (10 km). North Greenwich Underground Station is 12 minutes by foot.

        London Greenwich Luxury Apartment O2 NZ$522
        London Greenwich Luxury Apartment O2

        London Greenwich Luxury Apartment O2

        Upper River Side, Cotter Lane, London, England
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Greenwich, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from O2 Arena, and within 6 mi (10 km) of London Stadium and Tower of London. St. Paul's Cathedral and Coca-Cola London Eye are also within 9 mi (15 km). North Greenwich Underground Station is 7 minutes by foot and East India Station is 28 minutes.

          Platinum Apartment next to O2 Arena
          Platinum Apartment next to O2 Arena

          Platinum Apartment next to O2 Arena

          Cutter Lane, London, England
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Greenwich, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from O2 Arena and within 6 miles (10 km) of London Stadium and Excel Exhibition Centre. Westfield Stratford City and Tower of London are also within 6 miles (10 km). North Greenwich Underground Station is 7 minutes by foot.

            Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf Hotel NZ$210
            Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf Hotel

            Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf Hotel

            5 Fairmont Avenue, Canary Wharf, London, England
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              This spa hotel is located in London (Canary Wharf), close to One Canada Square, Cutty Sark and National Maritime Museum. Local attractions also include Thames Barrier Park and Royal Observatory. Blackwall Station is 7 minutes by foot and East India Station is 8 minutes.

              33 Waterview Drive
              33 Waterview Drive

              33 Waterview Drive

              33 Waterview Drive, London, England
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Greenwich, this apartment building is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from O2 Arena and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Excel Exhibition Centre. London Stadium and Westfield Stratford City are also within 6 miles (10 km). North Greenwich Underground Station is 12 minutes by foot.

                71 Waterview Drive
                71 Waterview Drive

                71 Waterview Drive

                71 Waterview Drive, London, England
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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