The O2 is one of the UK’s largest and liveliest entertainment centres and plays host to a wide range of music and comedy acts all year round. It houses the world-renowned O2 Arena where you can enjoy top live acts over the coming months, including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Andrea Bocelli and Jess Glynne as well as sporting events such as the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.
Originally built to celebrate the last millennium, the venue is located in Greenwich, south east London on the banks of the River Thames. The O2 Arena was subsequently used as a basketball and gymnastics venue during the London 2012 Summer Olympics. It’s now regarded as one of the world’s most popular entertainment venues.
The nearest tube station is North Greenwich which is just a few minutes’ walk from the venue itself. You can also catch a boat across the Thames from the pier at the London Eye. The O2 is accessible from all London airports and tickets for all events can be purchased from www.theo2.co.uk.
It’s advisable to book early for popular acts and large sporting events as these often sell out. Make sure you explore what’s on in all areas of the O2 as there are often exhibitions and one-off events. You can even try your hand at being a newsreader in the Sky Studios - it’s free and open every day!
The O2 is located just a stone’s throw from North Greenwich tube station and can also be reached by bus and Riverboat Express. At Eventful Stays, you can choose from a wide range of accommodation options, such as private rentals, bed and breakfasts, houseboats and houses to complement your visit to The O2. Check out our accommodation in London City Centre.
There is plenty to keep you occupied in Greenwich. Those into their history won’t want to miss a visit to the Cutty Sark, the impressive nineteenth century tea clipper now located next to Greenwich Pier. Or take a walk through Greenwich Park to discover where Greenwich Mean Time was born at the Royal Observatory. Grab something tasty to eat from one of the food stalls at the historic Greenwich Market, open every day.
For further information about the music and sporting events which take place at The O2 Arena, together with lists of its restaurants, bars and exhibitions, head to the official website. This is also the place to book ‘Up at The O2’, a guided tour on the roof of the domed building where you’ll be treated to a wonderful view of London.
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