O2 Arena

The O2 is a huge entertainment complex located in southeast London

Fans enjoying a live concert inside London's O2 Arena
Fans enjoying a live concert inside London's O2 Arena cc licensed photo by markhillary

The O2 Arena is an indoor multi-purpose venue with flexible seating that can seat up to 20,000 spectators making it one of Europe's largest indoor arenas. It was also a venue during the 2012 Summer Olympics.

The O2 is much more than just an arena. There are actually multiple venues located under the huge dome of the O2: indigO2 — an intimate music venue, The O2 bubble — an exhibition space, Entertainment Avenue — an area filled with restaurants and bars which is open day and night, and an impressive 22 screen multiplex theatre.

Entertainment events include concerts, comedy, film, theatre, ice shows, reality TV plus Christmas and New Years Celebrations.

Sporting Events held at the O2 include basketball, boxing, gymnastics, ice hockey, tennis and professional wresting. It was also the venue for Olympic gymnastics and basketball finals during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

With its giant dome and the 11 protruding cranes that support it, the O2 is also a distintive and highly recognizable London landmark.

For more information about the O2 Arena and its upcoming events visit their official website link below.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

O2 Arena Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Address: Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX, UK

Phone: 020 8463 2000

Official Website: O2 Arena

O2 Arena Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 Star Rating

4 Star Rating Had a great time at The O2! Here's what stood out: *Highlights:* * Thrilling Thames Crossing:The London Cable Car provided a fantastic experience crossing the River Thames. It's definitely worth getting the round trip ticket (especially for families) to fully enjoy the views. * *Spacious Play Area:* The open space in front of the mall was a lifesaver for parents! Kids could play freely without worrying about traffic, giving us some peace of mind. * *Unique Architecture:* The O2's tent-like structure is truly unique! And the option to walk on the rooftop for panoramic views (for an extra fee) sounds like a must-do for adventurous visitors (be sure to factor in the sunset price increase!). * *Family-Friendly Atmosphere:* The artistic installations provided great photo opportunities, making it a fun experience for the whole family. Food: The food options seemed decent, though not exceptional. Overall: We had a great time exploring The O2! It's a great place to combine entertainment, sightseeing, and family fun. * Consider purchasing tickets for the cable car online in advance, especially during peak season.
Vikram Reddy - a week ago

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4 Star Rating Great stadium but if your at the very top and disabled this is a major issue as its very steep and using a walking stick is another issue. As mine fell on to some woman in front of me. 😔 There isn't enough hand rails to hold on to and I didn't feel safe walking up or down the stairs.
SOL PARANORMAL - 2 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating Arriving at the O2 was easy. The Jubilee line on the tube drops you right off, and for those seeking entertainment before the show, there are plenty of restaurants, a supermarket and a shopping outlet with discounted designer brands. The queues to enter the arena during the C2C concert were well-managed, and there were enough restrooms to avoid excessive wait times. The venue itself has a fantastic atmosphere – it's electric when the crowd gets going! The (side) view from my seat D434 was quite nice. It was high up but offered a good view of the stage and a good overall view. The sound quality was fantastic, making the entire concert experience truly enjoyable. Just a heads-up, backpacks (even laptop-sized) aren't allowed inside the O2- though some people report getting in with them. There are lockers available for £10 and they will store your shopping bags from the outlet for free. The queue/crowd after the show back to the tube was well managed. It was a great experience and I would definitely go back.
P M - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating It makes you feel so good walking near the Thames River over there. Many places to eat, outlet for who loves shopping. It is a very great option to spend your day off.
Sandra - a week ago

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4 Star Rating We visited the O2 on a brisk morning in London. The upside? We scored a great parking spot without any hassle. The downside? That parking spot came with a bit of a trek to the actual venue. With a light drizzle falling and a chill in the air, our photo ops outside The O2 were quick and to the point! Thankfully, once we got inside, things warmed up considerably. The real star of the show, though, was the O2's outlet. We found some fantastic deals on clothes, and were able to snag some truly down-to-earth priced items. The O2, formerly known as the Millennium Dome, is a large entertainment district located on the Greenwich Peninsula in Southeast London, England. It's a popular destination for locals and tourists alike, offering a variety of attractions under one roof. The O2 centerpiece is the O2 Arena, a multi-purpose indoor arena that's one of the busiest music arenas in the world. It has hosted some of the biggest names in music, as well as sporting events, comedy shows, and more. Overall, The O2 was a great experience, especially for the shopping. Just be prepared for a bit of a walk from the parking lot, and pack an umbrella if the forecast isn't looking sunny!
Leun Sabal - 3 months ago

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Tube Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Jubilee LineNorth Greenwich Station1 MInute

How to get to O2 Arena by Tube

From North Greenwich Station exit walk towards north. You are pretty much there as soon as you exit the station.

The O2 Arena is also well serviced by the Thames Clippers which offer both express and regular service between Central London and the O2. This is a comfortable and convenient option that takes less than 45 minutes (30 minutes for express service) from Central London. For more information about River Bus service to the O2 see: London River Bus

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