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 above.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Address: Peninsula Square, Greenwich, London SE10 0DX, UK

Phone: 020 8463 2000

Official Website: O2 Arena

Directions

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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Reviews

Rated 4.4 out of 5The O2 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Plenty to do here. Plenty of places to eat and each restaurant is great. Everywhere is clean and all of the venues are modern and accommodating. The O2 itself is a bit cold but I can't imagine what it would take to heat a place like that, especially when all heat would rise to the top so no fault of theirs. Makes a great day out for friends and family alike.

L Kirk - 5 days ago

5 Star Rating Lovely arena plenty of places to eat and drink. Shopping too if you fancy a look. Easy to get to and plenty of parking. You can pre book a space as well. We saw strictly tour and had excellent seats. Great night out.

Joy Lochead - 10 days ago

4 Star Rating A great place to visit for good food and the cinema is great. The arena is huge so difficult to get a good view, but if you go just for the food/cinema/shops it's great! The addition of the outlet shops has been brilliant - and there's 4 hours free parking if you spend £35 or more in the shops. There's often something going on outside too - promotional or pop up shops

Melody - 17 days ago

5 Star Rating Really great venue for live concerts, have visited here many times and each time we've had an unforgettable experience. I had the opportunity to see two of my favourite bands here and partnered with the venue they were both incredible to see. Highly recommended if you get the chance to pick a venue.

Steve 9413 - 19 days ago

5 Star Rating Such a lively place to visit! This is always bustling with activity, any time of the day. We visited the O2 dome and the Emirates Cable Car and ut was an awesome experience! Beautiful views all around. Definitely worth a visit! There's a walking tour on top of the O2 dome (which is always booked!), Please ensure you do not miss that!

Mihir Bhagwat - 27 days ago

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This video taken between some tennis matches held at the O2 shows the massive size of the arena

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