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

Official Website: O2 Arena

Fee: Yes

Regular 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


Rated 4.5 out of 5The O2 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Have been here for a few gigs and each time it's been excellent. There is parking nearby which costs £7.50 for the day, if you pay when you arrive, compared to when you leave, you'll save yourself about £15. There is lots to do in the O2 as well as concerts. There are 20+ places to eat from fast food to good quality meals at sit down restaurants. There is a good range of outlet shops with good deals. I'd definitely recommend going early if you have an event to attend to walk around.

Sam Swindells - 1 month ago

3 Star Rating Went here for the Luke Combs concert. The actual music venue itself is great, brilliant sound quality and atmosphere etc. The venue is let down massively by the lack of toilets, seemingly untrained and not bothered bar staff and security letting people block the stairs down from the seats. The bars outside of the arena are great though.

Jon - 2 days ago

5 Star Rating This was our first visit to the O2, and it's such an amazing venue. I'd just presumed it just held the stadium. How wrong was I. It's got a huge shopping arcade with lots of great shops, including designer. There are also lots of great bars and restaurants to choose from. The stadium itself is well laid out and super easy to find your way around. Will definitely be heading here more often. We saw Madonna and had the most amazing time!

Adam McGibbon - 29 days ago

5 Star Rating Quick to get in well-organised. Pizza express was really busy but service was fab. Fantastic acoustics in the arena we were up high with perfect view of the Stage for The Queen Madonna....brilliant night

Karen Richardson - 9 days ago

4 Star Rating A great place to visit, not just for the music gigs, but also for shopping, eating, drinking and plenty of alternative forms of entertainment. It's very clean, tidy and spacious. Lots of designer shops here. Well worth a visit.

dave pelton - 3 days 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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This video taken between some tennis matches held at the O2 shows the massive size of the arena
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