Set in South-East London – hugging the borders of Greenwich, an area famed for its world-class markets and trendy bars – The O2 is a fantastic, multi-purpose entertainment centre.
What was originally built for the Millennium for £600 million, affectionately thought of as The Millennium Dome, now houses an indoor arena, a music club, a cinema, an exhibition space – which also held Michael Jackson: The Official Exhibition in 2009 – as well as 25 bars and restaurants.
Based on the legendary and quirky Covent Garden, The O2 Avenue is a hugely popular attraction for both tourists, and locals, alike. It is a wide, pedestrian avenue built around the arena in the centre of the dome. Buildings line the sides of this bustling street / shopping centre, along with artificial palm trees, and there’s even indig02 – a spectacular music club with a capacity of 2,750.
The O2 Arena is the ‘world’s busiest music arena’, and is located in the centre of The 02. This has seen anyone who is anyone perform; from Elton John to Beyoncé, Coldplay to Kanye West – and it even played host to the 2012 Summer Olympics and Summer Paralympics.
Up at The O2, officially opened in 2012, gives you the chance to explore this iconic piece of London history from a unique vantage point. You can climb the dome along a 190 metre tensile fabric walkway, and enjoy breathtaking 360 degree views of major attractions, such as Canary Wharf, the Thames Barrier and the Olympic Park.