When visiting London, you might want to consider a visit to the world’s most popular entertainment arena. Boasting the renowned Arena, the smaller live music club Indigo at the O2, not to mention 29 bars and restaurants, outlet shopping, and so much more, there’s entertainment for everyone—only 15 minutes from central London.
The venue of venues
Formerly known as the Millennium Dome, the O2 Arena is a world-class venue for music and entertainment, and the biggest ticket selling arena in the world. Everything from the ATP tennis finals to high profile concerts the likes of Elton John and Bon Jovi, as well as some of the biggest names in opera, have taken place here. On any given day, you’ll find world renowned musicians and comedians take the stage.
It all happens here
Concerts, comedy shows, and sports events aren’t the only thing that will take your breath away at the O2: Set a rainy afternoon aside to visit the undeniably stylish Hollywood Bowl, featuring 12 bowling lanes and VIP lanes. You can also tuck in to American classics here, like hotdogs and milkshakes, before switching to a game of pool. For a little more action, visit Oxygen Freejumping, the UK’s leading trampoline park, featuring a dodgeball court, giant trampolines, an obstacle course, and a high ropes challenge.
Climb the roof
Not for the faint of heart: Take an exhilarating, 90-minute climb across the O2’s sprawling rooftop. Especially spectacular at twilight or sunset, you’ll see all the great London landmarks up to 15 miles away. Spot Greenwich Park, Canary Wharf, or combine the climb with an event like yoga, a guest talk, or even a dinner on the roof.
When to go
It’s always a good time to go. Tickets can be booked either online, in person, or by phone. Opening hours are from 9 am to 1 am daily. Find out more at theo2.co.uk.