Rising from the ashes of the controversial Millennium Dome, the O2 Arena has established itself as one of the UK’s premier event spaces, welcoming everyone from the biggest names in music to sporting stars.
Close to the action
The O2 is a remarkable structure. Designed by architect Richard Rodgers, it holds on to the iconic look of the Dome while providing the flexibility to host a wide range of events, from big concerts to world championship boxing nights. Although it’s the second largest indoor arena in the UK, wherever you sit, you’ll feel close to the action.
Something for everyone at the O2
The O2 already has many stories to tell in its short history. It was the host of the one-night-only Led Zeppelin comeback and Monty Python’s final reunion had audiences rolling in the aisles for several weeks. It’s also the venue of the annual Brit Awards.
In 2008, the O2 was named as the busiest music venue in the world – stealing the title from none other than New York’s Madison Square Garden. Check out what’s coming soon – there’s bound to be something for every taste.
In terms of food, an evening at the arena doesn’t need to involve a hamburger and a can of coke (although it can if you want). Fine dining options are available and you can even enjoy a glass of champagne while watching the show.
Explore the rest of London
The O2 is situated in Greenwich in South East London, within easy reach of all that London has to offer.
Greenwich itself is world famous as the location of the Greenwich Meridian Line. This is pretty much the centre of the world in terms of time, with every country measuring itself against GMT. The area is also home to the Greenwich Royal Observatory, which makes for a fascinating and educational day out for all the family. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren (of St Paul’s fame), the observatory has been the site of many famous astronomical discoveries.
Go on a cable adventure
You can easily reach the O2 by tube or bus, but if you want to turn your journey into a real adventure then you can take advantage of the recently-built cable car that leads to the arena. The ride offers amazing views of London and can be booked at night when the panorama of the city will take your breath away.
Hotels near the O2
We’ve got a range of great hotels that give you easy access to the O2 and surrounding areas, as well as putting you in the heart of one of the greatest cities in the world.
Best Western London Peckham Hotel is located in the middle of a truly trendy urban district. Its colourful interior reflects the character of the cool Peckham area.
Best Western Greater London Hotel is based in the City of London itself, which makes it ideal for those who want to mix business with pleasure. Newly built, it offers genuine class and comfort.
Best Western Ilford is just 20 minutes away from Central London. Not only does it offer access to the city, but there’s beautiful countryside nearby in the shape of Epping Forest.
If you want to feel at the heart of UK culture then you must visit The O2. Prepare to be entertained.
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