O2 Arena

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O2 Arena featuring modern architecture

Created as the focal point of Britain’s millennium celebrations, today this architectural wonder offers a world of entertainment under one enormous roof.

O2 Arena was originally called the Millennium Dome. It was created to celebrate the beginning of the new millennium. Completed in 1999, The Dome initially housed the Millennium Experience, an exhibition consisting of exhibits, shows and entertainment honoring humankind’s achievements. The Dome’s vast interior has since been remodeled and today is one of London’s premier entertainment destinations.

In 2005, The Dome, as it is still most commonly referred to, was officially reopened as The O2, an “indoor city” and entertainment district. Take a stroll down Entertainment Avenue, a palm tree-lined precinct packed with cafés, bars and restaurants. After a meal, take in a movie at the 11-screen multiplex cinema, then dance the night away in one of the clubs.

The Dome’s centerpiece in the massive O2 Arena, which hosted several events during the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. Experience some of the world’s biggest touring rock and pop acts in the 20,000-capacity arena. If you prefer your music in more intimate surroundings, check out the program at the smaller concert space, IndigO2. For something different, book one of the 12 ten pin bowling lanes at the Brooklyn Bowl and enjoy craft beers and a New York-style menu as guest artists play live on stage.

Music fans will also love the British Music Experience in The O2 Bubble, an interactive museum dedicated to 60 years of British popular music history. Book a guided climb atop The Dome’s roof for unrivaled views of London, Canary Wharf and the River Thames.

The Dome has a constantly rotating line-up of concerts, exhibitions and events; check the website for details and ticket information.

Located in North Greenwich in South East London, The Dome is easy to reach by bus and Tube. Parking is also available for a fee. For more unconventional travel, fly across the Thames on a cable car. These run between North Greenwich and the Royal Docks and offer great views of London. River Boats also run directly from the London Eye Pier and are a relaxing way to arrive.

Top Trending Hotels Near O2 Arena

InterContinental London - The O2, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental London - The O2, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
Waterview Drive, Greenwich Peninsula, London, England
The price is Rs14,334 per night from 7 Feb to 8 Feb
Located in Greenwich, this spa hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from O2 Arena, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cutty Sark and Royal Observatory. London Stadium and Excel Exhibition ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (934 reviews)
"Loved our stay here, it was my partners birthday and they left a nice birthday surprise and gave us a room with a great view. The spa area was great and we spent a lot of time there. The staff were superb and so eager to help. Will definitely be returning and highly recommend!"

Reviewed on 16 Jan 2022

InterContinental London - The O2, an IHG Hotel
London Greenwich Luxury Apartment O2
London Greenwich Luxury Apartment O2
4 out of 5
Upper River Side, Cotter Lane, London, England
Located in Greenwich, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from O2 Arena, and within 6 mi (10 km) of London Stadium and Tower of London. St. Paul's Cathedral ...
1/5 (2 reviews)
"Absolutely appalling service. Rude communication and they clearly aren't permitted to be renting the apartment out as all very suspicious and secretive. Staff met us down the street and would not come in to the building with us. DO NOT BOOK."

Reviewed on 5 May 2020

London Greenwich Luxury Apartment O2
Platinum Apartment next to O2 Arena
Platinum Apartment next to O2 Arena
4 out of 5
Cutter Lane, London, England
Located in Greenwich, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from O2 Arena and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Excel Exhibition Centre. Tower Bridge and Tower of London ...
3.5/5 Good! (8 reviews)
"After a very difficult booking process, I arrived at the property hoping to get a good night sleep. The door on the balcony couldn't close properly. As a result the entire night was horrible. cold air and noise from the nearby O2 and River boat meant I barely slept at all. I informed them of what ..."

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2019

Platinum Apartment next to O2 Arena
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Britannia The International Hotel London, Canary Wharf
Britannia The International Hotel London, Canary Wharf
3.5 out of 5
Marsh Wall, London, England
The price is Rs4,322 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Britannia The International Hotel London, Canary Wharf
InterContinental London - The O2, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental London - The O2, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
Waterview Drive, Greenwich Peninsula, London, England
The price is Rs14,334 per night from 7 Feb to 8 Feb
InterContinental London - The O2, an IHG Hotel
London Greenwich Luxury Apartment O2
London Greenwich Luxury Apartment O2
4 out of 5
Upper River Side, Cotter Lane, London, England
London Greenwich Luxury Apartment O2
Platinum Apartment next to O2 Arena
Platinum Apartment next to O2 Arena
4 out of 5
Cutter Lane, London, England
Platinum Apartment next to O2 Arena
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71 Waterview Drive
71 Waterview Drive, London, England
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33 Waterview Drive
33 Waterview Drive, London, England
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72 Waterview Drive
72 Waterview Drive, London, England
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The Collective Canary Wharf
4 out of 5
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68 River Way, London, England
The price is Rs10,048 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
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