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O2 Arena

Attend music and sports events, see a movie or go bowling in one of the busiest arenas in the world, situated inside this iconic dome by the River Thames.

The O2 Arena is an award-winning complex that hosts many types of events, such as sports and music. It has a seating capacity of about 20,000 and has held the title as the busiest arena in the world with more than 2 million ticket sales in a calendar year. It was designed with excellent acoustics to prevent echoing.

Capture photos of the iconic dome from the outside. Due to its location on the bend of a river, it is easily visible from many parts of the city. It has been used in many movies about London. 

Admire the spacious arena from the inside. It has a circumference of around 0.6 miles (1 kilometer) and a height of 164 feet (50 meters). O2 is the second largest arena in Europe. 

Walk down Entertainment Avenue inside the complex. Browse the shops and dine in restaurants that serve everything from snacks to three-course meals. There are many bars selling alcoholic beverages. You can also go dancing at a nightclub, see a movie at a cinema or go bowling.

The complex takes its name from a telephone company that sponsors the structure. In 2000, the giant dome was built to host the Millennium Experience, a year-long exhibition to celebrate the new millennium. After the event, the dome fell into disuse until it was inaugurated as The O2 in 2007.

The O2 Arena is based in the Greenwich area by the River Thames, east of the city ofLondon. It sits on the inside of a sharp bend of the river so it is almost entirely surrounded by water. 

The arena opens in the morning and closes after midnight on event days. There are 2,200 parking spaces for visitors, which fill up quickly. North Greenwich Station on the Jubilee Line of the London Underground serves the attraction. You can also try other forms of transportation, such as the cable car across the river or the River Bus.

The venue is open on non-event days. Purchase tickets in advance online or at the arena to see a show.


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      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Greenwich, this luxury 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 Centre are also within 6 mi (10 km). North Greenwich Underground Station is 8 minutes by foot.

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          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

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            1 Baffin Way off Preston Road, London, England
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Canary Wharf, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of O2 Arena, Excel Exhibition Centre and London Stadium. Brick Lane and Financial District are also within 3 miles (5 km). Blackwall Station is only a 4-minute walk and East India Station is 6 minutes.

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                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                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. London Stadium and Westfield Stratford City are also within 6 miles (10 km). North Greenwich Underground Station is 7 minutes by foot and East India Station is 24 minutes.

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                Upper River Side, Cotter Lane, London, England
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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