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TitleThe O2
SummaryA 23,000-seat arena which hosts the biggest bands and sporting events, nightclubs, cinemas, restaurants and the intimate IndigO2... The O2 - the largest fabric structure in the world - has it all.
AddressGreenwich Peninsula
London SE10 0AX
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Websitehttp://www.theo2.co.uk/
DescriptionBritain's Millennium celebrations were held in this vast tented structure, located on the Peninsula to the North of Greenwich. It was designed by Richard Rogers, a British architect noted for his functionalist and modernist design. Originally named the Millennium Dome, The O2 was relaunched in June 2007 as a top music and entertainment venue. It was one of the key venues for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The main areas within the O2 include The O2 arena, a 23,000-seat world-class music and sporting venue; The IndigO2, a cosy music venue; an exhibition centre; and an Entertainment Avenue as wide and long as New Bond Street.

Visitors have the opportunity to walk over the top of The 02 with a 90-minute 'Up at The O2' experience. The Up at The O2 attraction opened in June 2012 and costs £22. It is not suitable for children under the age of 10, under 1.2m tall, or people over 20-stone. For more information visit: http://www.theo2.co.uk/upattheo2
Interesting factsThe O2 could accommodate the Eiffel Tower lying on its side.
The roof consists of one million square feet of fabric.
It would take 3.8 billion pints of beer to fill up all the space in The O2.
In 2010, The O2 was named the world's busiest music venue for the third year in a row, selling 2,349,252 tickets.
Access informationInformation about disabled access for The O2 is available on DisabledGo:
http://www.disabledgo.com/en/access-guide/north-greenwich-arena-the-o2/royal-borough-of-greenwich

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