Directory: Visitor attractions: The O2
|Summary||A 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.|
|Address||Greenwich Peninsula |
London SE10 0AX
|Description||Britain'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/do-more-at-the-o2/up-at-the-o2
|Interesting facts||The 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.
|Telephone||020 8463 2000|