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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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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.
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.
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Telephone020 8463 2000

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