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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.

Top Hotels Close to O2 Arena

Good Hotel London
Good Hotel London
4 out of 5
Royal Victoria Dock, Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London, England, E16 1FA
The price is $76 per night from Aug 25 to Aug 26
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,001 reviews)
Mixed feelings about this hotel
"Nice hotel but the rooms are very small, hardly enough room to turn around! Apparently the hotel is a converted detention center. There wasn't a TV in the room which might be OK if your on holiday and out and about but for me on business I like to relax watching TV before I go to sleep. The lift ..."

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2022

Good Hotel London
InterContinental London - The O2, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental London - The O2, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
Waterview Drive, Greenwich Peninsula, London, England, SE10 0TW
The price is $190 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 30
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 indoor pools, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,001 reviews)
"Stayed here whilst attending a show. Was the most perfect stay as literally 2 mins from o2 arena via a private entrance. Beautiful room with views over the Thames"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

InterContinental London - The O2, an IHG Hotel
The Collective Canary Wharf
The Collective Canary Wharf
4 out of 5
20 Crossharbour Plaza, London, England, E14 9YF
The price is $113 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 30
Stay at this 4-star hotel in London. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
3.7/5 Good! (464 reviews)
"Room was so small, and bathroom was even was absolutely tiny, No AC which was inconvenient so I had to request a fan. You can't call the reception for anything you have to go down to them if you need anything. Staff were nice, and accomodating and room was clean. Spent most of the time in the pool, ..."

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

The Collective Canary Wharf
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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, E14 9SJ
The price is $70 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
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, SE10 0TW
The price is $190 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 30
InterContinental London - The O2, an IHG Hotel
The Collective Canary Wharf
The Collective Canary Wharf
4 out of 5
20 Crossharbour Plaza, London, England, E14 9YF
The price is $113 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 30
The Collective Canary Wharf
Good Hotel London
Good Hotel London
4 out of 5
Royal Victoria Dock, Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London, England, E16 1FA
The price is $76 per night from Aug 25 to Aug 26
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Hilton London Canary Wharf
Hilton London Canary Wharf
4 out of 5
South Quay, Marsh Wall, London, England, E14 9SH
The price is $153 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
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Sunborn London
Sunborn London
4 out of 5
Royal Victoria Dock, London, England, E16 1XL
The price is $172 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 2
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Point A Hotel - London, Canary Wharf
Point A Hotel - London, Canary Wharf
3 out of 5
1B Hertsmere Road West, London, England, E14 4AS
The price is $89 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
Point A Hotel - London, Canary Wharf
Aloft London Excel
Aloft London Excel
4 out of 5
1 Eastern Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, England, E16 1FR
The price is $111 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 23
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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Docklands Riverside
DoubleTree by Hilton London - Docklands Riverside
4 out of 5
265 Rotherhithe Street, London, England, SE16 5HW
The price is $129 per night from Sep 11 to Sep 12
DoubleTree by Hilton London - Docklands Riverside
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