O2 Arena

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O2 Arena showing modern architecture

Created as the focal point of Britain’s millennium celebrations, today this architectural wonder offers a world of entertainment under one enormous roof.

O2 Arena was originally called the Millennium Dome. It was created to celebrate the beginning of the new millennium. Completed in 1999, The Dome initially housed the Millennium Experience, an exhibition consisting of exhibits, shows and entertainment honoring humankind’s achievements. The Dome’s vast interior has since been remodeled and today is one of London’s premier entertainment destinations.

In 2005, The Dome, as it is still most commonly referred to, was officially reopened as The O2, an “indoor city” and entertainment district. Take a stroll down Entertainment Avenue, a palm tree-lined precinct packed with cafés, bars and restaurants. After a meal, take in a movie at the 11-screen multiplex cinema, then dance the night away in one of the clubs.

The Dome’s centerpiece in the massive O2 Arena, which hosted several events during the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. Experience some of the world’s biggest touring rock and pop acts in the 20,000-capacity arena. If you prefer your music in more intimate surroundings, check out the program at the smaller concert space, IndigO2. For something different, book one of the 12 ten pin bowling lanes at the Brooklyn Bowl and enjoy craft beers and a New York-style menu as guest artists play live on stage.

Music fans will also love the British Music Experience in The O2 Bubble, an interactive museum dedicated to 60 years of British popular music history. Book a guided climb atop The Dome’s roof for unrivaled views of London, Canary Wharf and the River Thames.

The Dome has a constantly rotating line-up of concerts, exhibitions and events; check the website for details and ticket information.

Located in North Greenwich in South East London, The Dome is easy to reach by bus and Tube. Parking is also available for a fee. For more unconventional travel, fly across the Thames on a cable car. These run between North Greenwich and the Royal Docks and offer great views of London. River Boats also run directly from the London Eye Pier and are a relaxing way to arrive.

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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
The price is ¥6,648 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
Located in Canary Wharf, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Financial District, O2 Arena, and Tower Bridge. Brick Lane and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are ...
3.1/5 (1,258 reviews)
"Clean , cheap hotel right by Canary Wharf."

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

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
Fully refundable
The price is ¥19,079 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
Located in Greenwich, this spa 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 ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (945 reviews)
"I didn't use any of the amenities except for room service and a couple snacks from mini-bar in my room. Food was great and portions were big and it was fairly quick to be delivered after being cooked fresh. One thing to note. North American travellers there is one compatible outlet in the rooms (mine ..."

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

InterContinental London - The O2, an IHG Hotel
Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf Hotel, London
Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf Hotel, London
4 out of 5
5 Fairmont Avenue, Canary Wharf, London, England
The price is ¥50,602 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 4
This spa hotel is located in London (Canary Wharf), close to One Canada Square, Cutty Sark, and National Maritime Museum. Local attractions also include Thames ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (983 reviews)
"Loved our stay at the hotel. There is a building opposite under construction, not the best view."

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf Hotel, London
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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
The price is ¥6,648 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
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
The price is ¥19,079 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
InterContinental London - The O2, an IHG Hotel
Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf Hotel, London
Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf Hotel, London
4 out of 5
5 Fairmont Avenue, Canary Wharf, London, England
The price is ¥50,602 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 4
Radisson Blu Edwardian New Providence Wharf Hotel, London
Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge
Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge
4 out of 5
45 Prescot Street, London, England
The price is ¥14,989 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
Leonardo Royal London Tower Bridge
London Greenwich Luxury Apartment O2
London Greenwich Luxury Apartment O2
4 out of 5
Upper River Side, Cotter Lane, London, England
London Greenwich Luxury Apartment O2
Platinum Apartment next to O2 Arena
Platinum Apartment next to O2 Arena
4 out of 5
Cutter Lane, London, England
Platinum Apartment next to O2 Arena
NKY Apartment GREENWICH
NKY Apartment GREENWICH
London, ENG
NKY Apartment GREENWICH
33 Waterview Drive
33 Waterview Drive
33 Waterview Drive, London, England
33 Waterview Drive
71 Waterview Drive
71 Waterview Drive
71 Waterview Drive, London, England
71 Waterview Drive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.