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The O2, London Overview

A total entertainment hub, the O2, located in the Southeast part of London is a large space with hosts of restaurants, exhibition spaces, music club, and the United Kingdom’s second largest indoor arena, the O2 Arena.

Having been originally called the Millennium Dome, it was essentially supposed to exhibit and celebrate the turn of the millennium on 1 January 2000. Having run till the end of the year, it was subject to many political objections and did not bring in the moolah that was anticipated.

The rights were later given to Meridian Delta Ltd. to develop the Dome. As part of the development, a path from the O2 leading till the North Greenwich station was constructed with a glass roof above it to save people from getting wet in the rain. The Peninsula Square piazza was also built for special events.

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The O2 Arena

Boasting of a 20,000 seating capacity, the O2 arena, an indoor seating facility, is a world famous entertainment centre located in the southeast part of London. Housed under the Millennium Dome, the O2 arena is the world’s busiest music venue. The roof of the arena was made on the ground and then lifted up towards the roof.

The O2 arena structure makes up for 40% of the space of the entire Dome. The place serves multiple purposes and is easily transformed basis the event, be it a music concert, exhibition, play court, or a conference premise.

Having won numerous awards for the Best and Largest Music Venue, O2 is the busiest music arena in the world, beating New York City’s Madison Square Garden and the Manchester Arena, taking into account the ticket sales per year.

Other Attractions

- Hollywood Bowl: A famous and attractive bowling arcade with lots of other games and activities.

- Cineworld: The biggest multiplex cinema hall with respect to the number of seats, showing best of 2D and 3D movies.

- Indigo: A smaller live music, conference, or private events club with seating of around 2700.

- The O2 Bubble: This is an exhibition space which spans 2 storeys and is shaped like a bubble. When it opened in November of 2007, the first exhibition was Tutankhamen and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs.

- Entertainment Avenue: A melange of bars, clubs and restaurants

How To Reach The O2

North Greenwich Tube Station (Jubilee Line)

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