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The O2 Arena

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The O2 arena is a 23,000 capacity venue, primarily used for live music. It is located at the centre of The O2 and is the first American style multi-purpose
arena in London and is one of the largest indoor arenas in Europe. The arena has hosted multiple music and sporting events over the years including Green Day, Madonna, Britney Spears, Lady GaGa, Rihanna and many more.

The arena at The O2 truly creates a new benchmark in what both fan and performer can and should expect from a rock or pop concert in the UK. You will only see the world's hottest and most sought after acts on this stage. 

The O2 are dedicated to promoting and supporting British sport, and as an official partner of London’s successful bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games we will be hosting both the gymnastics and basketball finals.


The Entertainment Avenue is a modern, wide pedestrian avenue within The O2, with artificial palm trees and other decorations, built around the circular arena building which takes up the centre of the dome structure. The buildings on the Entertainment Avenue include a music club known as indigO2, an exhibition space known as The O2 bubble, a cinema managed by Vue and 25 bars and restaurants.

Fast food outlets have been banned from the development!

Getting There:
By Tube
The Jubilee Line to North Greenwich for The O2 (Zone 2).

The Jubilee line is the only Underground route that connects with all others - so National Rail passengers from all over the UK can easily connect. 
By Bus:
Eight TfL bus routes operate to and from The O2 including three 24 hour bus services. Key destinations include Stratford, Charlton, Greenwich, Lewisham, Woolwich, Eltham, North Kent and Central London.  

By The O2 Shuttle:
The O2 Shuttle bus service operates to Charing Cross to link up with the extensive London night bus network as well as Waterloo mainline station. Service leaves from North Greenwich bus station from Bus Stop D. This is a one way service only after the event.

By Docklands Light Railway:
Just one stop via the Jubilee line from Canary Wharf or Canning Town.

By National Rail:
Charlton mainline station is just a short ride on either a 486, 472 or 161 bus from North Greenwich underground station.

By Eurostar:
The current network takes the Eurostar into St. Pancras, from where you only need to jump on the Northern Line down to London Bridge where you can then change for the Jubilee Line.

By Car:
Pre-booked car parking is available for all events at The O2 arena. It is recommended that tickets are pre-booked due to limited availability. The M25 (London orbital), the A2/A20 (from the South East) and the M11 (from the North) all offer good access and The O2 is clearly signposted. Drop off and pick up points are also available.

Contact Details:

The O2
Drawdock Road / Millennium Way
North Greenwich
SE10 0BB
Telephone: 0844 856 0202