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Peninsula Square
North Greenwich
London
Greater London
SE10 0DX

Since opening in June 2007, The O2 has hosted an outstanding array of awe-inspiring performers. The O2 is officially the world's most popular music and entertainment venue.

This epic stage has truly created a new benchmark in what both fan and performer can, and should, expect from a rock or pop concert in the UK. The world's hottest and most sought after acts have all rocked The O2, creating some of the most phenomenal and memorable live music experiences in recent years.

Bon Jovi was the band to open The O2 arena to the public, then followed a whole host of 'first-time' performances, by the likes of Tina Turner: Live in Concert tour March 08, the first time the star

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had played a concert in the UK for nine years! Led Zeppelin also joined in the fun by playing their first gig in 25 years back in December 07, along with the iconic Brit girl group The Spice Girls, who returned to wow sold out crowds after almost a decade.

The O2 isn't just the number one music venue worldwide, it is also host to many magical family events like Disney on Ice, Christmas Spectacular and has put on an array of exciting sporting events such as the NBA Basketball and ATP Tennis.

It doesn't stop there! The arena itself only takes up 40% of space under the huge tent, leaving plenty of room to house the largest cinema screens in the UK, 11 to be precise, around 24 popular Bars and Restaurants along Entertainment Avenue, as well as some unique and versatile spaces; Meridian Gardens and London Piazza, both of which have put on various popular events since opening, from roller discos and indoor ski slopes, to a man made beach and spectacular shows and performances such as Peter Pan in late 2009 and Afrika! Afrika in early 2008!

To put into perspective just how big this venue actually is, did you know that if you turned The O2 upside down, it would take Niagara Falls 15 minutes to fill it? Alternatively, you could fill it with 3.8 billion pints of beer or the contents of 1,100 Olympic-sized swimming pools…. Also, the volume of The O2 is equal to 13 Albert Halls, ten St Paul's Cathedrals, or two old Wembley Stadiums and a whopping 18,000 double-decker buses could fit into The O2! And if that still doesn't give you an idea of just how big The O2 is, the Eiffel Tower could fit inside The O2 lying on its side…. Zut alors!

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Directions

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

Canary Wharf in 5 minutes
London Bridge or Stratford in 10 minutes
Waterloo in 15 minutes
Bond Street in 20 minutes

The Jubilee line is the only Underground route that connects with all others - so not only can London residents reach us with no hassle, National Rail passengers from all over the UK can too. The walk from North Greenwich underground station to The O2 is approximately 200m.

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. Please visit www.tfl.gov.uk for timetable information.

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.

Pre-book tickets available today.

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. All these buses start their route from North Greenwich underground so there is no confusion as to which way to go!

Southeastern runs services to Charlton train station. Turn left out of the station and catch 486, 472 or N472 buses to North Greenwich, taking you approximately 10 mins to reach the front door of The O2. Find out more about Southeastern Railway.

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:
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.

Car Parks are available onsite offering a customer friendly ticketless pre-book facility for arena events and pay on arrival parking for other visitors. All parking is subject to availability.

Drop off and pick up points are also available. Please see the parking map on the O2 website.

Plan your route to The O2 with the AA planner. Simply, click on the AA image on the O2 website and follow the instructions - The O2 postcode is SE10 0DX.

By Boat:
KPMG Thames Clippers operates The O2 Express on arena event nights at The O2. The express service from Waterloo Pier direct to The O2 is the perfect way to complete your night out at the world's most popular music venue. For more information on Thames Clippers please visit the O2 website.

Parking:
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. You can pre-book parknig on the O2 website.


The O2 Postcode for SatNav: SE10 0DX

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