The O2 Arena – a London Icon

The O2 Arena - a London Icon

Not a flattering picture of the O2 arena, but it was the only way I could get in the scale of the place. The building works in the foreground (the view is from the West looking East) is a new hotel that is being built(The Blackwall Tunnel runs underneath here).
It was my first trip to the O2 Arena (aka The Millenium Dome) and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised.

My wife and a friend went in to see the ‘Strictly Come Dancing Live’ tour, so us two hubbies had a couple of hours to kill. Having never been to the O2, I was interested to see how easy it would be to get there – no problem, the Jubilee line runs straight to North Greenwich. Their is also an option of a Riverbus service from The London Eye(near Waterloo) and a couple of other stops along the way. If you are coming from North of the O2 their is also the option of the Emirates Airline (A HUGE cablecar which runs between Stratford and North Greenwich  sadly it was closed when we were there due to the high winds).

The O2 have also just opened an ‘attraction’ which allows fit people(when you see the slope you’ll understand why) the option to climb to the top of the dome via a specially constructed walkway (safety harnesses are worn).

I hadnt appreciated the size of the dome. See the pics below – the first is the entrance hall…

O2 Arena Entrance

O2 Arena Entrance

Outside their is a very interesting Spike. The pic below was taken between showers with the sun catching the angled faces..

And to give an idea of the size INSIDE…



So, if you’re in London at a loose end I can thoroughly recommend a trip to the O2 Arena, North Greenwich. Certainly a very pleasant way to spend a half day. I will be returning.. I have to do the walk over the O2 and I want to take some pictures from the Cable car….


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