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Friday, February 21, 2014

O2 Arena London

The O2 Arena located near Greenwich in east London is Britain's busiest concert arena.

O2 Arena London, Greenwich, UK

The O2 Arena is housed within the original Richard Rogers' designed Millennium Dome (now the O2), which was opened as part of the Millennium celebrations in the UK in 2000 and housed the Millennium Experience exhibition.

O2 Arena London, Greenwich, UK

The O2 complex also includes a multiplex cinema, various bars and restaurants, a music club indigO2 and the British Music Experience museum. Visitors can also climb across the roof of the building in Up at The O2 wearing a harness to experience 360 degree views of London.

O2 Arena London, Greenwich

During the 2012 London Olympics the O2 arena hosted the artistic gymnastics events and the basketball finals. The O2 arena continues to host sporting events including tennis and boxing.

The O2 Arena with a capacity of 20,000 people is actually slightly smaller than the Manchester Arena but attracts bigger crowds.

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O2 Arena East London, Greenwich, UK

North Greenwich Station is the nearest tube station to O2 on the Jubilee Line of the London Underground network. O2 is also a short walk from Emirates Greenwich Peninsula Station, London's only cable car, which crosses the Thames from Emirates Royal Docks (with connections on the Docklands Light Railway or DLR at Royal Victoria Station).

O2 Arena London, UK

The following London buses call at North Greenwich Station: the 108 to Lewisham via Blackheath, the 108 to Stratford via Bow, the 129 to Greenwich Cutty Sark, via Woolwich Road and Greenwich centre, the 132 to Bexleyheath via Eltham, 161 to Chislehurst via Charlton, Woolwich, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Mottingham, the 188 to Russell Square via Elephant and Castle, the 422 to Bexleyheath via Charlton, Woolwich and Plumstead, the 472 to Thamesmead and the 486 to Bexleyheath via Charlton, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Shooters Hill and Welling. Charlton Station is the nearest mainline station and then 161, 472 or 486 bus to North Greenwich Station. On event nights Thames Clippers operates The O2 River Bus Service from the London Eye.

Emirates Greenwich Peninsula Station, London, Britain

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