The O2
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The area
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Neighborhood: Greenwich
Greenwich Mean Time starts here, so to speak, as the very concept of global time was established at Royal Observatory, just one of several buildings of architectural interest in Greenwich. Indeed, the whole of Greenwich's historic town center, its Royal Park and a number of related buildings (and one world famous ship, the Cutty Sark) make up the UNESCO World Heritage site known as Maritime Greenwich. Today a laser beam is shot out across the night sky from the Observatory to mark the location of the Prime Meridian. Other bold (some say brash) 21st century additions to the area include landmarks such as The O2 entertainment complex (previously known as the Millennium Dome) and the Air Line cable cars, which offer scenic transport across the Thames between North Greenwich and the Royal Docks.
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  • North Greenwich • 4 min walk
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  • tripsandfood55
    London, United Kingdom3,927 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit to see rescheduled George Ezra concert in Apr23
    We visited to see George Ezra in the floor area. We used the entrance around the corner from the main entrance and entered promptly. All staff were friendly and polite. The view on the ground floor can be difficult if your under 5ft, so viewing from the back area may provide a better experience. The left and right side areas are kept clear efficiently by the O2 team, so if you wanted to walk down to the front and take a quick photo (As long as your not stopping very long) you are able to do so. During the concert, staff walked around (The floor area) providing free water. All in all a good positive experience and great concert. There is a bar at the back area. However, the drinks are in our opinion very expensive.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 26, 2023
  • D J
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good event.
    Saw Duran Duran in May 23 which was brilliant. Good organisation at the venue, plenty of staff directing you where to go - one took me right to my seat. All staff I met were helpful. You can't take any drink in so have to buy it there. One thing that did surprise me was the venue was quite cool inside, I preferred this, but was expecting it to be warmer, I'm glad I had a jumper on.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 25, 2023
  • HINA W
    Islamabad, Pakistan6,566 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Fun Place!
    In this multipurpose indoor arena you get to find everything under one huge dented roof. You get very reasonable outlet shopping. There is London’s biggest cinema here, in which you get moving seats with fog, snow, moisture and all the effects. There is bowling. Thrillseekers can have free jumping, indoor skydiving, battle bar and many other things. Mama Mia the Party is a dining with dance and music experience. It is simply mind blowing. The selfie factory is there for you to take your photos against bright psychedelic backgrounds. And last but not the least, there is lovely food available for you to dine, while you shop and get entertained.
    Visited August 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written July 8, 2023
  • Cathas
    Earls Colne, United Kingdom35 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Parking easy
    Seats were good and easy to find . Parking easy to get in and out of. Were disappointed with the Amex lounge access because you went to guest services and waited and waited and nobody turned up to give you access .
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 28, 2023
  • David R
    Margate, United Kingdom115 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great venue, needs more female toilets though.
    Iconic venue with plenty of shopping and eating options to choose from before a show. Never takes too long to get inside but if you're going to see a show and you're a woman, you seriously need to go toilet before you get there as the queue at any toilet can push 20 mins while the mens is a minute or two tops. Maybe there could be more womens toilet?
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 29, 2023
  • Joanna H
    2 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    No choice of soft drinks
    Only soft drink available was Pepsi, which had ran out at bar near 403 door. Nothing else available except water. Employee made no attempt or offered to try another drink pump. After 20 minutes of queuing for drinks, it wasn't worth joining another queue.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 3, 2023
  • Chippy21
    London, United Kingdom24 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good show - extortionate prices
    We went to see Michael Mcintyre at the O2 last weekend. We arrived around 2 hours before the show and restaurants were very busy at this time so if you are thinking about eating inside the O2 then get there extra early. Drink prices were extortionate. I paid £24 for 2 bottles of water and 2 pepsi max. The show overall was fab. If you are scared of heights - do not book the higher levels - they are higher than you think and nothing to hold onto when trying to get to your seat.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 11, 2024
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Sib B
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Music was great, food inside the arena was awful.

Having been to plenty of concerts in my time I knew to expect extortionate prices inside. I did not expect that when me and my sister went in search of food, the food vendors would not sell us a portion of fries on their own?!?! When we asked if they seriously were going to refuse to sell us fries, the man serving us said he could 'speak to his manager but it was unlikely they would say yes.'

We were starving, had already handed in our tickets and were trapped, so we bought the cheapest item on the menu at £8.50. Cauliflower wings (tiny morsels of cauliflower in breadcrumbs with 4 sticks of celery). Average at best.

As a poor student just wishing to see my favourite band, I was very very disappointed with this terrible service.
Written January 26, 2020
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Rob S
London, UK21 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
Terrible organisation marred an otherwise good performance.

Had to queue for 30 minutes plus to enter the venue, despite entering 90 minutes after doors opened.

The bar had 45 minute wait during the performance which was due to an obscure queuing process at a single machine for the purpose of filling pints of the only beer on offer (Budweiser) priced at £7.50 a pint - regardless no Cider option.

The performance itself by the band was very good, but the evening marred by the incompetence of the venue.

I have attended performances at the Camden roundhouse, Brixton Academy and Brixton Electric since COVID and can say none of these venues had the startling level of incompetency on show at the O2. Will avoid at all costs in the future if at all possible.
Written March 30, 2022
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spenspuma
Faversham, UK497 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We saw a concert here a year ago and vowed never to come back as the whole thing was a nightmare.

Gave it one more chance and I'm pleased to say they have made improvements.

The queues getting in and through security were LOTS better. The temperature inside the arena was WAY better too, just 'warm' rather than previously being ridiculously hot.

The queues for drinks were also significantly shorter....so, it looks like they have improved things and it has definitely made me more likely to visit again.

Sound for the gig was also very good.
Written February 1, 2020
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Robclarke41
London, UK11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
Absolutely disgusting experience from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. Took almost an hour to get in due to appalling security management. When in we had some overpriced and undercooked food which we all threw away.

The queue for the toilets for 40 mins long and then when inside was almost 2cm deep in urine. Cubicle doors didn’t lock and has no toilet paper. Queues for the bar were over an hour (they pour pints to order, yes they actually do this at a concert venue).

We were blocked from being able to get to our seats after an interval by security. The ticket was on my friends phone by it took 10 mins of the concert wasted and 3 security guards causing fuss before one of them actually looked and let us in.

We prepaid for parking but the car park was full?! We were sent to another car park. At the end we couldn’t leave as the barrier wouldn’t raise. We waited almost an hour before they finally came and sorted it. Music was too loud, acoustics were poor and seating was ridiculously tightly spaced. I had to sit at a diagonal so my shoulders wouldn’t hit the people either side of me.

I would never come back here even if I was given free tickets and back stage passes. Completely appalled at how badly this place is run. Whatever happened during covid has destroyed this place.
Written March 13, 2022
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Amy
40 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
me & my friend enjoyed a concert here. I had a small backpack which I was able to take into the venue, however I saw other people turned away with similar size bags, so that rule seems a bit hit and miss. next time I will be bringing a tiny bag because I don’t want to risk having to be turned away. they do have a bag storage area but it comes at a charge. I also just wanted to buy a portion of chips, only to be told I had to buy a whole meal (which were all over £10). I didn’t want a whole meal, so felt a bit disappointed in this. the seats for the concert were comfy and there is a nice amount of room between you and the person you’re next to. It was an ok experience but could definitely be improved.
Written May 13, 2022
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mdubash
Lewes, UK11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
A mixed bag. I didn't have any problems with the food and drink prices. A captive audience will always be fleeced - and you can't imagine that the prices the O2 Arena charges concessions are anything but eye-watering. So that was expected.

I saw Tool there last night. The band was faultlessly excellent, ditto the light show. But the acoustics are appalling.

The individual bass notes got lost and turned into an undifferentiated rumble, while the subtleties of Danny Carey's genius drumming were lost in the reverb around the concrete box of this venue. Similarly, I couldn't hear the words that Maynard James Keenan was singing, just the vowel sounds he was making.

So the band was brilliant, the venue is terrible. Hence a three-star review: 100% for the band, 0% for the venue.
Written May 10, 2022
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Uktravelthirst
16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Family
Attended Lewis Kapaldi show on 1st Sep 2022. Great show and performance. Gates opened at 6:30 on time but after that nothing until 8:00 pm. Natasha performed for half an hour until 8:35 pm followed by half an hour break. Lewis gave an excellent performance until 10:20 pm when O2 asked him to wrap up.

Total waiting = 2 hours
6:30 to 8:00
8:30 to 9:00

Show duration = 1:40 minutes
Natasha - 8:00 to 8:30
Lewis - 9:00 to 10:20

Overall feeling disappointed
Written September 1, 2022
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ReviewMan
19 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
As a concert venue, it’s terrible in every way. Don’t allow bags in which they only tell you as you enter the concert. You then have to walk 45 minutes, queue 45 minutes and pay £10 to store your rucksack. Bar closes before the gig starts so you can’t get a drink. At the interval, not enough bars, so you can’t get a drink. You also have to queue 20 minutes and miss the start of the show to use the toilet. On the plus side, we didn’t get tear gassed like those Liverpool fans in Paris. But I suspect that’s only because it’s not legal in the UK. If the 02 could do it, they would. Been here three times over 15 years and never enjoyed it. Very expensive too. Avoid at all costs, wait until the act you want to see is playing somewhere that’s not here.
Written May 31, 2022
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John Speller
Dagenham, UK678 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
We often go to concerts to concerts at the O2. Unfortunately, on this occasion, I booked seats in the Upper, 4th floor, tier. God, it is so steep! My wife felt quite ill. We went to customer services, where it was clear that many punters were experiencing the same feeling (they do warn you when you book about the steepness of the tier). Thankfully, just before Rod came on, someone came along with spare tickets,so we ended up on terrace B, on the flat. The staff at the O2, although overwhelmed by customers, were very helpful. Rod was great. The sound was fine.
Written November 23, 2022
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Su D
United Kingdom6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The O2 arena is an awful venue - they made a fuss about a tiny rucksack with next to nothing in it. We offered to put the contents in our pockets and roll the bag up but they insisted we go and join a huge queue for the £10 bag drop and then wouldn't let us take our seats for 10 minutes because the show had started. It's a giant hangar, you're not going to ruin the ambiance by coming in a couple of minutes late!

Bill Bailey was great but the venue stinks.
Written March 4, 2024
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