The O2 Arena

Things to Do in London

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The O2 is a large entertainment district located in the southeast sector of London, known as the Greenwich Peninsula. It has for years been fun-central offering cinema, bowling and trampolines, bars and restaurants, shopping and all manner of leisure activities. It’s the go-to place for a good time in London.

In 2012, an enormous indoor arena, the O2 Arena, was added to the area, at the time to be a sports venue in th 2012 London Summer Olympics and Paralympics. Since the end of that sporting event, the venue has become host to major music concerts and high-end sports events. The O2 Arena seats 20,000 audience members.

This was the multi-purpose event location that was intended to be a musical residency for Michael Jackson, but he died a couple of weeks before his performance schedule was to start. It remains one of the top performance venues in the world. Visitors to London who wish to attend an event must plan in advance and get tickets or risk missing the show they plan to see. The venue posts all of its entertainment line-ups and dates on-line.

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