13 things to do at The O2 in London

July 21, 2023Amy Hughes0

The O2 is one of the world’s most popular music, entertainment and leisure venues and home to The O2 Arena. But there’s so much more to do here! Find out how you can spend the day on the peninsular…


1. Climb up onto the roof


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Take an exhilarating outdoor climb over the world-famous roof and enjoy the incredible views of London. You can choose from a Daytime, Sunset and Twilight Climb to discover a different side of London, thanks to Up At The O2. You’ll get a 360-degree view of Historic Greenwich, The Olympic Park and Canary Wharf. Check out climb packages including the Climb and Dine Experience.


2. Try the world’s first social entertainment venue with a football twist
TOCA Social bridges the physical and digital worlds in a way never seen before. It’s the world’s first social entertainment experience with a football twist.

Play a variety of interactive football-based games suitable for all ages and abilities at TOCA Social. After playing, guests can refuel from a world-class menu created by a Michelin trained chef. Try the ‘Willy Wonka’ inspired treats from the dessert room! There are also Foosball Tables and two fun photo booths. 


3. Perfect your social media grids

Want to up your Instagram™ game? Selfie Factory is a quirky interactive pop-up experience where guests are encouraged to fill up their camera rolls. The unique photo-friendly rooms and environments include The Pink London Tube Train, as seen on BBC’s Glow Up. There is also a doughnut wall, a pink supermarket, and more…


4. Dine and party, Greek-style

Dance, dine and have the time of your life at Mamma Mia! The Party. As you are welcomed to Nikos Taverna on the island of Skopelos, a love story is starting to unfold. Romance is never far on a starry night like this and, as a delicious four-course meal is served, it comes with a side of drama. Then, after the sun sets, desserts are served and the drinks are flowing, the town square transforms into a fabulous disco. Expect a glittering finale, packed with all the classics and a chance to party your way into the night.


5. Shop ’til you drop


ICON Outlet is the 210,000 sq. ft. premium urban outlet that transforms The O2 into a shopping destination, as well as a music, entertainment and leisure venue. Over 60 superstar brands offer up to 70% off, including Nike, Adidas, Ted Baker, Guess, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger. Just 15-minutes from central London, get here via the Jubilee Line, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers, bus services and the Emirates Air Line.


6. Eat breakfast, lunch and dinner


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Satisfy your hunger with the huge range of restaurants available at The O2. Whether you’re craving American, Asian, Mexican, Latin, Italian, Portuguese or Pub grub, you’ll find it all here. Check out new restaurant, bar and shish junaina (garden) Soukra, offering Mediterranean cuisine with Middle Eastern influences and flavored Shisha.


7. Catch a movie

London’s biggest cinema (seat numbers) offers a number of exciting ways to watch a movie. From extreme cinema in 4DX to a whole night out in one with VIP, which gives you access to the exclusive lounge; complimentary dining including pizza, pasta, salads, and even desserts; unlimited cinema snacks and soft drinks; plus the intimate screening room with luxury recliner seats. There’s also ScreenX, the 270-degree viewing experience which surrounds you in your seat making every chase, fight and adventure feel closer than ever. Or Superscreen which makes movies feel like masterpieces thanks to the breathtaking multidimensional sound and state-of-the-art projection.

8. Jump for joy

Why not have a go at Oxygen Freejumping for some sky-soaring fun in this incredible Trampoline Park? Suitable for all ages, there are 9 different zones including trampolining, dodgeball courts, foam pits and more.


9. Get competitive over a game of bowling

Who doesn’t love a game of bowling? Fun for all ages and the chance for a little friendly competition too. Hollywood Bowl boasts 12 pre-bookable state-of-the-art bowling lanes including three VIP lanes. Afterwards, challenge your friends to a game of pool or try out the great range of fun-filled amusements that are guaranteed to keep everyone entertained. You can refuel in the Hollywood Diner and enjoy freshly-made American classics.

10. Lose yourself in a virtual world

Go on a journey like never before with the new Immotion VR entertainment zone. Featuring a monumental 12 stations, it includes Thrill Coaster and Undersea Explorer immersive cinema pods with multi-directional motion, 360 HD sound and astounding visual FX. Get ready to be transported to a mesmerisingly memorable world…


11. Take to the air

Adrenaline lovers can brace themselves for a truly thrilling experience with The O2’s iFLY London Indoor Skydiving. It uses high-tech air flow to replicate the experience of a freefall and is guided by experienced instructors. Each session lasts up to an hour with high-definition cameras that capture your whole flight experience.


12. Battle it out with friends 

Get ready for wild games galore with the Boom Battle Bar. Featuring Crazier Golf, Shuffleboard, Digital Darts, Beer Pong and incredible street food, great cocktails and craft beers, it’s the perfect fun outing with your pals.


13. Enjoy world-class entertainment

Perhaps what The O2 is best known for, it’s 20,000 capacity arena. You can see award ceremonies, wrestling matches, comedy shows, the world’s biggest music stars and everything else in between. Coming up this year: Anthony Joshua v. Dillian Whyte (12 Aug), Madonna: The Celebration Tour (14 Oct-6 Dec), Fall Out Boy (2-3 Nov), 50 Cent (11-21 Nov) and Disney On Ice presents 100 Years of Wonder (21-31 Dec). Plus so much more! Dates may be subject to change.


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