9 things to do at The O2 in London

August 27, 2021Amy 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

Take an exhilarating outdoor climb over the world-famous roof and enjoy the incredible views of London. You can choose from 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.


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. The world’s first social entertainment experience with a football twist launched this summer at The O2 London.

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 Michelin trained chef Ross Clarke. Try the ‘Willy Wonka’ inspired treats from the dessert room!


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. Its sister venue, TIKKY TOWN, is described as a content playground for big kids. Featuring countless colourful environments including a pink Lamborghini, prison room, pretend motel and much more, it’s the perfect place to capture content to make you the next big Instagram and TikTok star.


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 Skechers. 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
Gordon Ramsay’s Street Burger opened in the Entertainment District this summer.

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. New for this summer is Gordon Ramsay Street Burger, the restaurant complete with Graffiti murals, neon lighting and 7 tasty statement burgers including the Butternut Bhaji and Not So Simple which are meat-free and completely delicious. For one of the most unique dining experiences in London, head to London in the Sky (to 26 Sep). Enjoy first-class food, delicious drinks and unparalleled views of the capital’s skyline while suspended 100ft in the sky!


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. 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.


9. 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 later in 2021: the 26th National Television Awards on 9 Sep, WWE Live on 20 Sep, musical legend Elton John takes to the stage on dates throughout November, and the live spectacular Seven Worlds, One Planet Live in Concert arrives in December. Plus so much more! Dates may be subject to change.


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