If ten-pin bowling, testing your football skills or climbing up a landmark sounds fun, then head to The O2 – an all in one entertainment and dining destination. Whether you’re a foodie, film fan or want to try your hand at axe throwing, there’s something for everyone at The O2 this spring.
Out for the day with friends? Then challenge yourselves to Up at The O2, a 90-minute climb over the roof of The O2 (from £35). Whether you book for during the day or at dusk or sunset, from the 52m summit you’ll have a 360-degree view of Canary Wharf, the River Thames and beyond. Plus, you can get 15% off your climb (before 31 May 2022) by using the code PLANNER15* when you book at upattheo2.co.uk.
Still not worn out? Then head to the new Boom: Battle Bar for some seriously competitive games such as Bavarian Axe Throwing, Crazier Golf, Augmented Reality Darts, Shuffleboard, American Pool and much more. Battling it out has never been so much fun.
TOCA Social is also new. The venue has 17 interactive screens, each with four games to choose from. Take turns kicking a football at targets and opponents. Can you beat your pals on the leader board? At half-time, play table football, try the photo booth and order food created by a Michelin-trained chef. There are three bars and a dessert room inspired by Willy Wonka, too.
If all that sugar leaves you bouncing off the walls, then burn it off by hurling yourself at a vertical trampoline at Oxygen Freejumping, which has 150 interconnected trampolines, along with a foam pit and ninja warrior obstacle course.
For something more low-key, go bowling at the 12-lane Hollywood Bowl or catch a film at Cineworld; with 19 screens, it is London’s largest cinema. Make a night of it and stay for a concert at indigo at The O2, which seats 2,800. Oh yes, and did we mention The O2 also has a 20,000-seat arena?
Wine and dine
At some point, you’re going to get hungry. If you don’t want the fun to stop, book a table at Mamma Mia! The Party, which recently reopened. Created by ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus, the experience transports you to a Greek taverna on Skopelos, where you’ll dine on a four-course Mediterranean meal that culminates in a disco.
The O2 has more than 30 restaurants and bars, so if doing the conga to Dancing Queen isn’t quite your scene, try Latin flavours at Cabana or Rodizio Rico instead. Alternatively, eat Asian cuisine at Marugame Udon, a new Japanese joint serving udon and all sorts of pot noodles. Simply craving a burger? Then grab one with fries and bottomless soft drinks for £15 at Gordon Ramsay’s Street Burger.
The O2 is ideal for a spring day and night out. It’s located just 15 minutes from central London and is easily accessible by bus, Tube or Uber Boat by Thames Clippers.
How to book
Visit upattheo2.co.uk before 31 May 2022 and book your climb using the code PLANNER15* for 15% off climbs.
*Terms and conditions apply.
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