The O2 Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in the O2 entertainment complex. The arena was built under the former Millennium Dome, a dome shaped building used to house an exhibition in year 2000.
The O2 Arena has hosted a number of sporting events, most prominently the prestigious season-ending ATP Finals tennis tournament from 2009 to 2020.
The venue hosted the gymnastics and basketball finals during the 2012 Summer Olympics and was known as the North Greenwich Arena. During the Paralympics, it held wheelchair basketball.
An annual NBA match has been held at The O2 since 2007. A number of high profile Boxing matches have also been held there, along with annually hosting a Premier League Darts event since 2010.
Tickets at The O2 Arena
Ticket information for events at The O2 Arena is available on the official website.
Location & Travel to The O2 Arena
The O2 Arena is located on the Greenwich Peninsula in southeast London.
The two busiest airports in the UK serve London and between them have flights to most of the world’s prime destinations – Heathrow Airport is 21 miles west of The O2, with Gatwick Airport approximately 29 miles south of the arena.
Heathrow Airport sits on the London Underground Piccadilly line, you can change to the Jubilee line at Green Park to travel to The O2’s closest station at North Greenwich (see below). Or you can catch the Heathrow Express train to Paddington Station and use the Underground to reach North Greenwich from there.
From Gatwick Airport, you can use the Gatwick Express to reach Victoria Station and use the Underground to reach North Greenwich from there.
Alternatively London City Airport is on the DLR which runs to Greenwich station, or the Stansted Express runs from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street.
Bus routes 108, 129, 132, 161, 188, 422, 472 or 486 all stop at North Greenwich station, located next to The O2. The 188 is a bus service that runs direct from central London (via Waterloo) to North Greenwich station. Further bus information is available on the TFL website here.
The Emirates Air Line cable car is a novel way of crossing the Thames, running from the Royal Docks to the Greenwich Peninsula. Running every 30 seconds and a journey time of 10 minutes, adult fares start at £3.50 one way. Further information is available on the Emirates Air Line website here.
Alternatively, Megabus offers cheap travel to Sheffield and offers over 10 routes from Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Norwich and Sheffield. You can search and book your tickets here.
The closest Underground station to The O2 is North Greenwich on the Jubilee Line, being a 20 minute journey from Central London or 10 minutes from Stratford. The station is directly adjacent to The O2. Further Tube information is available on the TFL website here.
There are 4 car parks available at The O2, although Car Park 1 is the only one that is available to pre-book for events at a cost of £25. Alternatively Car Parks 2,3 and 4 charge by the hour. For further information and to pre-book parking, click on the official O2 Arena website here.
Another novel way of reaching The O2 is using London’s River Bus, with the North Greenwich Pier just 350 metres away. The River Bus runs every 20 minutes from piers in central London such as Embankment, London Eye and London Bridge. Further River Bus information is available on the TFL website here.
The closest train station to The O2 is Charlton, with services to London Charing Cross, London Cannon Street and to Kent. From Charlton station you can catch the 161, 472, or 486 bus to North Greenwich underground station, taking around ten minutes.
From mainline station such as London Bridge, Waterloo or Stratford you can use the Jubilee Line on the Tube to reach North Greenwich.
The Eurostar from Belgium, France and the Netherlands runs to St Pancras International Station. From the nearby Kings Cross station, catch a tube to The O2 in 25 minutes.
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Last Updated on May 21, 2021 by Sports Tourist