Handy Tips For Attending An Event At The O2 Arena

The O2 Arena in London is one of the most iconic venues for live music in the world. The dome was originally built to house The Millennium Experience – an incredibly popular exhibit created to mark the beginning of the third millennium.

Nowadays, it plays host to some of the biggest global superstars in the music world today, such as The Rolling Stones, The Spice Girls, Beyonce, and many more.

Alongside this, it has since been adapted further, with experts innovatively turning this global arena into an incredible adventure experience. Up at the O2 is a popular ticketed activity where you can climb the O2 by day – or night! – and experience the wondrous 360 views across London.

In this article, I share some top tips for attending an event at the O2 Arena.

Consider booking accommodation

While the gig alone that you’re attending will no doubt be phenomenal (if it’s an artist or band big enough to front the mighty O2!) why not go one step further and make a night or a weekend of it by booking accommodation? There’s nothing worse than experiencing an electrifying night of live music only to be hit full force with the anti-climatic train or taxi journey home afterwards. Make it memorable by booking accommodation to extend the experience further. There are stunning serviced apartments available in nearby Canary Wharf, only a short tube ride to the O2.

Plan ahead

If you’ve ever been to a much-anticipated gig, you’ll know how hectic the crowds can be. This doubles in London, with roads and tube stations alike, becoming absolutely
 gridlocked. Always plan ahead, ensuring you set off with plenty of time to spare so that any delays won’t prevent you from getting to the venue on time.

Pack wisely

Be sure to review The O2’s prohibited items list before setting off, so that you know exactly what you can and can’t bring along. The last thing you want is to be stopped at the security barriers for carrying an item you shouldn’t be. This can include items such as sharp objects, food, and drinks. Even sealed bottles of water can be confiscated so don’t waste any time packing supplies that may be discarded. Review the list so you know exactly what not to pack.

Prepare your COVID pass

In this post-pandemic age, NHS COVID passes are now required at selected large-scale events, such as concerts and festivals. Prepare your documentation in advance so that you have everything to hand ahead of the gig. You can access this by downloading the NHS app onto your mobile phone, where you can apply for a digital copy – alternatively, you can bring along a printed copy if you’d like to be on the safe side. Your COVID pass will contain a page dedicated to each vaccination that you’ve received.

So here are some handy tips for attending an event at the O2 Arena. Have you visited?

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