Stay close to the action at the O2 arena
Many think of the city of London as a city of old historic buildings, red buses, and the Houses of Parliament… think again. The UK’s capital has a cosmopolitan culture of modern architecture, fashion, and, of course, music. The London music scene is buzzing nightly with hip and trendy bars, speak-easy secret venues, and live music from a spectrum of genres and sounds. Be a part of the action at the world famous O2 arena and multi-event complex– located right next to the River Thames on the Greenwich Peninsula, south-east of the city. Hosting a variety of events from sports matches to gigs by some of the most famous artists in the world, visiting the O2 is a must. Have the ultimate city-break experience when you stay nearby at Fraser Place Canary Wharf.
What makes it different?
In terms of floor space, the O2 arena is the world’s largest building and holds the UK record for the largest capacity crowd at 20,000. Originally built as part of London’s millennium celebrations, it was initially labelled as the ‘Millenium Dome’ due to its large tent roof – but following the closure of the millennium experience at the end of 2000, it was redeveloped into a world-class entertainment complex. Proudly recognised as one of the best venues in the world, the O2 is frequently on the tour list for major acts such as Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, and Rihanna as well as hosting major sporting tournaments..
Getting to The O2 couldn’t be easier
Fraser Place Canary Wharf is one of the closest hotels near the O2. You can hail a taxi from our location at Boardwalk Place which will take 8 minutes and cost around £6-£8. Alternatively, take the tube from Canary Wharf station which is a 10 minute walk away. Purchase a ticket for the Jubilee line in zones 2 and 3 to North Greenwich station which is directly opposite the complex.
Make it a night to remember
What makes it so special? Well, the O2 is fully accessible for all. Lifts and public areas are designed for wheelchair use and British Sign Language interpreters are also available. Wheelchair seating facilities can be pre-booked ahead of your event and support staff are also on hand to make sure you have a great time and to offer assistance.
You won’t go hungry at the O2 as you can take time to decide which of the 25 bars and restaurants to visit before the show starts. With cuisine from all corners of the globe, there’s something to suit even the fussiest of eaters!
For that extra special occasion, why not add some glam to your night and be a special VIP by purchasing an exclusive VIP package – these are available for many big name acts and include complimentary hospitality and access to a VIP suite.
The O2 has a packed events calendar for 2017 with top name acts such as Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, and Little Mix all set to bring their high energy performances in front of the London crowds.
It’s not all about music
The O2 is not just a music venue – some of the world’s largest sporting events have taken place in addition to the Olympics and Paralympics. The World Cup of Gymnastics, WWE Raw and WWE Smackdown, just a few of those planned for 2017. Tennis fans are thrilled to watch each year to the prestigious ATP World Tour Finals – the season ending finale of men’s professional tennis featuring the top 8 players in the world.
Fans from pre-school age are also catered for here – look out for hobby and enthusiast shows. One to note for 2017 is the Star Wars identities exhibition, guaranteed to be a fun day out for fans young and old. Find out what’s on at the O2.
Organise a group getaway
Fraser Place Canary Wharf has the advantage over hotels near the O2 which have competitive rates on dates when shows are taking place at the arena. Being in the heart of the bustling and cultural Canary Wharf district is the perfect base to get a glimpse of the atmosphere in the city, whether you’re staying in one of our Studio Apartments which are perfect for two guests, or our Two Bedroom Apartments are ideal for families who want the comfort and amenities of home.
If you’re in town with friends for a concert and want to stay somewhere unforgettable, we can offer spectacular cityscape views from our residences and recommend staying in one of our penthouse apartments which can cater for up to 6 guests. Features of this serviced apartment include a fully fitted kitchen, dining area, study, living space, bedroom areas, washer/dryer, and a private balcony to watch boats on the river or to enjoy drinks on before going out for the night.
Every aspect of our guests’ stay has been considered, from complimentary Wi-Fi, a fully equipped gymnasium, 24/7 concierge, to course modern and well-appointed rooms. For those who need to travel quickly to other areas of the city centre, our complimentary shuttle bus service can get you there efficiently and on time.
After a busy day of shopping or sight-seeing, unwind in your luxury apartment and get in the mood for your concert by using the iPod docking station or DVD player found in every room for your convenience.
Did you know we can offer 5% off the cost of your stay with us when you sign up to Fraser World? If you are a regular traveller, why not stay with the Fraser group at our global destinations to receive the same attention to detail in our apartments and award winning customer service? Not only this, you’ll also receive exclusive member offers including free nights and Wi-Fi access at each of our properties.
You’ll be guaranteed to have a great getaway break seeing your favourite shows in one of the world’s most stunning cities with Fraser Place Canary Wharf being at the heart of your stay.
Contact us today to make your reservation.