Up at The O2 Tours
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Extending for 1,247 feet (380 meters) across the curving dome of London’s landmark O2 Arena, the Up at The O2 rooftop walkway promises far-reaching vistas and open-air thrills. Equipped with climbing suits and safety harnesses, visitors traverse the fabric walkway with a guide, making their way up to an observation platform where spectacular 360-degree views of the River Thames, leafy Greenwich, and the glinting skyscrapers of Canary Wharf await.
You can access the O2 Arena rooftop only during an official guided climb. The whole experience, including a pre-climb safety briefing, takes around 90 minutes. A maximum of 16 people can take part in each climb. Purchase tickets in advance to ensure a spot at your preferred time slot. After having ascended to the O2 viewing platform and taken in the bird’s-eye panoramas of London, if you want a different perspective on the city, consider embarking on a Thames cruise. Hop-on hop-off river boats depart from nearby Greenwich Pier.
Things to Know Before You Go
- With ascending and descending slopes of up to 30 degrees, the Up at The O2 walkway is not for the faint of heart.
- Climbing suits, harnesses, and boots are provided. Don’t forget to bring hats and gloves in cold weather.
- Children aged 10 years and older can do the climb as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
How to Get There
The nearest tube station is North Greenwich (Jubilee line). MBNA Thames Clippers run regular river bus services to North Greenwich Pier. You can also reach the O2 via the Emirates Air Line, a 0.6-mile (1-kilometer) cable car route spanning the River Thames. Find Up at the O2 to the left of the main arena entrance.
When to Get There
The best time of the year to embark on an ascent is during summer, when clear skies are more likely. Book a sunset climb for epic selfies, or try an evening twilight climb to see the city’s lights sparkle in the night sky. Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled climb to allow time for the check-in process.
Where to Eat at the O2
Scaling one of London’s premier concert venues is appetite-inducing work. If you need to refuel after, the arena complex has lots of tempting options. You’ll find plenty of places to dine and drink on the palm-lined Entertainment Avenue inside the O2, including Thai restaurant Busaba Eathai, burger franchise Five Guys, and Portuguese chicken chain Nando’s.
Address: Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX, England
Hours: Hours vary by season.
Admission: Tickets start at £30
3 Tours and Activities to Experience Up at The O2
Escape the crowds on land and see London from a different perspective during a high-speed cruise on the Thames River—the ideal choice for time-pressed travelers looking to cover more sights in less time. Plus, choose from multiple departure times throughout the day to suit your schedule.
Private Sightseeing Tours
See a side of London that many visitors miss—and explore the sights lit up after dark—when you embark on a private, nighttime tour of East London. Following pickup from your accommodation, travel in a luxury vehicle to the East End: one of the city’s most diverse and eclectic areas, and now also host to London's financial district and former Olympic grounds. See the ArcelorMittal Orbit, Canary Wharf, the O2 Arena, and more, and choose to stop for dinner at St. Katharine Docks (own expense).
If it is plenty of speed and serious action you are after then boy this is the PRIVATE BUBBLE SPEEDBOAT RIDE for you! Prepare to scream in this enthralling 40 minute all high speed round trip from Tower Pier. Not for the faint hearted, the mighty twin turbo 740HP engines will have your Adrenaline pumping in no time. You’ll begin under Tower Bridge and will be blasted up past Greenwich, the O2 and right through the incredible Thames Barrier. You’ll still have the great music including the Bond theme ringing in your ears long after you’ve departed.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Up at The O2 hours of operation?
Up at The O2 hours of operation: Hours vary by season.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Up at The O2?
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