The O2 (formerly the Millennium Dome) Reviews
Description:, now officially known as The O2, is a large dome shaped building on the Greenwich peninsula in south east London, the ... more
The O2 (formerly the Millennium Dome) ... United Kingdom. The name was officially changed when O2 plc purchased the naming rights from the developers, Anschutz Entertainment Group. The dome was constructed in order to hold a major exhibition celebrating the beginning of the third millennium. This exhibition opened to the public on January 1, 2000 and ran until December 31, 2000; however the project and exhibition was the subject of considerable political controversy and did not attract the number of visitors anticipated in its planning and costing. Since the closure of the original exhibition, several possible ways of reusing the building have been proposed and then rejected. The renaming of the dome on May 31, 2005 gave publicity to the Dome's transition into an indoor sporting arena. In this role the plan is to host the 2009 World Gymnastics Championships and the artistic gymnastics and trampolining events of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. The sports area will be complemented by a proposed substantial entertainments complex, the contents of which are still the subject of political decision (and some major controversy).
Newest Review: ... while I was there but it sounds impressive. Next to the big Arena is the Indigo O2 which is a smaller venue which holds 2,400 people and they have live music, comedy, a night club here. The X-Factor have filmed boot-camp in the Indigo. Now onto the O2 Arena which holds up to 20,000 people! There are a couple of different entrances into the Arena and ours was the entrance located straight ... more
Customer The O2 (formerly the Millennium Dome) Reviews (387)
by - written on 06/08/11 (Very useful, 1927 readings)
My review is about the O2 as it is now and not the Millennium Dome. I've been to the O2 twice now both for concerts, I never visited it when it was known as the the Millennium Dome and so I can't compare how it used to be to how it is now. The first time I went to the O2 it was the first time I've ever travelled to and around London without anyone who knows the city like the back of their hand. Thankfully I took to the tube very well and getting to the O2 was well signed on the tube map. I didn't realise that North Greenwich tube station was located slap bang next to the O2 so it was a relief when I got out of the station and saw this big white dome ... Read the complete review
by - written on 04/10/10, updated on 10/07/12 (Very useful, 569 readings)
Sunday the third of October, 2010 was a special day as it was the day that the O2 in London was holding the 25th Anniversary Concert of 'Les Miserables .' The novel, Les Miserables, was written by Victor Hugo in 1862. This novel was, much later of course, made into a musical by Frenchmen, Alain Bloublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg. It was first shown at the Barbican, London, in October, 1985. I have seen Les Miserables, at London's Queen's theatre and thought it truly wonderful. My seventeen year old daughter is obsessed with, 'Les Miz' and has performed on stage, singing songs from it such as, and 'I dreamed a dream 'and,' On My Own ' Because of her ... Read the complete review
by - written on 13/06/10, updated on 13/06/10 (Very useful, 172 readings)
The O2 sat tantalisingly within sight across the river as the sun started to set, the former Millennium Dome spiking up into the Summer evening. We stood, looking at the reflection in the water and wondering what it was like inside. I never got round to visiting the original Dome, by all accounts it was something along the lines of an expensive educational museum funded by the tax payer. Being one tube stop away at Canary Wharf was a little frustrating as the cheapest return ticket was £5.10 per person for just that single stop and unless you can walk on water, there's no easy way to get to the Greenwich Peninsula. That said, the ridiculous ticket prices are ... Read the complete review
by - written on 21/05/10 (Very useful, 92 readings)
Located in Greenwich, the O2 is a kinda entertainment hub, featuring two large areana's for viewing live acts, such as comedians and rock bands, a cinema and several bars and restaurants. I went to the O2 recently to see the Dog Whisperer and want to describe my experience to you. Transport Getting to the O2 is fairly easy. There are several bus routes and a local tube station, but as I live in Petts Wood I drove. I was told there was on site parking, so thought no worries, but when I arrived I was told it was £15 to park. I only planned to be there for about 4-5 hours and couldn't believe the traffic guard. I told him I didn't have £15 ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/04/10 (Very useful, 109 readings)
The O2 was once the Millennium Dome, and it is situation on the Greenwich Peninsula in the south east of London, next to the river Thames. Inside the O2 is many, many things. There is most famously, the O2 Arena. There is also a Vue Cinema, IndigO2, some bars and restuarants, the O2 Bubble and more! The O2 Arena, as I said before is the the most famous part of the O2, where many musical concerts, comedian acts and wrestling shows have taken place. I had the pleasure of seeing WWE Smackdown there this week, thanks to an awesome friend for buying me the tickets for christmas! The arena is amazingly huge, with 4 levels of teired seating, and a floor ... Read the complete review
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