Greenwich Peninsula

Greenwich Peninsula
A new London destination

Greenwich Peninsula is a whole new swathe of London that brings together culture, community, design and architecture to create an amazing 21st century space. The O2 is at the heart of the entertainment options with live shows from the best artistes in the world from music and comedy, as well as international sporting events including the ATP world tennis finals.

Emirates Air Line cable car and broad river walks have outstanding views from the City of London to the Thames Barrier and there are a wide range of exciting events and activities all year round. Contemporary art at NOW Gallery, daredevil walks across the roof of the most popular entertainment venue in the world at Up at The O2, and outdoor cultural events play a big part in the visitor and resident experience in the area.

And The O2 isn’t just a concert venue – there’s plenty to do during the day as well with lots of restaurants, an eleven screen cinema and an enormous exhibition space which currently houses the epic Star Wars Identities show.

Get to Greenwich Peninsula quickly and easily on MBNA Thames Clippers to North Greenwich pier, Emirates Air LIne, or on the Underground to North Greenwich station on the Jubilee line.

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The O2
Popular entertainment at its best
The O2

The O2 celebrates its tenth birthday this year and they’re making 2017 extra special with a series of special events and concerts. Alt-J, Ed Sheeran and Celine Dion kicked off the summer with a stream of quality shows and Foo Fighters will be onstage in September to keep the party going.

Just for all those enthusiastic fans out there, The O2 are marking their tenth year by letting you access all areas at the tent, on an exclusive backstage tour. You’ll get to see where no fan has been before. Take a look at where Ed got ready for his sell-out shows, where Beyonce and Katy Perry housed their wardrobes and how Muse transformed the arena for the record-breaking show. There are only 200 tickets so apply now!

And there’s another birthday gift in the pile because not only is The O2 ten years old, but Up at The O2 turns five! To celebrate, if you buy 4 tickets, Up at The O2 will give you the 5th for free. Simply use the code ‘Birthday’ at check out.

Don’t forget to check out the other entertainment on at The O2 over summer.

Emirates Air Line
The UK's only urban cable car
Emirates Air Line

Enjoy amazing views and a unique ride across the Thames on Emirates Air Line. Linking The O2 and ExCeL London at Royal Victoria Dock, it’s a great way to explore the local area. The UK’s first urban cable car is a fantastic way to travel. Since it opened in 2012, it has become a favourite with Londoners and visitors alike.

As the cable car takes you 90 metres into the air you will experience spectacular views of London, from St Paul’s Cathedral to the west, to the Olympic Park and Thames Barrier in the east.

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Up at The O2
Up on the Roof!

Walk over the top of the most popular entertainment venue in the world at Up at The O2. You’ll get geared up with everything you need for this exhiliarating trek and be led by experienced guides to the top of the fantastic structure on Greenwich Peninsula.

You’ll get amazing views of Greenwich, the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Canary Wharf and the mighty Thames Barrier.

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NOW Gallery
Exciting and exceptional installations
NOW Gallery

NOW Gallery is an exciting and bright gallery space which is part of the growing cultural life of the Peninsula. The NOW Commission invites shortlisted artists, designers and creatives to come up with an exciting and exceptional installation that will transform and react to the gallery space.

Since 2016 the gallery has been spreading into the public realm with a series of outdoor commissions. Look up for Morag Myerscough’s colourway cranes, down by the river. Exhibitions change every few months so it’s always worth dropping in to have a look.

Emirates Aviation Experience
London’s most unusual attraction
Flight Simulators At Emirates Aviation Experience you can take a 30-minute session

At Emirates Aviation Experience you can fly an Airbus A380 or Boeing B777 fixed-base flight simulator. You select the airport, the time of day and weather conditions and pilot the plane through a take-off and landing.

Perfect for beginners, the experience is guided by an experience flight simulator instructor and it is a great way to gain insight into what it takes to fly a commercial aircraft.

You can share a session with up to three other people for airborne group fun! And it IS fun, and as long as you’re over nine years old you can have a go although you have to take an adult if you’re under twelve. Have a go!

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Vinotech Compass and Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range
Driving for dinner
Vinotech Compass

Vinotech Compass is a friendly restaurant serving British and European foods cooked to a high standard. Plates are intended to be wine-friendly, being light, well-seasoned, full of depth, textured and colourful. Adding to the quality of the food and wine is the view. Floor to ceiling windows look out on the Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range next door. You can go and hit a basket of balls towards the towers of Canary Wharf in London’s premier golf destination, then drop in next door for light bites or an excellent dinner.

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InterContinental London The O2
Luxury rooms beside the river
InterContinental London The O2

InterContinental London The O2 hotel has great views of the river Thames and Canary Wharf. There are 453 guestrooms and suites, a luxury spa with an indoor pool and several  restaurants and bars, including an all-day dining restaurant and tea salon. The glamorous Sky Bar on the 18th floor serves cocktails while looking out at the towers of London’s docklands.

It’s easy to get to by Underground and MBNA Thames Clippers as well as Emirates Air Line cable car. Events organisers will be thrilled by the amazing pillar-free ballroom which has room for up to 3,000 guests!

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The Pilot
A proper pub
The Pilot

The Pilot is possibly the oldest building on Greenwich Peninsula. The pub has been here since the very early 1800s when the area was a mix of market gardens and light industry. Nowadays it’s  a special place to eat, drink and stay in Greenwich. Enjoy a seasonal menu, British and world beers, and fabulous boutique accommodation particularly convenient for The O2.

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Thames Rib
River rush
Thames Rib Experience

A thrilling 20 minute Thames speed boat RIB blast which starts and finishes at North Greenwich Pier near The O2 and Emirates Air Line cable car.  You’ll whiz past some outstanding landmarks including  the monumental Thames Barrier, The O2 and the Old Royal Naval College, and finish back where you started only full of adrenaline!

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Greenwich Peninsula Golf Range
Golfing glory
Greenwich peninsula golf range

There’s nowhere else like Greenwich Peninsula Golf Range. Driving towards the sparkling towers of Canary Wharf is an experience to remember – you might even improve your stance!

Situated next to the river Thames, a short walk from North Greenwich underground, this amazing driving range features 60 bays across two tiers and a 3,000 sq ft American Golf Retail Shop, with all the top brands. Every bay has a sofa and coffee table with bar service to order from the Range Menu. The Range is complemented by the addition of N1 Golf Academy with 8 full time PGA Golf Coaches.

Just next door is the highly rated Vinotech Compass Restaurant with fine wine and dining, so you can start your visit with golf and finish with food! With a roof terrace looking over the river,  this is also the ideal location to host an event.

Stop by, take a look and hit a bucket of balls!

Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park
A Watery Wildlife Haven
Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park Group

Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park is a freshwater habitat made up of an inner and outer lake. The outer lake area has open access at all times. The inner lake area is accessible only through the Gatehouse during opening hours. There’s a fabulous variety of wildlife in the Park, including frogs, toads and newts, plus a huge array of ‘minibeasts’. In spring and summer the Park comes alive with brightly coloured dragonflies and damselflies, and look out for butterflies over the meadow areas.

Specially designed bird hides mean you can watch the many different species, both local and visiting, without disturbing them. Whether you enjoy bird watching, looking at wildflowers or just relaxing in beautiful surroundings you are going to love this park. It’s beautiful.

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Peninsula Place
The future of Greenwich Peninsula
Greenwich Peninsula

The Peninsula is changing and developing all the time and there are massively exciting plans for the future. A new development above North Greenwich station will include a Winter Garden a Galleria and Bridge. When the development is finished you’ll emerge from the underground station into a striking green space.

The winter garden will be an urban forest that sits beneath a glass cupola, which floods the space with natural light and unfolds to let in the air and the weather. Above, three towers will gradually step back to reveal a series of green terraces.

The Galleria  will be a promenade of pavement cafes, shops and restaurants, leading to the foot bridge, which links to a new public park on the Thames. It’s going to look amazing.

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