Hydra Kali Damien Hirst

Greenwich Peninsula is a year-round location for enjoying exciting events, fabulous festivals and  thought-provoking art. From ever-changing free art exhibitions and weekend food markets to pop-up cinema and art installations in the least expected places, Greenwich Peninsula is where people are heading for culture and creativity.

At the tip of the Peninsula, standing proud at the edges of the River Thames, is The O2, the world’s most popular music and entertainment venue. The arena has an almost daily programme featuring top names and events in the music, comedy, sporting and entertainment worlds.

Urban Village Fete

And it doesn’t stop at the arena – the iconic tented roof also covers a whole street (known as the Entertainment District) full of leisure activities, Outlet Shopping, bars and restaurants. London’s biggest cinema, Cineworld, is here offering  19 screens, many with special formats - such as 4DX, with moving seats, scent, water, wind, fog and snow - and hosts special events and movie screenings. You can also create your own moving pictures - with you as the star - at Selfie Factory, the UK's first Instagram™ inspired funhouse with themed rooms including a pink tube train and a doughnut wall!

Step outside the wonders of The O2 into the rest of the Peninsula and you have another whole day of art and architecture to explore, and a truly exciting events and festival programme. From regular events like the Urban Village Fete, which welcomes over 30,000 annually for a free celebration of art, craft, music and food, to regular pop-up events on more bespoke themes. There’s also Summer Sessions – free music, performance, cinema and food each weekend in August – and Turning Tides – a celebration of music, cultural happenings, cinema, food and fun all crammed into one weekend in September.

The Line, Greenwich Peninsula

For art lovers, there’s no better way to explore the Peninsula than The Line. This ambitious public art trail is graced by sculptures by Anthony Gormley, Richard Wilson and others dotted around the Peninsula, running all the way to Stratford’s London Olympic village and the striking ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture by Anish Kapoor. Wholly within Greenwich Peninsula, The Tide is London’s first elevated riverside park, artistically elevated with works by luminaries such as Damien Hirst and Morag Myerscough. Across from The Tide and, from this direction, serving as a grand entrance to the Design District is the NOW Gallery. Free to enter, it shows a changing flow of creative art exhibitions by established and up-and-coming artists.

Architecture buffs will love the varied, intelligent creations of the Design District, which neighbours other architectural eye-catchers The O2 and Ravensbourne University London. The 16 buildings in the Design District were designed by 8 different architects to create a mix of designs and ecologically advanced spaces for the creative industries and houses designers, craftspeople and other inventive types.

Design District

Got a taste for all this awesome art? Pop into the Canteen Food Hall & Bar, located in the centre of the Design District, stylish in design and also full of irresistible great value street food from around the world, plus superb coffee and cocktails.

Still hungry for a bit more exploring? Follow The Line round the curve of Greenwich Peninsula, to take in a few more art installations by Richard Wilson and Gary Hume and pause for refreshment at the elegant nautical-themed Clipper Bar at the InterContinental London - The O2 with beautiful river views.

So, for your next intake of beauty and creativity, head straight for Greenwich Peninsula, a wonderful experience of a refreshing riverside atmosphere, exhilarating events and the discovery of art indoors and out.

Suggested Itinerary

Plan your visit around events that excite you and then fill your day with all this and be sure to visit our What's On page for even more inspiration!



Market Brasserie

Lunch options

NOW Gallery


  • NOW Gallery - free entry to exhibitions by established and up-and-coming artists
  • Design District – wander around the striking architecture, with each of the 16 buildings of individual design and function, some you can enter for refreshment, a special event or even a new hairdo!

Bureau Restaurant, Design District, Greenwich Peninsula

Dinner and drinking options

Couple on Uber Boat by Thames Clippers in the evening


By Hugh McNaughtan


The Line
Walking Route
A Slice of Reality is a work of modern art by Richard Wilson. It is one of the pieces of art on The Line

London's first dedicated outdoor public art walk where you can explore art, nature and heritage for free.

IFS Cloud Cable Car
Sightseeing Attraction
IFS Cloud Cable Car

A unique experience on the UK's first and only urban cable car.

The Tide
Sightseeing Attraction
Overlooking The Tide elevated walkway and artist Damien Hirst art installation by river Thames.

London’s first-ever elevated riverside linear park, situated along the Greenwich Peninsula riverside.

The O2
Music Venue
The O2 dome in white covering with 5 yellow stands visible and large glass door entrance

World’s most popular music, entertainment and leisure venue and a full day-out destination.

Ravensbourne University London
Exterior image of Ravensbourne University London with the building swathed in different coloured, tesellated aluminium tiles and circular windows of d

A community of approximately 2,600 students and offer practically focused digital media and design courses from pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate to professional short course level.

InterContinental London – The O2
InterContinental London - The O2

Luxury hotel near The O2 and Canary Wharf with contemporary bedrooms and suites, meetings rooms, a Michelin guided restaurant, a sky bar and a luxury spa.

Meridian Lounge – InterContinental London - The O2
Afternoon Tea
The bright and airy Meridian Lounge at InterContinental London - The O2 has stunning views through the floor to ceiling windows of the river Thames an

Offering guests one of the most sought-after Afternoon Tea experiences in an elegant setting.

Clipper Bar – InterContinental London - The O2
Cocktail Bar
The Clipper Bar at the InterContinental London - The O2. With floor to ceiling windows that overlook the river Thames and Canary Wharf

Immerse yourself in an unparalleled atmosphere of maritime elegance and style, as this nautical-themed bar takes you on a voyage like no other.

Market Brasserie – InterContinental London - The O2
Restaurant - International
The luxurious interiors of the Market Brasserie at InterContinental London - The O2, overlooking Canary Wharf

Savour and enjoy sustainably-sourced, contemporary European Dining.

Eighteen Sky Bar – InterContinental London - The O2
Cocktail Bar
Eighteen Sky Bar is an elegant and enigmatic cocktail lounge offering exclusive and luxurious private dining experience

Eighteen Sky Bar is an elegant and enigmatic cocktail lounge that offers an exclusive and luxurious private dining experience.

Kinaara - Contemporary Indian Fine Dining
Restaurant - Indian
Kinaara, an elegant, fresh and fragrant contemporary Indian Fine Dining restaurant at InterContinental London - The O2

An award-wining, stylish, fresh and fragrant contemporary Indian fine-dining restaurant with breath-taking views of the Canary Wharf Skyline and River Thames.

The O2
Music Venue
The O2 dome in white covering with 5 yellow stands visible and large glass door entrance

World’s most popular music, entertainment and leisure venue and a full day-out destination.

NOW Gallery
Art Gallery
NOW Gallery is a striking, light-filled gallery hosting changing contemporary exhibitions of art, fashion & design

A free public exhibition space for contemporary art, fashion, photography and design.

Design District
Property Services & Land
A permanent home for the creative industries with 16 buildings by eight pioneering architects

A permanent home for the creative industries - 16 buildings designed by eight pioneering architects.

Canteen Food Hall & Bar
Restaurant - Casual Dining
Canteen Food Hall & Bar, Greenwich Peninsula

Home to six mouth-watering street food kitchens serving global dishes. Sip on craft beer and hand-shaken cocktails from the bar in canteen's fairy-light-filled venue.

Bureau Restaurant & Cafe
Bureau Restaurant & Cafe is now open to everyone to experience it for themselves

Serving modern-European menu and barista coffee in the heart of London's Design District.

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers
Uber Boat by Thames Clippers

A relaxing and enjoyable way to travel around the capital with amazing views on the way to Greenwich, North Greenwich and Woolwich.



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