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Walk Over the O2 Arena

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Published May 22nd 2012
Sometimes in life, it's worth doing something just because you can. One such opportunity is at the O2 arena in Greenwich or perhaps I should say on the O2 arena.


That's right, the venue formerly known as the Millennium Dome has opened a walkway across its roof that takes you up one side of the UK's second largest arena, over the top, and down the other side. It's that simple.

Described on the O2's website as "an exhilarating active outdoor challenge [giving] a completely unique perspective on the capital," the Up at the O2 experience is one so outlandish that when you tell your friends, "I walked over the top of the O2 arena," they will more than likely come back with the straight-faced reply: "What did you do that for?"

Open from 10am to 8pm June to September, and from 10am to 5pm October to May, it might be one of the most expensive walks you undertake in the British capital.

At 22 a pop, the 90-minute experience certainly doesn't come cheap, though organisers of the attraction are describing it as "unforgettable", "spectacular" and "thrilling" in an effort to allay any fears among visitors that it may be a tad overpriced.


Up at the O2 promises 360-degree views of London from the viewing platform located on top of the structure, so be sure to have your camera with you when you go.

The outdoor experience will operate in all weather conditions, except, one assumes, when forked lightning is crashing around the place. Also, only those ten years and over will be able to take part.

Situated down at Greenwich, there are plenty of other attractions to enjoy once you've scaled the arena, so take a picnic to enjoy in Greenwich Park and make a day of it.

And don't forget to tell everyone: "I walked over the top of the O2 arena." They can't fail to be impressed.

[Bottom image: Ian Paterson]
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Why? It's a chance to stand atop one of the UK's most unique structures.
When: All year. See article for details.
Phone: 020 8463 2000
Where: The O2 arena, London, SE10 0DX
Cost: 22
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