Shop, Eat, Drink, And Be Merry... Under One Iconic Roof

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Shop, Eat, Drink, And Be Merry... Under One Iconic Roof

This is a sponsored article on behalf of The O2.

Ever wish your Christmas shopping trips involved a bit more axe-throwing? Or that your festive meal out came with a side of freejumping?

Then you should definitely get yourself down to The O2 — where you'll find all sorts of incredible things to do, on top of a whole host of brilliant brands and tasty dining options to help your holiday season go off without a hitch. All under one roof. And occasionally on top of it...

Big savings on superstar brands

First, let's blitz that Christmas shopping list. The O2 is home to Icon Outlet, where you'll find over 60 superstar brands at up to 70% off RRP.

Discover fashion by the likes of Calvin Klein, Levi's, Next, Superdry, and Tommy Hilfiger. Treat your sweet-toothed loved ones to Hotel Chocolat goodies. Shop sportswear by adidas and Nike. And make a beauty junkie's Christmas with a quick trip to The Cosmetics Company store. All that and more is available at outlet prices.

And the value for money doesn't stop there: spend £35, and you'll get four hours of free parking!

Adrenaline-pumping fun

Whether you're planning a festive outing with friends, a work gathering, or a special treat for the kids during the Christmas break, The O2's got it covered.

Want to feel like you're defying gravity? Check out Oxygen Freejumping: a two-floor indoor trampoline park featuring a dodgeball court, a Ninja Warrior obstacle course, and new high ropes course, Airventure.

And if you're feeling adventurous, there's Up at The O2: a 90-minute experience which takes you on a guided climb over the venue's famous roof — with stunning views of London. Twilight ascents are available so you can see the capital at its twinkliest, as are champagne and dining packages for extra special occasions. And gift vouchers are available: a perfect present idea for those who prefer experiences to physical gifts.

From bowling to blockbusters

Prefer to keep things a bit more chilled? Head to Hollywood Bowl for some ten-pin action and arcade games (we're particular fans of the virtual reality zone, feat. Mario Kart).

Alternatively, there's Cineworld — but this isn't just any old cinema. It's actually the biggest in London, with 19 screens including 4DX, 270-degree ScreenX, and VIP screening rooms where you can catch all the biggest releases.

Or if you feel like being in front of the camera instead, there's the Selfie Factory — a multi-space funhouse with Instagram-friendly backgrounds, where you can stock up on festive selfies at their new Merry Pinkmas pop-up.

A spot of social gaming

If you're after something a little bit quirky for your Christmas do, you need to know about BOOM BATTLE BAR. Enjoy axe throwing, augmented reality darts, and "crazier" golf at this adults-only playground, which also serves up street food, craft beer, and cocktails.

Another option is the football-focused TOCA Social, where you can enjoy immersive footie-inspired games, World Cup screenings, and fantastic food and drink.

ABBA-solutely fabulous

Not content with just watching blockbusters? Then step inside one — at Mamma Mia! The Party. This immersive experience by ABBA's Björn Ulvaeus transports you to the sunny Grecian setting of the famous musical-turned-film and includes a spectacular show, a four-course Mediterranean feast and an ABBA disco.

The next one takes place on New Year's Eve — why not make an ABBA-fanatic's Christmas by sticking tickets in their stocking?

Festive feasting

Speaking of food, you really are spoilt for choice here. The O2 is home to over 30 bars and restaurants. From American-style burgers to Argentinian steak, and Indian street food to handmade Udon noodles, there's something to suit all appetites.

A few Christmas menus —  from the likes of Cabana and Gaucho — have already started popping up, to help you really get into the holiday spirit.

The O2 is open 10am to 11pm every day of the week. Located just 15 minutes from central London, it's easily reachable by car, tube (North Greenwich), boat and even cable car.

What's more, if you're on O2 or Virgin Media you'll enjoy all sorts of exclusive offers here. Just download the Priority app for the details.

Click here to plan your visit to The O2.

Last Updated 29 November 2022