Up at The O2 in London with TripAdvisor Attractions

As much as I love to travel the world, one of my favourite places to explore is London.

The best thing about living here is that there is always something to do and so many new experiences to discover. In the past, I have taken London for granted. Instead of getting out and about on my days off, I have found myself sitting on my sofa catching up with Netflix.

This year, I’m trying to make the most of having so many tourist landmarks on my doorstep by getting out more and spending some quality time with my city.

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TripAdvisor Attractions is perfect for finding new tours and experiences. They have tickets to everything from the Harry Potter Studio to day trips to other destinations in the UK and Europe. On their site, they have more than 100,000 bookable tours and experiences in 2,500 destinations and 165 countries – so there’s something for everyone. It’s great because you can read other people’s reviews before booking for yourself.

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Blessed with beautiful weather, I decided to get the best view of London by climbing up The O2.

Up at The O2 is a 380 metre-long walkway guiding you across the roof of the old Millennium Dome.  The giant path allows you to climb up to the 52 metre high summit and has a 30 degree incline at its steepest point.

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I’m not the biggest fan of heights – when I visited the Duomo in Florence last year, I was pretty wobbly – but I love to look at cityscapes and wanted to give it a shot. So, after I’d booked my tickets with TripAdvisor attractions, the nerves began to set in.

I needn’t have worried, though. Because The O2 is so huge, you don’t get the sense that you would fall very far… more sliding to the bottom or getting stuck! To begin with, the climb is very steep but after the first 20 metres, the path gradually gets flatter until you reach the middle.

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You start your journey at ‘base camp’ in North Greenwich, where you are shown a safety video and kitted out with all the gear. It’s not the most stylish, but it made me feel more secure about the climb.

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The climb itself is like pulling yourself up a hilly trampoline. I’ll be honest, it was hard to remember to enjoy the view whilst I was climbing but, at the top, we enjoyed a glass of champagne (£7 extra per glass) and the spectacular view. You can see the Greenwich Observatory, Canary Wharf’s huge skyscrapers and the Olympic Park.

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You aren’t rushed at all during your time at the summit and the guides were so helpful, pointing out landmarks and taking photos for us. The whole experience takes between 60-90 minutes, and I was relieved to waddle down the walkway to solid ground at the end!

I’d definitely recommend taking a trip up the O2 if you want one of the best views of London. You can book tickets for £30 per person here.

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If you have any questions about Up at the O2 or have another experience you think I might like to try, please let me know in the comments! CC x


I was given two complimentary tickets by TripAdvisor for the purposes of this review but all opinions are my own.

33 thoughts on “Up at The O2 in London with TripAdvisor Attractions

  1. O!!! great one! To be honest I did not even know that there is a Harry Poter Studio! I definately have to arrange to travel to London and for sure I will visit both the studio and O2! thank you for the tips

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  2. This sounds like such a great app! However rather you than me when it comes to climbing! I hated rock climbing in the warehouse near me🙈 each to there own haha

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  3. Trip Advisor is sooo helpful. My children want to visit London someday. At least, we have somewhere to stay already — a at friend’s house. wE just need the budget for visas, plane fare, and pocket money. haha

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  4. I think reading travel advisories would definitely help you remove the pain when travelling. London is an amazing and lovely place not to miss. I hope you could conquer your fear of heights in the future.

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  5. I have this fear for heights you bet…but I’d really like to try my way there. Up at the O2 is such a walkway full of stuff to admire and take photos. I mean, who wouldn’t want to see the city scapes and catch London’s awesome view?

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  6. London is one of my dreamed place to visit my interest was came from the nursery rhymes ” London Bridge is Falling Down ” before I just want to see that bridge but when I grow up I want to see the whole place of London and I am sure there are a lot of things that I need to see and great adventure that I am able to do.

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