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The now iconic O2 Arena overlooks the Thames from the Greenwich Peninsula in East London. Reaching the venue by car is, in theory, relatively straightforward – with the main A102 Blackwall Tunnel passing directly by the arena and under the Thames from both sides. The venue is also signposted from the major M25, M11 and A2 roads.
Parking can be quite challenging when visiting the O2 Arena – there is limited on-street parking nearby, and the on-site and off-street car parks close by are particularly expensive. It is worth considering using public transport for at least part of your journey.
JustPark provides information on lots of parking options near The O2, many of which are reservable – including both on-street and off-street spaces, from private driveways to public car parks.
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On-street parking is difficult on any day around the O2 Arena, as there are only a handful of roads on the Greenwich Peninsula, and these mainly consist of bus routes and main roads linking both sides of the Thames. The nearest on-street parking is nearer to Greenwich, a few minutes drive south – where rates are relatively affordable and spaces typically operate 9am-6pm, Monday-Saturday.
You can use the JustPark map to find information on available on-street parking spaces near the O2 Arena.
The O2 Arena provides 4 off-street car parks across the Greenwich Peninsula. The postcode to use when locating the venue and these car parks is SE10 0DX. There are thousands of spaces available – but if you are set on parking here on event days, you should always book in advance to avoid disappointment.
The car parks operate 24 hours a day and offer event and non-event day tariffs. The hourly and daily fares at these car parks on any day, however, are still very high – even for London – and particularly so on event days.
JustPark offers a range of reservable off-street spaces nearby – in both council and commercially-run car parks, as well as at hotels, offices and on private driveways. You can browse these options and book a guaranteed space via our website or app.
Location Operator Price Max Stay North Greenwich Station National Car Parks £11.90 / day Lawn House Close London Borough of Tower Hamlets £9.00 / 2 hours Billingsgate Market City of London £2.00 / 2 hours 2 hours Travelodge London Docklands London Borough of Tower Hamlets £7.50 / 2 hours Greenwich - Park Row Car Park Royal Borough of Greenwich £2.50 / hour
The closest and most convenient public transport nearby is at North Greenwich station, a short walk south of the arena. The station is on the Jubilee line, around 20 minutes tube away from Westminster.
This station also has an interconnected bus station, providing services to the surrounding area – in particular South and East London.
A discounted rate is offered to disabled drivers who book their parking in advance at any of the O2 Arena car parks. There are a good number of accessible spaces on offer too.
You can filter when searching on JustPark to show all our parking spaces with disabled access around the O2 Arena (select this option by clicking ‘Filters’ on the search results page).
The O2 Arena is located on the River Thames in a very busy area – with the Blackwall Tunnel and North Greenwich station creating traffic and congestion on the limited roads. As a result, parking is prohibited on all days on the majority of these nearby roads.
On the JustPark map, we’ll only show you spaces which you’re allowed to park in during the times you provide.
On-street parking charges apply as normal in the Royal Borough of Greenwich on all Bank Holidays – with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. The on-site car park at North Greenwich station also offers a discounted rate on weekends.
Parking is available overnight in any of the O2 Arena’s 4 car parks dotted around the Greenwich Peninsula. However, 24 hour fares at these car parks are extremely expensive and any long term stay here is not recommended.
Enter your dates and times on our search results page to see what’s available overnight.
The O2 Arena is consistently ranked as the busiest arena in the world on tickets sold, leading the way in hosting major sporting and live music events. It really is a cultural epicentre, with its location just as prominent as its reputation – almost directly on the Greenwich Mean Time Prime Meridian.
In its short history, the arena has established itself as one of the most iconic and graceful fixtures on the banks of the Thames – don’t just drive past it on your way into the City, park up and enjoy it.