"Millennium Dome" Docklands Tip by easyoar
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I remember being quite impressed with the Millennium Dome when it was hosting the Year 2000 celebration. It made for a fun day out and was quite unusual. Roll the clock on 6 years however, and it's starting to feel like a spare part. No money is being spent to refurbish things around it, so the area immediately surrounding the dome is looking a little delapidated. I still like the Dome itself, and hopefully they will find a new and interesting use for it. It is of course important to note that you cannot go into the Dome anymore because it has been closed since the Millennium event it hosted during the year 2000.
The Dome has of course featured in a James Bond Film, The World is Not Enough. Bond has a running fight with the hit-woman Maria Grazia Cucinotta from the MI6 Building to the Dome. In true Hollywood style, the buildings appear to be a short journey apart in the film, although this of course is not actually the truth!
During the Year 2000, the Dome actually staged a real life attempted diamond heist, just like something out of a Bond movie. There were some ridiculously expensive diamonds on display, and a gang decided to break in by crashing a bulldozer into the dome and smashing open the diamond case. Unfortunately for them, the Police were already in on the heist and had substitued the diamonds for paste. The gang were all caught. See http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/1827559.stm for more info.
Address: Millennium Dome, Greenwich, London
Directions: North Greenwich on the Jubilee Line
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