"THE MILLENNIUM DOME LONDON" O2 Arena - was Millenium Dome Tip by alyf1961

O2 Arena - was Millenium Dome, London: 22 reviews and 40 photos

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  • INSIDE THE DOME 2007 - London
      INSIDE THE DOME 2007
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The London dome was built during 1999 to house the millennium experience and mark the new millennium and was named the millennium dome.
It was built on the Greenwich peninsular in southeast London.
It was opened to the public on 1st January 2000 for one year after staging a starstudded millennium eve party.
The exhibition was the subject of considerable political controversy as it failed to attract the number of visitors anticipated, leading to recurring financial problems.
I visited the millennium exhibition twice during 2000, and I loved it. It was a hands on exhibition covering areas such as environmental issues, changes in employment roles, the human body and how we interact with each other in the world today.
The dome closed in 2001. It reopened in 2003 during December for a winter wonderland experience. It was used by the lord mayor of London for a few free music festivals and during Christmas 2004 it was used as a shelter for the homeless.
In 2005 the interior of the dome was demolished and the shell sold to O2 [a mobile phone network] who opened it as a sports and entertainment centre. It opened to the public on 24th June 2007 complete with shops, restaurants and arenas.

Address: Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX
Directions: Nearest Tube, North Greenwich. Off Blackwall Tunnel Southern Approach.
Phone: +44 20 8463 2000
Website: http://www.theo2.co.uk/

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  • Written Nov 25, 2008
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