"Millennium Dome" O2 Arena - was Millenium Dome Tip by xiquinho

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

In 1994, the Chairman of what would later become the New Millennium Experience company suggested a national exhibition to be held as part of the country?s millennium celebrations. The project, to funded mainly by the National Lottery, was revised when Tony Blair became the new Prime Minister in 1997. He declared that the exhibition, to be held in Greenwich, would open a window on the future. The focus would be on entertainment and education (also dubbed ?edutainment?). This resulted in 14 themed zones, including Faith, Talk, Mind, Rest, Home Planet, Body and Learning.

The project was controversial from the start. The Millennium Dome, with an estimated cost of £750 million, is liked by some, but disliked by most Londoners, who do not see it as a proper symbol for their city.

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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  • Updated Oct 20, 2004
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