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The Millennium Dome is a huge metal tent lying on a bend of the Thames near Greenwich. It was opened to the public on 1st January 2000, amidst much media grumbling.
It was commissioned by the Government as one of London’s millennium projects – along with the London Eye and Jubilee Line extension.
It is the largest single-roofed building in the world, measuring 3,280 feet in circumference – tall enough to accommodate Nelson’s Column standing upright, or the Eiffel Tower on its side.
The original plan was to turn the Dome into a glorious Great Exhibition, but that bit the dust within a year. The plans were ill-conceived and poorly thought out, and suffered from massive public apathy. It didn’t help that the exhibits were rather less than enthralling…
The venue was split into fourteen zones – Body, Work, Learning, Money, Play, Journey, Self Portrait, Living Island, Talk, Faith, Home Planet, Rest, Mind, and Shared Ground – containing educational exhibits and information displays. But over-optimistic visitor numbers (12 million) meant that it fell woefully short of cash, and the Government was frequently asked to bail it out.
Despite its lousy reputation, the Dome still managed to attract 6.5 million people in its first 12 months of operation – hardly a disaster. Indeed, this number was slightly higher than the Festival of Britain managed in 1951.
Many new plans were proposed for the Dome since its closure, and there was talk of turning it into a casino, a sports venue, or a music arena with shops and offices. The mobile communication company O2 eventually won out, and turned it into an entertainment complex called the O2 Arena.
Star Wars Identities -- Huge exhibition at The O2 to O2 Arena North Greenwich'Star Wars Identities' is a huge new exhibition at The O2 with 200 props, models, costumes and artworks from the movies.
Avenged Sevenfold -- at the O2 Arena to O2 Arena North GreenwichAvengend Sevenfold are back in the UK with two headline gigs at The O2, supported by Disturbed and In Flames.
Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne -- The End! to O2 Arena North GreenwichOzzy Osbourne is taking Black Sabbath out one last time for their final-ever tour -- including two nights at The O2 in January.
Green Day -- The Revolution Radio Tour O2 Arena North GreenwichGreen Day's 'Revolution Radio Tour' will be coming to The O2 in February, with support from The Interrupters.
Strictly Come Dancing -- 10th Anniversary Tour to O2 Arena North GreenwichIf you're a fan of 'Strictly Come Dancing' then get down to The O2 for the 'Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour'.
X Factor Live! — at The O2 O2 Arena North GreenwichYou've followed them from the bootcamp to the judges' houses, so you may as well see the X-Factor live show as well.
Kaiser Chiefs, at the O2 Arena O2 Arena North GreenwichThe Kaiser Chiefs are back at The O2 with a brand new album, 'Stay Together', and their first arena tour in two years.
C2C -- Country To Country Music Festival to O2 Arena North GreenwichThe C2C Country To Country Festival is coming back to The O2 with some of the biggest names in country music.
Craig David -- Following My Intuition -- The O2 to O2 Arena North GreenwichCraig David's 'Following My Intuition' world tour is coming to the UK in March, for two big nights at the O2 Arena.
Olly Murs -- three nights at The O2 to O2 Arena North GreenwichOlly Murs will be playing three nights at the O2 Arena in March and April, as part of his UK Spring tour.
Diversity -- The Genesis Tour -- O2 Arena O2 Arena North GreenwichDance group Diversity are back at The O2 with a brand new show choreographed by Ashley Banjo, 'Genesis'.
Basketball legends, the Harlem Globetrotters O2 Arena North GreenwichThe world famous Harlem Globetrotters are back in London at The O2 to show off their basketball skills.
Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons -- O2 Arena O2 Arena North GreenwichIf you've seen 'Jersey Boys' then now you can see the real Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons when they play The O2.
Iron Maiden -- The Book of Souls World Tour O2 Arena North GreenwichRock legends Iron Maiden are coming back to The O2 in May for the London leg of their 'Book of Souls World Tour'.
Shawn Mendes -- at the O2 Arena O2 Arena North GreenwichTeen superstar Shawn Mendes will be heading off on a world tour this year, which will include a huge night at the O2 Arena.
Take That at The O2 -- Wonderland Live! to O2 Arena North GreenwichTake That are back on tour again with 'Wonderland', and doing a run of six nights at the O2 Arena.
Mrs Brown's Boys -- Good Mourning Mrs Brown to O2 Arena North Greenwich'Mrs Brown's Boys' are back at The O2 for three nights in July with their new touring show: 'Good Mourning Mrs Brown'.
BROS are back! -- at the O2 Arena O2 Arena North GreenwichBROS are getting back together and playing a reunion gig at The O2, thirty years after their big hit 'When Will I Be Famous'.
John Bishop is Winging It -- at The O2 to O2 Arena North GreenwichJohn Bishop is back on tour and bringing his new show 'Winging It' to the O2 Arena for two nights in November.
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