Up at The O2 has announced it will officially reopen its doors on 4 July, offering a more intimate and memorable experience than ever before and with enhanced health and safety measures in place. In line with social distancing guidelines, each climb has been reduced to less than half the previous capacity, from 30 people to just 10, providing a more exclusive experience for visitors.
Additional health and safety measures include plastic screens at reception desks, hand sanitiser units installed on arrival and in the pre-and post-climb areas, and social distancing modifications are in place throughout the site including the briefing room, kitting areas and the retail store. Visitors will also be required to wear their own suitable clothing as full-body climb suits or gilets will no longer be provided, although climb shoes will be available. The site is now also cashless and tickets must be pre-booked online.
Visitors can reunite with friends and family on top of the music, entertainment and leisure venue for a 90-minute outdoor climb, enjoying a fun day out with panoramic views of the capital. Led by expert guides with extensive training and local knowledge, a range of climb packages will be available including daytime, twilight, sunset, and celebration climbs which include a glass of Champagne Lanson.
Dan Hurst, Head of Attractions at Up at The O2 said, “We are very much looking forward to welcoming visitors back to Up at The O2 and our experienced team have been working hard to ensure this can be achieved safely. While health and safety is our top priority, we are fortunate as an outdoor attraction that we are now in a position to start welcoming back visitors whilst offering them a more memorable experience than ever before.”
Barrie Kelly, Chief Executive of Visit Greenwich commented, “I’m delighted that the Greenwich recovery has now taken a significant step forward with the reopening of the unique and brilliant attraction Up at The O2 on the Greenwich Peninsula. With Thames Clippers now operating on the river, visitors can get to Greenwich in fresh open space, shop at the recently reopened Icon Outlet at The O2, and enjoy a range of world class attractions along the river front.”
NHS training staff who worked within the NHS Training Facility at the O2 arena during the pandemic have been invited back to the venue on Thursday 2 July to enjoy a free climb ahead of the general public opening.
Visitors to Up at The O2 can access up to four hours of free parking with a valid climb ticket, and those wishing to avoid the roads are encouraged to use the Thames Clippers River Bus services, which travels from central London to North Greenwich Pier.
For more information and to book a climb please visit the website.