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O2 arena- meeting for drinks before?

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O2 arena- meeting for drinks before?

Seeing Foo fighters at O2 on Staurday- want to meet up with a few friends beforehand as we are all coming from different directions. I know the dome has restuarants etc but not sure if these will be very busy on the night and whether there might be somewhere better, like a pub nearby, to meet up. Does anyone have any suggestions?

We are staying at the Devere in Greenwich, others are coming from Waterloo and Victoria- would Greenwich be a better meeting spot?

Thanks

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1. Re: O2 arena- meeting for drinks before?

Canary Wharf would be a convenient meeting place. Assuming you and your friends are coming by Tube/DLR, you'd both have to go through Canary Wharf on your way to the 02.

There are lots of bars at Canary Wharf. All Bar One and the Slug & Lettuce are right by the Tube station. Others nearby are the Cat & Canary, Corney & Barrow and Davy's Wine Bar.

There's a useful map at mycanarywharf.com/stores/Canary_Wharf_perime…

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Cousin went to the Prince gigs and the restaurants were packed. This was for a Saturday show.

Plenty of places will be busy on a Saturday but the Canary Wharf bars are a good option. Gets a bit brassic walking around there though if the wind is up.

I'd consider the area around London Bridge. Some good pubs and handy for the Jubilee. 10 mins or so to North Greenwich from there.

Have a look at www.fancyapint.com

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There is the Pilot pub within walking distance of North Greenwich tube.

Here you go ... beerintheevening.com/pubs/…North_Greenwich

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4. Re: O2 arena- meeting for drinks before?

thanks all, maybe try canary wharf but is it going to be a ghost town at the weekend?

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5. Re: O2 arena- meeting for drinks before?

It does lack a little atmosphere IMHO.

Busiest times are the afterwork crowd before they finally depart for home.

I lived nearby for 6 months but that was march to sept so not sure how it fairs in winter and we didn't really go there at weekends apart from cinema.

That said certainly the earlier part of a friday or saturday evening will have a good number of people around as there's some significant shoppingin the area.

I'd stick to Greenwich and get the bus or the London Bridge/Southwark area and get the tube!

Enjoy the gig!

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