Everything You Need to Know About Staying at Our Canary Wharf Serviced Apartments for the New Star Wars: Identities Show at London’s 02 Arena
Guests staying with us at our Canary Wharf serviced apartments near the 02 Arena shouldn’t be too surprised to see storm troopers, lightsabers, and plenty of Londoners attempting to ‘Use the Force’ over the next couple of months.
Why? Because the world famous arena is currently playing host to a brand new interactive exhibition celebrating all things Star Wars.
Launching this past November, and running right through until late 2017, Star Wars: Identities offers visitors a unique insight into the characters, personalities, and histories of well-known characters like Luke Skywalker, Hans Solo, Darth Vader, and Princess Leia.
For those of you planning to explore this one-of-a-kind exhibition the next time you stay at Smart City Apartments, we’ve put together the following comprehensive guide, containing everything you could ever need to know about staying at our Canary Wharf serviced apartments for the Star Wars: Identities Exhibition at the 02 Arena.
What is Star Wars: Identities?
Making its long-awaited stop in London after a successful, sold-out run across Europe (including stops in Munich, Cologne, and Lyon), Star Wars: Identities at the 02 Arena is a critically acclaimed exhibition which explores one fundamental theme:
What forces shape you?
In other words, what makes you uniquely you? Challenging you to answer such questions, this unique, hands-on exhibition looks at the forces that shape cinema’s most famous father and son duo, Anakin and Luke Skywalker, as well as the plethora of heroes and villains we’ve all come to know and love throughout Star Wars’ 40+ year history.
For the franchise’s legions of diehard fans, Identities offers a rare chance to get up close and personal with no less than 200 authentic props, costumes and set pieces from the original movies, and even create a Star Wars identity of your own.
When Does the Exhibition Take Place?
The show officially launched to much fanfare and lightsaber-duelling just a few weeks ago on November 18th, 2016. The exhibition will continue to run throughout 2017, with the final date being Sunday, September 3rd, 2017.
Where is the 02 Arena?
The London 02 Arena is less than 15 minutes away from our Canary Wharf serviced apartments, located just across the River Thames in the heart of Peninsula Square.
How Do I Get from my Canary Wharf Serviced Apartment to the 02 Arena?
When you stay with us at our luxury Canary Wharf apartments in Lanterns Way, the easiest, and most convenient way to reach the 02 Arena is to take the tube.
Take a short walk from your serviced apartment to Canary Wharf Station, where a journey lasting no more than three minutes will take you over the river to North Greenwich Station.
From there, you’ll instantly spot the unmistakable appearance of the 02 Arena, and can head right towards it.
If you’re planning to skip the tube and travel via car, the fastest route takes you up to India Dock Road, and down again onto Millennium Way, bringing you out just over the Thames and right to the 02′s entrance.
Will I Have the Chance to Wear My Star Wars Attire to Attend the Exhibition?
Yes, although there are some notable rules you’ll need to follow. Whilst donning a Star Wars costume can be a wonderful way to add a sense of fun to your visit, the 02 Arena are insisting that masks or helmets which cover the face won’t be permitted. So, if you’re planning on dressing as a stormtrooper or Darth Vader, you’ll have to make sure your face is fully visible. Likewise, the arena insist that you shouldn’t take your own lightsaber, as these will be classed as weapons.
What Should I Expect from My Luxury Canary Wharf Apartment?
Though we can’t quite promise you the kind of space ace aesthetic of the Millennium Falcon, we can promise you that your luxury accommodation will be lightyears ahead of anything you’ll find from other London serviced apartments.
Expect the latest modern conveniences, timeless style, and soft, inviting furniture, all combining to create that perfect ‘home away from home,’ ambiance.
Expect complimentary WiFi so you can share your experience of the Star Wars exhibition online, and a state-of-the-art TV, perfect for winding down your day by reliving Luke Skywalker’s intrepid adventures.
What Other Attractions Are Nearby?
Thanks to the close proximity of our luxury serviced apartments to Canary Wharf station, you have practically an entire city to explore. Less than 30 minutes away from your accommodation, you’ll find historical landmarks like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament, world renowned attractions such as the London Eye, and a host of five star shows to enjoy in nearby Covent Garden.
Star Wars: Identities is now running at the London 02 Arena until September, 2017, for tickets and booking information, see: http://www.starwarsidentities.com/
Make your next visit to the London 02 Arena one to remember with a stay at our serviced apartments in Canary Wharf. Book your luxury accommodation online today, or call Smart City Apartments now on 020 7952 6088.