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Five Events at the London 02 Arena You Must Check Out in 2017

London 02 ArenaWhether you’re visiting us as part of a London city break, or to take care of business in the capital’s thriving financial district, there’s little denying that one of the highlights of staying at our Canary Wharf serviced apartments is the sheer variety of top flight entertainment taking place just across the River Thames at the 02 Arena.

Earlier this month, we told you about the innovative new exhibition, Star Wars: Identities, which features some 200 props, costumes, and set-pieces from George Lucas’ celebrated film franchise. Yet if lightsabers and stormtroopers aren’t really your thing, maybe classic rock bands or world-renowned dance troupes will be.

To help you really make the most of your stay at our luxury Canary Wharf apartments, here’s our guide to just give unmissable events at the London 02 Arena that you absolutely must check out when you visit us in 2017.

National Television Awards – Live

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017.

Whether you’re an avid X-Factor fan, a diehard Corrie supporter, or simply the type who enjoys casually flicking through the channels, the annual National Television Awards is an unmissable event for anyone staying at our Canary Wharf serviced apartments this January.

Broadcasting live just minutes away from our accommodation at the 02 Arena, X-Factor host Dermot O’Leary presents a star-studded night of glitz and glamour, celebrating the very best television from the past twelve months.

Unlike other TV awards, the NTAs are the only one where every single winner will be voted for by the public.

Tickets are now available to join the audience for this unique event, though even if it’s sold out by the time you read this, it’s still worth heading down to the arena to catch a rare glimpse of some of TV’s biggest stars.

black-sabbath-the-endBlack Sabbath – The End

Sunday, January 29th – Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Black Sabbath’s loud, spine-chilling rock ‘n’ roll might not to everyone’s taste, but there’s no denying the importance of these three farewell gigs at the 02 Arena.

For the last time ever, frontman Ozzy Osbourne will reunite with guitar legend Tony Iommi and bassist/lyricist Geezer Butler to perform classics like Iron Man, N.I.B, Snowblind, and of course, Paranoid.

The End tour runs for three consecutive nights over at the 02 Arena, though as with all of these events, tickets are quickly selling out.

The Brit Awards, 2017

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Last year, The Brit Awards was such a huge event that our Canary Wharf serviced apartments near the 02 Arena sold out within days of the nominee list being announced.

This year, all we know so far, is that international singing sensation Michael Bublé is set to host the event, and that Smart City Apartments are bracing ourselves for another incredibly busy period, as the biggest names in pop music join forces to celebrate the biggest hits of the past twelve months.

Expect live performances, the occasional surprise, and, we’re sure, a song or two from Bublé himself.

ufc-fight-nightUFC Fight Night

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

The UFC always attracts a huge crowd whenever their unique brand of Mixed Martial Arts head to London. Indeed, the last time they were here in February, tickets sold out in less than thirty minutes.

In 2017, we expect nothing less than another sold out show as some of the biggest names in the sport flock to the capital to do battle for UFC gold.

No card had been announced at time of writing, though if last year’s Silva vs. Bisping event is anything to go by, expect some serious stars to step inside the O2′s Octagon come March.

Diversity Genesis Tour

Friday, April 14th, 2017

If you’re planning a London city break at our luxury accomodation near the 02 Arena this spring, then tickets to see Diversity’s critically acclaimed show, Genesis, is a must for your itinerary.

The groundbreaking dance troupe have already earned rave reviews for their new show, a follow-up to their 2015 smash shitshow, Up Close and Personal.

WWE Raw and Smackdown Live

Monday, May 8th and Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Fresh from a sold-out UK tour in November, the superstars of the WWE return to London for two back-to-back nights of bodyslams, backbreakers and bone crunching piledrivers galore.

For WWE fans staying at our luxury Canary Wharf apartments this May, this is your chance to be in the audience as WWE film their flagship shows Monday Night Raw, and Smackdown Live at the 02 Arena.

Tickets are now available to see the likes of WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens, WWE Champion AJ Styles, Roman Reigns, Sasha Banks, Bayley and many more, though if our past experience is anything to go by, they do sell out fast, so it’s well worth booking as far in advance as possible.

Whatever type of show you’re planning to see at the London 02 Arena, see it in style by combining your event with a stay at Smart City Apartments luxury accommodation in Covent Garden. Book your apartment online today, or to discuss your requirements, call us now on 020 7952 6088.


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