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O2 Bubble

The O2, Peninsula Square, Greenwich, London, SE10 0DX

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Please see The O2 arena Detailed Access Guide for parking details.

Opening Times

  • Monday 11:00 - 19:30.
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 19:30.
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 19:30.
  • Thursday 11:00 - 19:30.
  • Friday 11:00 - 19:30.
  • Saturday 11:00 - 19:30.
  • Sunday 11:00 - 19:30.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Charlton.
  • The nearest underground station is North Greenwich.
  • Comments View
    • The O2 bubble is situated on Greenwich Peninsula in zone 2.
    • North Greenwich underground station is within 150m of the venue.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of The O2 bubble building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 183cm (6ft 0in) wide.

Reception (Box Office)

  • The reception desk is 10m (32ft 10in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the venue.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are low.
  • Customers can charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The displays have a text to speech option in the British Music Exhibition.
    • The hearing assistance system is located within the British Music Experience Exhibition.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is medium.
  • Escalators View
    • Escalator(s) can be used to access other floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by escalator are G-1.
    • The escalators steps are not clearly marked.
    • The head and foot of the escalators are not clearly marked.
    • The lighting level is medium.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located next to the stairs.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 4m (13ft 1in) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 142cm x 208cm (4ft 8in x 6ft 10in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 36m (39yd) from the lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located off the merchandise area.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 165cm x 235cm (5ft 5in x 7ft 9in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is not a push button style of alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 126cm (4ft 2in) high.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilets are located off the merchandise area.
    • The female and male toilets are 35m (38yd) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilet.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the adapted and standard toilets.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
    • This is by lift.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.
  • Children are welcomed at the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Documents for The British Music Experience:
    • There is a Braille guide available.
    • There are ‘text to speak’ tickets available.
    • Please seewww.theo2.co.ukfor information on temporary exhibitions at The O2 bubble.