Intercontinental London – The O2
What We Love
- Spectacular views over Canary Wharf, the City of London and the Greenwich peninsula, especially from the 18th-floor Sky Bar
- Rocking to major music acts at The O2, a domed concert venue just steps away from the hotel
- Swimming in the spa’s heated indoor pool
- Feasting on finger sandwiches and fresh pastries at the Meridian Lounge’s afternoon tea service
What To Know
- Central London is accessible via the Thames Clipper boats and the Jubilee Underground line
- Popular West End attractions are between 30 and 45 minutes away by car or Underground, and about an hour away by boat
- The spacious, upscale facilities are appropriate for business travelers (not to mention a business center with 19 meeting rooms)
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The look of this 453-room hotel, perched on the River Thames in southeast London, is everything you might expect from the polished InterContinental brand—a decidedly modern mix of sober contemporary furnishings and extravagant flourishes like mirrored columns, gleaming marble floors, oversized sculptural lighting, and artworks made out of metal. But where it stands out is the details that plant it firmly in London: massive glass panes everywhere offer views of Canary Wharf, the East London skyline and the surrounding river; the particularly panoramic at the 18th-floor Sky Bar, which serves Asian light bites and signature cocktails; the Market Brasserie, several stories below, which specializes in fresh British Produce and regionally sourced meats and cheeses; and the lobby-level Meridian Lounge, whose name alludes to its location in Greenwich (the starting point of every time zone in the world) and is the place to go for traditional afternoon tea. Not to mention the spa, whose mosaic tiles and rich rugs drew inspiration from the area’s maritime history (cargoes were brought off boats there by the East India Trading Company). Amenities-laden rooms start at a comfortable 300 square feet, decorated in soothing ecru and grey shades.
In the Area
Greenwich is a newly developed peninsula in southeast London along the River Thames. Although it’s full of modern buildings—and a growing stable of stylish cafés, bars, and restaurants—the district also has a long history. Start your day with a hearty breakfast at Craft Cafe on the ground floor of Craft London, a striking new dining destination designed by Tom Dixon. Then wander down the river to the UNESCO-listed Maritime Greenwich area (to get there faster, hop on a Thames Clipper ferry from North Greenwich pier, and get off at the next stop). Historical attractions include the Cutty Sark, the last surviving British tea clipper, and the National Maritime Museum, the largest of its kind in the world with thousands of maps, paintings, ship models, and curiosities. On sunny days, pick up a picnic at the nearby Greenwich Market and enjoy it in the expansive Greenwich Park, one of the city’s eight Royal Parks. Whatever you do, don’t forget to check out the calendar at The O2 arena, steps away from the hotel, where big acts like Rod Stewart, Justin Bieber, and Simply Red play on any given night.
How to Get There
All I can say is you must see
Great view amazing service warm people.
Especially the staff in the cocktail bar were very helpful very kind.e were visiting The Lounge Bar and cocktail bar upstairs on the 18th floor,in both places we received a very very very special service and all we can say is a huge thank you!The staff have a very personal touch with us attention to details and making feel as a VIP
The Spa facilities were fantastic, the massage was great. All the hotel and spa staff were great on the day. Would definitely recommend. Only issue was prior to our trip, the customer service to book was ridiculous. Called many times which werent answered. Left my name and number for a call back but never recieved one. My partner got through twice and the lady promised a call back the next day both times but did not receive any calls, almost cancelled the trip due to this. Glad I didnt!
We came for the day to enjoy the spa and have afternoon tea.
Everything was great, the spa and pool facilities are really good. The treatment was excellent (Swedish massage) and Jozsef who served us afternoon tea was very helpful and attentive.
everything is 5 star except the décor of my room...a junior suite! very bland but functional
nice spa and on site car parking is a great bonus .
location is a well off pitch if you want access to the west end or central London and expensive taxi to the usual hotspots.
Me & the girlfriend stayed here on Wednesday night for the Brit Awards.
The hotel was lovely with great scenery.
We visited the Sky Bar for a quick drink.
A bottle of Peroni & a gin & tonic was just over £20 (including service charge) to be expected in a hotel like this.
The room itself was lovely with a comfy bed.
Luxurious toilet facilities as well.
We had breakfast in the hotel the following morning which was lovely also.
We would definitely visit this hotel again (given half a chance).
I must also thank Rob (one of the hotel ushers/chauffeur) for giving us a lift to Greenwich North station for us to catch the tube.