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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Me and my family booked a 2 night stay here as we enjoy visiting London to do abit if tourism, We like to visit a different hotel each time, we were impressed by the great location on arrival, parked in the carpark which cost around £48 for 2 nights, slightly over priced, we were greeted by very polite and attentive staff, checked in and paid slightly more as I brought another child with me which was fine, room upgraded to a slightly bigger room, it was good too see 6 lifts and never experienced no queues. Room was immaculate and had a bath with a shower which I love, all amenities and more I was impressed with, I.e mouthwash, toothbrush everything! View was lovely but my only concern was I couldn’t open the large window so I felt slightly claustrophobic but used the air con instead,tea/coffee machine was handy but I had no idea how to use the other coffee pod machine, rooms cleaned daily, the mini bar is over priced so didn’t use it. Breakfast time was busy as expected but lots of choice and good quality overall, the lattes were perfect! Something for everyone for sure, the sky bar was lovely at night and served some lovely cocktails , the Friday night was packed so not able to use the sky bar, so we went to the one downstairs which was fine also, great views, would stay here again.
This is the second time I have stayed at this hotel and each time it's been brilliant!! The staff are extremely welcoming and are always happy to help. The rooms are great, lovely view, beds are comfortable and has lots of little touches to make your stay comfortable.
I would not hesitate to stay here again!!
Wow! What an amazing find this hotel was from the minute we checked in to the minute we checked out! My 14 year old daughter and I spent the night following the Ariana Grande concert on Monday. The hotel was very easy to find from the tube station - five minute walk away. We we greeted by a lovely, friendly concierge who chatted to us whilst we waited to check in and he gave us lots of information about the hotel. Check in was very easy and the member of staff was again very friendly and gave us all the information we needed. Our room was on the 7th floor and we were amazed by the views from the window. Our room was spotlessly clean and the bathroom was quite luxurious and had everything you needed. The hotel has a walk way direct to the O2 which is perfect. The only thing I did complain about were our very noisy neighbours when we returned from the concert. As we had an early start in the morning we were in bed by 11.30pm. All we could hear was very loud talking and the tv next door. A trip down to reception at 12.15 am to explain the situation and the problem was resolved by sending security to ask them to be quiet. Following this we had a very good nights sleep. The beds are very comfortable. We will definitely be back to stay for longer next time.