Getting to o2 arena

  • Zeffi 2 Sep 2016 14:01:38 1,015 posts
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    Probably one of the more random topics of the day, but I just got some tickets for a gig at the o2 arena and never been before.

    Will be driving from the south-west along the M4 and not a fan of city driving.

    Anyone been? Should I park up somewhere and get a tube? What's the easiest way?
  • TheSaint 2 Sep 2016 14:10:58 18,667 posts
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    Honslow West has a big car park and is near the M4. Just park there and tube it in.
  • Alastair 2 Sep 2016 14:11:38 23,700 posts
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    Jubilee line innit.
    Depending on your budget you could drive to somewhere like Slough and get an overland train in from there, then have a tube adventure. Be aware of the challenges of getting home again though.
    Alternatively, stay on the M4 into Hammersmith and park up somewhere then get on the Piccadilly line.
  • Alastair 2 Sep 2016 14:12:28 23,700 posts
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    Hounslow West is also on the Piccadilly line, I believe. :)
  • Load_2.0 2 Sep 2016 14:31:33 29,646 posts
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    To be honest any station you can find you will already be in the city and finding a parking space near a tube station is a pain in the ass plus you will have to add in tube travel times.

    You can get almost all the way to the O2 via motorway and theres plenty of car parking.

    Personally I'd stay in the car.
  • Load_2.0 2 Sep 2016 14:33:00 29,646 posts
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    But yeah otherwise Hounslow West. Though I find West London traffic just as bad as central.
  • cowell 2 Sep 2016 14:38:22 1,946 posts
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    M4>M25>A2 No need for city driving.

    That said. If you must drive, parking on arrival is generally okay. However, escaping the car park after the show can be a nightmare there, especially if there are traffic problems at the nearby Blackwall Tunnel.
  • Deleted user 2 September 2016 14:54:04
    I think it's cheaper to park in the Cineworld car park, go and 'see a film' (wink wink) and then get your parking money back after the film has finished
  • Dougs 2 Sep 2016 16:00:37 89,929 posts
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    Although fuck driving back to the West Country after a gig. Get a hotel!
  • Deleted user 2 September 2016 16:11:19
    As I understand it, they take in the M4 west of Reading overnight
  • Zeffi 2 Sep 2016 16:33:35 1,015 posts
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    Thanks guys!

    Hotel unlikely as have work the next day :(
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