Looking for info about the O2 arena’s bag policy? Here is a comprehensive guide to the Birtain’s most popular entertainment venue, what is and is not allowed inside, and where you can store your bags near the O2 and around London.
About the O2 Arena
The O2 Arena, or simply “The O2,” is more than an indoor stadium – it’s an entire entertainment district, with shopping, cinema, and nightlife to boot. You could make a whole day or even an overnight trip out of your visit! There’s a full range of bars, pubs and restaurants in and around the arena plus an outdoor Street Food Quarter, and nearly half of the non-performance space is devoted to ICON at the O2, an outlet shopping center with over 60 stores.
O2 Arena Bag Policy
As you may have heard, the British are no-nonsense people. Therefore, the O2 arena bag policy could not be an exception, stating outright that it is “better for everyone if you do not bring a bag at all.” And understandably so, after the terrorist attack in Manchester in 2017. Their “Safe and Sound” bag policy is pretty strict: bags must be 100% clear with no patterns or tinting whatsoever, and there are absolutely no purses, wristlets or clutches allowed.
Guests may bring one (1) clear tote not exceeding 12”x6”x12” or one (1) clear ziplock bag no larger than gallon size – that’s one or the other, not one of each. Your personal items must be loose and visible in the bag for easy inspection, not separated into smaller, opaque bags (such as toiletry or makeup bags).
Luggage Storage near the O2 Arena
If you’re traveling in for the show and carrying anything that won’t fit in your pockets, you might want to store your bags with Stasher. We partner with local businesses to offer you secure storage at an unbeatable price.
O2 Arena Transportation
- Tube – Victoria Line
- Bus – N11/N44
- Tube – Central or Northern Line
- Bus – 14/N38/N19
- Tube – Victoria Line
- Bus – N38 or N136
- Tube – Central or Victoria Line (at Oxford Circus)
- Tube – Jubilee Line (at Bond Street)
- Bus – 453/12/N109/159
- Tube – Northern or Piccadilly Line (at Leicester Square)
- Bus – N38/14/N19
Pro tip: an Oyster Card travel pass will save you both time and money and can be purchased or reloaded at any ticket office as well as electronically at automated machines.