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InterContinental London – The 02: Exploring South East London

InterContinental London – The 02: Exploring South East London

InterContinental always aims to redefine high class hotels and luxury experiences; their London O2 location is no exception! This 453-room hotel sits right on the Greenwich Peninsula, an incredible area of London. It is an easy metro or boat ride down the River Thames where you’ll happily discover the sights and sounds of South East London. While it is a little further away from the touristy city center, it is still surrounded with so much to see and do. The world-renowned O2 arena is right next door, and you’re just one metro stop away from the historic Royal Greenwich neighborhood.

Image InterContinental London The O2
Image InterContinental London The O2

Their fabulous and unique location isn’t the only reason why you should visit the InterContinental London 02. They have not one, but five destination inspired restaurants and bars. If you love city views, I’d highly recommend having drinks at Eighteen Sky Bar. It is a glamorous and sophisticated place where you’re guaranteed a cutting edge cocktail. However, the unrivaled views over The O2, Canary Wharf, Thames Barrier and Docklands are the real showstopper. It is the perfect place for guests to soak in breathtaking panoramas while sipping a sumptuous drink, and unwinding after a day of exploring the city.

Image Eighteen Sky Bar-InterContinental London The O2
Image Eighteen Sky Bar-InterContinental London The O2

If relaxation is what you seek, the hotel boasts a world-class health spa and the most luxurious accommodations for those days when you just need to take a step back from the hustle and bustle of city life. Their spacious bedrooms and suites are all about comfort as well. I just love the contemporary decor and the natural light that pours into every room, thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Image InterContinental London The O2
Image InterContinental London The O2
Image InterContinental London The O2
Image InterContinental London The O2

As tempting as it is, don’t spend all your time indoors! South East London is right on your doorstep. You can easily spend a full day exploring Greenwich, a district that’s notable for its maritime history. It is also the birthplace of many Tudors, including King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. Greenwich is a beautiful riverside setting that is packed with historic sights and breathtaking views.

If the weather is behaving, I’d recommend visiting London’s oldest Royal Park – Greenwich Park. In this former hunting park, you can see the Prime Meridian Line, the Royal Observatory, and relax in several cafes. If you’re lucky, you might still be able to spot the small herd of deer that still resides here! The Old Royal Naval College is also a stunning place to walk around. It is an architectural masterpiece designed by Sir Christopher Wren and the famous Painted Hall cannot be missed. It is a baroque dining hall envisioned by Wren with a jaw dropping ceiling painted by Sit James Thornhill,

Royal Park - Greenwich Park London
Royal Park – Greenwich Park London

Whether you’re visiting London for business or pleasure, the InterContinental London 02 will welcome you to discover the city from a fresh perspective and create timeless experiences!

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Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Our travels allows her the opportunity to pursuit her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.

30 Comments

  1. So luxurious, love the pic from th sky bar! Got to get to see Greenwich one day.

    • Carmen Edelson

      It’s a fabulous part of London – I highly recommend it!

  2. You hit the hotel mega jackpot! Wow! That is a fabulous property. I wouldn’t want to leave!!

    • Carmen Edelson

      It’s hard to leave but the surroundings are equally as nice 🙂

  3. Shannon
    Reply

    Whoa this place looks amazing!! I know where to stay when during my next trip to London! Hopefully:-)

    • Carmen Edelson

      You won’t be disappointed, Shannon 🙂

  4. Carol Colborn
    Reply

    Wow, what a design for a hotel. The location is quite good…haven’t been to that area!

    • Carmen Edelson

      It’s a great area of London to explore, Carol! Next time.

  5. I love the photos!! It makes me really want to visit London and stay there! It’s now on my list.

    • Carmen Edelson

      That’s so great to hear, Christine! Thanks.

  6. Wow it looks so beautiful, especially their bar!

    • Carmen Edelson

      I know, it’s very impressive!

  7. I have to admit, I live not too far from here and have not even heard of this hotel! It does look so nice to stay in, maybe I might have to check it out one day. Cant beat a trip to see a concert in the o2 or check out nearby Greenwich. 🙂

    • Carmen Edelson

      You must visit, Danki! Perhaps a staycation? 😉

  8. This property is gorgeous! Your photos are awesome also. I would love to visit here in the future. I don’t think I’d want to leave the hotel!

    • Carmen Edelson

      Thanks, Nathan! I was tempted to stay forever 🙂

  9. Edith & Juan
    Reply

    The hotel seems beautiful! I especially love the pool area. I’d want to swim and not leave!

    • Carmen Edelson

      I feel the same way, Edith!

  10. Hey, with swimming pools like that one I would be tempted to stay indoors all the time (plus I could complete with some cocktails at their 18 sky bar 🙂

    • Carmen Edelson

      Oh yes, me too!

  11. Sounds like a great property and what a location!!

    • Carmen Edelson

      I just love the location!

  12. The Sky Bar is incredible and the area that this is in is just fabulous. It’s one of my favourite parts of London.

    • Carmen Edelson

      I couldn’t agree more, Kerri!

  13. Looks like a great hotel. We love the Intercontinental hotels. No better city to experience this luxury too than London.

    • Carmen Edelson

      I love Inter Continental too!

  14. Nina Danielle
    Reply

    I love a hotel with a nice spa built in! This place looks lovely.

    • Carmen Edelson

      I know, that’s always a huge plus for me!

  15. Sandy N Vyjay
    Reply

    The Intercontinental London-O2 appears to be an epitome of luxury and elegance. The best thing I feel is the location of the hotel which is so strategically placed. So many points of interest seem accessible easily from the hotel which is so convenient.

    • Carmen Edelson

      You are so right, Sandy! I just love the location.

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