Pub operator JD Wetherspoon is to open its new pub at The O2 on Tuesday 21 March with the creation of 85 jobs.
The company has spent £2.9m developing the outlet at The O2 music, leisure and entertainment venue, Peninsula Square, in Greenwich.
The new pub, which will be called The Stargazer, is located within The O2’s Entertainment District, adjacent to Mamma Mia! The Party. The pub name, as well as pub design, drew inspiration from its location, and the important role that Greenwich plays in the history of astronomy and navigation.
The pub, which will be managed by Arber Hasani, previously pub manager at The Great Harry (Woolwich), features a 3,800 square foot beer garden, offering views across the Thames and Canary Wharf.
The Stargazer will specialise in real ales and traditional ciders, as well as craft and world beers, serving a wide range of different draught ales, as well as bottled beers, including those from local and regional brewers.
It will be open for family dining, with children, accompanied by an adult, welcome in the pub up until 9pm, throughout the week.
Importantly, the pub will be wheelchair accessible and have a specially adapted toilet for people with disabilities.
Pub manager Arber Hasani said, “Myself and my team are looking forward to welcoming customers into The Stargazer and we are confident that the pub will be a great addition to The O2 Entertainment District.”
Janine Constantin-Russell, managing director at The Entertainment District and Icon Outlet at The O2, added, “Like The O2, Wetherspoon is a household name, and we’re absolutely thrilled that they are joining our diverse line-up of bars and restaurants.”
IThe new pub will be open from 10am until 12.15am Monday to Sunday. Food will be served throughout the day, from opening until 11pm every day.
The O2 is located just 15 minutes from central London, and is easily accessible by road, tube and boat. It is the world’s most popular music, entertainment and leisure venue. Spanning more than 800,000 sq ft, the O2 has been visited by over 100 million people since opening in 2007 and plays host to more than 300 events a year.