London’s iconic O2 will remain closed until Friday, after Storm
Eunice ripped chunks off the arena’s roof.
The venue says it wants to provide a safe and secure environment
for its guests and needs to stay shut to carry out repairs.
A statement on the arena’s website says:
“The O2 prides itself on being a venue full of entertainment but
following Friday’s storm, we’re not quite looking our best.”
Managers say they have already carried out a lot of work and the
repairs are “almost there”.
O2 cancels attractions and performances
Visitors with tickets to climb the outside of the building or those
hoping to attend Mamma Mia! The Party are being advised to
contact the venue directly to arrange another date for their tickets.
Arena managers say they will re-open the building with a concert
from veteran band UB40 featuring singer Ali Campbell.
Events at Indigo at The O2 are also expected to resume from Friday
A spokesperson for the organisation said:
“We’d like to thank everyone for all the support we have received.
We can’t wait to welcome artists and guests back as soon as
Storm Eunice aftermath
As the UK struggles to recover from the damage caused by Storm
Eunice, the Met Office issued a yellow warning this morning for
much of the southeast as another storm called Franklin crossed the
London commuters are still coping with travel disruption with
dozens of trains cancelled and other services diverted and delayed.