A very impressive space.
I attended for a conference and was impressed with the arena.
Plenty of food options line the outer ring of the arena, and a small portion is actually a mall with some options for shopping. There are so many choices, but I'd avoid the place with Slug in the name. Can someone explain this to an American? I would never go a restaurant with the word slug in the name. Starbucks in the main entryway is a very busy place, but was my morning routine while attending the conference.
Inside the arena proper, you have a variety of seating areas. The 100 levels have relatively large seats with plenty of legroom. I was actually surprised by how comfortable I was in these areas.
Up higher in the 400s, you'll have less space, but great views. Be careful standing up, especially if you have problems with vertigo. I didn't enjoy the upper levels, and mostly remained seated during sessions when I was seated up top.
There is a clear security presence in the arena during events, and I am thankful that these people are alert and aware.
Outside the arena, there are also many shops and space for walking. It made for nice breaks in between sessions.
Easy to get to on the jubilee line, you won't have a problem getting in or out of the arena area.
78 days ago
Enjoyed the show on Sunday however upon entry into the arena the security remove all drink or food from your bags. This includes sweets that i had for the children's train journey home.
I can understand the reasoning for this in the current times we live in but I do think that this should be CLEARLY stated when booking any tickets.
Once inside you are forced to queue a very long time for very overpriced food and drinks (£10 for a bag of candy floss is a blatant rip off ) I refused to pay the extortionate prices which upset the children so spoiling what was otherwise a good day out.
For a successful and flourishing venue I cannot see any reason for the need to charge over the top prices other than pure greed, for this reason alone I refuse to award even 1 star but have to otherwise I cannot post
1773 days ago