The O2, which is owned and operated by AEG and Crosstree Real Estate Partners, has announced that pub operator, JD Wetherspoon, has today opened its newest site at London’s The O2, following a £2.9 million investment.
Named ‘The Stargazer’, the new 8,000 sq ft Wetherspoon pub is located within The O2’s Entertainment District, adjacent to Mamma Mia! The Party and features a 3,800 sq ft beer garden, with views across the Thames and Canary Wharf. Creating 120 new jobs, ‘The Stargazer’ specialises 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. A variety of classic pub dishes will also be served.
Paying homage to its North Greenwich home, The Stargazer’s name and design reflects the area’s strong association with astronomy and navigation, complete with historical photography, a bespoke carpet, scultpures, artwork and lighting features inspired by orbiting stars, planets, astrologer equipment and astronomers, all of which are woven together by the use of copper material to represent the rays from the solar system.
Arber Hasani, Pub Manager at JD Wetherspoon, said:
“The team and I are looking forward to welcoming customers into The Stargazer, and we are confident that the pub will be a great addition to The O2’s day-to-night F&B offering.”
Janine Constantin-Russell, Managing Director at the Entertainment District and Icon Outlet at The O2, also commented:
“The Stargazer is a fantastic addition to our F&B line-up here at The O2, and Wetherspoon’s extensive investment in this space emphasises the importance of our location and the opportunities that we can provide for brands, whether that be independents or household names. Following the recent arrival of iFLY indoor skydiving, the Entertainment District is really thriving, and there is no doubt that Wetherspoon will add to its continued success.”
The Stargazer joins Haute Dolci, the sweet treat specialists, which recently opened in The O2’s Entertainment District, serving a diverse sweet and savory menu including dishes from toasties and sandwiches, to croissants, granola bowls and signature brunches. They both add to a plethora of over 30 bars and restaurants in The O2’s Entertainment District, as well as its extensive leisure line-up, which includes London’s first iFLY Indoor Skydiving, Oxygen Freejumping, Mamma Mia! The Party, TOCA Social, and BOOM BATTLE BAR, enhancing the destination’s day-to-night offering.