There is a thames clipper service.
Check this out:
I really think this is a great solution for people not wishing to take the tube, or, that want to stay on for a couple of celebratory drinks after the show, whether at one of the bars in the O2 complex, or the indigO2 aftershow party.
All the information is on the website, including prices, but I want to highlight a couple of things here:
The thames clipper service runs from waterloo pier, and stops at london bridge and then it's final destination is the QE2 pier, for the O2 arena. It takes just under 30mins, and is £4 each way / £8 return.
**** This is the cool bit ****
Ok, as most of you are aware, the O2 venue likes to put on these aftershow parties in the IndigO2 club, for example, with prince, and, importantly here, THE ROLLING STONES. The great thing is that, the thames clipper service runs until 4:30am, but only when there is one of these aftershow parties. So that means anyone at the O2 arena for the stones concerts that decides to drink late there, and they miss the last tube, will still be able to get back to central london until 4:30am.
** However, please be aware that once you are at waterloo, you will have to either walk or take a cab (probably only a short ride if you are staying in central london, and shared between more that one passenger becomes very reasonable) to get back to your hotel. **
As others have said, DO NOT HIRE A CAR! It is not worth it. I am a chauffeur and I'm used to the crazy traffic, the speed cameras, the impatient drivers, the congestion charge, and the worse roads that become gridlocked at certain times. Please do not ruin your holiday by trying to drive around central london. Oh, I forgot to mention that parking is incredibly difficult at times, and in peak zones costs £4 per hour!
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