Me and my boyfriend have tickets to see Britney Spears at the O2 Arena in June.
Up until yesterday we had reluctantly decided not to go as after speaking to someone at the O2 Arena and discovering that the concert was scheduled to last until 11.30pm, we realised that we had no chance of making it back to Liverpool Street to catch the last train home and despite us both wanting to go to the concert, neither of us wanted to fork out £150+ on a hotel for the night.
We had planned to sell them but Ebay is flooded with tickets so the selling prices are lower than the face value and we didn't want to sell them for less than what we paid.
So my boyfriend has decided to drive there and back. We are only in Norwich so about a 2-3 hour drive away but neither of us know London at all. We have booked a parking space the the O2 Arena (for a shocking £17.50 plus a £2.20 booking fee!!) so at least we don't have to worry about finding somewhere to park!
My questions are;
Seeing as we have spent nearly £20 on a parking space, I assume we can park there all day?
Will we need to drive through any congestion charge zones to get to the O2 Arena or are those zones mainly in central London?
Is there anything interesting to do near the O2 Arena? I think we plan to get there in the morning (assuming we can park there all day!) and "explore" until the afternoon but we don't want to venture too far into London seeing as neither of us know London at all and knowing our luck, we will get lost!
Our seats aren't the greatest, they are "in the gods" - would we look completely stupid and out of place if we had binoculars - my boyfriend wants a good look at Britney! Lol!