Afrikana opens second London location at The O2

11th October 2023 | Jack Oliver

Afrikana has opened its second London restaurant and its 15th in the UK at The O2‘s Entertainment District.

Sitting adjacent to Las Iguanas and iFLY Indoor Skydiving, the African-inspired concept has taken a 1,992 sq ft unit, its second in the capital alongside its restaurant in Dalston.

The restaurant’s interior and menu look to capture African cultural heritage with a modern twist, with its menu offering dishes such as grilled chicken, curries, and burgers.

As well as its two London locations, Afrikana also operates restaurants in Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Leicester, and Glasgow.

It has joined over 30 bars and restaurants at The O2, including Chipotle, German Doner Kebab, Five Guys, Marugame Udon, and ASK Italian, as well as a number of leisure operators, including TOCA Social, Boom Battle Bar, Mamma Mia! The Party, Hollywood Bowl, and Oxygen Freejumping.

Janine Constantin-Russell, managing director at The Entertainment District and Outlet Shopping at The O2, said: Afrikana is a fantastic addition to The O2, delivering a friendly and vibrant offer for visitors. Hosting the brand’s second location in London is a testament to the opportunities that we can provide for independent operators, and once again reinforces the appeal of our destination.”

The opening follows the recent news that Padel Social Club is set to launch a 13,000 sq ft venue at The O2, housing three padel courts and a number of additional amenities.

The O2’s Entertainment District is owned and operated by a joint venture between AEG Europe and Crosstree Real Estate. It was represented by Lunson Mitchenall.


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