The O2’s Entertainment District fully leased after Chopstix signing

21st February 2024 | Jack Oliver

The O2‘s Entertainment District is now fully leased, after pan-Asian noodle bar Chopstix agreed to join the retail, leisure, and entertainment destination.

The quick-service restaurant brand – which has already opened five sites in 2024 – has agreed to take a 1,991 sq ft space within the Entertainment District.

Chopstix at The O2 will feature brand new digital screens, as well as the brand’s signature interiors. Customers will be able to order Chopstix favourites such as its Caramel Drizzle Chicken, Sweet & Sour Chicken, and vegan topping All Leaf No Beef Teriyaki.

Rob Burns, marketing director at Chopstix, said: “Signing this site at The O2 is a big moment for us, as it is a destination we’ve targeted for a long time. Following our significant 2023 growth, we are thrilled to be launching at such an iconic location, one that aligns with our efforts in investing within the local community and delivering an unparalleled dining experience.”

The full leasing of the Entertainment District comes as owner Waterfront Limited Partnership – a joint venture between AEG Europe and Crosstree Real Estate Partners – has looked to continually evolve the centre’s offer. This has resulted in a tenant mixture of globally-recognised and independent operators, with The O2 welcoming international debuts, London firsts, and milestone locations for brands.

In 2023, The O2 welcomed the likes of JD Wetherspoon’s ‘The Stargazer’ pub, a London debut for iFLY Indoor Skydiving, African-inspired restaurant Afrikana, and fast-casual dining chain Chipotle.

Tom Membrey, senior development manager at AEG Europe, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Chopstix to The O2 – a household name which further diversifies our broad selection of grab-and-go eateries, which are a firm favourite with arena and destination customers alike. This signing also represents a significant milestone achievement for us as a destination, as we celebrate a fully leased Entertainment District, after years of building a strong variety of F&B and leisure brands. That being said, we aren’t a destination that stands still, and we’ll continue to explore innovative ways to elevate our offer even further and adapt to ever-changing consumer needs.”

The news follows a record-breaking year of trade for The O2 in 2023, with the destination seeing a like-for-like sales increase of 31% compared to 2022. Across the year, The O2 welcomed 18 brands, totalling over 61,000 sq ft of retail, leisure, and F&B space. The Arena also enjoyed a record year for ticket sales, with over 2.5 million sold.


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