Tennis finals come to a close in Greenwich

O2 Tennis

The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals ended last night at the O2 in Greenwich with Roger Federer crowned as champion.

The world number two saw off Rafael Nadal, world number one, in three sets in front of a crowd of around 17,000 spectators.

The end of year championships are at the O2 for their second consecutive year and will remain at the North Greenwich venue for a further three years at least.

Since the controversy surrounding the “Millennium Dome”, the O2 arena as it’s now known has emerged as one of the most popular entertainment venues anywhere in the world. But surprisingly, there’s been a lack of high quality accommodation nearby.

The nearest large hotel in the Express by Holiday Inn and there are numerous serviced apartments in Canary Wharf across the Thames, but there’s been a shortage of top notch places to stay right by the O2.

All that looks set to change after Greenwich Council gave planning permission for a huge new “four star plus” hotel next to the O2 and a tower of 100 serviced apartments.

The apartments will be sold on the open market with buyers having the option of adding them back into hotel’s rental pool. This influx of new accommodation options will surely come as a relief to visitors to the O2 looking for a great place to stay nearby.