JD Wetherspoon (JDW) has announced it will be investing almost £3m in a new pub to open at The O2.

Building work will begin this week at the site, which is located within The O2’s entertainment district, adjacent to Mamma Mia! The Party.

The pub will be named The Stargazer, paying homage to its North Greenwich home and Greenwich’s strong association with astronomy.

It will feature a 3,800 square foot beer garden, offering views across the Thames and Canary Wharf.

Tim Martin, Wetherspoon chairman, said: “We are delighted to be opening a pub at The O2. We believe it will prove popular with customers of all ages.”

Janine Constantin-Russell, managing director at the Entertainment District and Icon Outlet at The O2, added: “Like The O2, Wetherspoon is a household name, and we’re absolutely thrilled that they are joining our diverse line-up of bars and restaurants.

“We are proud to celebrate both national and independent brands here at The O2, and look forward to The Stargazer opening in what will be an exceptionally strong year at the destination, with a fantastic line-up of events plus more dining, shopping, and leisure options than ever before.”