2023 British Basketball Play Off Finals

Sunday 14 May 2023 | O2, London


The 2023 British Basketball Play Off Finals will take place at the O2 Arena on Sunday 14th May 2023.

The British Basketball Play Off Finals is an annual basketball tournament held in the United Kingdom to determine the champion of the British Basketball League (BBL). The tournament typically takes place in May and features the top eight teams from the regular season competing in a knockout format.

The tournament begins with the quarterfinals, where the top four teams from the regular season host a single-elimination game against the bottom four teams. The winners of the quarterfinals advance to the semi-finals, which are played at a neutral venue. The winners of the semi-finals then advance to the championship game, which is also played at a neutral venue.

The British Basketball Play Off Finals is one of the biggest events on the UK basketball calendar, attracting thousands of fans to the arena and millions of viewers on TV. The tournament features some of the best basketball players from around the world, including both British and international stars.

The tournament has been won by a variety of teams over the years, with the Newcastle Eagles and the Leicester Riders being among the most successful teams in recent years.

The Play Off Finals is a great opportunity for basketball fans in the UK to experience the excitement and drama of top-level basketball, and it continues to be a highlight of the British basketball calendar.

Visit the British Basketball League Website for full information about the tournament.


Doors open at 12.30pm 

Women’s British Basketball League (WBBL) play-off final will start at 1.15pm

Men’s British Basketball League (BBL) play-off final starts at 4.15pm


How to Get to the O2?

The O2 is a popular entertainment venue located in London, UK. There are several ways to get to the O2, including:

  1. By Tube: The O2 is easily accessible via the London Underground. The nearest station to the O2 is North Greenwich, which is on the Jubilee line. From here, it’s just a short walk to the venue.
  2. By Bus: There are several bus routes that serve the O2, including the 108, 129, 132, 161, 188, 422, and 472. These buses stop at North Greenwich station or close by.
  3. By Car: The O2 is located near the M25 and the A2, and there is plenty of parking available at the venue. If you’re using a sat nav, the postcode for the O2 is SE10 0DX.
  4. By Cable Car: The Emirates Air Line cable car provides a unique way to get to the O2, with stunning views over the River Thames. The cable car runs between North Greenwich and the Royal Docks, and takes just 10 minutes to travel between the two.
  5. By Boat: North Greenwich Pier, is just a short walk from the O2. This is a great way to travel from Central London to the venue if you’re looking for a scenic journey.



Why not hire a private boat for the ultimate VIP experience for the British Basketball Play Off Finals.

Private Boat Transfer to or from the British Basketball Play Off Finals
Hire a private boat for your group to travel from any Central London Pier to the O2 or back after the tournament:
* Choose your preferred departure time ((approx. journey time 1h30m, depending on size of boat and tides))
* Enjoy drinks as we sail down the River Thames.
* Option to add food… we can provide circulating canapes or snacks and nibbles.  OR why not make a full day of it with a full breakfast OR lunch… the choice is yours.
* Arrive at North Greenwich Pier (O2) at a time of your choice.

Private Boat Party after the British Basketball Play Off Finals
Hire a boat to Celebrate after the tournament:
*Pick-Up from North Greenwich Pier (O2) at a time of your choice
* Will you want to eat? We can provide finger buffets, canapes, three course meals, late night bacon butties… the choice is yours.
* Music; Now when it comes to dancing we all have our own preference. What atmosphere do you want to create? A DJ always goes down well at an afterparty.
*Finish at a time and pier of your choice


We have a wide range of boats from 2 – 500 people, so whether you are looking for something small and intimate or have a group of family & friends, we will be sure to find a boat perfect for you.


Sound Interesting? Speak with our Thames Boat Hire Team today on 0203 551 3943 or fill in the enquiry form here>> to find out how we can help you hire a boat on the River Thames for the British Basketball Play Off Finals 2023.