About this room

The Octagon Room is the last surviving interior designed by Sir Christopher Wren. This elegant venue is ideal for board meetings, annual general meetings,high profile corporate dinners, receptions, product launches & press announcements.

The Meridian Courtyard is a superb outdoor entertaining area ideal for summer parties and also boasts breath-taking panoramic views over London. Here, guests can enjoy drinks standing on the Prime Meridian of the world, where eastern and western hemispheres meet.

If the weather does not permit for drinks out in the courtyard, the Time and Longitude galleries housed at the Royal Observatory make for an intriguing setting to toast your marriage. These galleries depict the quest of men searching for longitude in order to navigate the seas and showcase many of John Harrison’s iconic timekeeping pieces.

Enhance your evening with bespoke talks and tours, planetarium shows, lunar observations and telescope viewings led by our astronomy experts.

Capacity: 120 for a reception, 60 for dinner

Explore the history of time in the galleries or stand on the Meridian Line while enjoying a drinks reception at this fabulous historic venue.


Capacity

Standing

Standing

up to 120

Dining

Dining

up to 60

Theatre

Theatre

up to 60

Boardroom

Boardroom

up to 24

Cabaret

Cabaret

up to 30

U-Shaped

U-Shaped

up to 15

Classroom

Classroom

up to 24


Starting prices

Hire Fee

M T W T F S S

19:00 - 23:00

from £5400 Per evening

*All guide prices are inclusive of VAT

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Catering

In-house catering

Allows external catering

Approved caterers only

BYO alcohol allowed

Can provide alcohol

Kitchen facilities available

Can provide halal

Can provide kosher

Complimentary water

Extensive vegan menu

Extensive gluten-free menu

Complimentary tea and coffee

Buyout fee for external catering


Licences

Extension available

Wedding licence

Temporary event notices (TENs) available


Room features

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi

Audiovisual (AV) equipment Audiovisual (AV) equipment

Air conditioning Air conditioning

Natural light Natural light

Disabled access Disabled access

Projector

Flatscreen TV

Whiteboard

Flipchart

Conference call facilities

Storage space

Accommodation available

Parking available

Breathtaking views

Outdoor entertaining space

Curator tours available

Astronomer led telescope viewings available


Venue welcomes

VIP events

Enhanced security events


Rules of the space

No red wine or staining foods during standing receptions
No naked flame
No heavily amplified music or dancing
Nothing is to be fixed to the fabric of the building


Founded in 1675 by Charles II and designed by Sir Christopher Wren, this sophisticated venue provides an inspirational place for any event and is position exclusively on top of the hill in Greenwich Park. The home of time and navigation it is a world renowned and timeless site for receptions and dinners.

The Observatory’s historic Flamsteed House houses the elegant Octagon Room, a very rare interior designed by Sir Christopher Wren, originally used for observing the stars. With soaring ceilings and 360 degree views over London, and featuring a portrait of Charles II who commissioned the building, it is an ideal setting for high-profile corporate dinners and receptions.


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