About this space
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.
Temporary event notices (TENs) available
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