Octagon at Queen Mary University of London is a stunning event Space for hire in London.
The Grade II listed Queens' Building is home to the elegant Octagon. Built in 1887, the Octagon was originally the Queen Mary library, designed by Victorian architect ER Robson and inspired by the Reading Room at the British Museum.
Restored in 2006, brightly coloured leather-bound books have been reinstated to the bookshelves with busts of famous literati looking down from the beautiful high domed ceiling; combining to create a wonderfully atmospheric setting in order to provide a ‘wow’ factor for any event.
Restaurants & Hospitality Queen Mary is the in-house team within Queen Mary responsible for operating a range of campus catering outlets and for providing a flexible event catering service to our guests. It is the sole provider of catering services for events hosted at Queen Mary University of London.
Any event we cater for assumes a special distinction – whether a grand banquet for 150, a less formal lunch or business meeting for 10 or a private party or dinner for 1,000, our team combine detail and imagination to ensure that every function is well remarked and happily remembered.
Our transparent and flexible approach to our catering menu and pricing means that we can create something totally unique to meet your requirements and adapt our offer to meet your budget! The published menu is designed to give you an idea of what is available, the Events & Hospitality QM team will work with you to adapt this and create something inspirational if desired.
What events can the Octagon host?
The Octagon is ideal as a standalone venue for banquets, dinners, receptions, conferences, launches, networking or in conjunction with other facilities as exhibition or catering space.
How big is the Octagon?
The Octagon is 450 sq.m in size offering the ultimate in flexible space - past events have included stage sets within the space.
What type of packages do you offer?
We offer a full range of DDR and function packages alongside dry hire options.
When is the Octagon available?
The Octagon is available year round.