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  • Royal Observatory

    Royal Observatory

    Royal Observatory
    Home of Time

    Founded in 1675 by Charles II, the Royal Observatory provides an unforgettable setting for evening events, with its fabulous views from the top of the hill in Greenwich Park.

    The Royal Observatory’s historic Flamsteed House is home to the elegant Octagon Room, with a very rare interior designed by Sir Christopher Wren, which was 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.

    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. They can also explore the time and Longitude gallery, which tells the story of the quest to find longitude and showcases Harrison’s celebrated sea clocks.

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


    Event Spaces


    Name of Room/SpaceReceptionDinnerDinner & DanceTheatreBoardroomClassroomCabaretExhibition Space (m2)
    Octagon Room1006060
    Meridian Courtyard120