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The Octagon can accommodate ceremonies and receptions for up to 240 guests.

The stunning venue was built in 1888 and was originally the Queen Mary library, designed by Victorian architect ER Robson and inspired by the Reading Room at the British Museum.

The domed ceiling reaches an impressive three storeys high and busts of famous literati compliment the dome including Shakespeare, Wordsworth and Chaucer to name a few.


  • Wifi
  • Books
  • Data projection
  • Flat floor
  • Free WiFi
  • Grade II listed
  • Historic
  • Natural light
  • Books
  • Data projection
  • Flat floor
  • Free WiFi
  • Grade II
  • Historic
  • Library
  • Natural light
  • Victorian

 Food And Drink

  • External catering allowed
  • Corkage Charge
  • Kitchenette
  • Space for catering equipment
  • Professional Kitchen
  • Halal Catering
  • Kosher Catering


  • Licensed until 12am


  • 240 Buffet
  • 220 Cabaret
  • 240 Dining
  • 400 Standing
  • 240 Wedding


  • Art Exhibitions
  • Pop-Ups
  • Weddings
  • Events with Alcohol


  • 440ft2 (41m2)
  • Ceiling height 25m (82ft)
  • Disabled Access
  • 327 Mile End Road
  • Mile End
  • London
  • E1 4NS

More about  The Octagon - Queen Mary Venues

The opulent Octagon is a spectacular former library featuring triple height book lined shelves underneath a domed ceiling with eminent authors looking down on proceedings.

Grade II listed and with a 450 sq.m floor - the venue is versatile - offering a spectacular backdrop for networking, fine dining, drinks receptions, exhibitions with additional space available for breakouts and registration.

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