Octavia House Venue Hire

Octavia House is the College’s dedicated education centre. Situated in the vibrant Bankside area, close to London Bridge and Borough High Street, the building features a number of fully flexible events spaces across four floors.


The ground floor auditorium is our largest space. With built in AV, this room can be set up in various configurations to make the ideal venue for your meeting. 

The examination suite features 18 adaptable rooms, perfect for interviews, exams and hands-on training sessions. 

The open-plan third floor space can be hired independently or in conjunction with other areas in the building. This bright and airy space offers wonderful views of London and its landmarks, and features floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony area. 


The first floor Fellows Lounge is our dedicated catering space, hire of which is included with hire of the auditorium and examinations suite. Alongside bottomless tea and coffee for your delegates, we’re able to offer a wide variety of catering options, plus our on-site facilities team will be on hand to assist with catering and ensure your event runs smoothly. 

The building is also fully wheelchair accessible and is well supported by local public transport links. 

Contact us

For more information on floorplans, location maps and the facilities we offer, please click here to download our venue brochure.

You can also contact us on octaviahouse@rcem.ac.uk, or call 020 3931 0698 to speak to one of the team.

Capacities and Rates

   Full day  Half day
 Auditorium  £1040  -
 Examination Suite  £2380  -
 Examination Suite plus   Auditorium  £2580  -
 Meeting Room 1  £210  £130
 Meeting Room 2  £240  £160 
 Third Floor  £1040  -

   Boardroom  Theatre  Round    table  Classroom   Caberet 
 Auditorium   18  65 36  18 36 
 Meeting   Room 1  4 N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A 
 Meeting   Room 2  6 N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A 
 Third Floor  12 35  24  18