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Forman's Fish Island

Forman's Fish Island

Forman’s Fish Island is a unique venue for corporate events, from large conferences, presentations, and exhibitions, down to smaller executive meetings. Designed in the shape of a Darne of Salmon and located on Fish Island on the banks of the River Lea, this is actually the closest venue to London 2012 Olympic Stadium - 3,000 guests were entertained in the Yard here on the closing night. Your guests will have a whale of a time!

With 900 square metres of conferencing space in 5 separate rooms, and exhibition space totalling 635 square metres with heaps of natural daylight and a flexible layout, this place really is a must for those seeking a venue with a difference.

The contemporary Restaurant has huge floor to ceiling windows and a covered balcony overlooking The River Lea and Old Ford Lock; it can host a standing reception for 40, or seat 30 delegates in a theatre layout.

Floor 1 is light, bright and commodious, with the flexibility to create space for breakout sessions and refreshments using partitions - perfect for events for up to 120 guests seated in theatre style, or for a reception for 150.

Floor 2, also known as Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery is a huge, trendy industrial style space, used for awards presentations, private dinners, cocktail parties and art exhibitions; it hosts 400 people in theatre style, or a big reception for 900, with an adjoining roof terrace boasting a fabulous view over the Olympic Park. This is an ideal setting for receptions for 300 on those balmy summer evenings.

The Aquarium has a very unique atmosphere, with its black panelled walls and subtle spotlighting; a huge fish tank is home to salmon (of course!) and it makes for quirky break out space to a larger event, or a suitable room for intimate board meetings for up to 14 executives.

Lockside is a delightful outdoor riverside area hosting up to 60 delegates, with a lawn and terrace, and a real bonus - extendable awnings to provide shelter. A Boardroom provides ambience for those more discreet meeting for up to 20 executives. There is also Yard space of 1.5 acres, brilliant for outdoor events or for additional parking.

Forman’s Fish Island has an experienced events team who work closely with leading suppliers to offer hi-spec audio visual technology and top entertainment. With its onsite smokery, the venue is able to offer a wide range of delicious menus, all created using the freshest seasonal produce to deliver the highest quality canapes, buffets and dinners.

There is some onsite parking, with the nearest tube stations a short stroll away, and good links to bus routes.

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Venue Forman's Fish Island
Capacity 600 guests
Address Stour Road
Greater London
E3 2NT
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Rooms & Event Spaces (5)

Floor 2 Areas - Forman's Fish Island

Floor 2 Areas

  • Max Capacity: 600
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    These areas can be hired separately. Reception space for coats and registration 104 sq. metres (1119 sq. ft.) Event space 635 sq. metres (6967 sq. ft.) Roof terrace 251 sq. metres (2700 sq. ft.) Capacities Theatre 300 Dining 350 Cabaret 300 Reception 600 Lavatories Loo Specification 10 ladies 6 basins and powder room for 3 11 urinals, 3 loos and 6 basins 2 disabled loo


    • Formal Dining: 350
    • Cabaret: 300
    • Theatre: 300
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Roof Terrace - Forman's Fish Island

Roof Terrace

  • Max Capacity: 300
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    The large stylish roof terrace, adjacent to floor 2, has stunning views across London. It's a perfect spot for a summers evening cocktail reception.

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Floor 1 Areas - Forman's Fish Island

Floor 1 Areas

  • Max Capacity: 220
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    These areas can be hired separately. Main space 121 sq. metres (1306 sq. ft.) Capacities Theatre 100 Cabaret 80 Dining 120 Reception 220 Restaurant 36 sq. metres (390 sq. ft.) Capacities Dining 40 Reception 60 Outside Terrace 23 sq. metres (250 sq. ft.) Lavatories Loo Specification 3 ladies, 3 basins 2 urinal, 3 loos and 3 basins


    • Formal Dining: 120
    • Cabaret: 80
    • Theatre: 100
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Lockside - Forman's Fish Island


  • Max Capacity: 100
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    Forman's Lockside is our outdoor riverside space with a beautiful lawn and terraced area, facing the Olympic Park. The space has extendable automatic awnings to provide rain shelter. It can accommodate 60 guests for a seated meal, or 100 for a reception


    • Dinner & Dance: 60
    • Formal Dining: 60
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Aquarium - Forman's Fish Island


  • Max Capacity: 14
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    Enter the Aquarium and you feel you are in a room which is a cross between a scene from James Bond and a Scandinavian sauna! Very moody, with black wood panelled walls and directional spot lights. It can house up to 14 boardroom style. This room can be used as a breakout space for a larger event or a private dinner.


    • Formal Dining: 14
    • Meeting / Boardroom: 14
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Venue Features (12)

  • AV Equipment
  • Disability Access
  • Family Friendly
  • In-house Catering
  • Late Licence
  • Licensed Bar
  • Local Public Transport
  • Music Licence
  • Outside Space
  • Self Catering Allowed
  • Smoking Area
  • Wi-Fi Access