The event is being called one of the most impressive gatherings of British actors, musicians, writers and artists in the UK’s history.
The man who designed the iPod, Jonathan Ive was present just hours after receiving his knighthood, while the likes of Kenneth Branagh, Vivienne Westwood and Sir Trevor Nunn were also in attendance.
U2 frontman Bono meanwhile was heard complimenting Her Majesty on her recent historic visit to Ireland.
During the evening, The Queen took part in a special photograph, celebrating twenty of the UK’s artistic dames. They included soprano Kiri Te Kanawa, artist Paula Rego and former Avengers star and Bond girl Diana Rigg.
When asked what the night means for British arts, actress Maureen Lipman said, "There'll be a bit of lobbying, there'll be a lot of networking, there'll be a lot of chat and we all love the Queen. And we hope it benefits the arts."
Dame Vivienne Westwood, once part of the anti-Monarchy punk movement, said she’d realised how important the Royal Family are: "At one time I thought the Queen represented all the political hypocrisy of England.
“I realised they're above politics. I think they are a social cement and the job she does is incredible."