Livery Companies Database

Click here to go to the Livery Companies Database for company contact details, masters', wardens' and clerks' names and photos, and links to websites.

Note for Livery Clerks: to change or add to the details of your company at the database above, you will need a password. If you do not have your company password then you may easily create a new one by clicking the button Forgot password when logging in. BUT you will need to use the email address registered for your company, which is most likely to be the one shown at the database, and that is to where the new password will be sent. For more detail on how this database is maintained, please read more here.

You have the option of entering details of all your company's officers (liverymen and employees), together with their direct emails, photos and biographies (in many cases) and other contact information. The fields that show information about your hall/caterers, church/chaplain, and military affiliations are comprehensive, and you are encourged to populate them. If left blank, they will not show at the public site, but nor will your data be collated when downloading the database, eg with list of service affiliates.

For a simple list of Livery Halls click here

For a list of Livery Halls organised by dining capacity click here

For a list of Companies by precedence, click here

Two mnemonics that help remember the order of the Great Twelve (or 12 Great) Livery Companies:

My gracious, darling, for goodness sake make haste since I’m very cold.

Many Gross Drapers, Fish Golden Skins, Tailors Dash Salt and Iron Fine Clothes.

Prime Wardens

These companies have a prime warden, rather than a master:

Fishmongers, Goldsmiths, Dyers, Saddlers, Blacksmiths, Basketmakers and Shipwrights. 

The Weavers have an Upper Bailiff, and uniquely, the Master Bowyer serves two years.

More on these and other “quirks” at this link.

© Nigel Pullman 2023