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Lunches in Livery Halls. There are several halls who offer regular weekly or monthly lunches to liverymen or freemen and their guests, of any company. They need to be booked in advance, and details of some are below:

Little Ship Club & City Livery Club, every Friday, book on 020 7248 2800 or online

Ironmongers' Hall, every Monday Book here

Painters' Hall, monthly, contact Life's Kitchen for details

Watermen's Hall, second Tuesday each month Details here

Butchers' Hall,  now closed for refurbishment


City Diary 2017

To view the Lord Mayor’s Appeal programme of events, please visit the Charities page

To read the Lord Mayor’s programme of overseas visits, please go to the Lord Mayor Links page.


FEBRUARY 2017

2nd February - Candlemas

Monday 6th February - Social Event for Junior/Renter Wardens at Armourers' Hall (organised by past master Maker of Playing Cards)

8th February - City Briefing at Livery Hall in Guildhall 

Tuesday 14th February - After Livery Dinner Speaking Course for Future Masters in Guildhall 

Tuesday 21st February - City Food Lecture at Guildhall (by invitation only)

Thursday 23rd February - Tacitus Lecture in Guildhall (organised by the World Traders' Company)

TBA February – City Water Debate at Launderers’/Glaziers’ Hall (organised by the Wet 10 group of livery companies)


Tuesday 28th February - Shrove Tuesday: Inter Livery Pancake Races in Guildhall Yard (organised by the Poulters' Company)


MARCH
 2017

Monday 6th March - Inter livery Bridge Competition at Drapers' Hall (organised by the Makers of Playing Cards Company) 


6th – 19th March -  Lynn Painter-Stainers Art Prize at the Mall Galleries, SW1 (Monday 6th March – Private View and Prize Giving)

Wednesday 8th March - Lord Mayor’s visit to Treloar’s, accompanied by invited Masters

Thursday 9th March  - Spital Sermon at St Lawrence Jewry

Monday 13th March - Modern Companies Dinner at Brewers' Hall (TBC) (organised by the Information Technologists' Company) follow the link for background about Modern Companies

Monday 13th -Wednesday 15th March - ‘Forever Trial & Error’ review at the Old Bailey, in aid of the Sheriffs' & Recorder's Fund. Please email David Barrett for ticket information.

Tuesday 14th - Gala Concert by LSO featuring a Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony by the Lord Mayor at St Paul’s Cathedral (to reserve tickets email the Lord Mayor’s Appeal ) [Please note this is essentially the annual City Livery Concert]

Monday 20th March - Livery Showcase Event at Guildhall (organised by Livery Schools Link)

Wednesday 22nd March -  Carmen’s 500th anniversary of their Foundation, at St Paul’s Cathedral (organised by the Carmen’s Company)

23rd March  - Election of Common Council

25th March - Lady Day

Sunday  26th March - Mothering Sunday

Monday 27th March - Fellowship of Clerks AGM at Stationers’ Hall (Secretary email)

Monday 27th March - The Treloar Talks at Glaziers Hall (details and tickets from Laura Toop

 Thursday 30th March - Lord Mayor's Banquet for Masters & Prime Wardens at Mansion House


Friday 31th March - United Guilds' Service at St Paul's Cathedral  [For a backgrond note on this event, please visit the Clerks' Almanac, and look in the Church, Sport, Trade folder] 


APRIL
 2017

Thursday 6th April April - Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch at Guildhall, in aid of ABF The Soldiers Charity. Tickets

14th April - Good Friday

16th April - Easter Sunday

Wednesday 19th April - Echoes Across the Century, WW1 Commemoration exhibition at the Guildhall Art Gallery (organised by Livery Schools Link)

TBA April - The Fire Lecture at The Insurance Hall (organised by the Firefighters' Company)

23rd April - St George's Day

Monday 24th April - Zurich Sechseläuten Spring Festival

25th April - ANZAC Day 

Saturday 29th April - Courtroom drama at the Central Criminal Court  "Learned Friends”. Performance times are 2pm, 5pm and 8pm.  Follow this link for details and to purchase tickets.

MAY 2017 

Thursday 4th May - Information Technologists’ Company,  25th Anniversary of the grant of Livery; banquet at the Guildhall. (contact the organiser)

Tuesday 9th May (TBC) - Festival of the Sons of the Clergy at St Paul's - for tickets, apply to the Deputy Registrar [For a backgrond note on this event, please visit the Clerks' Almanac, and look in the Church, Sport, Trade folder]

Wednesday  May (TBC) - Barts View Day Service at St Bartholomew the Great, and at the Hospital 


16th, 23rd May and 1st June - Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace

Wednesday  17th May (TBC) - Inter livery Clay Shoot at Holland & Holland ground (organised by the Environmental Cleaners' Company) 


Thursday  18th May (TBC)  - Inter livery Golf at Walton Heath "Prince Arthur Cup" (organised by the Coachmakers' Company

[Note, there are  several other inter livery golf events arranged through the year]

Saturday 20th May - Inter livery Regatta at Cowes (organised by the City Livery Yacht Club

Tuesday 23rd May - Fellowship of Clerks Spring meeting at Tallow Chandlers’ Hall. (Secretary email)

23rd  – 25th May - Pewter Live at Pewterers' Hall (organised by the Pewterers' Company

Thursday 25th May - Ascension Day. Beating the Bounds at All Hallows by the Tower

Monday 29th May - Spring Bank Holiday


JUNE 
2017

Thursday 1st June - Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

Friday 9th-11th June - Ironbridge Livery Weekend 
(organised by the Ironbridge Gorge Museum)  [For a backgrond note on this event, please visit the Clerks' Almanac, and look in the Masters & Past Masters folder]

tba June  - Admiral of the Port’s Challenge

Friday 2nd June tbc -  Inter livery Rifle Shooting Meet at Bisley (organised by the Bakers' Company)

Tuesday 6th June tbc - Knollys Rose Ceremony (organised by the Watermen & Lightermen)

Monday 19th June - "Jailed & Bailed" at Mansion House and Tower of London (organised by British Red Cross, City of London Sector)

23rd-24th June - Heritage Skills Festival at Lincoln Cathedral

Monday 26th June  - Election of Sheriffs at Guildhall (detailed guidance for masters)

Monday 26th June - Armed Forces Flag Raising Day in Guildhall Yard


JULY 2017

Thursday 6th July  - City Beerfest, in Guildhall Yard

Wednesday 12th July  - Cart Marking, in Guildhall Yard

Wednesday 12th July - City of London Church Walk (organised by the Constructors' Company)

Third week in July - Swan Upping, on River Thames

Tuesday 25th July- Doggett's Coat & Badge Race (organised by the Fishmongers’ Company)

Wednesday 26th July - Northern liverymen Brigantes Breakfast at St George’s Hall Liverpool (organised by David Bentley)

Thursday 27th July (TBC) - Ray Jeffs Golf competition at Hartley Wintney (organised on behalf of Livery Schools Link)

Thursday th July - The Fire Lecture at The Insurance Hall (organised by the Firefighters' Company)

Saturday th July - City Community Fair in Guildhall Yard (more details from Will Cooper)

Wednesday th July - Annual Spirits Tasting and Master Classes at Vintners' Hall (organised by the Distillers' Company)


AUGUST 2017

Monday 28th August - Summer Bank Holiday


SEPTEMBER 2017

Monday 11th September  - Modern Companies Dinner at Wax Chandlers’ Hall (organised by the World Traders' Companyfollow the link for background about Modern Companies

Wednesday 6th September - Inter Livery Tennis, at Queen's Club (organised by the Feltmakers' Company

Thursday 14th September - Walk of All Livery Halls for Masters  (organised by the Environmental Cleaners' Company)

Friday 15th September - Sheriffs’ Ball at Guildhall (to reserve tickets email the Lord Mayor’s Appeal)

Wednesday 20th September -  Wardens & Court Assistants Course 

Thursday 21st September - Gala Dinner for Treloars at Mansion House (email here to receive an application form

Sunday 24th September - Sheep Drive across London Bridge (organised by the Woolmen's Company)

26th September – 1st October Goldsmiths’ Fair week 1

Thursday 28th September - Installation of Sheriffs at Guildhall

Friday 29th  September - Election of Lord Mayor at Guildhall (detailed guidance for masters)


OCTOBER
 2017

2nd - 4th October  - Art in the City 2017 at Painters' Hall, Free entry 11am – 4pm (organised by the Painter-Stainers' Company)

3rd – 8th October - Goldsmiths’ Fair week 2

Friday 6th October - Children’s Magical Taxi Tour send-off from Canary Wharf, (organised by the Hackney Carriage Drivers' Company)

Wednesday 4th October - Musicians' Company Evensong at St Paul's (organised by the Musicians' Company[For a backgrond note on this event, please visit the Clerks' Almanac, and look in the Church, Sport, Trade folder]  

10th October - City Briefing at Livery Hall in Guildhall 

Wednesday 25th October - Fellowship of Clerks Autumn meeting at Tallow Chandlers’ Hall (Secretary email)

Sunday 29th October - British Summer Time ends. Clocks fall back.

TBA October - The Mithras Lecture  (organised by the Arts Scholars' Company)

NOVEMBER 2017

Monday 6th November - Garden of Remembrance at St Paul's Churchyard (organised by the Royal British Legion[For a backgrond note on this event, please visit the Clerks' Almanac, and look in the Church, Sport, Trade folder]

Monday 6th November - City Briefing at Livery Hall in Guildhall 

Wednesday 8th November - Ralph Anderson Lecture at the Royal Society of Medicine London W1G 0AE (organised by the Horners' Company)

Friday 10th November - Silent Ceremony at Guildhall - swearing in of the new Lord Mayor 

Saturday 11th November - Lord Mayor's Show 


Sunday 12th November - Remembrance Sunday 

Monday 13th November - Lord Mayor's Banquet 


TBA November - Entrepreneurs’ Lecture (organised by the Guild of Entrepreneurs)

TBA November - Actuaries' Lecture at Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn (organised by the Actuaries' Company)

TBA November - Help Musicians UK’s annual celebration of music (previously known as the Festival of Saint Cecilia) at TBC (11am) (organiser) [For a backgrond note on this event, please visit the Clerks' Almanac, and look in the Church, Sport, Trade folder]

6th November - City Briefing at Livery Hall in Guildhall 

TBA November - Lord Mayor's Briefing to Masters and Prime Wardens, and their Clerks, at Mansion House 

27th-28th November - Red Cross Christmas Market at Guildhall (preview tickets or for information email

DECEMBER 2017

Friday 15th December - Brigantes Winter Gathering – Reception and Early Dinner, followed by Christmas Concert in York Minster (organised by David Bentley)

Monday 4th December - Wellbeing of Women Christmas Fair at Drapers’ Hall


JANUARY 2018

Saturday 6th January (TBC) - Lord Mayor's Children's Party at Mansion House (by invitation)

Monday 15th January - Clerks' Briefing at Painters' Hall (organised by the Livery Committee)

25th and 26th January - Inter Livery Ski Competition at Morzine (organised by the Ironmongers' Company)


FEBRUARY 2018

2nd February - Candlemas

*th February - Social Event for Junior/Renter Wardens at Vintners' Hall (organised by past master Maker of Playing Cards)

Tuesday 13th February - Shrove Tuesday: Inter Livery Pancake Races in Guildhall Yard (organised by the Poulters' Company)

*th February - City Briefing at Livery Hall in Guildhall 

*th February - Lord Mayor’s visit to Treloar’s, accompanied by invited Masters

Wednesday 14th February - After Livery Dinner Speaking Course for Future Masters in Guildhall

*th February - City Food Lecture at Guildhall (by invitation only)

*th February – City Water Debate at Launderers’/Glaziers’ Hall (organised by the Wet10 )

Thursday 22nd February - Tacitus Lecture in Guildhall (organised by the World Traders' Company)

MARCH
 2018

Thursday ** March - Spital Sermon at St Lawrence Jewry [For a backgrond note on this event, please visit the Clerks' Almanac, and look in the Church, Sport, Trade folder]

Monday 5th March - Inter livery Bridge Competition at Drapers' Hall (organised by the Makers of Playing Cards Company) 


11th March - Mothering Sunday

Monday 12th March tbc - Modern Companies Dinner at TBA Hall (organised by the Water Conservators' Company) - follow the link for background about Modern Companies

Monday ** and Tuesday ** March - 'Even More Trial & Error’ review at the Old Bailey, in aid of the Sheriffs' & Recorder's Fund

** March -  Lynn Painter-Stainers Art Prize at the Mall Galleries, SW1 (Monday *th March – Private View and Prize Giving)

Thursday 15th March - Lord Mayor's Banquet for Masters & Prime Wardens at Mansion House


Friday 16th March - United Guilds' Service at St Paul's Cathedral [For a backgrond note on this event, please visit the Clerks' Almanac, and look in the Church, Sport, Trade folder]

Tuesday **th March - Livery Showcase Event at Guildhall (organised by Livery Schools Link)

Monday **st March - Fellowship of Clerks AGM at TBA Hall

25th March - Lady Day

Sunday 25th March - British Summer Time begins. Clocks spring forward.

30th March - Good Friday


APRIL
 2018

1st April - Easter Sunday

TBA April - Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch at Guildhall, in aid of ABF The Soldiers Charity. 

23rd April - St George's Day

Sunday TBA April - London Marathon. 

25th April - ANZAC Day 

TBA April - Cobham Lecture at the Royal Aeronautical Society, by invitation (organised by the Air Pilots' Company)


MAY 2018 

Thursday 10th May - Ascension Day. Beating the Bounds at All Hallows by the Tower

Tuesday 8th May (TBC) - Festival of the Sons of the Clergy at St Paul's - for tickets, apply to the Deputy Registrar [For a backgrond note on this event, please visit the Clerks' Almanac, and look in the Church, Sport, Trade folder]

TBA - Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace

Wednesday 9th May (TBC) - Barts View Day Service at St Bartholomew the Great, and at the Hospital 


TBA May - Distillers' Company Annual City Debate  (organised by the Distillers' Company) 

TBA May - Red Cross collection on London Bridge. Masters meet at Fishmongers’ Hall (organised by Claudia Baxter 020 7877 7602)

 Wednesday 16th May (TBC) - Inter livery Clay Shoot at Holland & Holland ground (organised by the Environmental Cleaners' Company) 


Thursday 17th May (TBC)  - Inter livery Golf at Walton Heath "Prince Arthur Cup" (organised by the Coachmakers' Company

[Note, there are  several other inter livery golf events arranged through the year eg see 11th & 28th July]

Friday 18th May (TBC) - Northern liverymen Brigantes Breakfast (organised by David Bentley)

Saturday 19th May (TBC) - Inter livery Regatta at Cowes (organised by the City Livery Yacht Club

TBA May - Milo Lecture (organised by the Chartered Architects’ Company)

TBA May - Pewter Live at Pewterers' Hall (organised by the Pewterers' Company

Monday 28th May - Spring Bank Holiday


JUNE 
2018

TBA June - Knollys Rose Ceremony (organised by the Watermen & Lightermen)

TBA June -  Inter livery Rifle Shooting Meet at Bisley (organised by the Bakers' Company)

TBA June - Great XII Sailing Challenge at Seaview, IoW

TBA June - Livery Education Conference at Staple Inn, followed by LSL AGM (organised by Livery Schools Link)

Friday 8 June - Sunday 10 June - Ironbridge Livery Weekend 
(organised by the Ironbridge Gorge Museum[For a backgrond note on this event, please visit the Clerks' Almanac, and look in the Masters & Past Masters folder]

Monday 25th June  - Election of Sheriffs at Guildhall  (detailed guidance for masters)

TBA June - Armed Forces Flag Raising Day in Guildhall Yard  from 3:15pm (timings TBC)

TBA June - Admiral of the Port’s Challenge (organised by the Thames Traditional Rowing Association TTRA)

TBA June - Jailed & Bailed in aid of the Red Cross, at Mansion House and Tower of London (organised by Laura Deacon 020 7877 7606)


JULY 2018

Wednesday th July - City Beerfest in Guildhall Yard

Thursday th July - The Fire Lecture at The Insurance Hall (organised by the Firefighters' Company)

Monday th July - Lord Mayor’s Charity Golf Day at Stoke Park Club (organised by the City Livery Club

Wednesday th July  - Cart Marking, in Guildhall Yard

Saturday th July - City Community Fair in Guildhall Yard (more details from Will Cooper)

Wednesday th July- Doggett's Coat & Badge Race (organised by the Fishmongers’ Company)

Third week in July - Swan Upping, on River Thames

Wednesday th July - Annual Spirits Tasting and Master Classes at Vintners' Hall (organised by the Distillers' Company)

Thursday th July - Ray Jeffs Golf competition at Hartley Wintney (organised on behalf of Livery Schools Link)


AUGUST 2018

Monday 27th August - Summer Bank Holiday


SEPTEMBER 2018

Monday tbc September - Modern Companies Dinner at TBA Hall (organised by the Firefighters' Companyfollow the link for background about Modern Companies

tbc September - Inter Livery Tennis, at Queen's Club (organised by the Feltmakers' Company) 


Thursday 13th September - Walk of All Livery Halls for Masters  (organised by the Environmental Cleaners' Company)

Friday tbc September - Children’s Magical Taxi Tour send-off from Canary Wharf, (organised by the Hackney Carriage Drivers' Company)

Sunday tbc September - Sheep Drive across London Bridge (organised by the Woolmen's Company)

Monday tbc September -  Wardens & Court Assistants Course 

tbc September -  City Giving Day

tbc September -  - Goldsmiths' Fair

Friday 28th September - Installation of Sheriffs at Guildhall


OCTOBER
 2018

Monday 1 October - Election of Lord Mayor at Guildhall  (detailed guidance for masters)

tbc October - Musicians' Company Evensong at St Paul's (organised by the Musicians' Company)

tbc October - City Briefing at Livery Hall in Guildhall 

tbc October - Art in the City 2018 at Painters' Hall, Free entry 11am – 4pm (organised by the Painter-Stainers' Company)

tbc October - Gala Dinner for Treloars at Mansion House (email laura.toop@treloar.org.uk)

tbc October -  10th Mithras Lecture at Goldsmiths' Hall (organised by the Arts Scholars' Company

tbc October - Art Fair at Glaziers' Hall (organised by the Glaziers' Company)

Sunday 28th October - British Summer Time ends. Clocks fall back.


NOVEMBER
 2018

Monday 5th November - Garden of Remembrance at St Paul's Churchyard (organised by the Royal British Legion[For a backgrond note on this event, please visit the Clerks' Almanac, and look in the Church, Sport, Trade folder]

tba November - Ralph Anderson Lecture at the Royal Society of Medicine London W1G 0AE (organised by the Horners' Company)

Friday 9th November - Silent Ceremony at Guildhall - swearing in of the new Lord Mayor 

Saturday 10th November - Lord Mayor's Show 


Sunday 11th November - Remembrance Sunday 

Monday 12th November - Lord Mayor's Banquet 


tba November - Lord Mayor's Briefing to Masters and Prime Wardens, and their Clerks, at Mansion House 

tba November – Denny Lecture at Barber-Surgeons’ Hall (organised by the Barbers’ Company)

tba November - Entrepreneurs’ Lecture (organised by the Guild of Entrepreneurs)

tba November - Actuaries' Lecture at Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn WC1V 7QJ (organised by the Actuaries' Company)

tba November - Help Musicians UK’s annual celebration of music (previously known as the Festival of Saint Cecilia) at TBC (11am) (organiser) [For a backgrond note on this event, please visit the Clerks' Almanac, and look in the Church, Sport, Trade folder] 

tba November - City Briefing at Livery Hall in Guildhall 

DECEMBER 2018

Monday 3rd December - Wellbeing of Women Christmas Fair at Drapers' Hall

Saturday TBC December - Northern liverymen Supper, and Christmas concert in ??, (organised by Charles Cowling)

JANUARY 2019

tbc January - New Year City service at St Michael’s Cornhill

Saturday 5th January (TBC) - Lord Mayor's Children's Party at Mansion House (by invitation)

tba January - Inter Livery Ski Competition at Morzine (organised by the Ironmongers' Company)

Monday **th January - Clerks' Briefing at ***ers' Hall (organised by the Livery Committee)


© Nigel Pullman 2017