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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, mid Friday each month from The Cook & The Butler - Date 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.


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 


Thursday 16th November - Entrepreneurs’ Lecture at Pewterers’ Hall (organised by the Guild of Entrepreneurs)

Wednesday 22nd November - Help Musicians UK’s  Festival of Saint Cecilia service at Westminster Cathedral (11am) (organiser) [For a backgrond note on this event, please visit the Clerks' Almanac, and look in the Church, Sport, Trade folder]

Wednesday 22nd November - Lord Mayor's Briefing to Masters and Prime Wardens, and their Clerks, at Mansion House 

Wednesday 22nd November - Actuaries' Lecture at Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn (organised by the Actuaries' Company)

Friday 24th November - New Zealand Livery Dinner at the Northern Club, Auckland (organised by Paul Kennerly)

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 (email the Organiser)

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)

Friday 12th January - City New Year Service at St. Michael's Church Cornhill

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

Tuesday 6th February - Livery Showcase Event at Guildhall (organised by Livery Schools Link)

Wednesday 7th February - City Briefing at Livery Hall in Guildhall 

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

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

Tuesday 13th February - Playing Card Games Evening for Junior Wardens at Vintners' Hall (organised by the Makers of Playing Cards)

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

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


Thursday 8th 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]

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 12th and Tuesday 13th 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]

25th March - Lady Day

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

Tuesday 27th March - Fellowship of Clerks AGM at Mercers’ Hall

30th March - Good Friday


APRIL
 2018

1st April - Easter Sunday

Thursday 12th April tbc - Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch at Guildhall, in aid of ABF The Soldiers' Charity. To book provisionally

Sunday 22nd April - London Marathon

23rd April - St George's Day

25th April - ANZAC Day 

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


MAY 2018 

Monday 7th May - Early May Bank Holiday

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


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

TBA - Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace

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)

 Tuesday 15th May  - 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 16th May - 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]

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

Monday 21 May - Fellowship of Clerks Spring Business meeting at Tallow Chandlers’ Hall

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

22nd to 24th May - Pewter Live at Pewterers' Hall (organised by the Pewterers' Company

Friday 25th May - Northern liverymen Brigantes Breakfast at The Royal Armouries Leeds (email the Organiser)

Monday 28th May - Spring Bank Holiday


JUNE 
2018

TBA June - Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace

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

Friday 1st 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 8th June to Sunday 10th 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]

Sunday 10th June - Event to mark the Centenary of Women’s Suffrage

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 6th September - Walk of All Livery Halls for Masters  (organised by the Environmental Cleaners' Company)

15th–16th September TBC - Open House London weekend, more at https://openhouselondon.org.uk

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

Friday 21st September - Sheriffs’ Ball at Guildhall (to reserve tickets email the Lord Mayor’s Appeal)

Wednesday 26th September -  Wardens & Court Assistants Course 

tbc September -  City Giving Day

tbc September -  - Goldsmiths’ Fair

Friday 28th September - Admission of Sheriffs at Guildhall

Sunday 30th September - Sheep Drive across London Bridge (organised by the Woolmen's Company)


OCTOBER
 2018

Monday 1st 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)

Monday 8th October - City Briefing at Livery Hall in Guildhall 

Thursday 11th October -  Mithras Lecture at tbc (organised by the Arts Scholars' Company)

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

Tuesday 23rd October - Inter-Livery Real Tennis Tournament at Queen's Club.  (organised by the Brewers’ Company)

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

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

Monday 22nd October - Fellowship of Clerks Autumn Business meeting at Vintners’ Hall

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. 

Centenary of the Signing of the ArmisticeArmistice

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] 

Tuesday 20th 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 TBA, (email the Organiser)

Thursday 20th December - Red Cross Christmas Concert in St Paul’s Cathedral


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)

FEBRUARY 2019

2nd February - Candlemas

th February - Playing Card Games Evening for Junior Wardens at Vintners' Hall (organised by the Makers of Playing Cards)

th February - City Briefing at Livery Hall in Guildhall 

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

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

Thursday 28th 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)


MARCH
 2019

Monday 4th March - Inter livery Bridge Competition at Drapers' Hall (organised by the Makers of Playing Cards Company) 


Tuesday 5th March - Shrove Tuesday: Inter Livery Pancake Races in Guildhall Yard (organised by the Poulters' Company)

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

tba March - Lord Mayor’s visit to Treloar’s, accompanied by invited Masters

Thursday *th March  - Spital Sermon at St Lawrence Jewry

Monday 11th March - Modern Companies Dinner at *** Hall (organised by the Hackney Carriage Drivers' Company ) follow the link for background about Modern Companies

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

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

25th March - Lady Day

Sunday 31st March - British Summer Time begins. Clocks spring forward

Sunday 31st March - Mothering Sunday

Monday **th March - Fellowship of Clerks AGM at *** Hall (Secretary email)

APRIL
 2019

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

Thursday 4th April - Lord Mayor's Banquet for Masters & Prime Wardens at Mansion House


Friday 5th April - 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] 

Sunday 21st April (tbc) - London Marathon

19th April - Good Friday

21st April - Easter Sunday

23rd April - St George’s Day

Monday tba April - Zurich Sechseläuten Spring Festival

25th April - ANZAC Day 

MAY 2019 

Monday 6th May - Early May Bank Holiday

Tuesday 14th 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 


tba - Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace

Wednesday 15th May tbc  - Inter livery Clay Shoot at Holland & Holland ground (organised by the Environmental Cleaners' Company)

Thursday 16th 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 18th May tbc - Inter livery Regatta at Cowes (organised by the City Livery Yacht Club

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

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

Friday tba May - Northern liverymen Brigantes Breakfast  at TBA (email the Organiser)

Monday 27th May - Spring Bank Holiday

Thursday 30th May - Ascension Day. Beating the Bounds at All Hallows by the Tower


JUNE 
2019

6th June - 75th Anniversary of D Day

Friday 7th June to Sunday 9th 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 - Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace

TBA June  - Admiral of the Port’s Challenge

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

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

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

TBA June - Armed Forces Flag Raising Day in Guildhall Yard

Monday 24th June  - Election of Sheriffs at Guildhall (detailed guidance for masters)

JULY 2019

TBA July  - City Beerfest, in Guildhall Yard

TBA July  - Cart Marking, in Guildhall Yard

TBA July - City of London Church Walk (organised by the Constructors' Company)

Third week in July - Swan Upping, on River Thames

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

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

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

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

AUGUST 2019

Monday 26th August - Summer Bank Holiday


SEPTEMBER 2019

Monday 9th September (tbc)  - Modern Companies Dinner at *** Hall (organised by the Management Consultants' Companyfollow the link for background about Modern Companies

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

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

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

tba th September - Open House London weekend, more at https://openhouselondon.org.uk・ 

tba th September -  Wardens & Court Assistants Course 

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

Sunday 29th September - Sheep Drive across London Bridge (organised by the Woolmen's Company)

** September – ** October Goldsmiths’ Fair week 1

Friday 27th September tbc - Admission of Sheriffs at Guildhall

Monday 30th  September tbc - Election of Lord Mayor at Guildhall (detailed guidance for masters)

OCTOBER
 2019

tba October  - Art in the City 2019 at Painters' Hall, Free entry 11am – 4pm (organised by the Painter-Stainers' Company)

tba October - Goldsmiths’ Fair week 2

tba 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]  

tba October - The Fire Lecture at The Insurance Hall (organised by the Firefighters' Company)

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

** October - City Briefing at Livery Hall in Guildhall 

tba October - Inter-Livery Real Tennis Tournament at Queen's Club.  (organised by the Brewers’ Company)

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

Sunday 27th October - British Summer Time ends. Clocks fall back.

tba October -  Mithras Lecture at tbc (organised by the Arts Scholars' Company)

© Nigel Pullman 2017