Freedom of the City

The Freedom of the City of London is administered by the Clerk to the Chamberlains' Court at Guildhall, and is described in detail at this link.

For liverymen and would be liverymen, the usual procedure is to become a freemen of your livery company first, and then apply for the City Freedom. [doing it the other way around brings no advantage, and can add small administrative complications]

All Freedom applications (other than those by Patrimony or Servitude)  to the Chamberlain's Court are then approved by the Court of Aldermen. This link takes you to the timetable for their meetings, and hence the Chamberlain's Court timetable for submitting applications.

It is a pre-requisite to becoming a liveryman of any company that you must first have become a Freeman of the City. Hence the recommended timetable would be:

Freedom of the (livery) Company

Freedom of the City

Livery of the Company

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