City Events


DRAGON BOAT RACE - 29 July 2018

Calling all rowers! Get your oars to the ready! It's time to do battle with fellow wet bobs for glory and for charity. The Lord Mayor Alderman Charles Bowman and his Mansion House Team will solemnly open the “The Lord Mayor’s Dragon Boat Race Day” in aid of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal.  

Gather a team of friends, family, and colleagues and try your hand at winning the Lord Mayor’s Cup in an extravaganza of racing water dragons against the City Livery Companies, Corporates and Charity teams. This event is open to all ages (16+) and abilities, experts and novices alike. Come and paddle on the mile-wide waters of Chillington’s lake, designed and installed by Capability Brown. The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress will present The Lord Mayor's Cup to the winning team at the close of the event. The race will start at 11am and finish at 4pm.

And for those who prefer to watch and cheer from the bankside, the festival village will tease you with its many delights. You will experience dancing Lions and Dragons, cultural dance performances and drumming, arts, crafts and music; world food stands, a wonderful wine emporium, tours of Chillington Hall, a display of classic cars, a kid’s zone and much more. Altogether an excellent day experience for all the family and friends, there is something for everyone in the English country parklands of Chillington Hall.

Enter or book spectator tickets here

GOLF DAY AT MOOR PARK - 17 September 2018

The Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants are organising a Golf Day in aid of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal on Monday 17th September 2018 at Moor Park Golf Club in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. 

The two Championship style courses at Moor Park have been a centre of UK golf history since their design by Harry Colt in 1923. Surrounded by mature parkland both the High and the West Course feature fast fairways and exceptional greens and offer challenging environment for every player no matter what level. 

The Golf Day will begin at 9am with a shotgun start and finish around 2pm followed by a prize giving ceremony attended by the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress, and a sumptuous late lunch. 

To express your interest in taking part please contact Michael Hardman at the Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants on




On Tuesday 18 September the two Sheriffs, a Wingman and a Consort will row the City of London Cutter, the Lady Gillett, down the Thames to raise funds for the Sheriffs’ & Recorder’s Fund. The Sheriffs are, of course, our Renter Warden Neil Redcliffe and Court Assistant Tim Hailes.

The full story is here on this link

Everyone has been so generous in the past, we hope you will consider £10 is good value for seeing the Sheriffs try to row down the Thames in a small boat whilst raising money for this very special charity! Check out the website nearer the date for the start time and the route if you would like to cheer the "Home Team" on.

SHERIFF'S BALL - 21 September 2018


The Sheriffs of the City of London Alderman Tim Hailes and Neil Redcliffe invite Guild members to join them down the rabbit hole for Sheriffs in Wonderland from 7pm until midnight. Black Tie and Wonderland Best Dinner, Dancing, Auction Tables of 10 £2,250, Tickets £225. Don't be late!

To book your place email or download the booking form. In aid of The Lord Mayor's Appeal.




In aid of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal & the Woolmen’s Charitable Trust. Come along to London Bridge and see the Court of the Guild of Freemen driving their sheep from South to North at 12:37pm 

To book tickets or donate please contact


Our Members

""Reception and Supper at Grocers' Hall
"My guests and I really really enjoyed the Ceremony and the dinner at Grocers’ Hall last evening, I am still on a high with sheer pleasure, you, everyone there so kind and welcoming". Mrs A R

"It was good to meet you at last and on such an excellent evening in one of the nicest Livery Halls in the City.  Thank you for making it such a special evening for M and me.   It was so well organised and enjoyable.   The food was first class and the company good as well". Mr D B

RNLI Demonstration and Supper at the Little Ship Club

"Thank you SO much for arranging a most enjoyable evening. Once again, I was able to catch up on friends and make new acquantainces - all thanks to you for the excellent place settings.  The weather was kind to us, the food was amazing and everybody around our table was very happy with the service and the meal."  Ms V H

"Following the interesting demonstration Guild Members and their guests retired back inside the Little Ship Club for a stunning two-course supper with some excellent wine and tremendous companionship discussing the RNLI’s great work being achieved on the tidal Thames.​" Mr D K


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