City Events



13 June 2018

Calling all daredevils! A truly unique opportunity to abseil down Twentytwo, at 22 Bishopsgate, a brand new skyscraper currently under construction in the heart of the City and set to become the tallest building in the Square Mile at 62 storeys and 972ft when complete. 

The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Charles Bowman, is personally taking on this thrilling, adrenaline-fuelled vertical drop and he invites you to join him for this incredible challenge. It requires core muscle strength, a good sense of balance and the ability to control your nerves as you make your descent. A team of experts will be on hand to show you the ropes and you will abseil down alongside a qualified instructor who will put you at ease. The abseil is open to everyone who is reasonably fit and healthy, no previous experience needed.

Join your fellow abseilers afterwards for cocktails, celebrating your amazing achievement at this extraordinary new City landmark.

ONLY 50 PLACES AVAILABLE. The registration fee is £35 with a minimum sponsorship of £5,000 per participant. Please note that the registration fee is non-refundable. The abseil will take place from 2-5pm with cocktails from 5-8pm.  Book here

If you are unable to attend the abseil, please do come along to the cocktail event and show your support by sponsoring the Lord Mayor. You can donate through his JustGiving page here.



5 July 2018

Now in its sixth year, City Beerfest has become an established city tradition in aid of fantastic causes within the City of London. This year the Lord Mayor’s Appeal supports three excellent charities: the Samaritans, Place2Be and OnSide Youth Zones. Each of these organisations are leading experts in addressing social issues to deliver ground breaking programmes which will not only change, but also save people’s lives.  The festival is held in Guildhall Yard, tickets and information about the beer, food and music can be found here.


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


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




18 September 2018

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.



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.




30 September 2018

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

""Forman's Smokery Visit
"That was a fabulous visit" - Ms. A.L.
"We wanted to say thank you for arranging  such a lovely event. We had a great time and something we would probably never have done on our own account" - Ms F.P.
"Just a line to say thanks to everybody for a most enjoyable and instructive outing today. Please pass on my thanks to the Master; it was a splendid way to launch his year of office!" - Mr R.B.


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