City Events

City Christmas Fair 2018 - 3rd December 2018


The City Christmas Fair has become a highlight of the festive period. You’ll find over 50 stalls selling gorgeous gifts at the spectacular Drapers’ Hall in the City of London. From luxury cashmere, chic jewellery and delicious food to fun stocking fillers, you’ll find inspiration for all your Christmas shopping under one roof.  Browse the stalls with a glass of bubbly from the Champagne Bar and make it a magical day out, with lots of fabulous prizes in the raffle and silent auction. 
Tickets are available from the Wellbeing of Women website


Santa in the City - 6th December 2018

 

In support of the Lord Mayor's appeal, join the Lord Mayor of the City of London for a truly unique 5k fun run on Thursday 6 December 2018 at 7pm. Santa in the City will start at St Paul’s Cathedral and your route will see you cross the Millennium Bridge, run along the South Bank, take in many of London’s iconic landmarks before heading back into the City for the finish line by St Paul’s.

No previous experience is needed and the route is relatively flat. You can choose to either run, jog or walk and it’s open to all so please do bring your colleagues, family and friends along. This fantastic event is a great way to experience London during the festive season and to be part of something truly unique!

You will receive a free Santa suit (and beard!) and a commemorative medal when you cross the finish line. Plus there will be live festive music and carols sung by the brilliant Popchoir to make your day a truly memorable one.

Open to all runners from the age of eight upwards, some elements of the course are not suitable for wheelchair users.  Find out more here

 


A City Scrooge - 17th December 2018


In support of the Lord Mayor's appeal, acclaimed actor and writer, Mr Simon Callow*, will entertain guests at The Mansion House with a unique private performance of "A City Scrooge”. This special performance will comprise excerpts from Charles Dickens' classic story “A Christmas Carol” together with interpretations by Mr Callow. This much treasured story is the perfect way to celebrate the festive season.

The evening will be hosted by the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress. There will be a raffle and Dickensian merchandise on sale with all net proceeds going to The Appeal. Tickets are £100 and you can find out more here



Cuvées Exceptionnelles - 28th February 2019

 

In support of the Lord Mayor's appeal, an exceptional evening, hosted by the Lord Mayor of the City of London, celebrating the finest wines from some of the world’s greatest growers and vintages including Pol Roger Cuvée Winston Churchill, Domaine Leflaive’s Bâtard Montrachet, Opus One and Château Haut Brion to name a few.

Guests will enjoy a Champagne and canapé reception, a fine dining four-course menu, nine magnificent wines personally presented by their growers, all in the stunning surroundings of The Mansion House. The highlight of the evening will be a live auction of rare wines plus unique visits to Estates not available to the public.

  • Grand Cru tables - £7,500 for a table of 9 guests hosted by a wine grower or Master of Wine
  • Premier Cru tables - £7,500 for a table of 10 guests
  • Connoisseur ticket - £750 per person

For further details or to buy a table or ticket, please contact events@thelordmayorsappeal.org or call 020 7332 3080.



Inter Livery Pancake Race - 5th March 2019


While there are numerous pancake races held the length and breadth of the country, the Inter Livery Pancake Race hosted by the Worshipful Company of Poulters is one of the most visually spectacular of them all. Teams, each of four competitors and wearing either fancy dress or full regalia or perhaps a combination thereof, race around the Guildhall Yard tossing their pancakes and the victors receive, fittingly, frying pans as well as a trophy. Each of the participating trades have their own appropriate role in the proceedings, for example the Gunmakers start each race literally with a bang, Clockmakers time the heats and Fruiterers provide lemons to accompany the pancakes. The competition has been running annually for over 10 years and proceeds go to charitable causes.. The Guild hope to put up a team - more details to follow!



Lord Mayors Big Curry Lunch- 4th April 2019

 

On Thursday 4th April 2019, the 12th annual Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch will be held at London’s Guildhall. The Lunch supports members of her Majesty’s Armed Forces and Veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan through the three National Service Charities; ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

The Lunch is hosted by the Lord Mayor of the City of London and aims to have raised over £2 million (net) since 2008 by April 2019.

Tickets are £100, which includes unlimited curry, beer, and wine. The Lunch will begin at midday and there will be three lunch sittings, at 12.30pm, 1.15pm, 2.00pm. It will finish at 3.00pm. Find out more here



Inter Livery Charity Clay Shoot - 15th & 16th May 2019
 

The annual Inter Livery Clay Shoot is one of the highlights of the City of London charity events, which is traditionally held in second week of May. Since its inception in 1993 it has been hugely successful in raising funds for charities nominated by the winning teams, it also includes a donations to the Lord Mayors charity. It is attended by in excess of 450 guns each year with teams of four representing over 55 Livery Companies. Each member of the team shoots 82 birds sporting over 9 stands and the High Tower with 10 birds. The team then shoot together for the 80 bird flush. The venue is traditionally held at the Holland & Holland Shooting Grounds, a beautifully laid out professional course set out in the countryside on the edge of London. These grounds have traditionally been the home for all forms of shooting for many generations. Find out more here



A Night at the Opera - 16th July 2019

 

 

 

Save the Date! Don Giovanni and Dinner at Guildhall. Garsington Opera together with the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress invite you to a thrilling evening of opera and fine dining in aid of The Lord Mayor's Appeal. Sponsor tables and standard tables available soon. To register your interest, please call 020 7332 3080 or email events@thelordmayorsappeal.org.



Lord Mayor's Appeal Go Karting - July 2019 TBC

 

Details to follow

 

 

City Beerfest Guildhall Yard - July 2019 TBC


Details to follow

 

Cart Marking Ceremony Guildhall Yard - July 2019 TBC


Details to follow
 

Sheriff's Ball - 20th September 2019



The Sheriffs of the City of London, Alderman Vincent Keaveny and The Hon Liz Green, will be hosting the fourth annual Sheriffs' Ball at Guildhall on Friday 20 September 2019 in aid of The Lord Mayor's Appeal.This fun evening of wining and dining will include a drinks reception, three-course dinner with wine, dancing to a live band and a fundraising auction. The event is black tie. To register your interest, please contact the events team at events@thelordmayorsappeal.org or call 0207 332 3080.


 

The Worshipful Company 0f Woolmen's Sheep Drive - 29th September 2019


Details to follow but the Guild hopes to have 3 teams with lunch afterwards


Grand Finale Dinner - 5th November 2019


Join the Lord and Lady Mayoress at the Grand Finale Dinner on Tuesday 5th November 2019 to celebrate the end of Alderman Peter Estlin’s mayoral year. Themed ‘Going Out with a Bang’ this very special event is bound to keep you entertained from start to finish! The evening will include a Champagne reception in the Old Library followed by dinner in the Great Hall.To express an interest in attending please contact  Pauliina.lyttinen@thelordmayorsappeal.org or 0207 332 3464.

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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