City Events


2nd October 6:30 – 8:30pm at Glaziers Hall

a number of Companies Glaziers, Chartered Architects, Constructors and Masons are offering a speaker led discussion on Cultur, Art and Heritage in the built environment.  Full details and the booking form are on our website but act quickly if you are interested as booking closes on Friday 22nd September

Please book via this link using the Password Heritage23

Alderman Sir Andrew Parmley and Graham Barker, Master of The Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars, are delighted to invite you and your family and/or associates to this concert conducted by Sir Antonio Pappano which includes pieces from Ravel and Rachmaninoff and a special performance from acclaimed violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja.
Tickets cost £60 per person and are bookable via this link, any queries should be sent to

10th October – World Mental Health Day.

The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries are holding a symposium from 1.45 to 5:30pm which is open to all for £25 which includes an evening lecture with light refreshments.  Dress is smart casual.  The event will explore the effects of incidents, disasters, and outbreaks on those directly affected or involved such as the impact of COVID-19 on health professionals.  Other topics include lessons from the Manchester Arena bombing for the emergency responders, the roles of RNLI staff and volunteers in Saving Lives at Sea, and the leadership challenges during emergencies and across organisations.  To find out more on the speakers and to book visit our website
Guildhall Art Gallery has two exhibitions that may interest members:

Wren at Work (included in General Admission: until 15 October 2023) -

Visit this re-creation of Wren’s St Paul’s working ‘office’ and experience the intensity of the rebuilding of London and the new St Paul’s cathedral after the 1666 fire. The artist / cartographer Adam Dant’s specially commissioned map will be displayed alongside illustrations from Architect George Saumerez-Smith and members of the WCCA, a scale model of St Paul’s Dome from students at Kingston University, and stone models from master mason Pierre Bidaud.

Treasures of Gold and Silver Wire (ticketed: 30 September-12 November 2023) - Treasures of Gold and Silver Wire - Exhibition - City of London

Step into the extraordinary world of exquisite craftsmanship and historical significance at this new exhibition by the Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers. Exhibition highlights include a piece of the only surviving dress worn by Queen Elizabeth I, Charles Dickens’ court suit, an RSC robe worn by David Tennant as Richard II, and the Coronation glove of Queen Elizabeth II.


The Sheriffs’ Ball, Guildhall. Fri 22 September 


Thursday 2nd November is The Lord Mayor’s Grand Finale

a banquet with musical entertainment and an auction with Master of Ceremonies, presenter, Gaby Rosin.  All proceeds go to the Lord Mayor’s Appeal and details and how to book can be found at this link


Red Cross Christmas Market 27th and 28th November 2023


Over fizz and canapes at the Grand Opening, or a festive lunch or champagne afternoon tea the following day, you can browse over 100 stalls selling delicious treats, festive decorations, stylish clothes, and beautiful homeware. More details will be on the website nearer the time.

As in previous years, the Guild will be running second hand book stall.  Renter Warden, Adrian Waddingham is leading on this and he needs Guild members assistance on two counts:
1.  Can you offer your time to help set up the stall on Sunday 26th November?  Or help to sell the books for a couple of hours or so on the Monday and Tuesday?
2.  Do you have any books to donate?  Take a look at your shelves and ask if you really will reread those tomes.  If you think you won’t, please start making piles for the Guild stall to support the phenomenal work that the Red Cross delivers year after year, often in war torn environments.
Please contact Adrian Waddingham CBE at if you can offer either your time or books. 


Our Members


Annual Banquet at Guildhall

"A veritable tour de force; stunning atmosphere, seriously impressive food and a funny judge..what’s not to like!
Well done everyone" - Mrs J.D.

"A triumph" - Mr A.W."

"..a brilliant evening at Guildhall last night. The event was spectacular and we, our guests and everyone around us enjoyed it tremendously. A great highlight of a fantastic year" - Mr J.H.

"A magnificent evening was had by all" - Mr K.B.

"It really was the most wonderful and unforgettable evening " - Mrs K.J.

"It was a great privilege to be present of Friday evening on such a splendid occasion.  What a truly stunning and memorable evening. The organisation, the pageantry and the attention to detail was remarkable. A and I enjoyed it all enormously" - C H.C.

Master's Final Dinner at Fishmongers' Hall
"Just a line to say how much we enjoyed the dinner last night, super seat thank you! Please convey our thanks to the Master for a wonderful evening, superb food and company and thank him for all his events over the past year, we have had great times.
We now look forward to the next year, different venues and events." - Mr P.B.

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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