Events by Year

Please select a year to view upcoming events:

Tour, Fizz and Canapes at The Old Bailey

Tuesday 11th October 2022

Start: 7.00pm | Finish: 9.00pm

The Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey) is recognised as the most famous criminal court in the world, owned by the City of London Corporation, and the Master is delighted to offer Guild members and their guests the opportunity to visit this iconic building.

The Guild’s visit will consist of a fun and informative tour that takes us from the stunning Great Hall to the sombre atmosphere of the holding cells, via Court Room 1 - scene of some of British justice's most important and infamous trials. We will be extremely fortunate to have not one, but two...possibly even three... guides intimately acquainted with the work of the Old Bailey, as the Master is joined by His Honour Judge Mark Lucraft QC, The Recorder of London and the Sheriffs of the City of London .

We will also enjoy two glasses of fizz and canapes before carriages at 9.00pm.

Apply no later than 3rd October 

Members’ Information

If you are a member please log in to see booking information.


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
 
 

 

Guild News View All News

Soldier of the Year

Published - Wednesday 6th October 2021

The Master Mrs Ann-Marie Jefferys, her husband Dr David Jefferys and Assistant Clerk Judith Westall visited 253 (London) Provost Company in......continue reading

Read Article >

Master's Holiday to Malta

Published - Sunday 3rd October 2021

Thank you to the Master for arranging such an interesting schedule for the Guild holiday in Malta.

Excursions included the Pro-Cathedral......continue reading

Read Article >

Guild members installed as Sheriffs

Published - Tuesday 28th September 2021

Guild of Freemen members Aldermen Alison Gowman and Nicholas Lyons were installed as Sheriffs in the Guildhall witnessed at the Admissions Ceremony and afterwards......continue reading

Read Article >