Events

Events by Year

Please select a year to view upcoming events:

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 16th MARCH 2020

We are currently going through the programme of events and will update members in the coming days about cancelled and postponed events. We will update each individual event on the website. If you wish to contact the Guild office then please contact clerk@guild-london-freemen.co.uk rather than by phone if possible



We have an extensive programme of activities, giving members the opportunity to meet in interesting locations often not accessible to the public. Every year the programme includes a mix of regular activities and new ones that are selected by the Master of the year.

There is no closing date for events unless stated but you are advised to apply before the ticket allocation date. If an event is oversubscribed on the ticket allocation date a ballot will be held; those who are successful will be sent more details of the event and everyone else will be placed on a waiting list and notified accordingly. Applications received after the allocation date will be allocated places on a first-come-first-served basis. Places are often available right up to the day of the event so please do not hesitate to apply for tickets after the allocation date has passed.

We are currently offering a special opportunity for members to invite a prospective member to a Guild event and enjoy the event for half price. We will offer a warm welcome, and in return hope that the prospective member will join the Guild. There are up to 20 of these special tickets available on a first-come first-served basis and can be applied to any Guild event in 2020, apart from holidays. Please contact the Clerk to apply for these special tickets so that she can be sure to follow up with the prospective member, or enter a comment on the application form. 

We are also offering an opportunity for those who attend events on their own to be seated at a "hosted" table. If you would like to sit with a table host then please enter a comment on the application form or contact the Clerk.


Details of all events are correct at the time of publication but are subject to change without notice

The following is the list of events for the current year. Please click on the View Details box to read more.

DM Thomas Foundation Ball 2020

Saturday 14th November 2020

Annual Banquet - Guildhall 2020

Friday 4th December 2020

Carol Service at St Margaret Lothbury

Monday 7th December 2020

Reception and Supper Tallow Chandlers' Hall

Wednesday 27th January 2021

Visit to William Morris Gallery and Vestry House with Lunch

Wednesday 10th February 2021

Visit and Buffet Supper - College of Arms 2021 (1)

Tuesday 23rd February 2021

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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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