About Us

Membership is open to all Freemen of the City of London, regardless of nationality, gender or religion, and our membership is drawn from all over the world, bound by a common interest in the City of London and the welfare and education of its citizens.

 

Our Guild purpose
To offer all Freemen of the City of London a welcoming association where they can support the City by contributing to its welfare, celebrating its heritage and helping to shape its future, while enjoying an active social programme.

We achieve this by:

  • Offering our members a diverse social programme including events with privileged access and insights
  • Giving charitably in the City and neighbouring communities, through our Guild Charity
  • Encouraging people from all walks of life to apply for the Freedom and promoting its role in the government of today’s City

In 2008 the Guild was 100 years old, and during this year the Guild celebrated its Centenary, with Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal as the Centenary Master. Although the Guild is a fairly young organization, particularly when compared with many of the City's Livery Companies, the Guild nevertheless is steeped in the mediaeval traditions of Freemen and trade societies set up for mutual support and protection

On this site you can find information about our organisation, our charitable activities and social and educational events for our members.
 

We are also list forthcoming City events, please login to our Members' area for details.

Photos taken by the Guild photographer, Peter Holland, at Guild events can be viewed and ordered through this website. Please see the photo galleries for details.

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Our Members

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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

City Giving Day Picture Quiz

Published - Tuesday 15th October 2019

Congratulations to Guild member Brian Stratton who who correctly identified all of the locations in the City Giving Day Picture......continue reading

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Soldier of the Year 2019

Published - Wednesday 2nd October 2019

The Master visited the 253 Provost CoY RMP at their Tulse Hill Barracks.  During the visit he, and his wife......continue reading

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Sheep Drive 2019

Published - Sunday 29th September 2019

96 Guild members and their guests joined the Master to exercise their right to drive their sheep across London Bridge. ......continue reading

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