Join the hundreds of Freemen that take up their historic entitlement to drive their sheep across London Bridge. A traditional and fun day in the City to enjoy with family and friends.
A TV personality usually joins the ancient tradition too. Last year it was Freeman Alan Titchmarsh MBE.
This event is open to Liverymen & Freemen.
No matter how many times you see or take part in it, the ceremony and election of the Lord Mayor is a unique and impressive event, and it’s a privilege to be part of an historic tradition. Liverymen are summoned to vote and Builders’ Merchants are among them.
The Election is a popular event and you need to turn up at least an hour early to secure a seat.
Following the Election, the WCoBM is among many Livery Companies invited by The Worshipful Company of Painter- Stainers for lunch in their Hall.
Liverymen only. Dress code: Lounge Suits.
The installation of a new Master is the highlight of our social calendar and this year it takes place at Mansion House – home and office of the Lord Mayor of London.
The evening starts with a formal ceremony in the Court where the new Master and Wardens are installed. The ceremony also acknowledges the role of other Court Assistants. This part of the evening is open to members only while guests enjoy a tour of Mansion House.
Subject to Election, our next Master will be Senior Warden Dame Fiona Woolf, DBE, DL.
Following the election, the new Master, Liverymen and Freemen join their guests for a champagne reception, followed by dinner.
This event is open to Liverymen, Freemen & Guests. Dress Code: White-tie (black tie is acceptable)
The longest, oldest, most popular procession in the world. A spectacular show with over 150 very colourful and creative floats, and crowds of people lining the City streets to welcome the new Lord Mayor of London.
Tickets for the North Stand will be available from The Clerk for those wishing to attend. The stand is situated close to St Paul’s Cathedral where the Lord Mayor descends from his carriage. It provides perfect views of the show from start to finish.
This is event is ideal for members wishing to take friends, family and guests.
Tickets are limited so get in early to avoid disappointment!
Christmas Carol Service: St. Peter ad Vincula, H.M. Tower of London
We always end the year on a high with our popular Christmas Carol Service at H.M. Tower of London in the historic Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula, followed by supper. It’s an extremely popular event and this year the reception and dinner takes place at Fishmongers’ Hall, only a short walk from the Tower.
The Service starts promptly at 6.00pm accompanied by a superb choir who lead the traditional Carols. It’s a unique experience to attend a service in such an historic chapel, and a fantastic occasion for Liverymen and Freemen to enjoy with guests, family and friends.
This event is open to Liverymen, Freemen & Guests. Dress code: Lounge Suits