Livery Companies in our Ward

There are over 120 livery companies, societies and guilds in the City of London.  Our ward is the proud home of 9 of these organisations.

 
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The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London

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The Worshipful Company of Butchers

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The Worshipful Company of Cutlers

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The Worshipful Company of Farmers

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The Worshipful Company of Fletchers

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The Worshipful Company of Founders

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The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists

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The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers

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The Stationers' Company

 

There is a close historical bond between the City of London and the City’s Livery Companies that dates back centuries.

Trade and craft associations have flourished all over Europe for many centuries, but the City of London companies, now collectively known as the Livery, are unique in their survival, number and diversity.

The social and economic conditions which gave birth to the original guilds have long since been overtaken by the development of industry and commerce, but the livery companies still flourish today as living institutions.

Their survival has been achieved by doing what they have always done: fostering their trade in a wide context, serving the community, and embracing modern skills and professions. Today there are 108 livery companies in the City of London.
Visit the City of London website or Wikipedia for more information about all the Livery companies.