Start date: 18th June 2018
End date: 18th June 2018
Start time: 10:30am
End time: 4:30pm
Venue: Farmers and Fletchers' Hall
Livery Familiarisation Day and Walking Tour of the City.
This special event arranged by the Master and the Clerk is aimed primarily at those members of the Company who have joined in the last five years or so, but all Liveryman of the Company are welcome to join. The day starts at 10:30am and has been designed to give members of the Company an understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of the City, Freedom and our Livery, all presented in a light hearted and hopefully, easily assimilated, way.
There will be comprehensive information about the life in the City of London and our Livery followed by a buffet lunch and in the afternoon two hour walking tour, ending at approximately 4pm, of the City Highlights under the watchful eye of a Blue Badge Guide. (Comfortable walking shoes are advised)
We are delighted that Alderman Peter Estlin, who, subject to Election, is tipped to be the next Lord Mayor, has agreed to speak in the morning. Our Beadle, Ted Prior, will take us through essential Livery ceremonies, such as 'The Loving Cup' ceremony, and the Master and Deputy Master will speak in more depth about the Company's history and governance.
The City of London was founded by the Romans over two thousand years ago and continues to be one of the most exciting and dynamic cities in the world.
On our walk in the afternoon, we will visit the site of the Roman basilica and amphitheatre, walk down narrow medieval alleyways, visit the location where the Stock Exchange and Lloyd’s of London began and see the 15th century Guildhall which survived the Great Fire of London .
You will marvel at the towering glass buildings of the financial centre, be moved by a little known memorial to heroic self-sacrifice and hear stories about the people and places which make the City of London such a unique and special place.
Tickets are £30.00 and restricted to members of the Company.