Patron: The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor

The City Livery Club was founded in 1914 and is privileged to count the Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor as Patron, and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and HRH The Princess Royal as Honorary Members. The Club offers a private daytime Club for Liverymen and members of related City organisations where they can meet, dine, and exchange views in comfortable premises overlooking the Thames. The Club premises are within easy walk of Bank, Mansion House and Cannon Street stations.

The Club also provides a broad programme of events both formal and informal, with various interests represented by Sections for History & Antiques, Investments, Motoring, Music, Wine, Golf, Aero, Photography, Under 40s and Women in the Livery. The City Face2Face events are informal discussions with City movers and shakers followed by a lunch.

The Club has a number of reciprocal arrangements with other Clubs in the UK and abroad.


Flagbearer Shai Umradia and President Trevor Brignall in the Lord Mayor’s Show


The President representing the Club at the Inter-Livery Pancake Races


Beating Retreat in June 2019

The Club’s annual Root and Branch Awards, for exceptional service within and across the Livery, were presented by Lord Mayor Locum Tenens (and Past President) Alderman Sir David Wootton, at the Civic Banquet held at Mansion House on 8 July.   The Winner of the 2019 Award is Peter French MBE, of the WCO Security Professionals, for initiating the Sheriffs’ Award for Bravery, establishing The Register of Chartered Security Professionals through the Livery’s Royal Charter and for many years’ fundraising work. A Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Hugh Adams of the WCO Blacksmiths, for over 30 years’ support for the blacksmiths’ craft and encouraging working blacksmiths to achieve their goals. John Blauth of the WCO Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers was awarded a Highly Commended Certificate for supporting and encouraging young people to enter into the automotive, aerospace and coachbuilding industries, including through wide dissemination of the Coachmakers’ Engineering Guide.  A special Company Award is being presented in October to the WCO Poulters, for increasing public awareness of the Livery, raising funds, and providing entertainment through holding the Inter-Livery Pancake Races for 15 years.

Other recent events have included Beating Retreat, a tour of Chelsea Physic Garden and trips to the ballet at Sadler’s Wells, to the Magic Circle and a river cruise at Henley with lunch at Leander.

photo credit Clive Totman photography

Peter French MBE is presented with the 2019 Root & Branch Award

Photo credit Clive Totman Photography

The Civic Party, other official guests and Club officers at the Civic Banqet on 8 July.

For more information about the Club’s activities please click here to view our annual review for 2017-18, “The Liveryman”

All Liverymen are welcome to book fish & chips lunch in the restaurant on Fridays.

For a complete list of Livery Companies, and plenty of information about the Companies and the City Civic, please click here

The next deadline for applications is 30 September 2019. For more information see the membership page.


Restaurant bookings: members may reserve a table here (via the Little Ship Club’s website), or you can ring 020 7248 2800.

Telephone: 020 7248  0620