Exhibition of woodwork marks the 450th anniversay of the Joiners and Ceilers
A room inside the Guildhall is currently filled with woodworking tools, as this year marks the 450th anniversary of the granting of a Royal Charter to one of the City of London's livery companies
London’s Alleys: Plough Court, EC3
This is today a wide-open alley covered at both ends leading off the banking heart of Lombard Street.
Covid-19 themed playing cards released for charity
This is topical and nice, a special set of playing cards has been released as a charity fundraiser, with all the court cards as medical staff.
Tickets Alert: Tours of Stationers’ Hall
Long hidden behind other buildings, Stationers’ Hall is one of the largest and most opulent of City livery halls, and they now hold regular public tours.
Have you ever seen the Mercers’ Maidens around London
If you've ever seen them, you might think they're just old decoration, but many buildings in London are adorned with the bust of an anonymous woman.
Exhibition – 450th anniversary of the Tylers and Bricklayers
This year marks the 450th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth I granted a monopoly to the Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers to control the market in London.
The ancient Stationers’ Hall opens up for public tours
Long hidden behind other buildings, Stationers' Hall is one of the largest and most opulent of City livery halls, and they've just started holding regular public tours.
The History of Beeswax in London
As part of the soon to finish City of London Festival, there was a talk the other evening at the Wax Chandlers Hall all about their trade - bees and beeswax.
Beating the Bounds and Thrashing the Thames
Beating the Bounds is an ancient custom still observed in many English parishes on Ascension Day – the 40th day after Easter – including, fortunately for me, a parish within the City of London. The roots of the tradition go…
The Annual Vintners Procession
Another old City of London tradition occurred today as the Company of Vintners carried out their ancient procession to a local church following the inauguration of a new Master.
A Ripping Yarn of Silver and Salt
Not normally open to the public, the building does host a few exhibitions each year that are free for the public to visit, so this morning I wandered along to have a look at a silverware display focusing on that most common of table condiments - salt.