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Exhibition of woodwork marks the 450th anniversay of the Joiners and Ceilers
Exhibition of woodwork marks the 450th anniversay of the Joiners and Ceilers

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

Jun
25
2021
London’s Alleys: Plough Court, EC3
London’s Alleys: Plough Court, EC3

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.

Jul
20
2020
Covid-19 themed playing cards released for charity
Covid-19 themed playing cards released for charity

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.

Jun
05
2020
Tickets Alert: Tours of Stationers’ Hall
Tickets Alert: Tours of Stationers’ Hall

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.

Mar
21
2019
Have you ever seen the Mercers’ Maidens around London
Have you ever seen the Mercers’ Maidens around London

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.

Dec
23
2018
Exhibition – 450th anniversary of the Tylers and Bricklayers
Exhibition – 450th anniversary of the Tylers and Bricklayers

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.

Jul
14
2018
The ancient Stationers’ Hall opens up for public tours
The ancient Stationers’ Hall opens up for public tours

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.

Mar
27
2018
The History of Beeswax in London
The History of Beeswax in London

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.

Jul
08
2010

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

May
14
2010
The Annual Vintners Procession
The Annual Vintners Procession

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.

Jul
08
2009
A Ripping Yarn of Silver and Salt
A Ripping Yarn of Silver and Salt

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.

Apr
04
2009