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 heritage premises close to the Tower of London and easy distance from Mansion House and Guildhall.

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.

Rabbi Helen Freeman gives the principal speech at the Installation Dinner, November 2019

photo credit Mark Fox

Tour of the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Hindu Mandir, February 2020

The Mandir was built in just three years, by volunteers, and has its 25th anniversary in 2020.

 We are proud to sponsor a taxi in the Hackney Carriage Livery’s annual Magical Taxi Tour taking sick children to Disneyland Paris



***£44 FIXED PRICE 3-course Christmas Lunches will also be served from 7 December – see Members Page for menus and details***

During the second lockdown, the Club temporarily had to close at 42 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AP.  Following the announcement today (26 Nov) that London will be in the new Tier 2, details are awaited on the arrangements for when the Club’s Dining Room Dining Room reopens on 3 Dec. Our members will then be very welcome to visit.  You do need to book ahead to use the restaurant (contact number below) and will be asked to provide contact details for yourself and any guests for track and trace purposes.   Full details of the facilities, and the current precautions regarding the coronavirus, are on the facilities page. The events programme shows our forthcoming virtual events, and those of the City University Club. Our part-time Clerk, Steven Wilson, can be reached on Tuesdays – Fridays 09:00 –  16:30 on 07808 646936 and once reopened will be at the Club one day a week for the present – please check in advance if you would like to attend when the Clerk is there. Also our Assistant Clerk, Debbie Johnson will be working on Mon – Wed 09:00 – 16:30 until 21 Dec and is available via

HRH The Princess Royal presents Tom Ilube CBE with the inaugural Root and Branch Award in 2014

©Clive Totman 2014

City Livery Club Annual Root and Branch Award 2020

We are pleased to announce that in this exceptional year the City Livery Club will grant the Root and Branch 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award to HRH The Princess Royal.

Whilst the general Award this year has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis, the Club is keen to honour the work of The Princess Royal over her lifetime of engagement with the City Livery Companies.  She had indicated her willingness to receive the Award prior to the current outbreak. We are therefore announcing this now by way of celebration of her work over 35 years.

The Princess Royal is a member or honorary member of no less than 11 City Livery Companies and has served as Master or Prime Warden of 9 of them. There has been a momentous acclaim from them to support her being honoured in this way.  Her “Mother Company” is the Farriers where she became the second only female Master of any Livery in 1984/5. Since then she has served as Master of the Carmen,  Loriners, Woolmen, Farmers, Master Mariners, Butchers, Saddlers and most recently as  Prime Warden of the Fishmongers in 2017/8.

The accolades given to her include comments that she was extremely conscientious and a no nonsense leader. Without exception she has remained closely in touch with these companies, continuing an active engagement in their work and attending events to celebrate anniversaries or present prizes. She has spoken of her  admiration for the way that the Livery bridge the gap between traditional skills and business.

For more information about the Club’s activities please see our annual review covering November 2018-October 2019, The Liveryman 2018/19

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 31 December 2020. For more information see the membership page.


Dining Room bookings: suitably socially distanced tables can be booked at our new premises at the City University Club from when it reopens under Tier 2 on Dec 3. Please call 020 7863 6689 or email  to make a reservation.

Telephone: 020 7248  0620