Announcing the 2022 Root and Branch Award Winners:

The overall Winner of the 2022 Root and Branch Award is the Livery Kitchen Initiative.

A Lifetime Achievement Award has been awarded to Richard Humphries MBE, a Liveryman and Past Upper Bailiff of the Weavers’ Company.

A Highly Commended Certificate has been awarded to Paul Rochford, a Liveryman and Past Master of the Gardeners’ Company.

These awards will be presented at City Livery Club’s Civic Banquet at Mansion House in the presence of The Lord Mayor Vincent Thomas Keaveny on Friday, 22nd July, 2022.

See the press release for more details.



City Livery Club is continuing to fundraise for Nishkam SWATsee details on the Members’ Home page



To contact the Clerk, Philippa Stary, please email

To contact the Assistant Clerk, Debbie Johnson, please email

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

The next deadline for membership applications is 31st July 2022. For more information see our membership page.


Please make reservations direct with the Club on 020 7167 6682 or email

Breakfast and Lunch is served Monday to Friday.

Dinner is served from 6pm every Thursday.

Watch out for themed dining events advertised in our regular newsletters and also on the events page of our members website.



The Club’s President, Mr Shai Umradia, was installed on Wednesday 3 November 2021.

The President invested  Chris Hayward CC as his Senior Vice President and Alan Cook CStS as his Junior Vice President.

Mrs Sobhna Umradia was presented with the Consort’s brooch by Mrs Anne Somers.

It was confirmed that the following officers continue for the ensuing year:

Keith Bottomley, Honorary Secretary
Robert Bond, Honorary Solicitor
Simon Bentley, Honorary Treasurer

From left to right: Chris Hayward CC, Senior Vice President; Shai Umradia, President; Alan Cook CStS, Junior Vice President




President and Mrs Sobhna Umradia

President Shai Umradia

The City Livery Club

The City Livery Club was founded in 1914 and is privileged to count the Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor as Patron and HRH The Princess Royal as an Honorary Member. His late Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh was also an Honorary Member. 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 within easy distance of Mansion House and Guildhall.

The Club also provides a broad programme of events both formal and informal, with various special interest “Sections” for History & Antiques, Investments, Motoring, Music, Wine, Golf, Aero, Photography, Under 40s and Women in the Livery.

A series of “City Face2Face talks” by VIPs e.g. both our current Sheriffs are informal discussions with City movers and shakers.

The Club has a number of reciprocal arrangements with other fine Clubs in London, across the UK and around the world.

HRH The Princess Royal KG KT GCVO QSO was principal guest at the Annual Civic Luncheon of the City Livery Club which was held at Carpenters’ Hall on Wednesday 7th July 2021.

The event was attended by Club Officers and Members, the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Civic representatives, and previous winners of the Club’s prestigious Root & Branch Award, established in 2014.

In recognition of her long involvement with several of the Livery Companies of the City of London, Her Royal Highness was presented with the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award.

HRH 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. Her “Mother Company” is the Farriers, where she became the second only female Master of any Livery Company 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.

from left to right: President Nic Somers, HRH The Princess Royal, The Rt.Hon. The Lord Mayor

Telephone: 020 7248  0620