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.

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

photo credit Mark Fox

Presentation of Addresses to Alderman and Sheriff Michael Mainelli, November 2019

Photo Credit Gerard Photography

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


The Club is monitoring the Government’s information and advice at Covid-19 regarding the Coronavirus outbreak.  In the interests of the safety and health of all members, our events due until 30 June 2020 have been cancelled, and we will update on the position regarding future events.  The Little Ship Club has decided to close the premises for the time being with effect from 20 March 2020 and further updates will be posted here. More detailed updates for members will be posted on the members’ home page. Please contact the clerk at if you require a reminder re the password.  The Club’s office is also closed and the Club can be reached on Tuesdays – Fridays on 07808 646936.

Members who have visited the Club or attended a Club event within the previous 14 days and who are subsequently diagnosed as having contracted Coronavirus, or have been in proximity to someone who has subsequently been diagnosed as having contracted Coronavirus, are asked to advise the Club immediately.

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. We were deeply saddened to learn of Hugh’s death in November.  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.

Nominations have now opened for the 2020 Root and Branch Award.

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 see our annual review covering November 2018-October 2019, The Liveryman 2018/19

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 31 March 2020. 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