We are already taking reservations for guided tours of Watermen’s Hall for March and April 2019. Tours normally take place on a Monday and and are for parties of between 10 -35 people. The cost from March 2019 is £15.00 a head with all the proceeds going towards the preservation and maintenance of the Georgian … read more
The Ladies’ Christmas Luncheon organised by the Ladies’ Committee has now sold out. If you would like to be on the waiting list please contact Carol Ratcliffe If you are not on our database and would like to be kept informed of the of events organised by the Ladies’ Committee please let us have your … read more
The Royal Watermen were on duty for the recent State Visit of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands. The Watermen assembled in the Royal Mews before boarding the carriages to pick up the VIPs on Horseguards’ Parade and on to Buckingham Palace. Royal Watermen perform this duty to replicate the time when the … read more
The Court of Bindings will next sit on 14 January 2019 Any Freeman interested in apprenticing a young person training to become a Waterman and Lighterman should contact Kelly Lesurf, our Training Administrator,.
The two new state of the art boats are being delivered to the Woolwich Ferry next year have now been official named- They are to be called the Ben Woollacott, after the former desk hand who died whilst working on the ferry in 2011 and the Dame Vera Lynn, the legendary singer from the East … read more
It is an immense honour and privilege to be elected to serve as the 192nd Master of the Company. Introduction to the Master – Dr. Iain Reid My link with the Thames started when I began to row, aged twelve, from the Emanuel School boathouse at Barnes Bridge – and where I first learned to … read more
At the meeting of the Court of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen held on the 3rd of October 2018– Craft Owning Freemen George Hammond and Ted Manning were appointed as Court Assistants. Freeman Robert Dwan was admitted as a Craft Owning Freeman. At the Court meeting held on 3rd July 2018 the following attended … read more
This year’s Sculling Camp was held on the 28th to 29th of September. The weekend started on the Friday night with a curry supper aboard one of Past Master John Salter’s boats. with rowing and training at Upper Thames Rowing Club on Saturday and Sunday. Dinner on the Saturday night was at the Red Lion … read more
Watermen’s Company “Roll of Honour” With the centenary of the end of WWI approaching kindly note that Company’s Roll of Honour may be viewed on the Company website at http://watermenscompany.com/the-company/roll-of-honour-2/
Sheriffs’ Rowing Challenge – 18th September 2018 The Master welcomes the Watermen’s crew at the finish: Craft Owning Freemen Chris Gooderidge, Derek Whyatt, Sue Perry-Whitehead (passenger), Nick Paul (cox) Tony Bull (leader) & Philip Foster, Past Master Jeremy Randall and Geoff Probert (Phyllis Court Rowing Club).
Hiring Watermen's Hall
Watermen’s Hall is one of the City of London’s finest venues for conferences, banquets, receptions, award ceremonies, business meetings, wedding receptions, private dining and silver service luncheons for up to 80 people.
This 18th century Georgian Hall graces the City with its historical elegance and spaces to suit every occasion.
Please contact Mark Groves at The Cook and The Butler, either by phone or email, for all hiring enquiries:
Telephone: 020 7620 1818
Fax: 020 7620 1820
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