Open House – 16th September

The Hall will be taking part in the London’s annual Open House weekend opening on Saturday 16th September. Admittance is by ticket only – and full details can be found by visiting the Open House web site on – click on link below.   –

Barge Driving Races – 10th September

The David Pope Challenge Barge Driving Race – Waterloo to Tower. Start 14.00 The Steve Faldo Challenge Barge Driving Event – Tower to Westminster – Start 16.30 Will both take place on the Sunday 10th September 2017

Great River Race 9th September

Saturday 9th September The Great River Race is London’s River Marathon. A spectacular boat race up the River Thames, it attracts over 330 crews from all over the globe. The Great River Race appeals to every level of competitor! From dedicated athletes who like winning, to those who enjoy laughter, fancy dress and charity stunts, … read more

Apprentice Lighterman

The Company’s new barge – the Apprentice Lighterman – won the Thames Barge Driving Trust Race  held on Saturday 15th July 2017. This was the first outing for the Apprentice Lighterman and was a splendid effort by the crew and a very exciting race for all those who were following the Race.

Court of Admission July 2017

Court of Admissions – Monday, 10th July 2017 At Watermen’s Hall on Monday 10th July eleven new Freemen took their oath to the Company and were formally admitted as Freemen. The ceremony was watched by proud friends and family. Congratulation to Joe Darby, Tom de Wit, Tom Gibbons, Terry Gooch, Paul Hastings, Joy Elizabeth McGlinchey, Jamie … read more

Heraldry of the Livery Companies of the City of London since 1954

  Past Master Richard Goddard held a signing of copies of his latest book at Watermen’s Hall on July 7th. Copies of the book are available from Watermen’s Hall at a cost of £35.00 per copy. For further information please contact the Assistant Clerk on

Court of Bindings June 2017

The Court of Bindings took place at Watermen’s Hall on- Friday, 23rd June 2017. Twelve  new apprentices and trainees were bound to the Company – the start of a great career on the Thames. We wish them all the very best of  luck.

303rd Doggett’s Coat and Badge Wager

The race will take place on the 25th July @ 11:30. Taking part this year are JACK KEECH GEORGE McCARTHY ALFIE ANDERSON PERRY FLYNN Good luck to them all The Company boat will be the PV    Mercia to follow the Race. A Buffet Luncheon including wine will be served on board. There will be … read more

Dame Di Ellis DBE

Craft Owning Freeman Dame Di Ellis DBE passed away on 18th May 2017 following a short illness.  Dame Di was an instrumental figure and stalwart of British rowing for over 60 years. During her life, she was an inspiration and champion to so many, both within rowing and across the wider British sporting landscape. Since joining … read more

Apprentices Up River Trip 28th March 2017

Apprentices Up River Trip 28th March 2017 33 Apprentices and Trainees and many Freemen attended this familiarisation trip hosted by Colliers Launches.  A special thank you to Danny Collier who gave an extremely informative talk on the features as we went along. A further 25 Apprentices and Trainees also attended the Down River familiarisation trip … read more

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