Join the festive fun at Watermen’s Hall – December 2023

There are three opportunities to join in with the festive fun at Watermen’s Hall this December. Alongside a wonderful lunch, and the live music, is also our raffle – with lots more wonderful prizes – to help raise funds for our historic building, and to support the work of our Company. Join us on either:

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Lord Mayor’s Lunch – Saturday 11th November 2023

We are pleased to be able to offer lunch at the Guildhall for the Lord Mayor’s Show, on Saturday 11th November 2023. Our Watermen in their red coat livery head the procession on the back of the Lord Mayor’s coach during the route through the City of London. Places are limited to  for lunch, so

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Freemen’s Lunch – Thursday 16th November 2023

Dear Freemen, The next Freemen’s Lunch will be held at Watermen’s Hall on Thursday 16th November  2023. Our Master Ted Gradosielski BEM hopes that you will be able to attend. Lunch is 12.30pm for dining at 1.00pm. The price per Freeman and/or guest is £85 per person.  If you would like to attend, please book

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Freemen & Partners’ Dinner at Watermen’s Hall – Friday 24th November 2023

Dear Freemen, We would like to invite you and your partners to the Freemen & Partners’ Dinner held at Watermen’s Hall on Friday 24th November 2023. Our Master, Ted Gradosielski BEM, hopes that you will be able to attend. Reception from 18:30 for dinner at 19:00. The price per Freeman and/or guest is £95 per

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How John Taylor Saved Christmas – Wednesday 6th December 2023

Thames Waterman John Taylor’s portrait hangs in Waterman’s Hall and he frequently transported the leading writers of his day (Shakespeare and Ben Johnson) across the river to theatres like the Globe on his wherry. He tried to interest them in his writing and through this he got to know the Stuart royal family. He became

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Annual National Service for Seafarers – 11th October 2023

In 2022 The Annual National Service for Seafarers made a triumphant return to St Paul’s Cathedral. Please join us on 11 October 2023 to commemorate and celebrate all Seafarers from across the maritime profession, including representatives from the Royal and Merchant Navies, the fishing industry, commercial shipping, nautical schools, maritime youth groups and veterans’ associations.

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Thomas Martyn’s Foundation Service and Reception (Putney) – 15th October 2023

The Thomas Martyn’s Foundation Annual Service of Commemoration at 4pm at St Mary’s Church in Putney followed by the Reception at The London Rowing Club directly thereafter on Sunday 15th October 2023. Thomas Martyn was a wealthy gentleman who lived in Putney in the late 17th century. In his will, made shortly before his death

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Walk in the Lord Mayor’s Show – 11 November 2023

We are offering everyone a wonderful opportunity to take part in the procession for this year’s Lord Mayor’s show! By purchasing entries to our raffle you are helping raise funds for the Company’s rowing and training programme, through our Royal Benevolent & Education Fund. Simply click here to purchase your tickets – thank you for

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Lord Mayor’s Show Lunch at Guildhall

We are pleased to be able to offer lunch at the Guildhall for the Lord Mayor’s Show, on Saturday 11th November 2023 Our Watermen in their red coat livery head the procession on the back of the Lord Mayor’s coach during the route through the City of London. The reception will be at 12.30pm with

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Apprentices’ Sculling Weekend 2023

8 – 10 September Henley-on-Thames All our apprentices, whether or not you’ve rowed before, are invited to attend this year’s Sculling Weekend in Henley on Thames. This wonderful opportunity will allow you to gain sculling knowledge and experience with knowledgeable coaches on hand to guide you. The weekend is aimed at all levels, and we

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