Today we are delighted to be holding the first of two St George’s Day Luncheons for the Masters & Clerks of the City of London’s Worshipful Companies and Guilds. This is hosted by our Master Derek Mann. A very special occasion and we look forward to welcoming them to Watermen’s Hall.
Watermens’ Hall is a beautiful Georgian building, but due it its age we have some accessibility restrictions within the building. Currently our lift is out of service, and we are unable to provide step free access to the Hall and our dining rooms. We are really sorry for the impact this will have on visitors,
At the Court Meeting held on the 6th April Alderman Sir David Wootton became Senior Warden Master Elect. The following were admitted as Craft Owning Freemen Simon Quereshi Martin Whitmore Panter Colin Michael Brooks James Thomas Gilbert Appointed as Waterman to the Company James Berry Winner of 2020 Doggett’s Coat and Badge
The first Court of Bindings for 2022 were held at the Hall on 7 March for eight new apprentices. On behalf of everyone at the Company, we wish you the very best of luck in your careers on the Thames and look forward to seeing you again soon.
14th February 2022 This morning saw Tom finish the first leg of his challenge sculling from The London Aquatic Centre to Tower Pier! Our very own 2020 Doggett’s winner, James Berry, was also at Tower Pier to welcome him. Tom then continued his challenge by transferring to a bike and heading off to Reading. He
27 January 2022 The Master, Derek Mann, and Shipping Minister, Robert Courts MP, were promoting the Thames CPD (Continuous Professional Development) programme yesterday. Boat operations on the tidal Thames, the UK’s busiest inland waterway, are set to accelerate rapidly over the next decade. The boom in online shopping, linked to the pandemic, has generated unprecedented
DOWN RIVER TRIP 26TH January 2022. Fantastic trip from Westminster to Gravesend and back today with our apprentices and Freemen of the Company. Huge thanks to Freeman, Steve Woollacott and his crew aboard the Pride of London and for his amazing commentary.
In regard to recent changes in the Covid-19 situation in England, we ask you to read the following information carefully before your visit to the Watermen’s Hall. Our requests of you: Please take a look at and follow government guidance ahead of the event –https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus If you are feeling unwell or displaying Covid-19 symptoms, please
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 Grove 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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