The Company of
Watermen & Lightermen
of the River Thames

Forthcoming Events for Company Freemen Events 2020

Whenever possible please use the flyers for events to book please.

Sands Cinema in Rothehithe – Film Night – Wednesday 11th March
Commencing at 6.00pm – two films will be shown followed by refreshments at The Norwegian Church and Seamen’s Mission. Sands Cinema March 2020

Freemen’s Luncheon 18th March 2020
Tickets are £79.00 per head.
Reception 12.30 for 1.00 luncheon
Dress Code Lounge Freemen’s Luncheon Wednesday 18th MARCH 2020

Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Luncheon on Thursday 2nd April

This will be held in the Guildhall following a reception in the Crypt. Details to follow.

United Guilds Service & Luncheon – Friday, 27th March 2020

This St Paul’s Cathedral Service was introduced just after the last World War to lift the spirits of Livery Companies and Working Guilds. St Paul’s is always full and it is an uplifting Service. A short stroll back to Watermen’s Hall for lunch. It is a lovely day out. Space is very limited in the Church and at the Hall so please indicate now if you want to attend. Court members have priority, then recently admitted Craft Owning Freemen.

Quarterly Court & Luncheon – Wednesdays, 1st April 2020 & 30th June 2020

Once Court members and their guests are accommodated, there are usually a few places available for Craft Owning Freemen who would like to attend a Court Luncheon. Please let Martin know if you would like to apply for a place on a first come, first served basis. Lunch is £75.00 per person, including VAT.

Inland Water Transport Squadron Dinner on 25th June

A dinner for the successors of the Inland Water Transport Squadron who as the 23rd Squadron Amphibious Engineers, were part of the Royal Engineers.

Details to follow.

River Thames Lunch Club – Fridays, 13th March, 17th April, 1st May, 12th June & 10th July 2020

Open to all, both Craft Owning and Journeymen Freemen, Apprentices/Trainees, their guests and members of the public.

A five-course tasting menu with matching wines for £60.00 per person, including VAT. Book with our inhouse caterers, Cook and Butler on 020 7620 1818 or

Ladies’ Committee St. George’s Day Event on the River – Thursday, 23rd April 2020 – save the date.

This is the first time that the Ladies have celebrated St George’s Day on the River and should be a very special event. To register your interest please contact Carol. Boarding from Crown Pier at 12.15 aboard the M.V. Mercia. More details will be circulated in due course.

Freemen’s St. George’s Day Luncheon – Tuesday, 28th April 2020

To celebrate our Patron Saint come to the St George’s Day Luncheon. Open to Craft Owning Freemen and their guests. Tickets will be £79.00. Booking information will be available nearer the time.


The Company of Watermen and Lightermen, Watermen's Hall, 16 - 18 St-Mary-at-Hill, London, EC3R 8EF

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