The Company of
Watermen & Lightermen
of the River Thames

Hall Tours

Please note that due to the current restrictions we are unable to take any bookings at the moment.  Once we have more news we will update this page. 

It is likely that we will have to reduce the numbers on each tour.

Guided tours of Watermen’s Hall can be arranged for a Monday morning or afternoon subject to availability  commencing normally at 10.30 or 2.00 and lasting for about one and a half hours.  Please note that all tours must be booked in advance.

The tours are led by the Assistant Clerk,   who will be pleased to show you round the Georgian Hall and tell you something of the long history of the Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames. Rooms included in the tour are subject to availability.

Please note that we are unable to undertake tours for under 10 people.

29th April 2021

A very special ‘backboard’ 

Tours costs £15.00 a head to include tea and coffee and must be booked before hand with the Assistant Clerk on 0207 7929 7456 or by email

Payment is accepted on the day by cheque or debit card (MasterCard or Visa only) or cash.

All proceeds from these tours go towards the preservation of the Georgian Hall for future generations.

A detail of the ornate carving on the Master’s Chair

Please do not come to the Hall with a view to being shown around without contacting us first.  We hate to disappoint but are unable to conduct ad hoc tours due to the rooms often being in use.

A detail of the wonderful ceiling in the Court Room 

The Freemen’s Room