The Company is known for its warm welcome and the best of hospitality whilst upholding the traditions of the City and the River Thames.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Company, our different areas of membership are listed below.
Watermen’s Company is composed of Journeymen and Craft Owning Freemen – the term Freeman is used to describe all genres.
The Freedom of the Company is available via several routes:
Journeymen Freemen Apprentices bound to the Company who are at the end of their apprenticeship and have qualified for their Boat Master’s Licence and endorsements.
Freedom of the Company by Patrimony (without Craft Owning Status). Either of the applicant’s parents must have been a Freeman of the Company at the date of the applicant’s birth.
Craft Owning Freemen Those not directly involved in working on the River, but wish to join the Company could be eligible to do so under this category.
The main requirements are –
To have a connection with the Company or the River Thames
To be a Freeman of the City of London
To be sponsored by a Court Member and a Craft Owning Freeman
For further information or to apply for an application pack for any of the above memberships, please email [email protected] or call Kelly Lesurf on 020 7283 2373
Hiring Watermen's Hall
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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