27 – Mar : United Guild Service and Lunch

This huge annual service at St Paul’s Cathedral is one of the highlights of the City Year.

If you would like to attend the service at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday 27th March, tickets are free but a collection will be taken during the service . You must be able to be seated by 10.45am at the latest. Please book by 20th March (although expect all tickets to be allocated well before this). Freemen should book a seat in the Company Row, but, if you are bringing guests, book them an unreserved seat elsewhere in the Cathedral (ironically, giving them a far better position).

Please book here

Date and time : Friday 27th March 2020, 10.45am – 12.30pm

Venue: St Paul’s Cathedral

Cost: Free – but must be booked and have a physical ticket

Dress Code: Lounge suit (for men, this means a dark suit, white shirt and dark tie. Ladies should wear business dress or smart day dress. Ladies may wear hats.)

…& Lunch after UGS

One of the most enjoyable, and very leisurely, lunches of the City year is held after the United Guilds Service. Freemen Entrepreneurs and their guests have been very warmly invited to join the Carpenters, Plumbers, Tylers & Bricklayers, Gardeners, Clockmakers and Builders’ Merchants at Carpenters’ Hall.

You do not have to have been to the Service in order to go to the Lunch.

This lunch is a great opportunity to showcase the Livery to your friends, family and colleagues (and/or potential Freemen) – it is both friendly and accessible, yet in a grand setting.

Those of you who have been before know that there is no shortage of food or drink at Carpenters’ Hall, and that the quality is very good. It is a two course buffet luncheon with wine, and there is cheese, chocolates and coffee, too. The Carpenters’ Company provides the champagne at the reception (12.45pm), and, all in all, it is a very generous afternoon.

The seating is unallocated, and Guild of Entrepreneurs has a great reputation for friendship, so please do actively invite yourself to sit with members of other Livery Companies.

This popular lunch experience is £66pp. To book please click here

Date and time : Friday 27th March 2020, 12.30pm – 3 pm

Venue: Carpenters Hall , Throgmorton Avenue, EC2N 2JJ

Dress code : Lounge suit (for men, this means a dark suit, white shirt and dark tie. Ladies should wear business dress or smart day dress