The Guild is very privileged to offer its members the opportunity to take an active part in the City of London’s Livery Calendar. The extensive programme of events changes year on year to reflect the Master’s theme and Livery Company. Please find below the details of our events for the coming year along with booking links:

Events Programme 2020 – 2021

September 2020

Zoom; Details will be released before the event
7:00pm - 8:00pm, Thursday 24th September

Details to be announced...

As with all Guild events, friends, family, and other guests are welcome.
Tickets are not required for this event.

Southwark Bridge, London EC4V 3PT
8:30am - 6:00pm, Sunday 27th September

The Sheep Drive is a major City event involving some 600 Freemen of the City of London crossing the bridge with their sheep, raising thousands of pounds for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal and the Woolmens' Charitable Trust, and the Guild has a vital part to play in this event. As marshals the Young Freemen will be the public face of the Sheep Drive, leading people across the bridge, dressed in their scarlet robes. Coverage of the event is global with images syndicated across the world.

This year's Sheep Drive will be a particularly special occassion: a “first” in modern times, the event will have the use of the entire bridge, traffic-free for the day! The event is free for Young Freemen and their guests, and includes breakfast and a hot lunch. A standout event in our year, this event is truly one of a kind and not to be missed.

As with all Guild events, friends, family, and other guests are welcome.
We regret to inform you that the Sheep Drive has been cancelled this year and therefore tickets are not available.

October 2020

Zoom; Details will be released before the event
7:00pm - 8:00pm, Tuesday 13th October

Details to be announced...

As with all Guild events, friends, family, and other guests are welcome.
Tickets are not required for this event.

November 2020

Zoom; Details will be released before the event
7:00pm - 8:00pm, Tuesday 3rd November

Details to be announced...

As with all Guild events, friends, family, and other guests are welcome.
Tickets are not required for this event.

The Vestry, St Michael's Cornhill, Monument, London EC3V 9DS
8:30am breakfast for 9:00am start, Saturday 14th November

The Lord Mayor’s Show is the world’s oldest civic procession and the Guild is very privileged to play such a prominent role by escorting the giant statues of Gog and Magog, the ancient defenders of the City, under the watchful eye of the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers.

The day will begin with an early breakfast in the Vestry of St Michael's Cornhill (8:30am sharp), after which members and guests will robe and make their way to the float for the Procession which will pause on the Embankment for some much needed libation around midday, before returning to the Guildhall where the Giants are displayed. After this, there will be an opportunity to watch the end of the parade whilst we make our way back to the vestry to deposit robes before rounding off what is expected to be a superb day with a canapes and drinks reception at the City University Club.

Places are limited owing to the unprecedented size of the procession and demand for tickets, so do please book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

As with all Guild events, friends, family, and other guests are welcome.
Booking is not yet open.

December 2020

Zoom: 961 1685 6450; Password will be released on the day.
7:00pm - 8:00pm, Tuesday 1st December

Join us for the second in our 'In Conversation With...' series, where the Master interviews a notable figure in the City and Livery. We are honoured that Emma Edhem, Alderman for Castle Baynard, will be joining us for the evening to talk about her life and times in the City.

A practicing barrister at No5 Chambers, president of the Turkish British Legal Society, and the first woman to hold the position of Chairman of the Turkish British Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Alderman Edhem is an active and vocal figure in the City and beyond - we hope you can join us for what promises to be a thoroughly interesting evening!

As with all Guild events, friends, family, and other guests are welcome.
Booking not required.

External Event followed by Zoom: 957 3622 1232; Password will be released on the day.
5:30pm for 6:00pm - 7:00pm service, 7:00pm - 8:00pm Zoom, Tuesday 8th December

We are delighted to invite members of the Guild to join us for a very special virtual carol service hosted by the Lord Mayor's Appeal in partnership with the Lord Mayor, the Worshipful Company of IT, and the VOCES8 Foundation.

This service will be livestreamed from the VOCES8 Centre at the Church of St Agnes and St Anne in Gresham Street, and special guest readers include HRH Prince Edward, Sir Kenneth Olisa, and the Lord Mayor Alderman William Russell.

Follow the link HERE to purchase a ticket.

The service will be followed by (virtual) mulled wine and mince pies for those who wish to continue the festivities. We very much hope that members and their guests will be able join us to celebrate at our last event of the calendar year in the festive good cheer only Young Freemen know!

As with all Guild events, friends, family, and other guests are welcome.
Booking required for the virtual carols; no booking required for the post-service Zoom.

January 2021

St John’s Gate, 26 St John's Ln, London EC1M 4DA
Saturday TBC January

To welcome members and their guests into the New Year and to catch up on each of your festive frolics, we hope you will join us for a thoroughly enlightening tour of a City gem, the museum of the Order of St John, at 3pm on Saturday xth January.

Following the 90-minute guided tour and ample viewing opportunity for exploring further individual interests, we will decamp to a nearby wine bar for further informal discussions about the Guild of Young Freemen and the Livery movement for those who are interested in becoming a part of the rich City traditions.

Prospective members are very much encouraged to attend this introductory event.
Booking is not yet open.

February 2021

Guildhall Club, Basinghall St, London EC2V 7HH
6:30pm for 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday 11th February

The Guild of Young Freemen invite you to join us for an evening of tremendously fun and friendly competition in the surroundings of the Guildhall Club at the annual Young Livery Inter-Livery Quiz. The event is a great opportunity to meet young members of several of the Livery Companies, and all proceeds will be donated to the charity of the winning team.

Teams of six will enjoy a pre-quiz drinks reception followed by a professionally run quiz by Quiz Coconut, with food and drinks served throughout.

Please note: you must be a member of a Livery Company or Guild to attend this event.
Booking is not yet open.

March 2021

Apothecaries' Hall, Black Friars Lane, London EC4V 6EJ
6:45pm for 7:30pm till late, Friday 12th March

This year's Annual Banquet will be held at Apothecaries' Hall by kind permission of the Master and Wardens of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries - we expect tickets will sell out fast for this event so book early to avoid disappointment.

The evening will consist of a drinks reception, followed by a sumptuous 3 course dinner with wines, port, coffee, and chocolates; the dress code is black tie with decorations, national dress, or mess dress for serving officers. We hope as many of you are able to join us as possible for what will no doubt be a tremendously enjoyable evening.

As with all Guild events, friends, family, and other guests are welcome.
Booking is not yet open.

TBC March

Details to be announced...

As with all Guild events, friends, family, and other guests are welcome.
Booking is not yet open.

April 2021

TBC
6:30pm for 7:00pm - 9:00pm, TBC April

Details to be announced...

As with all Guild events, friends, family, and other guests are welcome.
Booking is not yet open.

May 2021

City University Club, 42 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AP
6:30pm for 7:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday 20th May

Details to be announced...

As with all Guild events, friends, family, and other guests are welcome.
Booking is not yet open.