In order to be eligible for membership of the Guild, an individual:

Must be a Freeman of the City of London or an Apprentice to a Freeman of the City of London*

Must be 18 years of age or above at the time of application

Must not be above 40 years of age at end of the current calendar year

Must be proposed and seconded by two Members of the Guild**

Membership Benefits


Members of the Guild have access to a diverse and interesting network of young professionals who share a passion for the City of London, as well as the chance to meet and network with the Livery Companies.


Supporting the Lord Mayor's Appeal and "Master's Charity", members are offered a broad range of opportunities to give their time and energy for good causes.


Membership provides unique opportunities for direct participation in civic life from charity pancake races to the world's oldest and longest civic procession, which is also nationally televised by the BBC.


An unparalleled chance to learn City history by living it, membership opens the door to a rich and diverse world of ancient Guilds and modern mythology stretching back long before the Magna Carta.

Application Process

Individuals seeking membership of the Guild should first signal their interest to the Deputy Clerk for Membership through the Membership Inquiry page.

Following preliminary consideration of their application, candidates will be invited for interview before the Admissions Committee which makes its recommendations to the Court.

Candidates will be informed of the success or otherwise of their application following the next regular Court Meeting, and if successful will be invited to attend the next regular Admission Court for a short joining ceremony.

Membership Inquiry

(*) Individuals who are not a Freeman of the City of London/Apprentice of the City of London but meet all other criteria listed above may take up Temporary Membership provided that they obtain the Freedom of the City of London within 12 months of their successful application.

(**) Candidates who have no Proposer or Seconder will be asked to attend a Guild event before their membership application is considered.