How do we support charities
Charity, along with Education and Fellowship, is one of the fundamental principles of the Worshipful Company of Butchers.
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A big welcome to our Corporate Partners
Our Corporate Partner Scheme is an initiative to build a long term relationship with Companies at the heart of our industry. Find out who is now involved with our Livery in this special way.
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Our home is available for your event
From small meetings and intimate dinners, through to large corporate events, product launches, and weddings, Butchers’ Hall provides the perfect setting.
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Our Livery Company offers a unique centre-point to the British meat industry and is at the heart of one of the country’s biggest and most important trades.
Joining our Livery company and being a part of an historic institution able to trace its roots for more than 1,000 years, gives very special privileges. Find out what’s involved.
Butchers’ Hall is in the heart of the exciting Barts Square development, and can offer flexible meeting and event spaces.
Our vision is to inspire all in our industry to learn and grow, from apprentices through to directors and other decision-makers.
See our latest list of events and Court Lunches - do come and join us.
A Livery Company with a long history
The Worshipful Company of Butchers is one of the oldest of the 110 City of London Livery Companies - we can trace our roots back to 975 AD - and is ranked 24th in order of precedence.
Offering a unique centre-point to the British meat industry our Company unites individuals from all sectors of the trade and beyond and who, together, embrace and enhance the Company’s commitment to Charity, Education and Fellowship.
Anyone enjoying one of our famous Court Lunches will testify, not only to the top quality meat, supplied by Liverymen but to the unique atmosphere, sense of comradeship and all round goodwill generated by Liverymen. Unique indeed!
We continuously seek to increase our role with engagement at regular events, the development and administration of Apprenticeship schemes, and sponsorship of meat industry training including competitions, funding of bursaries and courses.
A proud and active Livery Company we look forward to serving the industry, the City of London and indeed the country for many generations.
11 November 2021
City Meat Lecture 2021
WCB proudly invites you to attend the City Meat Lecture 2021. Discussing 'The Rightful Place of Meat in the National Diet' will be Professor Frederic Leroy. Chaired by Liveryman Stuart Roberts, the panellists after the lecture will be Clive Black, Hsin Huang and Laura Ryan.