The Worshipful Company of Butchers and City Livery Events

Show me:

Being a member of the Worshipful Company of Butchers offers a range of special opportunities for fellowship and networking.


Not only does the Company organise large scale events, such as the Master's Charity Banquet but throughout the year a number of other events big and small are organised. From a private tour of St Paul's Cathedral, wine tastings, a lavish dinner at Warwick Castle, festive carol services and a day at the races.

The Court of the Worshipful Company of Butchers meets monthly in order to discuss the management of our Livery company. After business is attended to, everyone can look forward to a wonderful lunch as Liverymen and their guests join the Master and Court for an afternoon of great food, wine and company.


It's the focal point each month and a time when people from all types of businesses and backgrounds come together. A butcher, manufacturer, lawyer, CEO or publisher, you never know who you will meet.

The ceremony and traditions that go with a Court Lunch make it all the more special. Dignitaries and special guests are regularly invited by the WCB to create what is a monthly date not to be missed.

Speakers invited to Court Lunches can come from many backgrounds. Previous speakers have included:

  • Broadcaster and journalist, Martin Bell
  • Ian Wright CBE, chief executive of the Food & Drink Federation
  • Loyd Grossman CBE, chef and broadcaster
  • Penny Marshall, ITV News social affairs editor
  • Charles Dunstone, chairman of TalkTalk
WCB Court Lunch July 2022

1 July 2022WCB Court Lunch July 2022

Butchers' Hall
12.30pm for 1pm

Dame Vivian Hunt DBE, an influential diversity leader in the City of London and Chair of Teach First will be our guest speaker at our high Summer Court lunch. .

Find out more

WCB Younger Generation Lunch 2022

5 August 2022WCB Younger Generation Lunch 2022

Butchers' Hall
12.30pm for 1pm

Host younger members of your family as guests to experience a day as a Liveryman at a Butchers' Court lunch

Find out more

Annual Sheep Drive 2022

25 September 2022Sheep Drive 2022

London Bridge

Uphold your right as a Freeman of the City of London to drove sheep across London Bridge on Sunday 25th September 2022

Find out more

City Meat Lecture 2022

24 November 2022City Meat Lecture 2022

Following last year's highly successful inaugural event, save the date for the City Meat Lecture 2022. Watch this space for updates!

Dates for your diary

Upcoming WCB Virtual Events

  • tbc October - Choice Cuts webinar

Upcoming WCB In person Events

  • 2 Sept - WCB Court lunch
  • 8 Sept - Common Hall
  • 7 Oct - Court & Livery Dinner
  • 4 Nov - WCB Court Lunch
  • 24 Nov - City Meat Lecture 2022

Upcoming Sporting Events

  • 23 June - WCB Golf Day - Belton Woods
  • 4 July - The Marketors' Livery Golf Day
  • 25 July - The Loriners' Golf Day
  • 28 July - LOGVEC (golf)
  • 14 Sept - The Lord Mayor's Charity Golf Day

Discover more

See what WCB societies & activities you can enjoy. Don't see something for you? Let us know and we'll try to make it happen.

Find out more

See why so many people enjoy our famous Carvery Luncheons. A wonderful occasion in Butchers' Hall with roast beef the star attraction.

Find out more