The Worshipful Company of Butchers and City Livery Events

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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 October Court Dinner 2022

7 October 2022WCB October Court Dinner 2022

Butchers' Hall
6.30pm for 7pm

The Master invites you all to join him at his first Livery function of the year, to welcome as guest of honour Mr Deputy Christopher Hayward, CC

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Choice Cuts 5

11 October 2022Young Butchers' Choice Cuts 5

Online via Zoom

Join our FREE topical webinar to discuss "Net Zero Emissions for beef and sheep - is it really possible? with Liverymen Professor Jude Capper and Dr Claire White.

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Inter Livery Tennis Competition 2022

1 November 2022Inter-Livery Real Tennis Competition 2022

The Queen's Club
Tournament 0800-1830 Dinner 1900

Anyone for tennis? Pairs sought to enter for this year's Inter-Livery Real Tennis Competition

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WCB November Court Lunch 2022

4 November 2022WCB November Court Lunch 2022

Butchers' Hall
12.30pm for 1pm

Join the Master as he hosts his first Court Lunch with the Argentinian Ambassador, Ambassador Javier Figueroa and start your fireworks weekend with a bang!

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Lord Mayor's Show Lunch 2022

12 November 2022The Lord Mayor's Show Lunch 2022

City of London and Butchers' Hall
11am - 3.30pm

Enjoy a heart warming meal after witnessing the return of the fabulous Lord Mayor's Show parade on the streets of the City of London

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Remembrance Sunday Service & Lunch 2022

13 November 2022Remembrance Sunday Service and Carvery Lunch

St Bartholomew the Great and Butchers' Hall
10.45am - 3.15pm

Attend a wonderful service of Remembrance at our Priory Church, followed by a traditional Sunday Roast Beef lunch, for a memorable Sunday in the City.

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City Meat Lecture 2022

24 November 2022City Meat Lecture 2022

Butchers' Hall
Doors open 6pm for 6.30pm. Ends at 9pm.

Professor Alice Stanton will be the keynote speaker for CML22, leading the discussion on "How much red meat should we eat? Will the WWF climate ambitions endanger human health?" Book your tickets here:

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Dates for your diary

Upcoming WCB Virtual Events

  • Dates to be announced

Upcoming WCB In person Events

  • 10 Oct - Meet the Master (By invitation only)
  • 2 Dec - WCB Court Lunch
  • 13 Dec - Livery Carol Service followed by Supper
  • 14 and 21 Dec - WCB Xmas Carvery lunch


  • 13 Jan - WCB Court Lunch
  • 3 Feb - WCB Court Lunch
  • 7 Feb - Boars' Head Ceremony & Lunch

Upcoming Sporting Events

  • 18 May 2023 - Inter Livery Clay Pigeon Shoot at West London Shooting School

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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.

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

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