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 2021

1 October 2021WCB October Court and Livery Dinner 2021

Butchers' Hall
6.30pm for 7pm, Carriages 10.00pm

The Irish Ambassador, His Excellency Adrian O'Neill, will be the guest of honour, joining the newly elected Master for the first Court & Livery event of her year.

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Renaissance Dinner

29 October 2021Renaissance Dinner

Butchers' Hall
6:15pm for 7:00pm, Carriages 11:00pm

Book now and join us for an inspired Italian menu with fine wines, engaging entertainment, a special Florence holiday prize draw, and a few surprises.

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WCB November Court Lunch 2021

5 November 2021WCB November Court Lunch 2021

Butchers' Hall
12.30pm for 1pm

Start your weekend with a bang on the 5th November and book your places for our Court lunch, when the guest speaker will be antiques expert Catherine Southon

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City Meat Lecture 2021

11 November 2021City Meat Lecture 2021

Butchers' Hall
6pm - 8.30pm

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.

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Lunch after The Lord Mayor's Show 2021

13 November 2021Lunch after the Lord Mayor's Show 2021

Butchers' Hall
12.30pm for 1pm

Enjoy a heartwarming lunch at Butchers' Hall after the Lord Mayor's Show parade, returning to the streets of the City of London this year

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Remembrance Sunday lunch2021

14 November 2021Remembrance Day Sunday Carvery lunch

St Bartholomew the Great & Butchers' Hall
10.45am for 11am, then 12.30pm for 1pm

Following the Service of Remembrance at The Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great, book to attend the finest Sunday Carvery Lunch at Butchers' Hall

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Dates for your diary

Upcoming WCB Virtual Events 2021

  • 14 Oct - Cheese & Wine Tasting
  • 17 Nov - WCB Quiz night

Upcoming WCB In person Events 2021-22

  • 29 Sept - Election of Lord Mayor & Lunch
  • 12 Oct - Lunchtime Bites
  • 3 Dec - WCB Court lunch
  • 14 Dec - Christmas Service at St Bartholomew the Great
  • 17 Dec - WCB Christmas Lunch
  • 13 May - Charity Fundraising Dinner

Upcoming Sporting Events 2021-22

  • 26 Sept - Annual Woolmen Sheep Drive
  • 16 May - Lands End to John O'Groats Charity Bike Ride

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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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