The Company of Watermen and Lightermen, 16 - 18 St-Mary-at-Hill, London, EC3R 8EF
Telephone: (+44) 020 7283 2373 Fax: (+44) 020 7283 0477 E-mail: admin
In 1514 the earliest Act of Parliament for regulating watermen, wherrymen and bargemen received Royal Assent from King Henry VIII.
In 2014 the Company will celebrate the 500th anniversary of that Act.
Under this Act the Company introduced apprenticeships for those wishing to learn the skills of the Watermen. In 1700 the Lightermen (carriers of goods/cargo) joined the Watermen’s Company. The Company is a working guild and is still actively involved with the life of the River and those that work on it.
The present Watermen’s Hall was built in 1780 being designed by William Blackburn for the Company. It is the only original Georgian Hall in the
City of London.
Watermen's Hall welcomes London's premiere caterers
Inn or Out
as its exclusive caterer at the Hall.
The Hall has four very unique rooms to host your event in, from the Parlour room with its wonderful stained glass window to the Freemen’s room which is ideal for larger guest numbers.
To hire Watermen’s Hall please
contact Jennifer Young on
0207 283 3073 or
07841 422424 (mobile)
or email Jennifer on