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:


In 1514 the earliest Act of Parliament for regulating watermen, wherrymen and bargemen received Royal Assent from King Henry VIII.

In 2014 the Company celebrated 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.

Welcome to the Watermen’ s Company

Inn or Out Events  are the  exclusive caterer at Watermen’s Hall.

To plan your next event or request a quotation please contact the events team on 0207 726 0510 or 07469 927 090 or  by email to


Currently in its eighth year in existence, The River Thames Luncheon Club is a monthly lunch open to the public, offering the finest bistro style cuisine by Inn or Out Events caterers. Priced at £35 (inc. VAT) per person, the meal consists of a seasonal five course tasting menu, along with a cash bar and selected wine list in operation from 12 noon.

Please contact us for great discounts on meeting rooms when booking in conjunction with the River Thames Lunch Club..To book contact events@innouroutevents,co,uk

or 020 7726 0510

Planning your event at the Hall