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The Worshipful Company of Bakers welcomes new members from both the trade and city. Discounted membership is available for applicants under 40 years with further discounts for those under 30.

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About Us

The Worshipful Company of Bakers is as active today as at anytime since our first written record in 1155.

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Charitable Activities

Central to what we do, our charitable activities embrace Trade, City and community.

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Education & Industry

Encouraging young people to train as bakers and supporting them when they enter the industry remains a key objective for the Worshipful Company of Bakers.

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Hire Bakers' Hall

5-100 people, office space, meeting rooms, receptions, exhibitions, lunch or dinner, formal or informal - Bakers' Hall caters for all. 
Any availability of the hall subject to government Covid ruling.

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Welcome to the Worshipful Company of Bakers

The Bakers' Company can trace its origins back to 1155 and is the City of London's second oldest recorded guild.

The Company’s membership is drawn from those living and working in the City of London; from those working in the Baking Industry or Allied Trades and from those who wish to support charitable activities and see history and tradition maintained.

The Bakers’ Company continues to be closely involved with the baking trade and a high proportion of its members are Master Bakers or Allied Traders.

However, an equally high proportion have City, not Trade, backgrounds. Both are equally welcome as this combination of backgrounds enriches the Company.

Through the Benevolent Fund and individual member’s activities the Company is heavily involved in charitable works.

City of London eShot - Things To Do and Win!

Read the City of London eShot

Blue Marble Training at Shoreditch Trust

 Blue Marble Training at Shoreditch Trust
Read the update from the Shoreditch Trust

Coronavirus update as at

Tuesday 15 June 2021

Dear all,

The government has set out a “roadmap” for the reopening of the country following the repeated lockdowns which have so afflicted us during 2020 and into 2021. You can see this roadmap here

Baker’s Hall reopened for both Company events and outside events on Monday May 17th 2021.

For the following nine weeks, we are delighted to welcome you to Bakers’ Hall for events with people seated at tables for up to six or two households. 

We can happily accommodate up to 48 guests in the Livery Hall on this basis for catered functions of all kinds including corporate meetings, anniversaries, celebrations and weddings, City events, and Masonic lunches and dinners. 

On Monday July 19th 2021, (unless the government changes this date) all remaining restrictions should be lifted, and we would hope to be back to normal at last, hosting your event for up to 90 guests.

If you would like further information about arranging events at our beautiful hall, please visit or speak to our Events Manager, Martina, on 07548 024448.  

It will be such a pleasure to reopen our doors and to see Bakers' Hall busy again after the past year of lockdown. 

With kind regards 

Lance Whitehouse 

Clerk to the Worshipful Company of Bakers

Announcement to the 'Songs and Music in the City' of London

Dear Gallant and Learned Clerks to the several City of London Livery Companies,

We are pleased to announce the culmination of our two-year project titled ’Songs and Music of the City of London’ - the latest concise guide to the City of London’s cultural offer. We are publishing in eBook format initially, hardback will follow in the early Autumn. 

The attached document provides further details, including how to purchase the guide online from Apple, Amazon or Payhip. We are indebted to the many City institutions that have contributed content or helped us with fact finding and review. Particular thanks must go to Sir Andrew Parmley and to the late Sir Roger Gifford for their support.

The launch of this guide is timed to precede the final stage of the Government’s roadmap for easing social-distancing restrictions (who among us doesn’t have our fingers crossed!) and is intended to signpost and highlight the immense array of organisations, events and venues where songs and music are performed in the Square Mile.

We commend the guide to the Livery and welcome all feedback.

Yours in fellowship

Paul Jagger (@CityandLivery) - Court Assistant WCIT

Julian Cable (@TheCityMinstrel) - Liveryman WCMusicians

Hoping Bakers Hall will be open for an informal dinner on Monday 21st June

Hoping Bakers Hall will be open for an informal dinner on Monday 21st June
Read the Master's Newsletter June 2021

Songs and Music in the City of London

Read the Songs and Music flier

The May 2021 Bulletin from the Lord Mayor to the Livery

Read the Lord Mayor's Bulletin

The Virtual Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch 2021 Programme

The new 2021 Virtual Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch website, with its embedded booking hub, is now live.  Do go on line and have a look.  You can find it at:
See The Virtual Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch 2021 Programme Flyer

Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch 2021 - Summary of Events

Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch 2021
Read the LMBCL 2021 Summary of Events

Livery Kitchen Initiative

Livery Kitchen Initiative

Due to growing demand, please order your cookbooks via the link to the Drapers'Company website (in the flyer) as they can no longer take email orders. Pre-ordering will close on 19th March and hope to have the cookbook published and in the post to recipients by the end of April. 

Order the Livery Cook Book

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the courses below are subject to cancellation or postponement. We will advise at earliest possible date.

Bursary Courses 2021

Overseas Summer Course Richemont

It is with regret the Worshipful Company of Bakers announce the Richemont School Course has been reset to 24th -29th April 2022.

Please be advised this course is now fully booked.

Bakels Innovation Centre: Tuesday 14th – Thursday 16th September 2021

The Worshipful Company of Bakers is delighted to announce a further course at the Bakels Innovation Centre located at Bicester on Oxfordshire.