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Become a Member

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

5-120 people, office space, meeting rooms, receptions, exhibitions, lunch or dinner, formal or informal- bakers hall caters for all 

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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.

Latest Bulletin from the Rt Hon the Lord Mayor Oct 2020

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The Show must go on: Scaled-back Lord Mayor’s Show set to take place in November

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Lord Mayor's Bulletin August 2020

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Letter from the Lord Mayor

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Letter of thanks received by the WCB from the Lord Mayor/ABF Soldiers’ Charity (the Big Curry Lunch)

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COVID-19 Updates April 2020

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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 26th July - 30th July 2021.

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.