862 Years and Counting 2: our charters, our gallery

October 17, 2017

Our recent acquisition of a futuristic London landscape by Ricardo Cinalli has caused some changes on our Charter Gallery. The huge size of the canvas meant that there was really only one place it could be hung, and it displaced an eighteenth-century painting of Blackfriars Bridge by London resident Thomas Luney, which now resides between […] Read More...

Bakers Hall acquires a Cinalli original

October 16, 2017

Bakers Hall is fortunate to house many items of interest from the Company’s long history. Some, such as the scales used at the Assize of Bread, are of very specific interest to the baking trade. Some like our ancient window, which survived the Reformation and the Interregnum despite bearing the Papal Tiara in homage to […] Read More...

The Worshipful Company of Bakers supports British servicemen

September 19, 2017

All City of London Livery Companies have proud military affiliations, giving charitably out of their benevolent funds to support sport and adventurous training opportunities for their chosen, regiment, ship, squadron or other military unit. The Bakers’ Company, based at Bakers Hall, is proud to be affiliated with 815 Naval Air Squadron, the largest helicopter squadron […] Read More...

862 Years and Counting 1: The Plaque on Pudding Lane

September 15, 2017

If you were to look around Bakers Hall, you would not be surprised at all to learn that it is not the first Hall to have been the home of the Bakers Company. From the broad mahogany panelling of the Livery Hall, to the striking recurring golden phoenix design on the bespoke wallpaper on the […] Read More...

The Lord Mayor’s Appeal

September 12, 2017

The government of the City of London is headed by the Lord Mayor, who serves a one-year term of office. The Lord Mayor is an ancient title carrying many roles and responsibilities, including Admiral of the Port of London, and Chief Justice of the City of London. However one of their most important functions is […] Read More...

Bakers Hall holds Showcase open evening

June 7, 2017

In May Bakers Hall threw its doors open to our neighbours in the City to mark the successful completion of our refurbishment in the first ever Bakers Hall Showcase Event. Our guests braved bad weather on the day, but were rewarded with warm hospitality, wine from our cellar and canapés courtesy of Party Ingredients, one […] Read More...

Bakers Hall now equipped with stunning new chairs!

April 21, 2017

140 superbly comfortable Burgess chairs have been delivered to Bakers’ Hall, featuring the latest ergonomic “8 hour” design with lumbar support for that lengthy meeting or dinner! The chairs are in a bright red and gold design, matching the red flames in the Piper windows, and with a beautiful gold embroidered Bakers coat of arms […] Read More...

Bakers Hall completes £175,000 refurbishment !

November 5, 2016

This has been an exciting time for Bakers Hall as we have completed a huge refurbishment ready for the 2017 hall lettings season. Among the project highlights are : Full disability discrimination act compliance for all floors of Bakers Hall with step free access from Harp Lane to the foyer, Livery Hall and Court Room, […] Read More...

Bakers start the Great Fire five times in one week!

October 10, 2016

Anyone living or working in the City cannot have failed to notice that 2016 has been marked by events commemorating the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London. Given that the fire started in the home of a member of the Company (unless you believe the official report, which blamed the French, of course) […] Read More...