Steeped in history and tradition, The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries was founded by Royal Charter in 1617 and is one of the few livery companies in the City of London to remain professionally based, with over 85 per cent of its membership belonging to professions allied to medicine. The Society lies at the heart of the early foundations of modern-day medicine and remains an important, active and innovative medical institution today. It plays a key role in the advancement of specialist areas of pharmaceuticals and the Society’s Archives are amongst the finest in the world of medicine.
The original Hall on this site was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666 , but the Society soon set about rebuilding and the work was completed in 1672. It is the oldest extant livery company Hall in the City, with the first-floor structure and arrangement of the Great Hall, Court Room and Parlour remaining as re-built between 1668 and 1670.
Location: Black Friars Lane, London EC4V 6EJ
Time: Thursday March 31st, 2016 at 11.00 am
Cost: £20; this visit is available to members only