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Mercers’ Hall

Event date | Apr 24, 2023

Members enjoyed a private tour of Mercers’ Hall. 6 Frederick’s Place, London EC2

Tours of the Hall are very limited so this was a rare opportunity to see one of the great Livery Halls. The Worshipful Company of Mercers is the City’s premier livery company. Its first charter was granted by King Richard II in 1394, though its history goes back much further.  Mercers were dealers in textile fabrics, especially silks, velvets, and other fine materials.

Famous Mercers include Dick Whittington, Robert Baden-Powell and Sir Thomas Gresham.

The Hall has a fine collection of sixteenth century portraits and has the only chapel of any livery hall.

The tour was led by Guy Fairbank (who also leads the Chelsea walks). Guy is a Blue Badge Guide, City of London Guide and a Freeman and Liveryman of the City of London.

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