Liveries of London

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Liveries make up both traditional and contemporary trade associations and guilds. Concentrated in the City of London, or the “Square Mile”, some date back as far as the 14th Century. Once used for apprenticeship training and the stabilisation of industry standards, many also had grand halls, where entertainment was held for members of the guild. Here at HeadBox we’ve uncovered some of the best livery halls London has to offer to showcase how spectacular they really are.
In 1666 the Great Fire broke out in Pudding Lane, close to a large number of liveries.  Along with the Blitz, these two tragedies ravaged the buildings of the day, reducing the number of these grand halls in London from 108 to 40. For this reason, HeadBox really treasures the beautiful London livery halls we have on the platform. Whether it’s for a grand wedding, a formal dinner or just a celebration with a load of guests attending, here are the beautiful event spaces available for you to hire for their original purpose.
After their unique profession type, we have also included the position of these London livery halls in the order of precedence. This was a ranking established in 1515 for the 48 liveries then in existence, based on their economic and political power. After 1515, halls were then ranked by the date of their creation.
So without further ado, take a look through our beautiful collection of event spaces with these top livery halls in London.

Drapers Hall, 3rd, 1180

Drapers’ Hall is a majestic and vast entertaining Space that really is one of the most unique London livery halls you can hire for your next event.Located in the heart of the City of London, Drapers’ Hall provides a majestic setting for any event whether that’s a grand private dining event, wedding or celebration! The present Drapers’ Hall was once part of the Augustinian Priory built in the 1530s.
Drapers’ Hall is home to these magnificent interiors that create a stunning and unique backdrop to any occasion in a venue that is steeped in history. This liver hall has featured in a few big screen films such as The King’s Speech and Goldeneye and can comfortably hold up to 700 guests for a standing reception, 276 for a seated dinner and 300-350 for theatre style presentations or concerts.

Merchant Taylors, 7th, 1300 – 1327


The Great Hall at Merchant Taylors’ is one of the best livery halls City of London has to offer which you can hire as a conference venue, private party venue hire and for private dining events. This livery hall is nestled in the heart of the London and is one of the city’s oldest and most iconic event spaces.
This historic London venue just a stone throw away from Bank station making it easily accessible from all areas of London offering a picturesque backdrop for any private dinner party or corporate event. Merchant Taylors’ London is home to nine unique rooms that can all be transformed into some of the best event Spaces London has to offer.

Furniture Makers, 83rd , 1963



The Furniture Maker’s Hall is another great option is you want to hire a grand historic venue at a London livery hall. Within this spectacular venue you will find The Mike Clare Room which is on the first floor up the stunningly unique beautiful oak spiral staircase that runs up through the heart of the house.
As one of the most unique London livery halls the Mike Clare Room at the Furniture Maker’s Hall features a high ceiling with ornate cornicing, a carved wood and marble fireplace and a finely crafted boardroom table and chairs as a beautiful backdrop for your next event.
So there you have it, our favourite Liveries of London for your next corporate event in a beautiful and historic London venue. If you would like more information regarding these or any of our other Spaces please do  get in touch with our concierge team on support@headbox.com who are always happy to help! Or if some of this venues have caught your eye but you want to see what else is out there – then take a look through our historic venues collection.

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