About Us

The Carpenters' Company is a City of London Livery Company. It received its first royal charter in 1477, and was granted a coat of arms in 1466.

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The history of the Carpenters’ Company goes back over 700 years, with the first written reference a mention of a Master Carpenter in the City of London’s records of 1271.

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Carpenters’ Hall

The Carpenters’ Company has been based on London Wall since its first Hall was built there in 1429. Since that time, there have been three Halls. The current Hall was opened in 1960.

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Craft Activities

The Carpenters’ Company is committed to supporting, promoting and encouraging woodworking crafts and those working in the profession.

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Contact Us

For directions, general enquires and details about charitable grants, membership and our history.

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Hall Hire

Carpenters’ Hall is available for hire for many types of events such as corporate hospitality or commercial presentations.

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Building Crafts College, Carpenters.


The Carpenters’ Company has ongoing relationships with various educational institutions including the Building Crafts College in Stratford.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Company Visit to the Hague

    May 12 - May 13
  2. Court Summer Dinner

    June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. Building Crafts College End-of-Year Show

    June 23 - June 25

Latest News

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Election of Master and Wardens 2015-2016

The Master for the year is Michael Neal.


Company Broadsheet – July 2015

The Carpenters’ Company Broadsheet July 2015