The Coat of Arms of the Guild

The motto on our Coat of Arms is:
O, Most Gracious Lord, Defend Thy Citizens of London.

Welcome to the Guild

The Guild of Freemen of the City of London is a large association of individuals with a special interest in the City.

Membership is open to all Freemen of the City of London, regardless of nationality, gender or religion, and our membership is drawn from all over the world, bound by a common interest in the City of London and the welfare and education of its citizens.

On this site you can find information about our organisation, our charitable activities and social and educational events for our members.

We are now also listing forthcoming City events, please login to our Members' area for details.

Photo Gallery

Photos taken by the Guild photographer, Peter Holland, at Guild events can now be viewed and ordered through this website. Please see the Events photo gallery for details.

Our Centenary

In 2008 the Guild was 100 years old, and during this year the Guild celebrated its Centenary, with Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal as the Centenary Master. Although the Guild is a fairly young organization, particularly when compared with many of the City's Livery Companies, the Guild nevertheless is steeped in the mediaeval traditions of Freemen and trade societies set up for mutual support and protection.