Ivory Casket

In March 2019 the Beadle was contacted by Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers.  A person had walked into their Stansted auction rooms with a few pieces from his deceased father’s estate, one of which was an intricately carved ivory casket, the … Read More

Our Charitable Support

“As Junior Warden 2018-19, I chair the Charities Committee and in the last few months the Committee has finalised a detailed review of our charitable activities and we are concentrating on giving to charities where we feel the Company can … Read More

Die Zunft zur Schmiden von Zurich

Every three years The Cutlers of London get together with our Swiss cousins, Die Zunft zur Schmiden von Zurich for a weekend of fellowship and entertainment. This year it was our turn to play host and a packed few days … Read More

Cutlery for Hospices

As many of you know the provision of cutlery for hospices forms a large part of the Company’s charitable activities One recent recipient is St. Wilfrid’s Hospice in Chichester who has kindly sent us this photo of their chef, Theresa, … Read More

Decking The Hall …

  Almost as famous as the one in Trafalgar, the Cutlers’ tree has arrived at the Hall. The staff spent a busy weekend decorating the 15ft Christmas tree and it will grace the building until the end of the year.  … Read More

The Lord Mayor’s Show

The day started with the Master and his Lady being valiantly rowed in the Lord Mayor’s Flotilla from Pimlico to Tower Bridge in the pouring rain.                             … Read More

Stewards’ Dinner

The tradition of the Stewards’ Dinner dates from the period after the Great Fire, when the Company’s funds were low, and the Stewards had to pay the cost of the entire diner; thankfully the sum involved is now a far … Read More

Spring Cleaning In August

For many people August means getting away from it all and having the chance to recharge but not for the Beadle and his staff. The seven-week summer closure is the ideal time to spring-clean the Hall and to complete some … Read More

Former Master Remembered at the Mansion House

Anyone who has taken the main staircase at the Mansion House will have noticed that the space is also used to display significant pieces from the House’s collection of art and treasures. On show this summer is the extraordinarily beautiful … Read More

Cutlers welcomes visitors from China

In May some of China’s top interior designers toured the Hall and sat down to Sunday lunch in the Court Room. The party were visiting this country to study and experience the ‘English style’. Other stops on their 5-day visit … Read More