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Guildhall and Cutlers' Hall, City of London
Monday 20 May 2019

Please note this changed date. We will visit Cutlers' Hall, the Guildhall, the Guildhall Art Gallery and the recently discovered remains of the Roman amphitheatre. Tickets, price £39, will be on sale at the 24 April lecture meeting and via Tickets are selling fast so act now to avoid disappointment!

Itinerary for 20th May:

Depart from Knoll Road at 9:00am prompt.

Arrive at Cutlers’ Hall in the City for refreshments on arrival and a tour beginning at 11.00am. It will last approximately two hours and will include:

 ·      Tea and coffee + biscuits served on arrival from 10:50hrs

·      An introduction to the work of the Cutler

·      The history of the Livery hall and a conducted tour of its architecture

·      An overview of the governance of the City of London and the role of the livery companies.

·      A close-up view of some the treasures from the Company vaults.

·      A tour of the Company’s collection of historical swords and cutlery from Roman times to the modern day.

·      An opportunity to take part in the re-enactment of several ceremonies held during Company celebrations complete with a glass of Port / Madeira.

 All tours are led by the Beadle, the Ceremonial Officer of the Company, and his staff.

After Cutlers’ Hall, there will be a lunch break - lunch not included - and we then proceed to the Guildhall, Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheatre. People will be free to visit at their own pace so you can if you wish spend all the time in the art gallery etc or even in a cafe. 
Coach will depart London at 4.30pm.

As always, the itinerary is subject to change due to events beyond our control on the day.