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  • 550 years of bringing light to London

    In 2012, we celebrated our 550th anniversary.


    It’s just over half a millennium since King Edward IV granted us full livery company status in 1462.

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  • Practical help that makes a real difference

    We’re active supporters of education, charity and trade.


    We help a wide range of educational and medical charities, and maintain strong links with the oil, edible fats and candle trades.

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  • At the heart of the City

    We’re at home in the heart of traditional London.


    We moved into our current Hall in 1672, and have been based on Dowgate Hill since 1476.

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  • An enduring community

    We’re one of London’s oldest social networks.


    At the heart of what we do is an active and supportive membership, as it has been since our first gatherings in the 1200s.

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  • Our Hall featured in Country Life

    We were pleased to be featured in this article by Anya Matthews in Country Life on the reconstruction of the Livery Halls after the Great Fire and the subsequent development of our Hall.


    Read the full article here

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