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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History

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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Members’ Area

Login to view your committee papers, company calendar and other features.

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Education

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

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Events

Upcoming Events

  1. Livery Spring Dinner

    14th March 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  2. United Guilds Service

    16th March 2018
  3. Good Friday

    30th March 2018

Latest News

47th Annual Wood Awards Winners Announced

The winners of the Wood Awards 2017, have been announced at a ceremony held on the 21st November at Carpenters’ Hall, hosted by Johanna Agerman Ross, Founder of Disegno magazine and Curator of Twentieth Century and Contemporary Furniture and Product Design at the V&A.

Election of Master and Wardens 2017-2018

The Master for the year is Rachel Bower.