The 2018 programme is now past. We will be launching the 2019 programme mid-August.

  • Entrance to Painters' Hall
  • Quincentenary stained glass window
  • Portrait of John Potkin, Thomas Carleton and John Taylor.  Taylor is the reputed painter of the Chandos portrait of William Shakespeare in the National Portrait Gallery, the earliest and most plausibly authentic likeness of the playwright
  • The Lord Mayor Dr Sir Andrew Parmley with his coat of arms  produced by Mel Howse
  • Original Charters on display in the Court Room

Painters' Hall

H D Searles-Wood

9 Little Trinity Lane, EC4V 2AD
Partial disabled access, Toilets, Full disabled access
Acquired in 1532 and rebuilt in 1670 after the Great Fire, the Hall was partially destroyed in 1941 by enemy action and rebuilt in a neo-Georgian style in 1960. The original charters are of particular interest.


Original design
H D Searles-Wood, 1961
Livery hall