Welcome to The Worshipful Company of Bakers

The Bakers' Company can trace its origins back to 1155 and is the City of London's second oldest recorded guild.

The Company’s membership is drawn from those living and working in the City of London; from those working in the Baking Industry or Allied Trades and from those who wish to support charitable activities and see history and tradition maintained.

The Bakers’ Company continues to be closely involved with the baking trade and a high proportion of its members are Master Bakers or Allied Traders.

However, an equally high proportion have City, not Trade, backgrounds. Both are equally welcome as this combination of backgrounds enriches the Company.

The establishment of “Bakers Under Forty” or “BUF”, with a flexible approach to progressing to the full Livery, is intended to support the recruitment of younger members.

Through the Benevolent Fund and individual member’s activities the Company is heavily involved in charitable works.


Coronavirus Update - Monday 31st January 2022


Dear All,

With the removal of the government’s “Plan B” coronavirus restrictions related to the Omicron variant, the City of London is becoming busy again. While it is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering when moving around the Hall or attending events such as lectures or presentations, some may still prefer to do so. As a precautionary measure, we would also suggest that before attending a function at Bakers’ Hall everyone should consider doing a lateral flow test. 

If you are feeling unwell or displaying Covid-19 symptoms, please do not attend events at Bakers’ Hall.

As an ongoing Covid security measure, we will ensure that our rooms are well ventilated but this may mean some rooms feel cooler than usual. An enhanced cleaning programme, especially focusing on high touch surfaces and communal facilities, remains in place.  

There are now no restrictions on receptions, buffets, event numbers, table numbers, or table spacing so we can host events for up to 90 guests. If a measure of ’social-distancing’ is still preferred, we can happily accommodate up to 48 guests in the Livery Hall on this basis for catered functions of all kinds including corporate meetings, anniversaries, celebrations and weddings, City events, and Masonic lunches and dinners. 

If you would like further information about arranging events at our beautiful Hall, please visit https://www.bakers.co.uk/hall-hire or speak to our Events Manager, Martina, on 020 7623 2223.

With kind regards 

Lance Whitehouse 

Clerk to the Worshipful Company of Bakers

Bursary Courses 2022

Bakels Course Wednesday 14th – Friday 16th September 2022 is at the Bakels Innovation Centre at Bicester in the UK.

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Overseas Summer Course Richemont: 24th -29th April 2022

It is with regret the Worshipful Company of Bakers announce the Richemont School Course has been reset to 24th -29th April 2022.

Please be advised this course is now fully booked.


The School of Artisan Food at Welbeck 18-22 July 2022.

This will be a 4-5 day course.

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