New Freemen’s Dinner *bookings now closed*
18th January 2023 from 6:30pm — 10:30pm • Carpenters' Hall
Please note that bookings are now closed.
1 Throgmorton Ave, London EC2N 2JJ
The first Hall was built on London Wall in 1429. Since that time, there have been three Halls. The current Hall was opened in 1960. The site was originally part of the estate of the Hospital of St Mary without Bishopsgate, also known as St Mary Spital. In January 1519/20 the land was acquired by Thomas Smart, Master of the Company, and he left it to the Company in his will dated 12 March of the same year. A fire in the mid-nineteenth century severely weakened the building and a second Hall was built during the 1870s, opening in 1880. The third Hall, which still stands today, was built following an air raid in 1941 ,when the second Hall was completely burnt out.
Alderman Bronek Masojada
Bronek Masojada is Alderman for the Ward of Billingsgate. He is Chair of the East End Community Foundation and has a range of other interests in digital and insurance businesses. Until December 2021 he served as CEO of Hiscox, the specialist insurer, a role he had for over 20 years. He was Master Insurer in 2014.
Black Tie with Decorations and Badges of Office. Livery Sashes optional
£135 per head (inc. VAT
Please book your place by Wednesday 4 January 2023. Refunds will not be issued after this date.
An official photographer will be present during the event and photos may be publicised on our website, publications and social media channels. Please contact the Clerk with any further queries.