What is the difference between a Freeman of the Company and a Freeman of the City?

The Freedom of the City of London can be gained through membership of a Livery company or by direct application supported by a suitably qualified proposer and seconder.  When you have received the Freedom of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, you are required to obtain the Freedom of the City of London before you can become a Liveryman. 

Fun Fact – Honorary Freedom of the City of London is a recognition of lifetime achievement or high international standing. The most famous Honorary Freeman of the City in recent times was Captain Sir Thomas Moore who raised over £29 million for the NHS and received his Freedom of the City in a virtual ceremony in May 2020.