The Company of Watermen and Lightermen, 16 - 18 St-Mary-at-Hill, London, EC3R 8EF
Telephone: (+44) 020 7283 2373 Fax: (+44) 020 7283 0477 E-mail:


In 1514 the earliest Act of Parliament for regulating watermen, wherrymen and bargemen received Royal Assent from King Henry VIII.

In 2014 the Company celebrated the 500th anniversary of that Act.

Under this Act the Company introduced apprenticeships for those wishing to learn the skills of the Watermen. In 1700 the Lightermen (carriers of goods/cargo) joined  the Watermen’s Company.  

The Company is a working guild and is still actively involved with the life of the River and those that work on it.

Welcome to the Watermen’ s Company

Inn or Out Events  are the  exclusive caterer at Watermen’s Hall.

To plan your next event or request a quotation please contact our events team. Call us on +44 (0) 20 7726 0510 or email us at


Come and enjoy a unique experience and lunch in one of London’s most exclusive venues, Watermen’s Hall.  The River Thames Luncheon Club is a monthly lunch open to all, offering the finest bistro style cuisine by Inn or Out Events caterers. Priced at £35 (inc. VAT) per person, the meal includes a selection of three items for each course plus  a cash bar and a selected wine list. The Luncheon Club opens at 12 noon.

The next date is  27th March.
Please note that it is essential to book in advance.  

Planning your event at the Hall