Mottos and halls of the livery companies

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The livery companies and guilds of the City of London are listed below.

Livery companies[edit]

Livery company #[1] Company name Motto Language Translation Livery Hall Ref
Honourable Company of Air Pilots 81 Air Pilots Per Cælum Via Nostra Latin Our Way Is By The Heavens Air Pilots House, Southwark
Worshipful Society of Apothecaries 58 Apothecaries Opiferque Per Orbem Dicor Latin I Am Called a Bringer of Help Throughout the World Apothecaries' Hall, Black Friars Lane
Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars 110 Art Scholars Artes in urbe colamus Latin We foster Arts (with)in the city
Worshipful Company of Arbitrators 93 Arbitrators Law and Custom English
Worshipful Company of Builders' Merchants 88 Builders' Merchants Stat Fortuna Domus Latin The Fortune of the House Continues
Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers 22 Armourers and Brasiers We Are One Latin Armourers' Hall
Worshipful Company of Bakers 19 Bakers Praise God For All English Bakers' Hall, Harp Lane
Worshipful Company of Barbers 17 Barbers De Praescientia Dei Latin From the Foreknowledge of God Barbers-Surgeons' Hall, Wood Street
Worshipful Company of Basketmakers 52 Basketmakers Let Us Love One Another English
Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths 40 Blacksmiths By Hammer and Hand All Arts Do Stand English
Worshipful Company of Bowyers 38 Bowyers Crécy, Poitiers, Agincourt N/A
Worshipful Company of Brewers 14 Brewers In God Is All Our Trust English Brewers' Hall, Aldermanbury Square
Worshipful Company of Broderers 48 Broderers Omnia De Super Latin All From Above
Worshipful Company of Butchers 24 Butchers Omnia Subiecisti Sub Pedibus, Oves Et Boves Latin Thou Hast Put All Things Under Man's Feet, All Sheep and Oxen Butchers' Hall, Bartholomew Close
Worshipful Company of Carmen 77 Carmen Scite, Cite, Certo Latin Skilfully, Swiftly, Surely
Worshipful Company of Carpenters 26 Carpenters Honour God English Carpenters' Hall, Throgmorton Avenue, London Wall
Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants 86 Chartered Accountants True and Fair English
Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects 98 Chartered Architects Firmnesse, Commodite, Delyte English
Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators 87 Chartered Secretaries Service with Integrity English
Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors 85 Chartered Surveyors Modus ab Initio Latin Method from the Very Beginning
Worshipful Company of Clockmakers 61 Clockmakers Tempus Rerum Imperatur Latin Time is the Commander of All Things
Worshipful Company of Clothworkers 12 Clothworkers My Trust Is in God Alone English Clothworkers' Hall, Dunster Court, Mincing Lane
Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and Coach Harness Makers 72 Coachmakers Surgit Post Nubila Phoebus Latin The Sun Rises After The Clouds
Worshipful Company of Constructors 99 Constructors Construction Cum Honore
[dubious ]
Build with Honour
Worshipful Company of Cooks 35 Cooks Vulnerati Non Victi Latin Wounded Not Conquered
Worshipful Company of Coopers 36 Coopers Love as Brethren English Coopers' Hall, Devonshire Square
Worshipful Company of Cordwainers 27 Cordwainers Corio et Arte Latin Leather and Art
Worshipful Company of Curriers 29 Curriers Spes Nostra Deus Latin Our Hope is in God
Worshipful Company of Cutlers 18 Cutlers Pour Parvenir A Bonne Foy Anglo-Norman French To Succeed Through Good Faith Cutlers' Hall, Warwick Lane
Worshipful Company of Distillers 69 Distillers Drop as Rain, Distil as Dew English
Worshipful Company of Drapers 3 Drapers Unto God Only Be Honour and Glory English Drapers' Hall, Throgmorton Avenue, Throgmorton Street
Worshipful Company of Dyers 13 Dyers Da Gloriam Deo Latin Give Glory to God Dyers' Hall, Dowgate Hill
Worshipful Company of Educators 109 Educators Per Doctrinam ad Lucem Latin Through Learning to Light
Worshipful Company of Engineers 94 Engineers Certare Ingenio Latin Use Skills to the Best of One's Abilities
Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners 97 Environmental Cleaners Tergere Est Servare Latin To Clean Is To Preserve
Worshipful Company of Fan Makers 76 Fan Makers Arts and Trade United English
Worshipful Company of Farmers 80 Farmers Give Us Our Daily Bread English Farmers & Fletchers Hall, Cloth Street
Worshipful Company of Farriers 55 Farriers Vi et Virtute Latin By Strength and by Virtue
Worshipful Company of Feltmakers 63 Feltmakers Decus et Tutamen Latin An Ornament and a Safeguard
Worshipful Company of Fishmongers 4 Fishmongers Al Worship Be To God Only English Fishmongers' Hall, London Bridge (City end)
Worshipful Company of Fletchers 39 Fletchers True and Sure English Farmers & Fletchers Hall, Cloth Street
Worshipful Company of Founders 33 Founders God, The Only Founder English Founders' Hall, Cloth Fair
Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters 64 Frameknitters Speed, Strength and Truth United English
Worshipful Company of Fruiterers 45 Fruiterers Deus Dat Incrementum Latin God Gives the Increase
Worshipful Company of Firefighters 103 Firefighters Flammas Oppugnantes Fidimus Deo Latin Fighting Fire, We Trust in God
Worshipful Company of Fuellers 95 Fuellers In carbone robur nostrum Latin Our Strength is in coal
Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers 83 Furniture Makers Straight and strong English Furniture Makers' Hall, Austin Friars
Worshipful Company of Gardeners 66 Gardners In The Sweat Of Thy Brows Shalt Thou Eate Thy Bread English
Worshipful Company of Girdlers 23 Girdlers Give Thanks To God English Girdlers' Hall, Basinghall Avenue
Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers 71 Glass Sellers Discordia Frangimur Latin Discord Weakens
Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass 53 Glaziers Lucem Tuam Da Nobis Deo Latin O God, Give Us Your Light Glaziers' Hall, London Bridge (Southwark)
Worshipful Company of Glovers 62 Glovers True Hands and Warm Hearts English
Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers 74 Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers Amicitiam Trahit Amor Latin Love Draws Friendship
Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths 5 Goldsmiths Justitia Virtutum Regina Latin Justice is Queen of Virtues Goldsmiths' Hall, Foster Lane
Worshipful Company of Grocers 2 Grocers God Grant Grace English Grocers' Hall, Princes Street
Worshipful Company of Gunmakers 73 Gunmakers no motto Gunmakers' Hall, Commercial Road (Tower Hamlets)
Worshipful Company of Haberdashers 8 Haberdashers Serve and Obey English Haberdashers' Hall, West Smithfield
Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers 104 Cum Scientia Servimus Latin With Knowledge We Serve [2]
Worshipful Company of Horners 54 Horners no motto
Worshipful Company of Information Technologists 100 Information Technologists Cito Latin Swiftly Information Technologists' Hall, Bartholomew Close
Worshipful Company of Innholders 32 Innholders Hinc Spes Affulget Latin Hence Hope Shines Forth Innholders' Hall, College Street
Worshipful Company of Insurers 92 Insurers Omnium Defensor Latin Protector of All Insurers' Hall (closed)[3]
Worshipful Company of International Bankers 106 A Natione ad Nationem Latin Nation to Nation [4]
Worshipful Company of Ironmongers 10 Ironmongers God Is Our Strength English Ironmongers' Hall, Aldersgate Street
Worshipful Company of Joiners and Ceilers 41 Join Loyalty With Liberty English
Worshipful Company of Launderers 89 Cleanliness is next to Godliness English Launderers' Hall,[note 1] London Bridge (Southwark)
Worshipful Company of Leathersellers 15 Soli Deo Honor et Gloria Latin Honour and Glory to God Alone Leathersellers' Hall, Garlick Hill
Worshipful Company of Lightmongers 96 Lightmongers Dominus illuminatio mea et Salus mea Latin The Lord is my light and my help [5]
Worshipful Company of Loriners 57 no motto
Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards 75 Corde Recto Elati Omnes Latin With an Upright Heart All Are Exalted
Worshipful Company of Management Consultants 105 Change through Wisdom English
Worshipful Company of Marketors 90 Mercatura Adiuvat Omnes Latin Marketing Benefits Everyone
Honourable Company of Master Mariners 78 Loyalty and Service English HMS Wellington, Temple Pier
Worshipful Company of Masons 30 God is our Guide English
Worshipful Company of Mercers 1 Honor Deo Latin Honour to God Mercers' Hall, Ironmonger Lane
Worshipful Company of Merchant Taylors 6[note 2] Concordia Parvae Res Crescunt Latin In Harmony Small Things Grow Merchant Taylors' Hall, Threadneedle Street
Worshipful Company of Musicians 50 Preserve Harmony English
Worshipful Company of Needlemakers 65 They Sewed Fig Leaves Together And Made Themselves Aprons English
Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers 28 Amor Queat Obedientiam Latin Love Can Compel Obedience Painters' Hall, Little Trinity Lane
Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers 70 Recipiunt Foeminae Sustentacula Nobis Latin Women Receive Support From Us
Worshipful Company of Paviors 56 God Can Raise To Abraham Children of Stone English
Worshipful Company of Pewterers 16 In God is all my Trust English Pewterers' Hall, Oat Lane
Worshipful Company of Plaisterers 46 Let Brotherly Love Continue English Plaisterers' Hall, London Wall
Worshipful Company of Plumbers 31 Justicia Et Pax Latin Justice and Peace
Worshipful Company of Poulters 34 Poulters Remember Your Oath English
Worshipful Company of Saddlers 25 Saddlers Hold Fast, Sit Sure; Our Trust Is In God English Saddlers' Hall, Gutter Lane
Worshipful Company of Salters 9 Salters Sal Sapit Omnia Latin Salt seasons everything (implies that "Wit improves discourse") Salters' Hall, Fore Street
Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers 84 Scientific Instrument Makers Sine Nobis Scientia Languet Latin Science Languishes Without Us
Worshipful Company of Scriveners 44 Scribite Scientes Latin Write, Ye Learned Ones (formerly: Litera Scripta Manet translated as The Written Word Remains)
Worshipful Company of Security Professionals 108 Res Homines Libertates Latin Property, People and Liberty
Worshipful Company of Shipwrights 59 Shipwrights Within the Ark Safe Forever English
Worshipful Company of Skinners 7[note 2] Skinners To God Only Be All Glory English Skinners' Hall, Dowgate Hill
City of London Solicitors’ Company 79 Solicitors Lex Libertatis Origo Latin Freedom's foundation is the Law [6][7]
Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers 60 Spectacle Makers A Blessing to the Aged English
Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers 47 Stationers and Newspaper Makers Verbum Domini Manet in Eternum Latin The Word of the Lord Endures Forever Stationers' Hall, Ave Maria Lane
Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers 21 Tallow Chandlers Ecce Agnus Dei Qui Tollit Peccata Mundi Latin Behold the Lamb of God, Who Takes Away the Sins of the World Tallow Chandlers' Hall, Dowgate Hill
Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers 107 Tax Advisors Veritas Caritas Comitas Latin Truth Charity Fellowship [8]
Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers 67 Amore Sitis Uniti Latin May You Be United In Love
Worshipful Company of Tobacco Pipe Makers and Tobacco Blenders 82 Producat Terra Latin Out of the Earth
(May the Earth bring forth)
Worshipful Company of Turners 51 By Faith I Obteigne English By Faith I Obtain
Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers 37 In God Is All Our Trust English
Worshipful Company of Upholders 49 Sustine Bona Latin Uphold the Good
Worshipful Company of Vintners 11 Vinum Exhilarat Animum Latin Wine Cheers the Mind Vintners' Hall, Upper Thames Street
Worshipful Company of Water Conservators 102 Nulla vita sine aqua Latin No life without water
Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers 20 Truth is the Light English Wax Chandlers' Hall, Gresham Street
Worshipful Company of Weavers 42 Weave Truth With Trust English
Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights 68 God Grant Unity English
Worshipful Company of Woolmen 43 Lana Spes Nostra Latin Wool Is Our Hope
Worshipful Company of World Traders 101 Commerce and honest friendship with all English
Worshipful Company of Actuaries 91 Actuaries Experience Foretells English

Companies without liveries[edit]

Company Motto Language Translation Hall Ref
Company of Watermen and Lightermen At the Commandment of our Superiors English Watermen's Hall, St-Mary-at-Hill [9]
Worshipful Company of Parish Clerks Unitas societatis stabilitas Latin Unity is the support of Society [10]

Guilds and companies awaiting livery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Livery Companies by Precedence" (PDF). Livery Companies of the City of London. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Royal Charter and By Laws - The Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers" (PDF). 31 October 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ "Livery Halls, by dining capacity". Livery Companies of the City of London. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  4. ^ "History | Worshipful Company of International Bankers". internationalbankers.org.uk. Retrieved 2020-05-03.
  5. ^ "History of the Company". Lightmongers. Retrieved 2020-05-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "The Cook and The Butler clients - Solicitors of the City of London Company". www.thecookandthebutler.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-05-03.
  7. ^ "Worshipful Company of Solicitors". www.citysolicitors.org. Retrieved 2020-05-03.
  8. ^ "Associated Livery Companies". Great St Bartholomew. Retrieved 2020-05-03.
  9. ^ "The Armorial Bearings". The Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  10. ^ "The Coat of Arms". The Worshipful Company of Parish Clerks. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  11. ^ Judge, Paul (November 2015). "Introduction" (PDF). Dare Create Succeed (1): 3. Retrieved 3 May 2020.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Launderers' share Glaziers' Hall with Glaziers' and Scientific Instrument Makers'
  2. ^ a b The Skinners' and Merchant Taylors' Companies alternate their precedence each year. See also: At sixes and sevens