Held two Fridays before Good Friday, on the 24th of March the annual United Guilds Service was held at St Paul’s Cathedral to mark the work of all Livery Companies in the City of London followed by a luncheon hosted by Graysons at the Livery Hall. It was a super busy day for Graysons, as we also had luncheons at our fellow venues Painters’ Hall and Haberdashers’ Hall.
The first United Guilds Service was held on February 1943 in response to the damages caused by the Blitz of 1940-41 to the City of London. It was also a reminder of the religious origins of the Guilds with the Bishop of London and Lord Mayor in attendance, this tradition is still carried on to this day every year.
Guests were welcomed to Farmers’ and Fletchers’ in the City with a glass of prosecco on arrival and then seated for a delicious three-course lunch of salmon gravlax, tender beef fillet, apricot tart and lastly coffee and petit fours. The event ran smoothly, led by impeccable service from the team throughout the day and was praised by guests for their attentiveness and efficiency.
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